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This table provides an overview of current funded PhD studentships:

Project title Duration Researcher University
Liquidity risk premium on Corporate Bonds This project has now been completed Paul Van Loon Heriot Watt University
Banking liquidity risk This project has now been completed Iain Ritchie Heriot Watt University
Analysis of multi-population mortality October 2013 – May 2017 Vasil Enchev Heriot Watt University
Longevity risk modelling November 2013 – May 2017 Liang Chen Heriot Watt University
Risk Model Validation January 2014 – July 2017 Hsiao-Yen Lok Heriot Watt University
Optimal design of structured products: risk sharing and financial fairness May 2015 – September 2018 Zhaoxun (William) Mei Heriot Watt University
Survival Models Analysis January 2016 – July 2019 Francesco Ungolo Heriot Watt University
Understanding longevity risks from hip and knee replacement This project has now been completed. Hussein M Wahedally University of East Anglia
Functional data analysis and applications in mortality and risk selection This project has now been completed Ruhao Wu University of Leicester
Mortality linked derivatives and their pricing This project has now been completed Raj Bahl University of Edinburgh
Impact of changing population demographics on pension plans January 2016 – January 2020 Aniketh Pittea University of Kent

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  • CILA 2022

    23 May 2022 - 24 May 2022

    Spaces available

    We continue to live in a world of global uncertainty. Survival depends on our ability to simultaneously navigate through the diverse root-causes, ranging from: the consequences of Climate Change; transitioning to Net Zero; increased inflationary pressures and supply chain issues; to self-imposed changes in regulatory requirements. CILA 2022 focuses on these challenges to ensure we continue to be informed and remain battle ready, as well as showcasing highlights of recent CMI outputs.

  • Spaces available

    In the spirit of fostering the IFoA’s vibrant, global community and enabling our members to participate, we have decided to hold our AGM virtually again this year. This allows for greater accessibility to this important annual event, and for greater accountability of our organisation.

    The Business of the AGM

  • The IFoA Conference 2022

    133 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7BX and Online
    22 June 2022 - 23 June 2022
    Spaces available

    We’re delighted to welcome you back to our first in-person conference since early 2020, also being delivered virtually in our first-ever hybrid event. The theme of our inaugural two-day conference is ‘Focusing on tomorrow’s actuary’ and will explore the contribution actuarial science is making to some of tomorrow’s biggest issues.


  • Spaces available

    This webinar will cover:

    • Some background on the risks of misselling in an ESG context, including the DWS case

    • Achieving positive impact is a strong antidote to the risks of greenwashing or ESG misselling, however this risks having a tension with fiduciary responsibilities

    • This tension can be resolved with a concept called Universal Ownership

    • Under Universal ownership, investors have an appetite to make a loss in order to achieve positive impact, and yet still have no compromise on their fiduciary responsibilities

  • Spaces available

    This session will focus on the transformation roadmap of the healthcare sector in KSA and the role of actuarial capabilities in enhancing its evolution to the desired end stage as per the objectives of the Vision 2030. The discussion will focus how the system has evolved so far and shed light on  the expected future changes. Through examining  the transformation, we will highlight how the sector is and can use actuarial  expertise to not only assist with this transformation but also use basic actuarial principles to identify the key risks and their respective mitigation strategies.