An overview of publications, presentations and press articles relating to this research programme

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Title Type of output Date Authors
Drivers of Mortality: Risk Factors and Inequality Working paper December, 2019 Cairns, A.J.G., Kleinow, T., Wen, J.

Session 1What Types of Data Are Available for Mortality Data

Session 2Mortality and Deprivation

Session 3Factor-Based GLM Model with Socio-Economic Inputs

Session 4Using Local Linear Regression to Model Socio-Economic and Geographical Effects

Session 5Mortality Data By Socio-Economic Group, Region and Cause of Death:
What Do the Patterns Tell Us?

Presentations

Annual ARC workshop, London

Modelling Socio-Economic Differences in English Mortality

December, 2019

Cairns, A.J.G., Kleinow, T., Wen, J.

How Neighbourhood Characteristics can Predict Your Longevity

A Bayesian Approach to Handle Small Population Effects in Stochastic Mortality Models 

Index Based Longevity Hedging
as a Practical Risk Mitigation Tool for
Deferred Pension Liabilities

Presentations

IFoA Life Conference, Dublin

November, 2019

Cairns, A.J.G.

 

Kleinow, T., Cheng, L.

 

Cairns, A.J.G, Rae, A.J.

Modelling, Measurement and Management of U.S. Mortality Risk

Presentation

SOA Annual Meeting, Toronto

October, 2019 Cairns, A.J.G., Redondo Lourés, C.

How Neighbourhood Characteristics can Predict Your Longevity

Index Based Longevity Hedging

Presentations               

15th Longevity Risk and Capital Market Solutions, Washington

September, 2019 Cairns, A.J.G.
Trends in Canadian Mortality By Pension Level: Evidence From the CPP and QPP Paper September, 2019 Wen, J., Kleinow, T., Cairns, A.J.G.
US Mortality: Underlying Trends By
Socioeconomic Group and Cause of Death

Presentaion

Actuarial Research Conference, Indianapolis

August,  2019 Cairns, A.J.G., Redondo Lourés, C.
Fitting Multi-Population Mortality Models to Socio-Economic Groups Paper July, 2019 Wen, J., Cairns, A.J.G., Kleinow, T.
ARC Research on LSOA Mortality Pre-recorded webinar  June, 2019 Cairns, A.J.G.
Big Data and Socio-Economic Mortality

Presentation

IFoA Pensions Conference, Bristol

June, 2019 Cairns, A.J.G.

Still living with mortality: the longevity transfer market after one decade 

Abstract of the 2018 Edinburgh sessional discussion

February, 2019 Blake, D., Cairns, A.J.G.
Mortality in the US by Education Level  Working Paper January, 2019 Redondo Lourés, C., Cairns, A.J.G.
Modelling Socio-Economic Differences in the Mortality of Danish Males Using a New Affluence Index Paper December, 2018 Cairns, A.J.G., Kallestrup-Lamb, M., Rosenkjold, C.P.T., Blake, D., Dowd, K.
Minimum reversion in multivariate time series Working Paper November, 2018 Kleinow, T., Vellekoop, M.H.
Minimum Reversion in Multivariate Time Series -
Application to Human Mortality Data

Presentation 

University of Liverpool

November, 2018 Kleinow, T.

Cause of Death Mortality: International Trends by Socio-Economic Group

Mortality and Deprivation

Presentations     

IFoA Life Conference, Liverpool

November, 2018 Cairns, A.J.G., Kleinow, T.
ARC Webinar: Modelling, Measurement and Management of Longevity and Morbidity Risk

Webinar slides

Live webinar recording

October, 2018 Kleinow, T., Streftaris, G., Wood, G.
Longevity Trends, Past and Future: A Deep Dive into CPP and QPP Mortality

Presentation   

CPP Triennial Conference, Ottawa

September, 2018 Cairns, A.J.G.

Cause of Death Mortality: International Trends by Socio-Economic Group

Age Heaping in Population Data of Emerging
Countries

Educational attainment and cause of death
mortality in the United States

Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) multi-population
data analysis

Presentations               

14th International Longevity Risk and Capital Market Solutions, Amsterdam

September, 2018

Cairns, A.J.G., Barajaz Paz, A., Kleinow, T., Redondo Lourés, C., Wen, J.

Modelling of Cancer Morbidity Risk in a Bayesian Framework

Presentation 

EAJ Conference, Leuven

September, 2018 Arik, A.

Trends in Mortality by Pension Level: Evidence from the CPP and QPP

Presentation

CIA Annual Meeting, Toronto

June, 2018 Cairns, A.J.G.

How Big An Impact Does Socio-economic Status Have On Cause Of Death Rates?

Assessing the Economic Impact of Longevity Hedges

Presentations

International Congress of Actuaries, Berlin    

June, 2018 Cairns, A.J.G.

Critical illness insurance rates: are they changing over time and how?

Presentation 

IFoA Health and Care Conference, Brighton

May, 2018 Streftaris, G., Dodd, E.

Mortality and Deprivation

Socio-Economic Differences in Mortality by Cause of Death

Inherited Heart Disorders: and Implications for Life Insurance and Health Insurance

Presentations 

ARC Programme Annual Workshop, Edinburgh      

April, 2018

Kleinow, T., Cairns, A.J.G., Hacariz, O., Macdonald, A.

2018 ARC Programme Annual Workshop Poster Session Posters April, 2018 Redondo-Lourés, C., Wen, J., Xie, C., Barajas, A., Yiu, A., Hacariz, O.

Still Living with Mortality: The Longevity Risk Transfer Market After One Decade

Paper January, 2018 Blake, D.,  Cairns, A.J.G., Dowd, K., Kessler, A.

Still Living with Mortality: The Longevity Risk Transfer Market After One Decade

Sessional

Sessional discussion, Edinburgh

January, 2018

Blake, D.,  Cairns, A.J.G., Dowd, K., Kessler, A.

A stochastic implementation of the APCI model for mortality projections Sessional October, 2017

Richards, S.J., Currie, I.D., Kleinow, T., Ritchie, G.P.

A stochastic implementation of the APCI model for mortality projections

Paper October, 2017

Richards, S.J., Currie, I.D., Kleinow, T., Ritchie, G.P.

Socio-Economic Differences in Mortality by Cause of Death
13th Longevity and Capital Markets Conference, Taipei

Presentation 

September, 2017

Cairns, A.J.G.

Modelling, measurement and management of longevity and morbidity risk

Webinar May 2017 Cairns, A.J.G., Haberman, S.

Basis Risk in Index Based Longevity Hedges: A Guide For Longevity Hedgers

Working Paper  2017 Cairns, A.J.G., El Boukfaoui, G.

Modelling Socio-Economic Differences in the Mortality of Danish Males Using a New Affluence Index

Working Paper 2017 Cairns, A.J.G., Kallestrup-Lamb, M., Rosenskjold, C.P.T., Blake, D., Dowd, K.

Stochastic Mortality Modelling: Key Drivers and Dependent Residuals

 Publication  2017 Mavros, G., Cairns, A.J.G., Streftaris, G., Kleinow, T.

Small Population Bias and Sampling Effects in Stochastic Mortality Modelling

Publication November, 2016 Chen, L., Cairns, A.J.G., Kleinow, T.

For a full list of presentations on this programme please visit Professor Cairns’ website 

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  • SIAS Event: CMI Update

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    1 April 2020

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    We are sorry. This event has now been cancelled.

    Following the release of the updated CMI Mortality Projection Model, CMI_2019, the CMI Mortality Projections Committee will lead a discussion on future mortality improvements.

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    In the webinar, Stuart Hitchcock, Head of Portfolio Management for Private Credit, within LGIM Real Assets, will provide some insight into the nature of the private credit markets. Discussion will evolve around development of the markets and lending landscape, key investment characteristics including structural and legal protections, public vs private investments, advantages and drawbacks for borrowers, and attractiveness for investors.

    The webinar will also focus on describing the investment process such as origination through execution, credit, structure, pricing, on-going asset management, portfolio construction within private markets.

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    Due to the COVID-19, we will be running this programme via a series of webinars commencing 22 April.  

    CIGI is a well-established one-day seminar designed to increase awareness and encourage discussion on a variety of topical issues across the general insurance industry. 

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    InsurTech headlines are often big statements, which seem impossible to many working in the sector day-to-day. How can actuaries implement new systems, keep the value from legacy systems, deliver BAU and not require the resources of three teams?

    This talk:

    • Highlights effective strategies to jump the gap to new technologies
    • Illustrates practices that provide contingency for future technical growth 
    • Introduces the concept of “technical debt” and how you can best manage it
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    Pressure on organisations to address climate change risks is intensifying. But what does this really mean for insurers? In this session Adhiraj Maitra and Gareth Sutcliffe will look at the why, the what and the how of this risk through a number of different lenses including regulatory, principle and resilience.

  • Spaces available

    Update on renewal pricing outcomes for Property and Casualty markets at the latest 1/1 reinsurance renewals.

    The focus will be on capacity availability and price drivers.  These issues include but are not limited to the cat bond market, wider trends in claims outcomes, trends in Casualty RI space that affect pricing such as social inflation, yield curve and the reserving cycle.

    Finally, a note on how this may affect actuarial pricing, reserving and capital.

    Learning objectives: Business knowledge of reinsurance renewal outcomes and the main drivers

  • Spaces available

    The Ogden Discount Rate shock of 2017 brought about a period of profound uncertainty to General Insurance market.  GI Actuaries' first task was to estimate the impact of the Ogden shocks, particularly to reserving and reinsurance pricing.  Their second was to navigate a period of framework uncertainty, maintaining an agility in actuarial modelling as the Civil Liability Bill took shape. 

  • Professional Skills Training - Edinburgh (29 April 2020)

    IFoA (Edinburgh), Level 2, Exchange Crescent 7 Conference Square Edinburgh EH3 8RA
    29 April 2020

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    A Trusted Profession

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • Professional Skills Training - London (29 April 2020)

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ         
    29 April 2020

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    A Trusted Profession

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • CANCELLED The Global Actuarial Profession

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    30 April 2020

    Spaces available

    We are sorry that this event has been cancelled.

    The IFoA's policy regarding COVID-19 is designed to safeguard the well-being of members and employees. As stated within the policy, the IFoA is reviewing its events programme on a case-by-case basis.

  • Spaces available

    Working party have been producing a number of deep dive papers, these include topics such as risk adjustment, impact of disclosures on how uncertainty is perceived, deferring acquisition costs over renewals, PAA eligibility and more. 

    We will select where to focus the session based on market focus closer to the time. The plan is to do a detailed session with practical examples and considerations rather than a high level educational session. Very happy to discuss further. 

  • SIAS Event: Cyber Insurance

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    4 May 2020

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    The talk will cover:
    • Why cyber security is regarded as the top threat to businesses (Allianz Risk Barometer 2019)
    • What is causing the shift in threat landscape
    • Who is attacking, why, and how we can stop them
    • Customer impressions of cyber security and how you can help them
    • Threats to evaluating insurable losses and responding to claims
    • How cyber insurance policies have evolved, and need to continue to do so
    • Can and should you recover ransoms under cyber insurance?
    • What is the future for cyber risk?

  • KSS event: Technology: A red-eyed Terminator or an actuary’s best friend?

     Hymans Robertson, Exchange Place 1, 1 Semple Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8BL
    4 May 2020

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    Despite long-running concerns that innovation could lead to widespread redundancy, technology has enabled greater productivity, created higher-value jobs and spurred us on to new heights. With artificial intelligence increasingly automating work undertaken by professionals, I look at the prospects for the actuarial profession in the era of unprecedented technological innovation.

  • Finance and Investment Conference 2020

    Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Pl, London NW1 4LE
    05-05 May 2020
    Spaces available

    Due to COVID-19, we are running this programme via a series of webinars commencing 5 May.

    The environmental, social and governance (ESG) space is growing rapidly and increasingly moving centre stage. In many cases, it is now an essential part of policy and central to the way stakeholders make decisions for the long term to ensure retention of clients, manage risk better, and ensure more economically efficient and sustainable investment returns.

    ESG factors cover a wide range of areas reflecting how vital consideration of these factors are part of wider systemic risks.

    The IFoA’s policy regarding Coronavirus is designed to safeguard the well being of those who attend IFoA events. Find out more. 

  • Professional Skills Training - Edinburgh (19 May 2020)

    IFoA (Edinburgh), Level 2, Exchange Crescent 7 Conference Square Edinburgh EH3 8RA
    19 May 2020

    Spaces available

    A Trusted Profession

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • Professional Skills Training - London (19 May 2020)

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ         
    19 May 2020

    Spaces available

    A Trusted Profession

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • CILA 2020

    Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Pl, London NW1 4LE
    20 May 2020

    Spaces available

    CILA is aimed at practicing life actuaries from life offices, consulting firms and other employers of actuaries. It will also be of interest to all those who work in, or advise on, the life assurance market in the UK and Europe. The programme this year features a timely mix of hot topics including sessions on:

  • Protection, Health and Care Conference 2020

    The Grand Brighton, 97-99 Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FW
    02-03 June 2020
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    The Protection, Health and Care Conference is an annual conference aimed at all insurance professionals with a passion for harnessing insurance risk in their organisations.

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    How we relate to others at work, whether they are colleagues, clients, prospective clients or other business contacts is key to individual career progression and business performance. People buy people , so considering what we are known for and how to be positively memorable are vital. This session looks at the importance of professional relationships, the psychology of personal image and impact and the three personal impact 'tools' which affect what people say about us when we're not in the room.

  • Mortality and Longevity 2020

    1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ
    08-08 June 2020
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    This highly regarded seminar will provide topical and practical updates and discussion on the latest thinking and innovations in mortality and longevity.  The program is designed for life, pensions and health and care actuaries, academics, researchers, underwriters and related practitioners eager to learn about the latest developments in mortality and longevity.  The sessions are designed to be very accessible to a broad range of exp

  • Professional Skills Training - London (10 June 2020)

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ       
    10 June 2020

    Spaces available

    A Trusted Profession

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • Professional Skills Training - Edinburgh (17 June 2020)

    IFoA (Edinburgh), Level 2, Exchange Crescent 7 Conference Square Edinburgh EH3 8RA
    17 June 2020

    Spaces available

    A Trusted Profession

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • Professional Skills Training - London (18 June 2020)

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ   
    18 June 2020

    Spaces available

    A Trusted Profession

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • Pensions Conference 2020

    Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel, Blackfriars Street, Manchester,M3 2EQ
    18-19 June 2020
    Spaces available

    Join us as this year’s conference that will focus on topics including  funding and savings, pension law current issues, ESG, the end game and transferring risk, investment issues, data visualisation and data science.

  • IFoA Asia Conference 2020, Kuala Lumpur

    CCEC Nexus, 7, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    24-25 June 2020
    Spaces available

    This event has been postponed. A new date will be announced.

    The IFoA's policy regarding COVID-19 is designed to safeguard the well-being of members and employees. As stated within the policy, the IFoA is reviewing its events programme on a case-by-case basis.

    To this end the IFoA and their strategic partner, the AIR, have taken the decision to postpone this year's Asia Conference. A new date will be announced pending further reviews over the following months.