An ageing population and increasing longevity are welcome evidence of social and health improvements in society but raise new issues that are of concern to all. This continues to be an area where the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) can act in the public interest by working with other disciplines, for example in the medical, social sciences and demographic fields. Combining the expertise of actuaries with that from other disciplines will substantially improve the understanding of mortality and morbidity risk.
Mortality Research Steering Committee (MRSC)
In 2006, the IFoA recognised that collaboration with other disciplines offered an opportunity to better understand past, present and future mortality trends by setting up a multi-disciplinary Mortality Research Steering Committee (MRSC). An initial scoping study was followed by a successful multidisciplinary conference on mortality and longevity in October 2009.
The MRSC also connects up with the International Actuarial Association’s Mortality Working Group. On their website, you can read the latest UK Mortality and Longevity Update prepared for the IAA Mortality Working Group and other interested parties.
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For more information about the calls for research please contact the Research and Knowledge Team.