Around 50 invited guests from a range of disciplines attended the Mortality Experts Scoping Meeting on 3 March 2008 at Staple Inn, London

This meeting was chaired by Professor Tom Kirkwood, Director of the Institute for Ageing and Health at the University of Newcastle, who delivered the 2001 Reith Lecture, The end of age. The objective of the meeting was to explore how gaps in current research into mortality, identified in the report Scoping mortality research prepared by Dr Catriona Macdonald under the supervision of the Mortality Development Scoping Project Steering Group, might be identified and filled. The Project Steering Group recognises that collaboration between the actuarial profession and other disciplines will be beneficial in gaining new insights into mortality trends.

  • scoping multi-disciplinary research into mortality by Brian Ridsdale, CMI
  • scoping mortality research - Powerpoint presentation of the findings of the Actuarial Profession's Mortality Developments Scoping Project
  • living ever longer? by Tom Kirkwood, Institute for Ageing and Health
  • scoping mortality research - a consultation document by Dr Catriona Macdonald.

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For more information about mortality and longevity events please contact the Research and Knowledge Team.

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  • Autumn Lecture 2020: Professor Elroy Dimson

    Online webinar
    14 October 2020

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    Many individuals and institutions have a long-term focus, and invest funds for the benefit of future generations. Their strategy should reflect their long horizon. University endowments are one of the oldest classes of institutional investor, and I will present the first study of the management of these endowments over the very long term.

  • GIRO Conference 2020 Webinar Series

    Available to watch globally in November.
    02-13 November 2020
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    This year's GIRO has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the general insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's GI Online Learning Resource area.

  • Life Conference 2020 Webinar Series

    Online
    16 November 2020 - 27 November 2020

    Spaces available

    This year's Life Conference has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the life insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's website.

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    The webinar will discuss the challenges and opportunities schemes face in evaluating end game options, choosing a target state and understanding the impact this strategic decision could have on member outcomes long after the “end state” is reached. Adolfo, Kevin and Rhian bring over 60 years of experience in the industry and a variety of perspectives as scheme actuary, covenant adviser, trustee, de-risking adviser and insurer.

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    Cash-flow driven investing is a game-changer for DB pension funds navigating their end-game. Suitable for sponsors who want to reduce risks on their balance sheets. And for trustees, it shifts the focus to providing greater certainty of returns, managing funding level volatility and ensuring they have enough income to pay cash-flow requirements.

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    The talk will provide an understanding of the priorities and relationships between deficit reduction contributions, in the context of wider scheme funding, and different types of value outflow from the employer based on the working party’s recently published report.