The Longevity Bulletin aims to provide a regular overview of research on some of the biggest challenges facing Government and society in the context of longevity, ageing and population change

The Longevity Bulletin is published twice a year and it presents and explains actuarial perspectives on population longevity and looks beyond the actuarial world for statistics, research and the latest thinking on related subjects. Each publication provides general and technical perspectives to best address relevant longevity topics.

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Longevity Bulletin 11 cover - hand reaching electric lights aboveThe technology edition

Issue 11 - Advances in technology bring with them implications for mortality and longevity trends. Developments such as e-cigarettes, community technologies to support self-care, wearables and the Internet of Health Things already have a daily impact on people’s health and behaviour. And with driverless cars no longer science fiction, and research into extending human life being undertaken, how might the insurance industry respond to disruptive change? This edition of the Longevity Bulletin examines these areas and highlights key issues for consideration as the relationships between society and technology continue to evolve.

 

 

 

Longevity bulletin issue 10 coverLongevity: Is the tide turning?

Issue 10 – Over the last century, life expectancy has increased significantly around the world.  However, in recent years, the rate of this improvement appears to have slowed in some countries. For the first time, the IFoA has joined forces with the Society of Actuaries (SOA) in the US and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) on its latest Longevity Bulletin, ‘Longevity: Is the tide turning?’, which considers these emerging trends and the possible drivers for the change.

 

 

 

 

Longevity bulletin issue 9 coverBig data in health

Issue 9 – Big data is now being used to predict epidemics, cure diseases, improve quality of life and avoid preventable deaths. In other words it provides new measurement capabilities for doctors but also for insurers, regulators and even patients themselves. This Longevity Bulletin presents a number of theoretical and practical examples on the uses of big data. It also outlines some of the world-class research activities and goes into detail on the challenges from using biomedical data.

 

 

 

 

Longevity bulletin issue 8 coverAntimicrobial Resistance edition

Issue 8 – Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is perceived as a growing threat to health and well-being globally. Drug-resistant infections are estimated to cause 10 million deaths a year and cost up to £66 trillion by 2050. This edition of the Longevity Bulletin examines the clinical implications, impacts on longevity and the potential economic cost of current trends in AMR. It also goes into detail on new research and discoveries in creating new antibiotics.

 

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  • Asia Conference Webinar Series

    Webinars
    7 September 2020 - 25 September 2020

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    There will be a prestigious line-up of international speakers discussing the insurance and financial industry’s innovation and change in Asia.  The conference will take place throughout September via an online platform. The webinars consist of plenary speaking sessions and a series of workshop sessions including Life, GI, Data Science, Sustainability, Risk Management and Investment.

    This will be the perfect opportunity for you to discover,ask questions and be at the forefront of current and developing actuarial/financial topics and trends in Asia.

     

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    This free 90 minute webinar is designed to support the IFoA CPD Co-ordinators, and others, involved in supporting our members to achieve their CPD requirements. 

    The programme will include an overview of the new CPD Scheme; specifically sharing with you key messages to support you implement and embrace the new CPD Scheme for our members within your organisation and regional community; how to arrange a reflective practice discussion; and an interactive reflective practice discussion learning exercise.  In addition, delegates will gain information about accessing, and making the most of the IFoA event Toolkits which you can make use of to run your own in-house events and events for regional communities. 

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    16.00-17.00 GMT+8

    Consumer expectations are changing Insurance. The Royal Commission in Australia, Design Obligations in the UK, the insurtech ecosystem, and digital-first consumers demanding personalised solutions will all revolutionise how insurance looks like in the future.

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    12.00-13.00 GMT+8

    This presenter / panel workshop hybrid will be anchored by two presentations examining the socioeconomic, medical and technological factors that will have a significant impact on mortality and our pricing over the next 20 years and beyond. It will also discuss whether significant mortality improvement will continue in Asia or whether varying experience of low improvements or deterioration. 

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    12.00-13.00 GMT+8

    This presentation aims to provides an overview of the reformation of current Chinese regulatory solvency regime, how industry coping with the new normal after pandemic time and how the reformation of the regulation could help the insurance industry gets back on its feet as well as coming back to the “protection” core value for the policyholders. The presentation would include:

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    16.00-17.00 (GMT+8) | 09.00-10.00 (BST)

    The basic data of China’s 2nd Critical Illness Mortality Table covers 2000+ products in Chinese market, including about 340 million insurance policies and 5.1 million claimants. Presenter will give the audience a general understanding including but not limited to the following contents:

  • Autumn Lecture 2020: Professor Elroy Dimson

    Online webinar
    14 October 2020

    Spaces available

    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.

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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.