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.
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.
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.
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.
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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The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) recently published an Exposure Draft (ED) of limited changes to its insurance contracts standard IFRS 17, effective date 2022.
The IFoA hosts regular roundtable meetings with the PRA on best practice in insurance investment and the application of the Prudent Person Principle, which governs insurance investment under Solvency II.
Presenter: Rahul Verma
Presenter Matt Modisett
An introductory session to help you get ahead with climate change.
- Science, terminology and initiatives: handy facts to keep in your back pocket
- Getting your point across: how to influence people and avoid common traps and pitfalls
- Taking action: what are actuaries expected to do...and what are we actually doing?
This KSS talk, presented by the FCA Head of Department in Scotland, will focus on the following 3 main areas:
- FCA business plan priorities
- The future of regulation
- FCA Engagement in Scotland
For life insurers in the UK, the risk margin is one of the most controversial aspects of the Solvency II regime. Following its implementation, the risk margin came under considerable criticism for being too large and too sensitive to interest rate movements. These criticisms are particularly valid for annuity business – such business is of great significance to the national system for retirement provision. This criticism has led to political interest, and the risk margin was a major element of the Treasury Committee inquiry into Solvency II.
GIRO is attended annually by over 800 delegates and speakers who are keen to discuss key topics such as Pricing, Reserving, Modelling and the future of the insurance industry. GIRO 2018 was a huge success and we have opened bookings early for what we hope will be another brilliant conference at the EICC in Edinburgh this year.
Presenter Jon Spain
Three actuaries – and CEOs – discuss their views on how the business world is changing and what that might mean for actuaries in the future.
Have you ever thought about working in wider fields? Would you like to play a role in the fight against climate change to make the planet better?
It can be difficult to do this - but seeing an example you can follow can make it more realistic. In this ‘green’ case study a template is outlined to show how actuaries can apply their skills more broadly - and in doing so, to make a difference.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries is running a sessional meeting on autonomous vehicles on 28th October. The session will showcase the work of the IFoA “Autonomous Vehicles” working party alongside a number of expert external presenters.
The Life Conference is the premier event for professionals interested in life insurance. Offering a wide range of workshops and plenary sessions it’s the perfect opportunity to discover what’s hot and current in life insurance ensuring you get up to date on the latest thinking and innovation whilst meeting and exchanging ideas with a broad range of professionals.
The IFoA is pleased to announce that this year’s Autumn Lecture will feature the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP as its guest speaker. Nicky has previously served as Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Minister for Women. She now chairs the Treasury Select Committee whose remit is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of HM Treasury, along with all of its agencies and associated bodies.
Watch the live stream of this year's Autumn Lecture with guest speaker Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP.