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Worshipful Company of Actuaries Lecture - Mortality Myths

Wednesday 18 March 2020 14:15 - 17:00

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Jointly hosted by the Worshipful Company of Actuaries (WCA) and the Leicester Actuarial Science Society (LASS).

Stuart McDonald, Head of Demographics at Lloyds Banking Group, will give us a mortality update, dispelling a few myths along the way!

 

Stuart is Head of Demographics and Methodology at Lloyds Banking Group and Chief Risk Officer of the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI). He is a great explainer of mortality and longevity on social media (you can find him on Twitter @ActuaryByDay) in addition to his day job and has been trying hard to push back on the growing myth that life expectancy is decreasing in the UK (even got a retraction from the NY Times on this recently!).

Recent years have seen the pace of life expectancy gains slow markedly, but longevity risk remains a key concern for annuity writers, pension schemes, governments and society at large. In a talk aimed at a non-specialist audience, Stuart will share historical context on changing life expectancy, and discuss inequalities and outliers and his thoughts on what the future might hold. He’ll also outline key changes and results from the latest version of the Mortality Projections Model from the CMI.

Once the question and answer session has ended following Stuart’s talk, we will break for refreshments and the chance to network and chat with the speakers, staff, students and other visitors.

Registration: 5.30pm

Programme: 6-9pm (for some CPD and social)

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George Porter Lecture Theatre B

University of Leicester

University Road

Leicester

LE1 7RH

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