The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), through its Actuarial Research Centre, is inviting research teams and organisations to submit proposals for a research project focusing on modelling pension funds under climate change.
Resource and environment issues, particularly climate change, are increasingly recognised as being relevant to the work of actuaries, and the IFoA undertakes a range of research, thought leadership and public affairs activities in this field. The impact of resource and environment issues on pension schemes is less understood. Uncertainty over the size of the potential impact, and therefore whether it is material, is one of the barriers to adequately reflecting these emerging issues.
The research will address the need for pensions actuaries to understand the potential magnitude of climate change impacts, and hence if and when climate change might be relevant to the funding advice they give. The key difference from previous published work on pensions and climate change is that this research will consider the impact on pension scheme liabilities as well as assets.
Proposals would be welcomed from any research-led organisations within the university, not-for-profit, public or private sector.
Please visit our Open Calls page for full details of the Call for Proposals.
Closing date: 2 May 2017 (17:00 UK time, BST)
If you have any questions or wish to discuss any aspect of our research and thought leadership programme please contact the Research and Knowledge Team.