General introductions to pandemics
- View the Longevity Bulletin 6: The Pandemic edition (2015):
- An actuarial perspective on pandemics. Gordon Woo, pages 3-5.
- An epidemiological perspective on pandemics. Alison Martin, pages 7-11.
- A policy perspective on pandemics. Chloe Sellwood, pages 13-18.
- A medical technologist perspective on pandemics. Christoph Thuemmler. pages 20-21.
- IFoA news release on issue of Longevity Bulletin: Actuarial modelling of big data could play a major role in tackling the next pandemic, 5 August 2015. Other articles from this Longevity Bulletin are shown under the themes of modelling and mitigation, and assessments of past pandemics.
- Predicting pandemics. Charles Orton-Jones. Delta: Actuaries Supporting Change (2016) pages 26-28. View article
- Mitigating the risks of pandemics. Petra Wildemann (2018). The Actuary, March, pages 28-29.
Modelling and mitigating pandemic risks
- The influenza agenda. Matthew Edwards and Richard Marshall. The Actuary (2016), December, pages 30-32.
- Prevention is better than cure. Joseph Lu. The Actuary (2016), January/February, pages 25-27.
- Pandemic perspective. Anne Lise Bagur. The Actuary (2013), November, pages 22-24.
Presentations to IFoA conferences
- Identifying, quantifying and mitigating the risk of epidemics. Petra Wildemann. IFoA Life Conference 2017.
- Terror and pandemic modelling for life insurance. Colin Dutkiewicz. IFoA Protection, Health and Care Conference 2017
- Mitigating the risk of epidemics. Petra Wildermann. IFoA General Insurance ‘GIRO’ Conference 2017.
- Pandemic influenza: a timely example of what a mortality stress scenario might look like. Brett McWilliam; Kevin O'Regan. Life Convention 2006. View presentation
- Will my re-insurer be there when I need them most? Chris Barker and Jules Constantinou.
Life conference 2009.
Assessing past pandemics
From Longevity Bulletin: The Pandemic edition. Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. 2015:
- Case study: 1918 Spanish flu, page 6.
- Case study: HIV/AIDS. page 12.
- Case study: Ebola. page 19.
Presentations to IFoA conferences
- Reimagining the 1918 pandemic. Ashley Campbell. Highlights of the IFoA Life Conference 2018.
- Extreme scenarios for pandemic risk. Gordon Woo. IFoA International Mortality and Longevity Symposium 2016.
- Age-dependence of the 1918 pandemic Gordon Woo. Institute and Faculty of Actuaries sessional meeting paper in September 2018.
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We have made it through 2020 but the COVID-19 crisis continues to have a significant impact on individuals, societies, businesses and the wider economy across the globe. Navigating the world post COVID-19 in an uncertain and highly unstable time brings along many uncertainties, challenges and exciting opportunities. Hence the theme of this year’s IFoA Asia Conference Webinar Series is “Risk. Adapt. Thrive.”
In April 2021, the CMI Income Protection Committee published Working Paper 149, which detailed the changes to analysis methodology for the Income Protection Investigation and the impact of past data issues. This webinar will provide an overview of the changes in the analysis approach and discuss the adjustments to the IP11 claim inceptions graduations.
Louise Pryor, IFoA President, will chair this free-to-view session, in which Alex Darsley, TPR, Actuarial Regulatory Policy, will be discussing the regulator’s Climate Change Guidance Consultation, which is seeking views on new guidance designed to help trustees meet tougher standards of governance in relation to climate change ri
Internal audit is often the Cinderella of the audit world. It’s a regulatory requirement for insurance companies to have an internal audit function, so why not make it as useful as possible? This session will look at how to link an internal audit plan to the risk register, and how that helps audit committees and boards to spot problems and fix them.
Climate change is one of the greatest risks facing our world today. Addressing it will require multi-faceted solutions. Through this panel session, we will explore the different levers that can be used to meet net-zero targets including climate science and data, government engagement, and mobilising green finance.