By definition, changes in the average human lifespan emerge slowly over time. It can be useful though to reclassify this emergence as the long term result of a series of various trigger events that occur at a single point in time. These are called Longevity Catalysts. This workign party closed in April 2019 and transitioned to a Member Interest Group.
The Longevity Catalysts Working Party has been set up by the actuarial profession to answer one simple question:
"What future events are we aware of today whose occurrence is likely to be coupled with a significant impact on UK longevity?"
- Longevity Catalysts Website
- presentation at Life Conference 2012
- article in The Actuary (online - October 2013)
- Longevity Catalysts (Life Conference, 2013)
The working party closed in March 2019, and transitioned to a Member Interest Group.
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