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201410 IFoA mortality longevity symposium 2014
SL Investment management delegates,
Louise Witts (Senior Actuary) and Frederick Bell (Actuarial
Analyst) recently attended the International Mortality and Longevity
Symposium, hosted by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
(IFoA) in Birmingham, UK.
The symposium offered a unique
opportunity to gain insight into the latest thinking on mortality
and longevity from around the world; and how the latest
developments can be applied to current decision making by business
and policy makers alike. Delegates hailed from academia,
think tanks, the medical and demographer professions, along with
attendees from both UK and overseas businesses.
Frederick Bell said, "The
presentations were predominantly based upon analysis conducted on
US population data; hence, extremely relevant to our expertise in
the area of US Life Settlements. The 'underwriting practices' and
'future trends in longevity' sections were of particular interest,
as well as discussion on conditions, such as obesity, and how to
quantify the impact of these on mortality rates."
For a more detailed summary of the
presentations given at the symposium, please contact Louise or Frederick direct.