- Chairperson's Corner
- Notes from the Editor
- A View from the SOA's Staff Fellow for Retirement
- Perspectives from Anna: Focusing on Retirement Decisions
- Exploring Pensions: SOA Annual Meeting Recap
- Is the Arithmetic Mean of Past Returns the Best Estimate for the Future?
- What Is The Average Retirement Age?
- Finding Retirement Security in the New Economy: A New SOA Monograph
- Review of Can Annuity Purchases be Influenced?
Chairperson's CornerThe Pension Section Council recently performed a SWOT analysis of the Pension Section. See what the council identified as the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities for the section.Full Article
Notes from the EditorThanks to authors and communications team. Please send articles that you find of interest and consider volunteering for the communications team.Full Article
A View from the SOA's Staff Fellow for RetirementActuaries are assumed to be experts in mortality and longevity-related issues. Andrew Peterson discussed the opportunities and challenges that come along with that assumption for actuaries and what the SOA is doing to focus on these issues.Full Article
Perspectives from Anna: Focusing on Retirement DecisionsThe Committee on Post-Retirement Needs and Risks has created 11 decision briefs, each one laying out a decision area and offering key considerations to help individuals plan for retirement. Anna Rappaport provides an overview of these decision briefs.Full Article
Exploring Pensions: SOA Annual Meeting RecapThe chair of the Pension Section's Continuing Education Team gives a glimpse into her three days at the SOA Annual Meeting.Full Article
Is the Arithmetic Mean of Past Returns the Best Estimate for the Future?The Actuarial Standards Board is considering an amendment to Actuarial Standard of Practice No. 27, Selection of Economic Assumptions for Measuring Pension Obligations. A summary of the Annual Meeting panel discussion on the proposed change is provided.Full Article
What Is The Average Retirement Age?This article describes the long-run decline in labor force participation of men, the turnaround that began in the mid-1980s, and the trends for women.Full Article
Finding Retirement Security in the New Economy: A New SOA MonographThe SOA recently published a monograph in response to a Call for Papers from the Pension Section. In this new monograph, authors turn their attention to retirement issues facing individuals and families in the New Economy.Full Article
Review of Can Annuity Purchases be Influenced?In light of the importance of the annuity framing issue, the Society of Actuaries commissioned a major study to see how different kinds of information might influence the decision to purchase an annuity in an experimental setting. Sandy Mackenzie provides a review of the resulting report.Full Article