SOA Longevity Webcast Series: Implications of Longevity Risk Webcast


February 03, 2016

  • External Forces & Industry Knowledge


Longevity risk is a key element in the work of many actuaries. The science of measuring and forecasting longevity is changing rapidly and it is important that our profession plays a leading role in this change. The SOA will be sponsoring a series of webcasts through 2016 covering various longevity-related topics leveraging speakers and topics covered at an SOA-sponsored thought leaders' seminar in 2015.

This first webcast will focus on setting the context for longevity risk. It will include a discussion of:

  • Mortality trends around the globe;
  • Economic implications of a declining and aging population;
  • Differences in mortality being experienced by different populations and sub-populations; and
  • Implications of longevity risk for actuaries and the products we develop and evaluate.

The webcast will feature two speakers from outside the actuarial profession: Pablo Antolin-Nicolas, a principal economist with the OECD, providing a broad overview of trends and assumptions being used for longevity and Richard Jackson, president of the Global Aging Institute will provide views of the demographic implications of longevity changes for society and corporations. The webcast will also include time for discussion among the speakers and questions from attendees.

This webcast recording is recommended to meet Enrolled Actuary continuing education requirements. While the sponsors of this program recommends this topic to satisfy 1.80 EA Non-Core Continuing Education credit for Enrolled Actuaries, the final decision as to meeting this requirement rests with the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries.

Note: The recording available for purchase is intended for individual viewing. Only one EA credit certificate will be issued per recording purchase.




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External Forces & Industry Knowledge

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