SOA Longevity Webcast Series: Mortality Trend Models Webcast

October 13, 2016


External Forces & Industry Knowledge

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Noon-1:30 p.m. ET


This webcast takes place via the Internet.

Registration Fees

Starting at $149 (includes access to subsequent webcast recording). More information on all registration fees .

Who Should Participate

All actuaries who deal with longevity risk in their respective practice areas.

Primary Competency

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 a SOA-sponsored thought leaders' seminar in 2015.

This fourth webcast will focus on mortality models currently being used by actuaries. It will include a discussion of

  • The CMI projection model; current and proposed modifications
  • The SSA (OCACT) methodology
  • Considerations in developing mortality improvement assumptions for insurance companies:
    • Long term
    • Short term
    • Volatility, and
    • Basis risk or specific population concerns

The webcast will feature three speakers from inside the actuarial profession: Tim Gordon, Chairman of UK CMI; Steve Goss, ASA, MAAA, Chief Actuary, US Social Security Administration; George Silos, FSA, MAAA, CFA, CERA, Vice President & Actuary, Pension Risk Transfer, Prudential Retirement

How the live webcast works and what it includes

You do not need any special equipment. On Oct. 12, 2016, before 2:00 p.m. ET you will be sent detailed webcast instructions via email including the Web address for accessing the presentation. Any handouts that are available will also be sent.  You will follow along with both the slide presentation and the audio portion of the broadcast over the Internet. Telephone-based audio will also be available.

The registration fee includes:

  • One access code to the live webcast;
  • One Internet connection;
  • One set of presentation materials; and
  • Access to the subsequent webcast recording.

Please note that each access code may only be used for one location, even if you register for more than one participant.

Post-Webcast Purchase Opportunity

For those who are interested in SOA webcasts but are unable to participate in the live event, access to an archived recording of the webcast will be available for purchase approximately 10 business days following the event by using the following  link .