International Research Reports

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  • Aging in Singapore, Implications for Long-Term Care Financing
    Today, Singapore is one of the fastest aging populations in the world. With life expectancy currently in excess of 80 years and continuing to increase in the face of declining fertility rates, the percentage of citizens aged 65+ is estimated to double from 12.4% in 2014 to 24.0% in 2030, rising to more than 30% in 2050. This study addresses the impact of Singapore’s aging population on long-term care financing.
  • The Use of Big Data and Data Analytics to Enhance Insurer Operations in Asia-Pacific
    There are various technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, cloud computing and the internet that are playing a key role in the development of big data and data analytics. These technologies are expected to become increasingly important in shaping the future of insurance by helping insurance companies build and implement successful applications, taking some of the oldest industries in the world, such as banking and insurance, into the 21st century.
  • Constructing Occupation‐Specific Life Tables for China 
    This report documents the “Constructing Occupation-Specific Life Tables for China” project commissioned by the Society of Actuaries under the “China Research Topics” proposal. The purpose of the project is to construct the most up-to-date occupational life tables for male and female urban employees in China based on administrative data from the Beijing Public Pension System for the period 2005–2009.