Research Emerging Topics
This page contains emerging research topics in risk management in a variety of areas. As new reports and studies on risk management become available, you’ll find them listed below. Most reports are in PDF format.
In this category of risk management studies and reports, you’ll find research that explores how climate risk may affect the finance and insurance industries.
Risk management reports that are relevant to general insurance matters are available for download below.
The Society of Actuaries (SOA) has sponsored a program of research that utilizes U.S. Population Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to produce studies, tools and articles that may be of interest to its members and the public. See the list below for the publications released by the SOA.
Seasonal Influenza in the United States 2016‐2017
Observations and commentary on the 2016‐2017 and recent flu seasons with relation to various mortality and morbidity measures available through the CDC.
U.S. Historical Population Mortality Rates 2000-2015
The Society of Actuaries (SOA) is pleased to present historical U.S. population mortality rates by gender and single year of age for calendar years 2000-2015.
US Population Mortality Rate Study - Variation by Age Group, Cause of Death and Region from 2000‐2015
This report covers US regional population mortality experience during the period 2000-2015. The Society of Actuaries pursued the research as part its ongoing longevity and mortality research initiatives. The purpose of the research is to produce an overview of the differences and similarities in mortality by age group, time, cause of death and region (geographic and urban-rural) to better aid in the understanding of future expected mortality rates and the management of public programs and policy.
Expanding the Human Mortality Database to include Cause‐of‐Death Information
The Human Mortality Database is a unique open‐access collection of detailed mortality and population data for 38 countries with complete and reliable vital registration and census data. This report overviews the development and completion of the HMD data
series down to a cause of death level for an initial set of eight populations: Canada, Czech Republic, England and Wales, France, Japan, Norway, Sweden, and the United States.
Potentially Preventable Deaths in the U.S.
U.S. Historical Population Mortality Rates 2000-2014