The Society of Actuaries develops and funds a variety of research on enterprise risk management (ERM). Learn about emerging risks, effective modeling techniques and much more on ERM. See our research projects and research on newly developing topics.
Risk Management Research
This report summarizes the major findings from the 14th Annual Survey of Emerging Risks.
COVID-19 from the U.S. Insurance Industry Regulation Perspective
This special episode of the SOA’s Research Insights Podcast highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting actuaries and their interaction with U.S. insurance regulators. We were pleased to be joined by Mike Consedine, Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).
Managing Investment Risks of Insurance Contractual Designs, May 28, 2021
The Society of Actuaries’ Committee on Finance Research and Joint Risk Management Section Research Committee are pleased to make available a research report developing a framework for quantifying and analyzing various forms of contractual designs.
Society of Actuaries Research Brief: Impact of COVID-19, June 12, 2020
This Society of Actuaries Research Brief has been constructed to highlight some of the key features of the COVID-19 epidemic and contemplate the risks for the actuarial profession to consider in their work.
Policyholder Behavior in the Tail Joint Risk Management Section Working Group Variable Annuity Guaranteed Benefits 2019 Survey Results
As part of its work, the PBITT working group issued its annual survey to gather the range of assumptions actuaries use in pricing, reserving, and risk management of minimum guarantees on Variable Annuity products, such as death benefits, income benefits, withdrawal benefits and maturity benefits.
2019 Universal Life with Secondary Guarantees Survey: Survey of Assumptions for Policyholder Behavior in the Tail
The PBITT Working Group presents a summary of the 2019 UL with Secondary Guarantees Survey.
Machine-Learning Methods for Insurance Applications-A Survey
The Society of Actuaries is pleased to make available a research report that provides a literature survey of methodologies applying machine learning to insurance claim modeling.
Future Long-Term Care in Canada
View new report demonstrating how ERM can be used to inform decision makers on the future of long-term care in Canada.
Negative Interest Rates
View the new study examining negative interest rates and the insurance industry.
Macroeconomics-Based Economic Scenario Generation
Read about new research introducing actuaries and others to dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models, a type of macroeconomic model.