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SOA Announces Recipients of 2018 Student Research Challenge

Schaumburg, IL (May 17, 2018) – The Society of Actuaries (SOA) announced the winners of the 2018 SOA Student Research Case Study Challenge, which include the Cass Business School at City, University of London, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and the University of Lisbon in Portugal.

The SOA received entries from college and university actuarial students around the world for the third SOA case study challenge. More than 70 teams of actuarial students participated in a research competition to apply their actuarial skills on a social long-term care insurance program. The student teams researched situations, conducted actuarial analysis, determined a data methodology, developed solutions and provided recommendations.

Students from the Cass Business School at the City, University of London received first place and a $5,000 grant. Students from Nanyang Technological University received second place with a $3,000 grant. The University of Lisbon received third place with a $2,000 grant. Team members on these winning teams receive $500 per student from each team.

Access information on the SOA Student Research Case Study Challenge, including details about the top winners and runner-ups.

The other finalists are from Indiana University Northwest, Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, and the University of Toronto.  The semi-finalists include: Australian National University, Ball State University, Indiana University, the National University of Malaysia, Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium, the University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales, and the University of St. Thomas.

About the SOA

With roots dating back to 1889, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) is the world’s largest actuarial professional organization with more than 30,000 actuaries as members. Through research and education, the SOA's mission is to advance actuarial knowledge and to enhance the ability of actuaries to provide expert advice and relevant solutions for financial, business and societal challenges. The SOA's vision is for actuaries to be the leading professionals in the measurement and management of risk.