Investment Section - Redington Prize Nominations
The Investment Section Council is now seeking nominations for the 2017 Redington Prize recognizing the best paper written by an actuary on an investment-related topic during the last couple of years. The prize is sponsored by the Investment Section and is named after F. M. Redington, the eminent British Actuary who coined the term "immunization" in a 1952 paper that was published in the Journal of the Institute of Actuaries.
The 2015 Redington Prize winning paper was, "Optimal Portfolios Under Worst Case Scenarios," by Carole Bernard, Jit Seng Chen, FSA, and Steven Vanduffel, and its authors collectively won a $10,000 cash award.
The criteria for selection and basic participation details are as follows:
The paper must have been published during the calendar years 2015 or 2016.
The author of the paper must be a member in good standing of the Society of Actuaries (SOA), Casualty Actuarial Society, American Academy of Actuaries, Conference of Consulting Actuaries, American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, Canadian Institute of Actuaries, or Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, must be a legal resident of the U.S., Canada or the United Kingdom, and must be at least (18) years of age. Additional eligibility requirements (including requirements relating to papers with multiple authors) are set out in the Official Rules, available through the hyperlink below.
The topic of the paper must be judged to be original, practical and be primarily of investment nature and of substantial value to SOA members and to other investment professionals.
Source and Language
The paper must be published in a peer-reviewed journal which can include but is not limited to
North American Actuarial Journal
The Journal of Portfolio Management
Financial Analysts Journal
Journal of Finance
Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
. The paper must also be drafted in English.
The selection criteria include intellectual rigor, practical significance, investment content, educational value, and originality. The Council reserves the right to choose not to award a prize.
Papers must be submitted via e-mail to
or mailed to the SOA, ATTN: Investment Section, 475 N. Martingale Rd., Suite 600, Schaumburg, Illinois, 60173 USA.
One Grand Prize of USD $10,000 will be awarded to the winning paper's eligible author(s).
The submission period opens at 12:01 AM CST on February 28, 2017 and closes at 11:59 PM CDT on June 2, 2017. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. Other restrictions may apply. See
for eligibility, odds of winning, how to enter, and other details.