L18:  The Eighteenth International Longevity Risk and Capital Markets Solutions Conference

Thursday 7th and Friday 8th September 2023

Bayes Business School
106 Bunhill Row
London EC1Y 8TZ
United Kingdom


Host: Pensions Institute, City University of London

Call for Papers

The ageing population and increases in longevity have drawn attention to the management of longevity risk in pension funds, life insurers and health insurers. Governments face the challenge of financing an ageing population with longer life spans and providing an environment conducive to private market solutions. Reinsurers and financial market innovations such as securitization are critical components in the management of longevity risk. Leading international industry and academic representatives as well as policy makers will meet and discuss not only the assessment of longevity risk, but also the market and government developments and responses needed by pension funds and insurance companies to manage this risk. Key themes of Longevity 18 will include mortality trends and forecasts, health issues, longevity risk and longevity hedging solutions, and the sustainability of pension systems.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Richard G.A. Faragher, Professor of Biogerontology, University of Brighton
  • Baroness Professor Susan Greenfield, CBE, Founder and CEO of Neuro-Bio Ltd
  • Professor S. Jay Olshansky, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illnois at Chicago.
  • Les Mayhew, Professor of Statistics, Bayes Business School
  • Rohit Mathur, Prudential Financial
  • Amy Kessler, Prudential Financial
  • Kirsty Maclean, Willkie
  • Eve Elisabeth Titon, Milliman
  • Amal Elfassihi, Milliman
  • Patrick Cheung (RGA Re)
  • Jamie Campbell (RGA Re)
  • Cord-Roland Rinke, Hannover Re
  • Paul Kitson, Ernst & Young
  • Avery Michaelson, Longitude Exchange
  • Douglas Anderson, Club Vita

Academics and practitioners are invited to submit papers in all areas relating to longevity risk and capital markets solutions. Submitted papers will then go through a standard refereeing process for inclusion in the conference.

The deadline for paper or abstract submission was 30 April 2023 and decisions will be communicated to authors in June 2023 when the formal programme for the conference will be announced. Jointly authored papers should be submitted by the person who will present the paper if it is accepted.

Scientific Committee

Submitted papers will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee:

  • David Blake (Bayes Business School and Pensions Institute)
  • Andrew Cairns (Heriot Watt University)

The European Actuarial Journal will publish a Special Issue of selected papers presented at the conference. All papers will be subject to the journal review process. The guest editors for this issue will be:

  • David Blake (Bayes Business School and Pensions Institute)
  • Andrew Cairns (Heriot Watt University)

The Gala Dinner on the evening of Thursday 7th September 2023 will be held at the Honourable Artillery Company, located across the road from Bayes Business School:

There remain some sponsorship opportunities for Longevity 18, interested potential partners may contact Professor David Blake.

Registration for attendance at the conference will be available from 15 March 2023.