Longevity 19 Programme

Longevity 19  Conference Programme

Plenary Sessions/Presentations

Monday 16th September 2024

Chair of morning  session:  David Blake
Chair of afternoon session:  Avery Michaelson (Founding Partner, Longitude Solutions) 

08:00 - 08:45

Registration and  Refreshments

08:45 - 09:00Opening Remarks - David Blake (Bayes Business School and Pensions Institute) and Torsten Kleinow (Research Centre Longevity Risk)
09:00 - 11:00

Plenary Session 1 - Hot topics in Longevity

  • "Living longer, planning smarter: Harnessing longevity Indices"
    Guy Coughlan (Chief Operating Officer at Clota Varde and member of Advisory Board at Longevity Solutions)
  • The new actuarial challenges when setting mortality/longevity assumptions: from leveraging on Artificial Intelligence… to managing the IFRS17 new accounting framework
    Marine Habart (AXA) and Alexandre Boumezoued (Milliman)
  • Using sequences of life-events to predict human lives
    Sune Lehmann (Technical University of Denmark and Center for Social Data Science)
  • Quantifying the unseen: dissecting the effects of air pollution on mortality
    Tinhinane Talbi (Milliman)
11:00 - 11:30C O F F E E     B R E A K  -  Sponsored by Club Vita
11:30 -  13:00

Parallel Session  I

13:00 - 14:30L U N C H   - Sponsored by Pacific Life Re and NN
14:30 - 16:00

Parallel Session II

16:00 - 16:30T E A    B R E A K   -   Sponsored by EY
16:30 - 18:00

Plenary Session 2 - Advances in the longevity risk transfer market

  • The state of the market for longevity risk transfer
    Douglas Anderson (Club Vita)
  • Using longevity risk hedging techniques to enhance retirement outcomes for members of Defined Contribution (DC) pension plans
    Paul Kitson (EY)
  • Regulatory insights
    Leendert van Gastel (EIOPA)

Drinks Reception and Gala Dinner - Sponsored by Prudential Financial

Longevity 19  Conference Programme

Tuesday 17th September 2024

Chair of morning session: Kevin Dowd
Chair of afternoon session: David Blake

08:00 - 09:00Tea and Coffee on arrival
09:00 - 11:00Parallel Session III
11:00 - 11:30

C O F F E E    B R E A K  -  Sponsored by Hannover Re

11:30 - 13:00

Plenary Session 3 – Longevity issues in the Netherlands, the US, the UK and Australia

  • Location and longevity: Deciphering mortality through the lens of US and Dutch postcodes
    Cara Dowell (RGA)
  • Post-pandemic mortality in the Netherlands and the UK
    Andrew Hunt (Pacific Life Re)
  • Creating awareness for an ignored risk – The Australian journey (or longevity risks in the Australian retirement market)
    Andrea Staehr (Hannover Re)
13:00 - 14:30L U N C H    -    Sponsored by RGA and Willkie
14:30 - 16:00

Parallel Session IV

16-00 - 16:30T E A    B R E A K    -    Sponsored by Milliman
16:30 - 18:00

Plenary Session 4 - The Netherlands, pension reforms, and opportunities for buy-out

  • Views from a re-insurer
    Rohit Mathur (Prudential Financial)
  • Views from a legal/regulatory perspective
    Eilidh Brown (Willkie)
  • Views from a consultant
    Wichert Hoekert (WTW)
  • Views from an insurer
    Marc Meertens (Head of Balance Sheet Management at NN Leven)
  • Panel

Closing remarks from David Blake, Torsten Kleinow, and Wenjun Zhu