Ninth International Longevity Risk and Capital Markets Solutions Conference

Friday 6 & Saturday 7 September 2013
Beijing, China

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Host: China Institute for Actuarial Science (CIAS), Central University of Finance & Economics (CUFE)

Co-hosts: WatRISQ, University of Waterloo, Canada; Edmondson-Miller Chair, Illinois State University, USA; Pensions Institute, Bayes Business School, City University London, UK; Risk Management and Insurance Department, National Cheng-Chi University, Taiwan

The key theme of Longevity 9 is "Identifying and Addressing the Key Elements Necessary for the Development of a Large and Liquid Longevity Market".

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 securitisation 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.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Pablo Antolín-Nicolás, Principal Economist, Financial Affairs Division, OECD
  • Zheng Bingwen, Director ILAS, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • David Hare, President, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
  • Tonya Manning, President, Society of Actuaries
  • Jeff Mullholland, Managing Director and Head of Insurance and Pension Solutions, Americas for Société Générale
  • Daria Ossipova-Kachakhidze, SCOR
  • Cord-Roland Rinke, Managing Director of Hannover Life Re
  • Professor Shripad Tuljapurkar (Tulja), Dean & Virginia Morrison Professor of Population Studies at Stanford University.
  • Wei Yingning, President, China Association of Actuaries, former Vice Chairman of China Insurance Regulatory Commission

A Special Issue of Insurance: Mathematics & Economics will publish a selection of the best academic papers presented at the conference. Preference will be given to those papers that address the theme of this year's conference: "Identifying and Addressing the Key Elements Necessary for the Development of a Large and Liquid Longevity Market". The closing date for submissions to the Special Issue will be 31 December 2013. All submitted papers will be subject to the rigorous reviewing process of Insurance: Mathematics & Economics.