The Diabetes Working Party was set up in 2018, and the group has progressed to a stage of commissioning funded research through the IFoA’s Actuarial Research Centre.
The importance of this research has attracted the support of insurance partners. The IFoA is joined by Pacific Life Re, PartnerRe, Swiss Re, Legal & General and Zurich Insurance Group in co-funding this project. A steering group has been set up to oversee the research, which is supported by the IFoA executive with representation from the co-funding partners and members of the working party. Independent academic guidance is to be received from Professor Mayhew of Cass Business School.
We are pleased to announce that the award of the tender went to the University of Leicester, which has a multi-disciplinary community of researchers with world-leading expertise across data analysis and modelling, as well as leading medical expertise through their collaboration with the Leicester Diabetes Centre and Real World Evidence Unit.
The research started in May 2021, with the aim of completing in April 2022. Any publication that comes about because of this research will be published on an open access basis.
We plan to keep the profession and interested industry stakeholders up to date through regular communication as research progresses. We believe this research will make a valuable contribution to actuarial science, support industry practitioners, and help inform evidence-based public policy development.
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