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Halmstad prize

The prestigious Halmstad prize for actuarial research has recently been awarded to two professors in the Department of Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics at Heriot-Watt University and a former colleague, who now works in South Africa. The Halmstad Prize, awarded annually by the Society of Actuaries (SoA), is one of the major international research prizes in actuarial science.

The Actuarial Education and Research Fund Committee of the Actuarial Foundation has awarded the David Garrick Halmstad prize for publication year 2003 to Professor Angus Macdonald, Professor Howard Waters, and Dr Chessman Wekwete (now at Swiss Re Life & Health, Johannesburg) for their papers, ‘The Genetics of Breast and Ovarian Cancer I: A Model of Family History’ and ‘The Genetics of Breast and Ovarian Cancer II: A Model of Critical Illness Insurance’. The papers were published in the Scandinavian Actuarial Journal, Volume 2003, No.1.

The prize is in memory of the significant contributions to actuarial science and research by David Garrick Halmstad, an associate of the SoA. The announcement of the award may be found on the SoA website, www.soa.org.