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Forthcoming Actuarial Profession events

Open forum: calibrating and communicating dependence
18 July,
Staple Inn Hall, London. 13.00 (registration and coffee) for 13.30-15.00
Financial model builders are inevitably faced with diffi cult questions about how different risks depend on each other. Complex mathematical models give little clue as to how the parameters are best estimated or model predictions validated. Even once parameters have been estimated, it is not clear how this information should be communicated to stakeholders. This open forum will be of interest to actuaries working on risk modelling, aggregation and calibration. For further information, visit http://tinyurl.com/6fvu9cn

Actuaries and the Law seminar 2011
8 September,
Staple Inn Hall, London

2011 is proving to be a year of major change for the pensions industry. This seminar gives insights and updates on vital legal developments and also includes a keynote talk from Stephen Soper, interim executive director for defi ned benefi t funding at the Pensions Regulator (tPR) and a perspective on the challenges ahead from Paul Couchman of Premier Pensions. The event will provide an excellent chance to keep up to date and explore new options. Of relevance for all actuaries in the pensions industry, the talk will be of particular interest to those wishing to update employers and schemes on tPR’s thinking and a chance to hear the latest details on issues including special purpose vehicles, PPF entry and discrimination. For further information, please visit http://tinyurl.com/68r5lj8

Emerging trends in mortality and longevity symposium 2011
13-14 September,
Warwick Conferences, The University of Warwick, Coventry
This mortality and longevity symposium will provide an update on the latest thinking across the associated disciplines, a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of research information, and an opportunity to learn from a range of other disciplines, all with an interest in better understanding and managing this complex yet critical subject. This symposium will be of interest to all actuaries who are concerned with pricing or reserving for mortality and longevity, underwriters, demographers, epidemiologists, policymakers, gerontologists and other medical researchers. It will also appeal to those with an interest in better understanding the determinants of mortality and longevity, projecting their future course and managing the uncertainties. By hosting the conference adjacent to the Society of Social Medicine’s Annual Scientific Meeting in 2011, it is hoped to attract further participation from the medical, epidemiology and demography academic communities as well as the Actuarial Profession’s core membership. For further information, visit http://tinyurl.com/632l24k

Pensions, benefits and social security colloquium 2011
25-27 September,
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

The UK Actuarial Profession and the pensions, benefits and social security (PBSS) section of the International Actuarial Association (IAA) are hosting the first PBSS colloquium in the UK. This event will provide a forum for the exchange of information on the latest international pensions, social security and ageing population issues, with a focus on how to make both public and private sector provision for retirement income safe and sustainable. It will provide excellent CPD and networking opportunities. The conference is open to all actuaries and other professionals interested in this sector. For further information, visit http://tinyurl.com/5retqol