On 18 November 2013, at its annual Chairman's dinner, reinsurance company SCOR presented its 2013 Actuarial Prizes. The event featured a presentation from Jack Straw, the former Labour cabinet minister, on the topic 'Currency Union leads to Monetary Union' and was followed by a lively discussion, overseen by Mishal Husain from the BBC.
The prizes are awarded for the best dissertations submitted by students studying for Masters degrees in actuarial or related subjects. The winners were Hang Ping Cher for his paper entitled Underinsurance in the UK and Chariya Rangruangpatanakul for her dissertation Micro Life Insurance: a panacea to the problems of the Thai pensions system. Congratulations to both. Cass Business School course director Chris Parsons collected the papers on their behalf. The papers were selected by a panel of judges including Chris Daykin (panel chair), Peter England, Stavros Christofides and Tim Birse, to whom SCOR are indebted to for their time, knowledge and views.
SCOR is committed to the development of actuarial research and insurance expertise, and these annual awards support that aim.