IFoA reasearch goes large: call for proposals
What are the actuarial consequences of how people age? How do we expect the changing economic environment to affect actuarial assessments? What are the consequences of disruptive technologies?
Over the past few months, the IFoA's Research and Thought Leadership Committee (RTLC) has been gathering views on the key research challenges in actuarial science that may need to be addressed in the coming years. Under the leadership of RTLC chairman Mark Cross, this has now resulted in a call for research proposals.
While the IFoA has a long history of commissioned research projects, this call represents a marked change in the scale of research projects that the IFoA is seeking to fund. The intention is that successful projects will be run through the IFoA's Actuarial Research Centre (ARC), which will be expanded to include a wider range of universities and research teams. The projects will also complement the extensive research already undertaken by the volunteer working parties.
The IFoA would like to hear from academic and corporate research teams who believe they are in a position to help address some of the key questions in actuarial science and deliver research that is relevant to our members and industry. We are also keen to hear from organisations who have a keen interest in some of the research outputs and would like to shape and scope the research from the outset. The call for research closes on 5 October.
To view the call for research proposals and the key questions identified, visit bit.ly/1WovvRs