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PWC Longevity Workshop

Longevity Workshop Hosted by PwC

Organised by CEPAR in conjunction with the International Actuarial Association Mortality Working Group

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, PwC Sydney Office


Longevity risk has been a major focus of pensions plans, governments and insurers over recent years as individuals live longer than expected and an increasing proportion of the population move into the older ages. This requires social and financial solutions to finance ageing costs including pensions and aged care. A critical aspect of this is understanding the nature of older age mortality, mortality heterogeneity and implications for risk modelling and annuity product design. Modelling of health status and understanding the implications for long term care costs are also crucial. This workshop focuses on older age mortality, modelling mortality and health status, heterogeneity and frailty, as well as incorporating improvement trends and uncertainty. An R software package that can easily be used to fit mortality models is also introduced. It brings together actuarial experts from around the world, along with CEPAR researchers, to provide a unique and in–depth analysis of these important issues relevant for both practitioners and researchers.

Who should attend

This is a limited attendance workshop designed for those who will benefit from a deeper understanding of older age mortality and modelling longevity and health status. It will be of direct relevance to actuaries and researchers involved with superannuation, life insurance, health and aged care as well as analysts and managers in industry and government responsible for retirement policy, product design of life annuities, aged care and related financial products.


The program including information about the presenters is available here.


Numbers are limited and registration is essential.

To register, email your name, affiliation, position and any dietary requirements you may have to a.brushwood@unsw.edu.au

You will receive confirmation of your registration via email which will validate your participation in the event.

For further enquiries contact:

Amy Brushwood



Longevity Research Forum at UNSW

Research Issues in Modelling Longevity Risk with Applications: Current perspectives and future directions

Thursday, 16 February 2017, UNSW, Kensington Campus, Sydney


Longevity risk has been the focus of increased research over recent years. The risk arises from the potential unexpected costs from individuals living longer resulting in unexpected increases in retirement income needs and aged care costs.

This forum will focus on current and future research on modelling of longevity risk with applications to the managing of longevity risk including costing and design of income stream products and long term care insurance.

Modelling of the risk covers all aspects of future survival and health status including actuarial and demographic models and methods.

As a forum it aims to provide opportunities for informal discussion and a sharing of knowledge and views to provide perspectives on future directions for longevity research. Each session will be moderated by a research academic familiar with the area.

Who should attend

This is a limited attendance forum designed for researchers in academia and industry who have a major interest in longevity risk including actuaries and demographers. Early career researchers and research students are particularly encouraged to attend.

The program is available here. 

Registration is required via the registration form.

For further enquiries contact:

Amy Brushwood


25th Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers

Save the Date

When: 6th and 7th July, 2017

Where: Colombo Theatre, UNSW Sydney

More information regarding the call for papers and registration will be available in the coming weeks.