Bringing together academia, organizations and researchers from the actuarial profession, this past July marked the 49th Annual Actuarial Research Conference. Actuaries gathered at the University of CaRead MoreLeave a Comment
Anna Rappaport, FSA, MAAA, and Chair of the SOA’s Committee on Post-Retirement Needs and Risks Traditional defined benefit plans usually protected retirement savings in the event ofRead MoreLeave a Comment
Approximately every two years the Investment Section awards the Redington Prize for best investment-related paper written or co-written by an actuary and nominated for consideration. For 2013 the SOARead MoreLeave a Comment
Registration is open for ICA 2014, the 30th International Congress of Actuaries, a premier continuing education event of the International Actuarial Association (IAA) with a program that contains topiRead MoreLeave a Comment
Retirement Income Industry Association Announces Winners of the 2013 Practitioner Thought Leadership Award
The Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA) recently named Anna Rappaport the winner of its 2013 Practitioner Thought Leadership Award for her paper, “Insights to Support Better Retirement PlaRead MoreLeave a Comment
Observations on Input and Output Smoothing Methods: How do they affect the funding of defined benefit plans?
Following the release of our first Rapid Retirement Research report, The Rising Tide of Pension Contributions, the SOA decided to begin an investigation of ways to address the volatility of statutoryRead MoreLeave a Comment
Actuary Chris Bone provides updates on the SOA’s longevity initiative; responds to New York Times op-ed about Social Security
The science of longevity projection is rapidly changing and debate about the implications of these changes is increasingly entering the public arena. Many of you may have seen the op-ed piece in the SRead MoreLeave a Comment
Proposed Pension Funding Stabilization: How Does It Affect the Single-Employer Defined Benefit System?
by Joseph Silvestri, SOA Retirement Research Actuary The SOA recently released its latest research report from the Society of Actuaries (SOA) Rapid Retirement Research Initiative. The initiative’Read MoreLeave a Comment
Ford announces program to “buy-out” retirees and former employees in its U.S. salaried retirement program – A good risk management move? Depends on your perspective…
by Andy Peterson, SOA Staff Fellow, Retirement Systems On April 27, Ford Motor Company announced a voluntary program to provide lump-sum payouts to salaried retirees and former employees in the U.SRead MoreView Comments (4)