Using behavioural interventions to address the inadequacy of retirement provision in the UK

Presenting three thought papers which consider how behavioural impediments to informed decision making regarding pension investments can be overcome.

Updated: 17/03/2017
Views: 1,097

A new Affluence Index to help governments and pension providers improve forecasts of mortality rates

Academics have developed a new way to model socio-economic differences in mortality rates - using an affluence index.

Updated: 04/07/2016
Views: 1,903

Optimal strategies for pay-as-you-go pension finance: A sustainability framework

New research proposes a means of limiting the impact on sustainability that the current trend of decreasing birth rates and increasing life expectancy may have on pay-as-you-go pensions systems.

Updated: 06/06/2016
Views: 1,891

How the value in people’s homes could solve the challenge of care costs in later life


Les Mayhew

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The problem of how to pay for care in later life is a major policy issue throughout the developed world. A new research paper looks at ways of using the value in property to solve the challenge of meeting the costs of those care needs.

Updated: 05/04/2016
Views: 1,692

Global Reinsurance - the complete Masterclass series


Paula Jarzabkowski

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The aim of the Global Reinsurance Masterclass Series is to support (re)insurance and broking companies in analysing their position and improving their competitiveness during a period of global change.

Updated: 11/03/2016
Views: 1,973

Pension pots and how to survive them

Most people would be better off drawing down money from their pension pot when they retire, research from Cass Business School finds.

Updated: 23/11/2015
Views: 3,047

The Mathematics of Mortality


Vladimir Kaishev

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A novel statistical methodology created by academics at Cass Business School has led to improved data about deaths and life expectancy.

Updated: 25/11/2015
Views: 2,130

The Asbestos Legacy - A simple benchmark for mesothelioma projection

Once widely used in construction, asbestos is known to cause several deadly diseases including the rare form of cancer known as Mesothelioma. Due to its long latency period and poor records of exposure, the number of cases of this disease is difficult to predict. This research compares two established methods of projection in order to determine which is more effective.

Updated: 12/11/2015
Views: 2,148

Managing Financially Distressed Pension Plans in the Interest of Beneficiaries


Joachim Inkmann

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Research from Cass Business School offers a new way to value pension plans that takes financial risks into account, helping staff obtain a clearer picture of the security of their promised pension.

Updated: 25/09/2015
Views: 1,954