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
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Managing Financially Distressed Pension Plans in the Interest of Beneficiaries

Author(s):

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
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Managing Longevity Risk - an analysis of the Swiss Re Kortis Bond

Author(s):

Andrew Hunt

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In 2010 Swiss Re issued the Kortis bond, the world's first "longevity trend bond" designed to enable the transfer of extreme longevity risk to the capital markets. Researchers at Cass Business School have produced the first analysis of the bond, looking at its design, its payoff, and key risk factors for it.

Updated: 13/07/2015
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Towards Fairer Compensation for People in Accidents

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Zoltan Butt

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Research undertaken at Cass Business School has helped courts better assess the loss of earnings suffered by people who have had accidents.

Updated: 22/05/2015
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Better population data: striving for greater accuracy

Author(s):

Les Mayhew

Industry:
Public Policy

Research by City University London academics has helped councils across the UK measure populations more accurately, saving money and improving people's standard of living.

Updated: 18/05/2015
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De-risking pensions and annuities

A financial market that helps shift risk from pension plans and annuity providers to the capital markets has been invented by an academic from City University London.

Updated: 18/05/2015
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The true cost of social care - planning for the future

Author(s):

Les Mayhew

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Industry:
Public Policy

Research from City University London has helped shape policy around how to pay for long-term care in the UK.

Updated: 18/05/2015
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Views: 2,314

Footing the Bill for Acts of God - how the reinsurance market is under threat

Author(s):

Paula Jarzabkowski

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A new book, based on research carried out at Cass Business School, warns of the dangers the reinsurance market may face as a result of changes to the way losses created by natural disasters are assessed.

Updated: 29/07/2015
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DC reinvented – addressing the challenges that lie ahead

With revolution replacing evolution in UK DC pensions, Chris Wagstaff, Senior Visiting Fellow, considers the challenges that lie ahead for the world's fastest growing DC market and what the key ingredients are for engineering good DC member outcomes to and through retirement.

Updated: 04/03/2015
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Views: 1,950