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  • Date and time: Thursday 11 April 2024, 9.30am to 6pm
  • Location: In-person only
    The Guildhall (Map)
  • Admission: £0-£150, booking required

Event details

A conference in honour of David Wilkie, encompassing the areas of economic scenario generation, mortality and critical illness modelling, survival analysis, and income protection insurance, will take place in the historical setting of the Guildhall in York. The conference will be hosted by the School for Business and Society, University of York.

The conference will be accompanied by a special issue of the Annals of Actuarial Science.

Registration is open until 1 April 2024

Invited speakers

  • Andrew Cairns (Heriot-Watt University)
  • Mary Hardy (University of Waterloo)
  • Moshe Milevsky (York University)
  • Andrew Smith (University College Dublin)
  • Hande Love (Hymans Robertson)
  • Kalpana Shah (IFoA President)
  • Alasdair Thompson (Moody’s)
  • Stuart McDonald and Vivienne Maclure (CMI)

View the conference programme and abstracts (PDF , 1,156kb)

This event can count towards your IFoA CPD requirement if you consider that you have learned something relevant to your current/future actuarial work or professional development, that it addresses a personal development need and has and identifiable learning outcome. 

David Wilkie

David Wilkie is one of the world’s foremost actuaries with a distinguished career in practice and research spanning several decades. He worked for a number of major insurance companies, including Scottish Widows’, Swiss Re and Standard Life, before joining R. Watsons, the actuarial consultancy. Since the 1980s he has held a post as visiting professor at Heriot-Watt University. David has played a pivotal role in constructing mortality tables and developing models for income protection insurance and the spread of AIDS. He is best known for the 'Wilkie model,' a stochastic investment model for long-term actuarial applications. He has been actively involved in numerous professional bodies, international actuarial conferences, and received prestigious awards, including gold medals from the Institute of Actuaries and the Faculty of Actuaries and the appointment of CBE.

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries


Individual Donor:

S. Michael McLaughlin, FIA, FSA, MAAA, CERA



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