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.
- 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)
- A representative of the CMI
Abstracts of papers
As part of our conference in celebration of David Wilkie's 90th birthday, we invite you to submit an abstract of your paper.
Early bird registration open until 14 January 2024
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.