introducing the topic): This discussion pulls together several strands of research, linked by our common interest in mortality and how it is changing. Actuaries have had an unfairly disappointing press over the past few years, because we have been seen to have been unable to predict changes in future lifetimes which have now occurred. To be fair to actuaries, I do not think that anybody else predicted the changes on the scale which we have seen. As actuaries, we have been working hard to put our house in orde…
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