Dave has extensive experience of longevity arising from defined benefit pension schemes and in insurance portfolios, including Enhanced Annuities.
Much of Dave’s work is project-based, for a wide range of insurers and reinsurers. In addition, he is Secretary to the CMI, a subsidiary of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, with overall responsibility for all aspects of Barnett Waddingham’s support for this key client.
Dave is a frequent presenter at professional and industry events and was recently awarded the Association of Consulting Actuaries’ trophy for the best presentation for the second time in three years.
The slowing of mortality improvements in the UK in recent years has been widely discussed. In this Spotlight we compare recent mortality in the UK to a large number of European countries.
This blog post was written by Dave Grimshaw and Jon Palin who discussed and compared a range of methods for projecting future improvements in mortality at the IFoA’s Life Conference on 20 November.
Rewind to 1900 and infectious diseases were the second biggest cause of death in England and Wales. By 1960, deaths from infectious diseases were all but eradicated.