Our journals and research publications advance the body of knowledge of actuarial science and its applications. They promote new research and knowledge transfer and are a valuable resource for practitioners, academics, and policy makers.
As part of our objective to advance all matters relevant to actuarial science, the IFoA owns and manages two journals: Annals of Actuarial Science (AAS) and British Actuarial Journal (BAJ). Both are published by Cambridge University Press.
Your IFoA membership fees include free access to our journals.
International research, bridging the gap between theory and practice
Annals of Actuarial Science (AAS) publishes peer-reviewed research in all areas of actuarial science and related fields, with the aim of promoting work that is rigorous and of clear relevance to actuarial applications.
AAS welcomes papers in life insurance, non-life insurance, pensions, health insurance, finance and investment, statistics and econometrics, insurance economics, and quantitative risk management.
Furthermore, we welcome contributions in contiguous but non-traditional fields for actuaries, including, but not restricted to machine learning and artificial intelligence, mathematical or computational finance, climate science, cyber or operational risk, and actuarial or statistical software. Their relevance to the insurance industry must be clearly demonstrated.
Online access to the AAS is free to access for IFoA Members by following this dedicated member link.
Editor-in-Chief Andreas Tsanakas, City, University of London, UK
Current practitioner research and discussion in actuarial science
British Actuarial Journal (BAJ) publishes papers presented in the Sessional Research Programme of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), along with transcripts of the discussions and debates. It also contains Presidential addresses; memoirs and papers of interest to practitioners.
Online access to the British Actuarial Journal is free to access for IFoA Members by following this dedicated member link.
If you would like to submit a paper to the BAJ please read the instructions for contributors.
Editor: Adrian O’Hagan, University College Dublin, Ireland
The Longevity Bulletin provides a combination of research-based articles and thought pieces that focus on some of the biggest challenges facing society and policymakers in the context of longevity, ageing, and population change.
Each issue of the Longevity Bulletin presents and explains actuarial perspectives on themes emerging from, or impacting, population longevity. It also looks beyond the actuarial world for statistics, research, and the latest thinking on related subjects. In doing so, it aims to provide general and technical perspectives to best address relevant longevity topics, as well as serve to provoke thought and further discussion.
Machine learning offers the actuarial profession a range of opportunities. For example, models and methodologies can deepen understanding of mortality risk and benefit stakeholders. It can also add value to the work of data scientists in areas such as interpretation and communication. Issue 15 of the Longevity Bulletin:
On 11 September, join the editor of the bulletin and two of the authors as they discuss highlights from issue 15.
Issue 14: The social care issue
As our societies age, the question of how to care for the elderly and most vulnerable becomes more pressing. This issue explores key social care issues from actuarial, epidemiological, and technological standpoints, both in the UK and internationally. Download issue 14 (PDF, 1.04 MB)
Issue 13: The coronavirus issue
Considers aspects of the biggest worldwide catastrophe of our age and looks at the ongoing pandemic and its ramifications from a number of different perspectives. Download issue 13 (PDF, 767KB)
Issue 12: The Pharmacology issue
The theme of pharmacology is greatly relevant to our current situation, as the search for a vaccine shows how much we rely on pharmacological research and innovation. This issue explores the topic of pharmacology from a number of different perspectives. Download issue 12 (PDF, 951KB)
Issue 11: The technology edition
Examines a range of technological developments and highlights key issues for consideration as the relationships between society and technology continue to evolve. Download issue 11 (PDF, 2.1MB)
Issue 10: Is the tide turning
For the first time, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries has joined forces with the Society of Actuaries in the US and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries on its latest Longevity Bulletin, 'Longevity: Is the tide turning?' This bulletin takes an international approach to explore potential reasons for the slowdown in life expectancy. Download issue 10 (PDF, 1.07MB)
Issue 9: The big data in health issue
Examines recent advances in the field of big data and explores potential impacts for insurers. Download issue 9 (PDF, 1MB)
Issue 8: Antimicrobial resistance
Examines the clinical implications, impact on longevity and the potential economic cost of current trends in AMR. Download issue 8 (PDF, 1.9MB)
Issue 7: Modelling edition
Discusses some potential drivers of longevity trends and considers aspects of longevity modelling. Download issue 7 (PDF, 1.3MB)
Issue 6: Pandemic issue
Looks at pandemic risks from various angles including risk modelling, epidemiology, health policy and technology. Download issue 6 (PDF, 3MB)
Issue 5: The gender edition
Addresses lifestyle and the genetic reasons for changes in the ‘gender gap’ around the world, as well as illustrates the trends, policy, and business landscape that actuaries must navigate. Download issue 5 (PDF, 1.4MB)
Issue 4: Health life expectancy
Focuses on the important issue of health expectancy, a natural extension of life expectancy – defined as the remaining years at a particular age spent healthy. Download issue 4 (PDF, 1.4MB)
Issue 3: Variation in longevity
Sets some basic actuarial relationships between average lifespan and the variation of lifespan within a population in the context of some emerging theories from recent studies in demography. Download issue 3 (PDF, 1.4MB)
Issue 2: Is life expectancy the lifespan we should expect?
Explains life expectancy and outlines how it should be interpreted. Download issue 2 (PDF, 1.4MB)
Issue 1: International forecasts of future longevity
Reviews some national statistics to see what is projected for future longevity in the populations of selected countries. Download issue 1 (PDF, 987 KB)
Members can also view the archive of Faculty and Institute journals, and the journals of the Staple Inn Actuarial Society and the Actuarial Society of Edinburgh.
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