Khurram Khan (Chairman)
Khurram Khan is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and Head of Longevity Risk at Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC). PIC was set up in 2006 to provide de-risking solutions to defined benefit pension schemes and is now a market leader in this field with around £13bn of assets under management.
Since inception, Khurram has led the insurance risk capital / pricing infrastructure development and has been responsible for the transfer of longevity risk relating to some £9bn of pension scheme liabilities to the international reinsurance market.
Khurram is also currently Chairman of the Longevity Catalysts Working Party, a member of the NAPF Longevity Steering Committe and a Non-Executive Director of Pension Security Insurance Corporation (PSIC). He holds a first class honours degree in Mathematics and prior to joining PIC he was a consulting actuary at Towers Watson.
Douglas is an entrepreneurial actuary, with an actuarial career spanning 25 years. He is a partner at Hymans Robertson.
Douglas founded Club Vita in 2008 as centre for excellence in the analysis of longevity patterns in workplace pension schemes. Club Vita is now supported by 150 leading UK pension funds and tracks the survival patterns in 1.2m pensioners.
Douglas founded Hymans Robertson’s enterprise risk management practice in 2011 and is one of few experienced UK actuaries to have attained the Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary qualification.
Douglas is particularly keen on working in multi-disciplinary collaborations. Besides seeking to identify longevity catalysts, he is developing a collaboration with Glasgow University’s occupational health experts to improve our understanding of the interaction between timing of retirement and longevity.
Robert is a consulting actuary at Milliman in London. He is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. In his time at Milliman, he has worked on a number of projects involving annuity business and longevity risk transfer solutions, including advising potential purchasers of annuity portfolios and a review of a longevity model being used in a live capital markets transaction.
Robert has also worked on a number of Part VII transfers, reinsurance structuring assignments and Actuarial Function Holder clients covering conventional and unit-linked business. Robert is a member of a number of working parties in respect of longevity risk. He has also co-authored a number of publications and articles covering the areas of longevity risk and Solvency II. Before joining Milliman, he worked as an actuarial student at Aviva plc. Robert holds an MMath in mathematics from the University of Oxford.
Ragav Sawhney is a longevity risk analyst and modeler at Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
Ragav has a life science and epidemiological background, holding a first class honours degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford specialising in cellular biology.
In addition he has an MSc in Epidemiology from Imperial College London with a focus on mathematically modelling infectious disease dynamics.
Dr. Chris Martin
Chris Martin is a practising General Practitioner and Health Informatition with an MSc and PhD from the Centre from Health Informatics and Multi-professional Education at UCL.
He has specialised in cause of death and risk factors based mortality and longevity modelling to support health care decision-making at the clinical and policy level for over twenty years, and in the pensions and insurance industry since 2008.
He is a Fellow and former Council member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and is a former chairman of the Essex Faculty of the RCGP and the Essex Primary Care Research Network.
He is the co-founder of Crystallise Limited which provides medical modelling software to the finance and pharmaceuticals industries.
Chris Falkous is a Biometric Research Actuary within the Global R&D team at RGA. His current research projects include multi-state stochastic mortality modelling, assessing global mortality improvement trends, behavioural and psychological drivers of mortality, and the use of wearable technology in insurance.
Prior to joining RGA in 2015, Chris was a senior consultant at Towers Watson, providing advice to the trustees and sponsoring employers of large defined benefit pension schemes. He was a member of Towers Watson’s specialist mortality group and led the group’s work on future mortality improvements, with a particular focus on disease-based modelling.
Chris has a BA in mathematics from the University of Oxford, and an MSc in operations research from The George Washington University.