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Paper receives the 2017 International Centre for Pension Management Award

5 April 2018

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A paper by Professor Miguel León-Ledesma, entitled ‘Population structure and asset values’, has received the 2017 International Centre for Pension Management Award. The paper, co-authored with Kate Rybczynski, Lori Curtis, Stephen Bonnar (University of Waterloo), Jaideep Oberoi (University of Kent), and Mark Zhou (CMHC), analyses the effect of changes in the age structure of population on the prize of risky and non-risky assets. Its results are important for the management of pension systems, as they help to forecast future returns in countries where the age structure is rapidly changing towards a larger weight of pension-age population.

The prize, endowed with 10,000 CAD, will be used to fund further research in the area by the team. The paper also received the Best Paper Award 2018 from the International Conference of Actuaries 2018.

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