Andrew J. G. Cairns

Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics

Edinburgh, Scotland EH14 4AS

United Kingdom

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Scholarly Papers (33)

1.

A Quantitative Comparison of Stochastic Mortality Models Using Data from England & Wales and the United States

Number of pages: 77 Posted: 11 Feb 2009
Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics, City University London - Cass Business School, Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), Pacific Global Advisors and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
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Stochastic mortality, CBD-Perks models, Lee-Carter models, age effect, period effect, cohort effect, maximum likelihood, Bayes Information Criterion, robustness

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Default Funds in UK Defined Contribution Pension Plans

Financial Analysts Journal, July/August 2007
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 10 Sep 2007
Alistair Byrne, Kevin Dowd, David P. Blake and Andrew J. G. Cairns
University of Edinburgh - Business School, Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), City University London - Cass Business School and Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics
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defined contribution, default funds, asset allocation, lifecycle investing

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Mortality Density Forecasts: An Analysis of Six Stochastic Mortality Models

Pensions Institute Discussion Paper No. PI-0801
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 10 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2009
Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics, City University London - Cass Business School, Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), Pacific Global Advisors, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and J.P. Morgan
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Stochastic mortality model, cohort erect, fan charts, model risk, fore-casting, model selection criteria

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Modelling and Management of Mortality Risk: A Review

Scandinavian Actuarial Journal, Vol. 2-3, pp. 79-113, 2008, Pensions Institute Discussion Paper No. PI-0814
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 10 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2009
Andrew J. G. Cairns, David P. Blake and Kevin Dowd
Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics, City University London - Cass Business School and Nottingham University Business School (NUBS)
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Stochastic mortality models, Short-rate models, Market models, Cohort effect, SCOR

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The Birth of the Life Market

Pensions Institute Discussion Paper No. PI-0807
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 28 Apr 2009
David P. Blake, Andrew J. G. Cairns and Kevin Dowd
City University London - Cass Business School, Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics and Nottingham University Business School (NUBS)
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Sharing Longevity Risk: Why Governments Should Issue Longevity Bonds

Pensions Institute Discussion Paper No. PI-1002
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 01 Dec 2011
David P. Blake, Tom Boardman and Andrew J. G. Cairns
City University London - Cass Business School, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics
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Longevity risk, longevity bonds, public policy, political economy

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Options on Normal Underlyings with an Application to the Pricing of Survivor Swaptions

Pensions Institute Discussion Paper PI-0713
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 10 Feb 2009
Paul Dawson, Kevin Dowd, Andrew J. G. Cairns and David P. Blake
Kent State University, Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics and City University London - Cass Business School
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Modeling and Management of Longevity Risk

Pension Research Council Working Paper, PRC WP2013-19
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 Oct 2013
Andrew J. G. Cairns
Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics
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Longevity Risk, Stochastic Mortality Models, Robustness, Risk Management

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The Stakeholder Pension Lottery: An Analysis of the Default Funds in UK Stakeholder Pension Schemes

EFA 2005 Moscow Meetings Paper, Cass Business School Research Paper
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 28 Jan 2005
Alistair Byrne, Kevin Dowd, David P. Blake and Andrew J. G. Cairns
University of Edinburgh - Business School, Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), City University London - Cass Business School and Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics
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pension schemes, defined contribution, default funds, strategic asset allocation, lifestyle profile, stochastic simulation

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There's No Time Like the Present: The Cost of Delaying Retirement Saving

Financial Services Review, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2006
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 10 Sep 2007
Alistair Byrne, Kevin Dowd, David P. Blake and Andrew J. G. Cairns
University of Edinburgh - Business School, Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), City University London - Cass Business School and Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics
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retirement saving, defined contribution, stochastic simulation

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Backtesting Stochastic Mortality Models: An Ex-Post Evaluation of Multi-Period Ahead-Density Forecasts

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 29 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2009
Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics, City University London - Cass Business School, Pacific Global Advisors, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and J.P. Morgan
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backtesting, forecasting performance, mortality models

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Completing the Survivor Derivatives Market: A General Pricing Framework

Pensions Institute Discussion Paper No. PI-0712
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 10 Feb 2009
Paul Dawson, Kevin Dowd, Andrew J. G. Cairns and David P. Blake
Kent State University, Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics and City University London - Cass Business School
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The Distribution of Future Annuity Prices under Interest-Rate and Longevity Risks

Pension Institute Discussion Paper No. PI-0823
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 10 Feb 2009
Kevin Dowd, David P. Blake and Andrew J. G. Cairns
Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), City University London - Cass Business School and Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics
Downloads 138 (205,310)
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longevity risk, interest-rate risk, annuity prices, Taylor series

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Evaluating the Goodness of Fit of Stochastic Mortality Models

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 04 May 2009
Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics, City University London - Cass Business School, Pacific Global Advisors, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and J.P. Morgan
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goodness of fit, mortality models

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Turning Pensions Plans into Pension Planes: What Investment Strategy Designers of Defined Contribution Pension Plans Can Learn from Commercial Aircraft Designers

Number of pages: 86 Posted: 29 Apr 2009
David P. Blake, Andrew J. G. Cairns and Kevin Dowd
City University London - Cass Business School, Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics and Nottingham University Business School (NUBS)
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Taking the Long View

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 06 May 2009 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2009
David P. Blake, Tom Boardman, Andrew J. G. Cairns and Kevin Dowd
City University London - Cass Business School, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics and Nottingham University Business School (NUBS)
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Longevity Hedge Effectiveness: A Decomposition

Pensions Institute Discussion Paper No. PI-1106
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Dec 2011
Andrew J. G. Cairns, Kevin Dowd, David P. Blake and Guy Coughlan
Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics, City University London - Sir John Cass Business School, City University London - Cass Business School and Pacific Global Advisors
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hedge effectiveness, correlation, mark-to-model, valuation model, simulation, value hedging, longevity risk, stochastic mortality, population basis risk, recalibration risk

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Facing Up to Uncertain Life Expectancy: The Longevity Fan Charts

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 11 Feb 2009
Kevin Dowd, David P. Blake and Andrew J. G. Cairns
Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), City University London - Cass Business School and Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics
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The Myth of Methuselah and the Uncertainty of Death: The Mortality Fan Charts

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 11 Feb 2009
Kevin Dowd, David P. Blake and Andrew J. G. Cairns
Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), City University London - Cass Business School and Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics
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mortality, fan charts, longevity risk, parameter risk

Phantoms Never Die: Living with Unreliable Population Data

Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, 2016
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 22 Mar 2016
Andrew J. G. Cairns, David P. Blake, Kevin Dowd and Amy R. Kessler
Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics, City University London - Cass Business School, Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) and Prudential Retirement
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Baby boom; Cohort–births–deaths exposures methodology; Convexity adjustment ratio; Deaths; Graphical diagnostics; Population data

Phantoms Never Die: Living with Unreliable Population Data

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 21 Oct 2015
Andrew J. G. Cairns, David P. Blake, Kevin Dowd and Amy R. Kessler
Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics, City University London - Cass Business School, City University London - Sir John Cass Business School and Prudential Retirement
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Baby boom, cohort-births-deaths exposures methodology, convexity adjustment ratio, deaths, graphical diagnostics, population data

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Longevity Bonds: Financial Engineering, Valuation, and Hedging

Journal of Risk & Insurance, Vol. 73, No. 4, pp. 647-672, December 2006
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 29 Nov 2006
David P. Blake, Kevin Dowd, Andrew J. G. Cairns and Richard D. MacMinn
City University London - Cass Business School, Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics and National Chengchi University
Downloads 34 (440,639)
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A Two-Factor Model for Stochastic Mortality With Parameter Uncertainty: Theory and Calibration

Journal of Risk & Insurance, Vol. 73, No. 4, pp. 687-718, December 2006
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 29 Nov 2006
Andrew J. G. Cairns, David P. Blake and Kevin Dowd
Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics, City University London - Cass Business School and Nottingham University Business School (NUBS)
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A Family of Term-Structure Models for Long-Term Risk Management and Derivative Pricing

Mathematical Finance, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 415-444, July 2004
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 Jul 2004
Andrew J. G. Cairns
Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics
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Survivor Swaps

Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 73, No. 1, pp. 1-17, March 2006
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 08 May 2006
Kevin Dowd, David P. Blake, Andrew J. G. Cairns and Paul Dawson
Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), City University London - Cass Business School, Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics and Kent State University
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Still Living With Mortality: The Longevity Risk Transfer Market After One Decade

Number of pages: 86 Posted: 14 Nov 2018
David P. Blake, Andrew J. G. Cairns, Kevin Dowd and Amy R. Kessler
City University London - Cass Business School, Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics, City University London - Sir John Cass Business School and Prudential Retirement
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Buy-Outs; Buy-Ins; Longevity Insurance; Longevity Bonds; Longevity Swaps; q-Forwards; Tail-Risk Protection; Basis Risk; Credit Risk; Regulatory Capital; Collateral; Liquidity; Stochastic Mortality Models; Longevity Risk Premium; Longevity-Linked Securities; Reinsurance Sidecars

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Modelling Socio-Economic Differences in Mortality Using a New Affluence Index

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 22 May 2019
Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics, Aarhus University - CREATES, Aarhus University, City University London - Cass Business School and City University London - Sir John Cass Business School
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Affluence index, Danish mortality data, CBD-X model, gravity model

Survivor Derivatives: A Consistent Pricing Framework

Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 77, Issue 3, pp. 579-596, September 2010
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 04 Aug 2010
Paul Dawson, Kevin Dowd, Andrew J. G. Cairns and David P. Blake
Kent State University, City University London - Sir John Cass Business School, Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics and City University London - Cass Business School
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Survivor Derivatives: A Consistent Pricing Framework

Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 77, Issue 3, pp. 579-596, 2010
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 08 Mar 2018
Paul Dawson, Kevin Dowd, Andrew J. G. Cairns and David P. Blake
Kent State University, City University London - Sir John Cass Business School, Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics and City University London - Cass Business School
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Getting Feedback on Defined Contribution Pension Plans

Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 76, Issue 2, pp. 385-417, June 2009
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 05 May 2009
Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald and Andrew J. G. Cairns
Heriot-Watt University and Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics
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The New Life Market

Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 80, Issue 3, pp. 501-558, 2013
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 30 Aug 2013
City University London - Cass Business School, Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics, Pacific Global Advisors, City University London - Sir John Cass Business School and National Chengchi University
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Robust Hedging of Longevity Risk

Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 80, Issue 3, pp. 621-648, 2013
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 30 Aug 2013
Andrew J. G. Cairns
Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics
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A Gravity Model of Mortality Rates for Two Related Populations

North American Actuarial Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2011
Posted: 24 Jan 2012
City University London - Sir John Cass Business School, Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics, City University London - Cass Business School, Pacific Global Advisors and J.P. Morgan

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Perspectives: Designing a Defined-Contribution Plan - What to Learn from Aircraft Designers

Financial Analysts Journal, Vol. 65, No. 1, 2009
Posted: 31 Jan 2009
David P. Blake, Andrew J. G. Cairns and Kevin Dowd
City University London - Cass Business School, Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics and Nottingham University Business School (NUBS)

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Portfolio Management: Asset/Liability Management; Advocacy, Regulatory, and Legislative Issues: Advocacy Issues

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Default Funds in U.K. Defined-Contribution Plans

Financial Analysts Journal, Vol. 63, No. 4, pp. 40-51, July/August 2007
Posted: 25 Jul 2007
Alistair Byrne, Kevin Dowd, David P. Blake and Andrew J. G. Cairns
University of Edinburgh - Business School, Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), City University London - Cass Business School and Heriot-Watt University - Department of Actuarial Science & Statistics

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Private Wealth Management, Asset Allocation, Portfolio Management, Other