News archive - August 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The perceptions of retirement could have negative impacts

Professors Mary Hardy and David Saunders

Not only do Canadians nearing retirement or already retired expect to work longer, but a majority of them believe they’ll have low liquid retirement assets.

PhD candidate Saisai Zhang and professors Mary Hardy and David Saunders conducted the 2016 Ontario Retirement Survey (ORS). The report examines the retirement concerns and risk preferences of 1,000 randomly selected Ontario pre-retirees and retirees aged 50 to 80.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The University of Waterloo Received a Center for Actuarial Excellence Research Grant from the Society of Actuaries

The University of Waterloo won the 2017 Centers of Actuarial Excellence (CAE) grant competition!

The Society of Actuaries has awarded the University of Waterloo a research grant of USD $297,000 on a 3-year project entitled “Maintaining Financial Stability in an Era of Changing Climate and Demographics”. This project is intended to develop models and pricing methods, and to create new risk measures and risk management solutions, pertaining to changes with the climate and demographics. Professor Johnny Li is this project’s principal investigator.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) grants Professor Schonlau with the Distinguished Alumni Award

Professor Matthias Schonlau

Dr. Matthias Schonlau is the 2018 winner of the NISS Distinguished Alumni Award. The National Institute of Statistical Sciences is the US-based National Institute of Statistical Sciences.