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Dear Colleagues,

I wish to welcome you to the Colloquium “Long-Term Saving in an Ageing World”, run under the auspices of the International Actuarial Association — Life Section (IAALS). This event is to be held in Barcelona, (Spain), 23 and 24 October 2017 and organized by the Col•legi d’Actuaris de Catalunya, (Catalan Actuaries Association).

The seemingly unstoppable growth in human life expectancy, which coupled with the current state of health and social services, has led to a remarkable rise in longevity right across the face of the Earth.

While this may be heralded as great news for mankind, it nevertheless lays down a major challenge to both private and public pension schemes, the life insurance industry as a whole and therefore the actuarial profession itself.

In this event, entitled; “Long-Term Saving in an Ageing World” we aim to take a closer look at the matter mentioned above and the repercussions implied by it.

For this purpose we are privileged to count upon the participation of the following specialists on the subject, who will share their wisdom and insight on the theme: Dr. Nicholas Barr, Professor at the London School of Economics, Dr. Stéphane Loisel, Professor at the University of Lyon and Dr. Jens Perch Nielsen, Professor of Actuarial Science at City University London.

We are confident that the Colloquium will also provide participants unfamiliar with the city with an ideal opportunity to get to know Barcelona, now one of the world’s most visited metropoli, with its outstanding, cultural, leisure and gastronomic delights.

Looking forward to seeing you in Barcelona in October 2017.

Miquel Viñals

Chairman of the Col·legi d’Actuaris de Catalunya.