Steven Haberman

Professor of Actuarial Science.
MA (Cambridge); PhD (City); DSc (City); FIA; FSS; FIMA
Faculty of Actuarial Science and Insurance
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Steven Haberman is Professor of Actuarial Science. Between 2002 and 2015, he held a number of senior leadership positions within Cass, having been Deputy Dean and Director from 2002 to 2012 and then Dean up until 2015. Prior to this, he was Dean of the School of Mathematics from 1995 to 2002.

He graduated from the University of Cambridge with a first class BA in Mathematics. He obtained a PhD and DSc in Actuarial Science from City University. After a 2-year period at Prudential Assurance as an actuarial trainee, he moved to City University in 1974 to take up a post as the first Lecturer in Actuarial Science. He also worked on a part-time basis for about 20 years at the Government Actuary's Department in London. In March 2016, he was appointed as an Associate Director of the Actuarial Research Centre set up by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

He has taught a wide range of actuarial subjects at BSc and MSc level and successfully supervised 28 doctoral students. He has been an external examiner for PhDs at the Universities of Heriot Watt, Delft, the Sorbonne and Stockholm. He has given talks at many universities including: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels (ULB), Budapest, Cairo, Cologne, Delft, Haifa, Kyoto, Lisbon (UTL), Ljubljana, Lyon, Milan (Universita Cattolica), Montreal (UQAM), Naples, Parma, Rio de Janeiro (COPPEAD), Rome (La Sapienza), Salerno, Sofia, Stockholm, Tilburg, Tokyo, Trieste, Valencia, Verona, Warsaw, York (Toronto). Recent consultancies have included Swiss Reinsurance and Deutsche Bank. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, Royal Statistical Society and Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. He is an Honorary Socio Correspondente of the Istituto Italiano degli Attuari. He has published over 140 refereed academic papers and 5 co-authored books viz "Pensions: The Problems of Today and Tomorrow", "History of Actuarial Science", "Modern Actuarial Theory and Practice" (2nd edition in 2005), "Actuarial Models for Disability Insurance", "Modelling Longevity Dynamics for Pensions and Annuity Business". He was a Founding Editor of the "Journal of Pension Economics and Finance" from 2002 to 2015 and is a member of the Editorial Boards of "Lifetime Data Analysis" and "Decisions in Economics and Finance". He was a member of the Council of the Institute of Actuaries for 11 years and was a member the Financial Reporting Council's Board for Actuarial Standards from its inception until 2012. He is currently a member of Legal & General's Longevity Science Panel and a member of the Community Statistics Management Committee of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research.

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