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Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
The center was established in 1998 through a grant from the Social Security Administration. The Center’s mission is to produce first-class research and forge a strong link between the academic community and decision makers in the public and private sectors around issues of critical importance to the nation’s future. To achieve this mission, the Center sponsors a wide variety of research projects, transmits new findings to a broad audience, trains new scholars, and broadens access to valuable data sources. Since its inception, the Center has established a reputation as an authoritative source of information on all major aspects of the retirement income debate.

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College of Business Illinois State University
The College of Business is a highly respected college at Illinois State University that develops professionals with the personal dedication, ethics, and lifelong learning capabilities needed to succeed professionally and to serve society. We work as a diverse community promoting excellence in learning, teaching, scholarship, and service.

We provide an individualized educational experience to develop the business skills and appreciation for continuous learning necessary to succeed in a dynamic global economy. Our high quality programs develop ethical, knowledgeable, and technologically competent business professionals. We strive to do this to further the University mission of fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab

Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab develops new ideas to improve the lives of older people and those who care about them. Based in MITís Engineering Systems Division, AgeLabís multi-disciplinary team of researchers and students work at the intersection of technology and the social, behavioural and medical sciences. AgeLab develops innovative concepts, methods and data to inform public policy, to translate aging into business opportunity, and to educate the public. Governments, industry, and foundations sponsor AgeLabís global research, education and agenda-setting mission to transform aging into an opportunity to invent life tomorrow.

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North American Actuarial Journal
The North American Actuarial Journal (NAAJ) is the premier publication of the Society of Actuaries as its only refereed journal. In addition to the Society membership, it serves the international, scientific, academic, business and governmental communities, making it the most widely distributed actuarial journal. The NAAJ scientifically addresses the domestic and international problems, interests and concerns of actuaries, their customers, and public policy decision makers.

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Society of Actuaries
The Society of Actuaries is an educational, research, and professional organization dedicated to serving the public and its 20,000 members. Its mission is to advance actuarial knowledge and to enhance the ability of actuaries to provide expert advice and relevant solutions for financial, business, and societal problems involving uncertain future events. The vision of the Society of Actuaries is for actuaries to be the leading professionals in the measurement and management of risk.

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Fassano Associates
Fasano Associates is a leading underwriting consulting firm serving the life, annuity and life settlement markets.  Fasano is unique in its employment of physician Medical Directors at the core of its analytic process.  Its professional staff includes over 20 physicians, including former Chief Medical Directors of New York Life, First Colony Life (Genworth) and Provident Mutual. 

Fasano has also been at the forefront of actuarial research in the life settlement market, developing the first set of mortality tables that account for the different mortality patterns reflected at different mortality levels.

Fasano’s Sixth Annual Life Settlement Conference will be held on October 26, 2009, at its headquarters in Washington, DC.  For further information, contact


For more than 25 years, Coventry has been redefining insurance. By uniquely bridging capital and insurance markets, we created the secondary market for life insurance. Opening a wealth of opportunities for consumers, financial professionals and institutional investors alike. Our efforts have delivered more than $2.7 billion to policyowners. And launched a global longevity market with a projected value of $180 billion.

As the market leader, we continue to drive the industry forward. By expanding opportunities for consumers with new transactions like SWAPP and Simplified Settlements. And by setting new standards of excellence in everything we do. We are making life insurance more flexible, more powerful, more valuable. And it will never be the same.