Steve graduated in mathematics from the University of Cambridge, qualifying as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 1975, and subsequently obtained his PhD and DSc in actuarial science from City University.
He has worked at Prudential Assurance and for the Government Actuary’s Department, and has been a member of the Council of the Institute of Actuaries. He is a member of the Financial Reporting Council’s Board of Actuarial Standards, the Association of British Insurers’ Research Advisory Panel and Legal and General’s Longevity Science Advisory Panel. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Jewish Association for Business Ethics and has been a Governor of the City of London Academy - Islington. He was a member of the External Advisory Panel to the Morris Review of the Actuarial Profession.
He has written over 150 research papers on a wide range of topics, including mortality and morbidity models, longevity, annuities, insurance pricing and pensions. His papers have won research prizes from the Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries (US).
He is co-author of five books, including:
He is one of the Founding Editors of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance.
Steve is married to Mandy, who is a well-known inventor and entrepreneur. They have three adult children. Steve’s hobbies include cinema, opera, theatre and running.
Areas of Interest
- longevity trends and risks
- defined benefit and defined contribution pension systems
- actuarial standards