Longevity 13

Plenary and Panel Speakers

Guy COUGHLAN is Chief Risk Officer at the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), a defined benefit UK pension plan with assets of approximately £50 billion. Guy joined USS in January 2015 from Pacific Global Advisors where he was Chief Risk and Analytics Officer. Prior to that he held several senior roles at JP Morgan, where he spent 17 years and finished as European Head of the Pension Advisory Group. While at J.P. Morgan Guy established the longevity solutions team and led the development of the LifeMetrics framework for managing longevity risk. Together with his J.P. Morgan colleagues he was involved in executing the world’s first two capital markets based transactions for longevity risk transfer. Guy holds a D.Phil. from Oxford University and an MBA from Henley Business School


R. Dale HALL, FSA, CERA, CFA, MAAA, is managing director of Research for the Society of Actuaries (SOA), a position he has held since December 2013. In his role, Hall coordinates the SOA’s strategic research partnerships, oversees SOA experience studies, coordinates research across the SOA’s wide variety of actuarial practice areas, and directs the SOA’s data-driven in-house research initiatives. He is a frequent speaker at insurance and retirement industry meetings to highlight SOA research, including presentations to the actuarial task forces of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and testimony to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures on pension plan mortality rates.

Prior to joining the SOA, Hall spent more than 20 years in the U.S. insurance industry, primarily as chief actuary for the Life/Health companies of COUNTRY Financial. While at COUNTRY, he was active in industry as a member of the American Council of Life Insurers' Actuarial Committee, and was an adjunct professor in the actuarial science program at Illinois State University.

Hall is a fellow of the SOA, a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst, a CFA charterholder, and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Hall earned his master's degree in business administration from Capital University and his bachelor's degree in mathematics from John Carroll University.


Richard JACKSON is the founder and president of the Global Aging Institute (GAI), a nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to improving understanding of the economic, social, and geopolitical challenges created by population aging.  Richard is the author or co-author of numerous policy studies, including Global Aging and Retirement Security in Emerging Markets: Reassessing the Role of Funded Pensions (2015); From Challenge to Opportunity: Wave 2 of the East Asia Retirement Survey (2015); Lessons from Abroad for the U.S. Entitlement Debate (2014); The Global Aging Preparedness Index, Second Edition (2013); U.S. Development Policy in an Aging World: New Challenges and New Priorities for a New Demographic Era (2103); and The Graying of the Great Powers: Demography and Geopolitics in the 21st Century (2008). Richard regularly speaks on demographic issues and is widely quoted in the media. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Yale University and lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife Perrine and their three children, Benjamin, Brian, and Penelope.


Amy KESSLER is senior vice president and head of Longevity Risk Transfer within Prudential's Pension Risk Transfer business. In this role, Amy leads Prudential’s longevity reinsurance business globally and serves on the senior leadership team for Prudential’s pension risk transfer efforts in the United States.  In 2011, Amy led Prudential's successful launch of its longevity reinsurance product and, together with her exceptional team, has closed more than $45 billion in international reinsurance transactions since, covering members of nearly 200 pension funds in the United Kingdom, including British Airways and Rolls Royce. In 2014, Amy led Prudential’s reinsurance team in the largest and most innovative longevity risk transfer transaction on record for the BT Pension Scheme – this transaction was recognized as “Deal of the Year” by Risk Magazine and earned Prudential top honors as “Reinsurer of the Year,” an honor they received again in 2015 and 2016. With nearly 30 years of experience, Amy is an innovator whose work helps pension funds proactively manage longevity risk and create retirement security for their members.


Ronald KLEIN is the Director of Global Aging for The Geneva Association - the leading international insurance think tank for strategically important insurance and risk management issues.

As the leader of The Geneva Association's work on global ageing issues his responsibilities include the development and publication of papers and articles on the topic of global ageing; leadership of the annual Geneva Association Health & Ageing Conference; managing the industry working group on global ageing; liaison with other (re)insurance and ageing-related associations as well as representation of The Geneva Association at conferences and meetings. Ronnie will bring a practical approach to research by providing workable suggestions to mitigate global risks related to ageing.

Ronnie is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Society of Actuaries. Ronnie graduated from Binghamton University with honors.


Donghyun PARK is Principal Economist at the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which he joined in April 2007.

Prior to joining ADB, Dr. Park was a tenured Associate Professor of Economics at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has a PhD in Economics from UCLA, and his main research fields are international finance, international trade, and development economics.  His research, which has been published extensively in journals and books, revolves around policy-oriented topics relevant for Asia’s long-term development, including the middle-income trap, population aging, and financial sector development.

Dr. Park plays a leading role in the production of the Asian Development Outlook (ADO), and is the team leader of the group that produces the Asia Bond Monitor (ABM). Both ADO and ABM are flagship ADB publications.


Shripad TULJAPURKAR is Professor of Biology and the Dean & Virginia Morrison Professor of Population Studies at Stanford University, and former director of Stanford’s Center for Population Research. He is a member of the Center for the Demography and Economics of Aging at the University of California, Berkeley.

He has served on review panels at the US National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation; led a panel on aging for the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population; and served on a Technical Advisory Panel to the US Social Security Administration. He has done population research from multiple perspectives: demographic, ecological, evolutionary. Research areas include stochastic dynamics of human and natural populations; probability forecasts including aging and fiscal balance; prehistoric societies, sustainability, and human welfare.


Dylan TYSON is Executive Vice President and CSO (Chief Strategy Officer) of Prudential Life Insurance of Korea effective April 2015. He oversees strategy, marketing, product development, sales compensation, project management and asset management at POK.

Before transferring to Prudential of Korea, he was a senior vice president charged with overall responsibility for Prudential’s rapidly growing Pension Risk Transfer business in the United States. Serving more than 5,700 clients and 1.6 million individuals, Dylan led a team of over 240 colleagues across multiple locations to deliver innovative solutions for Prudential’s clients.

In 2012 Dylan led the breakthrough General Motors Corporation pension buy-out transaction, a $25 billion group annuity contract purchase that transferred the benefit obligations for nearly 110,000 General Motors retirees to Prudential.

Dylan joined Prudential in 1995 through the company’s Advanced Management Development program. In his almost two decades of tenure, Dylan has developed broad experience in defined benefit and institutional investment products, serving at various times as head of payout Annuities, Investment Only Stable Value, Business Development for Institutional Investment Products, and Structured Settlements.