CANUK Anniversary Event 2018

Happy new year!

The Chinese Actuarial Network UK (CANUK) is delighted to invite you to celebrate our anniversary at Staple Inn after another successful year.

Admission is free and pre-registration is required. Please register here to avoid disappointments!
Special thanks to the Institute and Faculty of Actuary for providing the venue for this event. Food and drinks are sponsored by Mansion House.


18:00 – 18:30 Registration
18:30 – 18:50 Opening speech Steven Yu CANUK President
18:50 – 19:20 Pension buy-ins and buyouts in 2018 – supply and demand, pricing and  insurer capacity John Towner
Head of Origination, Legal & General Pension Risk Transfer
19:20 – 19:50 GI catastrophe models and reality Marco Lo Giudice
Head of Pricing, Tokio Millennium Re UK
19:50 – 20:00 Q&A  
20:00 onwards   Refreshments and networking



CPD: 1.5 hours



Staple Inn Hall

High Holborn


See map: Google Maps




Organiser: CANUK Committee


About the speakers


John Towner
John is Head of Origination for Legal & General’s Pension Risk Transfer business where he helps defined benefit pension schemes transfer risk and better secure their members’ benefits. Prior to Legal & General, John was an investment consultant at Redington and advised DB trustee boards on their investment, risk management and funding policies. He began his career in asset management at Bankers Trust in New York and then moved to investment banking at Deutsche Bank and Barclays Capital in London where he built up sixteen years of market experience.


Marco Lo Giudice
Marco Lo Giudice is currently the Local Head of Pricing at Tokio Millennium Re, UK branch, where he leads a team of seven people across catastrophe modelling and actuarial pricing. He started in Willis in 2006 and was instrumental in building awareness of the catastrophe models among clients. He then moved in the Lloyd’s market, where he contributed to the success of two managing agencies by implementing the models and developing validation processes. Marco holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Milan obtained while studying at the University of Bath.