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Jean-Marc Fix, FSA, MAAA

Life/Health VP, Actuarial Research and Development, Stamford

Jean-Marc Fix is Vice President, Actuarial Research and Development for Gen Re's North America Life/Health division. He is responsible for developing the research and analytics infrastructure for the life and health product lines. Jean-Marc is the Chair for the SOA's Living to 100 Symposium. He also chairs the newly-formed Mortality and Longevity Strategic Research Program Steering Committee. He is a member of the Reinsurance Section Council and heads the Reinsurance Section Research team. Finally, he is a member of the ACLI's Generic Testing Task Force.

  • Are Centenarians Different - or Just Lucky?

    By Jean-Marc Fix, FSA, MAAA |May 10, 2019|English

    Centenarians are rare, but they are among the fastest growing population segments in the U.S. and throughout the developed world - and what is rare is special. But why are they special? Unfortunately, we humans are better at rationalizing than at rational...

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  • Seniors in the Workforce

    By Jean-Marc Fix, FSA, MAAA |Mar 06, 2019|English

    The bane of the writer is the trite cliché, and yet I cannot avoid the temptation: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” strongly comes to my mind as I think about seniors in the workforce. As boomers, we are almost certainly living longer than...

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  • Technology and Aging - Friend or Foe?

    By Jean-Marc Fix, FSA, MAAA |Feb 05, 2019|English

    In order to anticipate the future, it is important to know the past and how we arrived at today. But Yogi Berra would surely approve when I say that most important of all is to also know the future. It is true that I, no more than you, can’t precisely...

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  • Sugar and Fat – and Diet Research

    By Jean-Marc Fix, FSA, MAAA |Jul 12, 2018|English

    While we know that sugar is a key element of the obesity equation, it’s difficult to design a perfect diet because biochemical pathways and their communication with the brain do not necessarily translate to the combination of motivation and weight loss...

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