Prof. Séverine Arnold appointed a member of the Occupational Pension Supervisory Commission (OPSC) by the Federal Council
The Federal Council has appointed Prof. Séverine Arnold, from the Department of Actuarial Science at HEC Lausanne (UNIL), as a member of the Occupational Pension Supervisory Commission (OPSC) for a period of four years, starting on 1 January 2020.
What is the OPSC?
The OPSC is an independent supervisory authority that is not bound by the instructions of parliament or the Federal Council. It is tasked with ensuring uniform supervision of the occupational benefits system. It exercises ultimate control over the eight regional authorities charged with direct supervision and has directive authority over them.
The OPSC has direct responsibility for supervising investment foundations, the guarantee fund and the suppletory institution. It is further responsible for certifying occupational benefits experts as well as asset managers working in this field.
Seeking the expertise of Prof. Arnold
Her research focuses on two main axes: longevity risk and mortality modeling with a particular interest in cause-specific mortality rates; and financial system for social security and pension funds. Alongside her teaching and research activities, she has worked with the International Labour Office on projects linked to social security in various countries and is a member of the committee (currently serving as Vice Chair) of the life insurance section and the mortality working group of the International Actuarial Association (IAA), as well as a member of the Social Security Sub-Committee of the Actuarial Association of Europe (AAE).
Her technical expertise, combined with his academic and professional experience in these fields will therefore be valuable assets for the Commission.
The Faculty congratulates her on her appointment!
par HEC Communication