Avery Michaelson has extensive experience in the longevity risk and insurance-linked securities markets. Having held positions at Société Générale and Deutsche Bank with posts at various Life Settlement companies, Avery’s diverse skill set enables him to provide many services through the Longitude platform. Mr. Michaelson graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a frequent speaker at financial and longevity conferences.
David Schrager has extensive experience in balance sheet management and structuring (longevity) hedge solutions for insurance and pension products. David has held positions in both insurance and banking at ING, ABN Amro and NN Group and has worked in culturally diverse teams for most of his career. He was responsible for setting up (longevity) hedge programs, pricing and structuring of pension buy-outs and has been involved in many strategic de-risking projects including M&A. David holds a Ph. D. in quantitative economics from the University of Amsterdam.
Alan Rae is an international actuary with over 30 years’ experience in Insurance and Consulting. He is an expert in Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Management (including annuity reinsurance), having held senior management positions at multiple insurers, and having spent many years as an actuarial partner at Watson Wyatt. A Scottish native, Alan has worked for British, Dutch, and Spanish insurers, and also held Non Executive Directorships in numerous counties including Ireland, Poland and Greece. He is a member of the Council of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries in the UK and the Executive Committee of its subsidiary, the Continuous Mortality Investigation Bureau.
Mark Siadat has held a variety of Software Development positions at both start-ups and large enterprises. He manages technology development for Longitude Solutions, including building our longevity hedging and valuation tools in a way that’s easy for clients to understand. Mr. Siadat earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Arizona State University.