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In its response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s inquiry on automatic enrolment (AE), the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) makes three key recommendations for the Government to build on the success of AE to-date to increase the numbers of people saving into a pension.
For those with an interest in mortality and longevity, the latest six-monthly Update from the International Actuarial Association Mortality Working Group is now available.
The CERA Global Association (CGA) is pleased to announce that Chu Lee has become the 3,000th person to earn the prestigious CERA (Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary) credential.
The IFoA is currently undergoing a strategic review of Education.
The review is being undertaken to ensure that we are reflecting the changing nature of the work of actuaries, so that qualifying actuaries remain fit for purpose in 2025 and beyond.
Over the past months a number of working parties have been reviewing the current qualifications and proposing changes to both the syllabus and assessment methods.
Mortality and Longevity Seminar 2016. 25 February, Royal College of Physicians, London
To enable us to give you the best possible support by offering you relevant CPD opportunities, we want to make sure that we have accurate data about the fields that Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) members are working in and the roles they perform.
Last year Council asked IFoA members to tweet inspiring definitions of #WhatActuariesDo. The response was superb, and we now want your help in taking these ideas one step further.
Council has selected some favourite tweets, listed below, to inspire you to make a short #ActuarialPitch video that really sells the benefits of actuarial skills to employers.
Your #ActuarialPitch should be no more than 30 seconds long and can be as serious or as lighthearted as you want. Just make your message loud and clear!
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) will be attending careers events in Singapore and Malaysia in the coming months.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) submitted a letter to the editor of the Financial Times, which has been published today, 15 January 2016, in response to Martin Wolf's recent column A vote for Brexit is a leap into the abyss.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is excited to be attending a new large careers exhibition at Birmingham's NEC centre next month to promote a career as an actuary to young people.
Other actuary news
Added: Fri, 05/02/2016 - 17:53Auto-enrolment has been as success so far, but there are still enormous challenges ahead, Ros Altmann has said.
Added: Fri, 05/02/2016 - 17:37The Actuarial Association of Europe (AAE) has adopted its second European Standard of Actuarial Practice (ESAP2), on Actuarial report under Solvency II.
Added: Thu, 04/02/2016 - 06:02Some 71% of UK employees feel they are facing a less comfortable retirement than their parents' generation, according to research by Willis Towers Watson.
Added: Thu, 04/02/2016 - 06:00Ireland is most likely to win the 2016 RBS Six Nations Championship, actuaries have said.
Added: Wed, 03/02/2016 - 16:19More than a quarter (28%) of elderly drivers could face a hefty fine for failing to renew their licence every three years upon reaching the age of 70, a survey has found.
Added: Wed, 03/02/2016 - 15:45Adults aged between 45-59 have the lowest level of personal well-being in the UK according to a report published yesterday.
Added: Tue, 02/02/2016 - 17:01The UK government has no plans to provide concessions to women who are affected by a series of rises in state pensions age, according to a minister.
Added: Tue, 02/02/2016 - 16:10Flood Re has successfully secured the remaining funds required for its new reinsurance programme worth £2.1bn.
Added: Mon, 01/02/2016 - 17:32Pension schemes do not necessarily receive more value for money by paying actuaries more, according to a report by consultancy KGC.
Added: Mon, 01/02/2016 - 17:16Eight new driverless car projects have been awarded a total of £20m in funding to research and develop roadside infrastructure and communication systems between vehicles, business secretary Sajid Javid will announce today.