There are two types of research:
- External research (research undertaken by universities and other external agencies which receives funding and/or support from the profession)
- Member-led research (volunteer research working parties established by members and overseen by the practice executive committees)
Information on External research (including the profession’s strategy for involvement, the process for calls for research, current research initiatives and funding) can be found on the Research pages.
Information on Member-led research (including how to establish a new working party and processes and options for carrying research forward) is available in the profession’s Guidance for new research working parties. This research is primarily overseen by the Life Research Committee on behalf of the practice executive committee.
Cross practice research is encouraged and the profession has a cross practice research committee which regularly reviews the research activities in all practice areas to link any which have a common discussion area.
Research in other key associations, Society of Actuaries (SOA), Casulaty Actuarial Society (CAS), Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA), Institute of Actuaries of Australia also provide opportunities to collaborate.