We support and sponsor research through member-led working parties in various practice areas and through external research such as that undertaken in universities. By supporting new research, we continue to further actuarial science and aim to provide members with cutting edge knowledge attuned to the realities of their working lives.
With 40% of Fellows now under the age of 40 we need to provide these members with the tools and knowledge they need to lead the Profession forward to work in the public interest – while still tackling and speaking out on the issues of today where actuaries can make a difference.
We all seem to have a different view as to what research is and we are probably all right – from small ideas to major academic work, there are many ways to push at boundaries. We need to be even better at identifying priorities and making sure the results return to the workplace in a usable form, whether it be tomorrow or in 10 years time.