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The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) came into being on 1 August 2010. It is the UK's only chartered professional body dedicated to educating, developing and regulating actuaries based both in the UK and internationally. Find out more about us in our video below.

At a Special General Meeting held on 25 May 2010 voting members of the Faculty of Actuaries in Scotland and the Institute of Actuaries voted in favour of a merger of the two bodies

The Queen in Council granted an amendment to the Royal Charter of the Institute of Actuaries in terms that converted it to the Charter for the IFoA.  The assets, liabilities and membership rights of the Faculty of Actuaries in Scotland were transferred on that same day to the IFoA and the Royal Charter of the Faculty of Actuaries in Scotland surrendered.

Under our Royal Charter we have a duty to put the public interest first

We represent and regulate 31,938 members worldwide for the benefit of the outside world and oversee their education at all stages of qualification and development throughout their careers.  By joining the IFoA, members are making a personal commitment to high standards of education, competence and integrity.

Our future is shaped by our vision and values and by our long term strategic objectives.

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Jo Jones, Deputy Chief of Staff provides the Secretariat to the Executive Leadership Team

jo.jones@actuaries.org.uk

I will try to respond to email queries within five working days.

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  • GIRO 2020 Virtual Conference

    Available to watch globally in November.
    02-13 November 2020
    Spaces available

     

    This year's GIRO has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the general insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's GI Online Learning Resource area

  • Spaces available

    The webinar will discuss the challenges and opportunities schemes face in evaluating end game options, choosing a target state and understanding the impact this strategic decision could have on member outcomes long after the “end state” is reached. Adolfo, Kevin and Rhian bring over 60 years of experience in the industry and a variety of perspectives as scheme actuary, covenant adviser, trustee, de-risking adviser and insurer.

  • Spaces available

    Retail banking is going through a period of substantial change as it moves into the digital age. Banks have large amounts of data about their customers and about their risks. Open data application programming interface (APIs) and data science are enabling banks to use their data to offer innovative and sometimes personalised services. Data science is also adding value in risk areas such as fraud detection and cyber security. At the same time, the move to online banking is making it easier for firms including fintechs to enter banking without having to establish branch networks.

  • Spaces available

    Cash-flow driven investing is a game-changer for DB pension funds navigating their end-game. Suitable for sponsors who want to reduce risks on their balance sheets. And for trustees, it shifts the focus to providing greater certainty of returns, managing funding level volatility and ensuring they have enough income to pay cash-flow requirements.

  • Spaces available

    Patrick Kennedy, Partner at Gateley Legal and Founding Director of Entrust (a leading professional pensions trustee company), will be delivering an update on the latest legal developments during the course of 2020. With both a pensions legal perspective and over 25 years of trustee service, Patrick will seek to highlight how the letter of the law has continued to evolve against the backdrop of a difficult and challenging year

  • Spaces available

    The talk will provide an understanding of the priorities and relationships between deficit reduction contributions, in the context of wider scheme funding, and different types of value outflow from the employer based on the working party’s recently published report. 

  • Spaces available

    Covid-19 has required an urgent and cross-practice initiative to facilitate the extensive impact this pandemic has across all industries. IFoA members have been keen to contribute in a different way, so we developed the IFoA Covid-19 Action Taskforce [ICAT] to coordinate our effort, with a more efficient governance.

    We have over 500 volunteers and countless topics which we have amalgamated into 93 workstreams.