As diverse as the profession we represent?
IFoA Chief Executive Stephen Mann reflects on the importance of embracing and respecting diversity.
Black History Month 2020 - Like no other
Chika Aghadiuno reflects on a month that saw actuaries on both sides of the Atlantic having compelling discussions around diversity.
Interview: Daisy Coke, pioneer of the Jamaican actuarial profession
Diversity Award Winners
Article: IFoA Count Me In diversity campaign wins sector award
A point of inflection
Article: IFoA president Tan Suee Chieh and Diversity Advisory Group chair Chika Aghadiuno speak to The Actuary. Read more
The IFoA Executive Leadership team drive this forward through collaboration with the internal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee for employees and the Diversity Action Group (DAG), a member interest group open to all members of the IFoA.
This allows us to listen to and learn from individuals and groups and enables us to focus on delivering targeted initiatives, and support, to make a difference.
All employees/members are welcome to be part of their respective group and encouraged to join the conversation. This two-way collaboration allows us to gain insight, feedback and suggestions. It is central to our approach and at the heart of our decision making.
To enable us to deliver this support to our members, we work in partnership with our volunteers.
“The IFoA has broken ground in diversity in the last ten years, with the first female presidents and the first African president. And I am very proud to be the first Asian president. Sometimes diversity is an issue of redressing injustice. But let us be in no doubt, it is also about sustainability of the profession. We have to be diverse in our mindsets, outlook and perspectives – reflecting the communities we serve – and always with a common purpose, only then we can thrive as a profession."
Tan Suee Chieh, IFoA President
Guided by our members
Our work on diversity is supported by the Diversity Action Group (DAG), comprised of volunteer IFoA members.
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The IFoA’s Actuarial Review Team has published its first thematic review, which looked at the actuarial advice given by scheme actuaries to UK pension scheme trustees on setting transfer values and commutation rates.
IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual India Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Member Mahidhara Davangere and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.
What are the options for the world economy looking ahead?
In this Thought Leadership Lecture, Economist, Vicky Pryce, will be discussing world economic trends, including the differences in geographical performance and how output is recovering and where.
Trust and Leadership for Actuaries
Led by Dr. Jim Baxter, University of Leeds, this webinar introduces some key ideas in the ethics of trust, with a particular focus on those in, or on the path to, leadership roles. Dr Baxter is joined by a panel of experienced leaders who will give their personal perspectives on how they understand the value of trust and how they seek to promote and inspire trust, drawing on their experiences of leadership. The panel includes:
In this webinar, we have two presentations showing the latest research on the implications for life and health insurers of two key issues: genomics and pandemic risk.
Dr Peter Joshi and Paul Timmers will share their research on how well-established underwriting processes can allow for genomics in predicting expected mortality and morbidity. They will then discuss the potential for stratified screening and personalised medicine to improve health and reduce claim costs.
As the world’s attention begins to turn to COP26 later this year in Glasgow, Sarah Gordon (Chief Executive, Impact Investing Institute) will share her vision for how the financial services industry can deliver for people and the planet, as well as how to encourage more investment with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.
IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual SSA Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Members Mukami Njeru, Prosper Matiashe and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.
IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual MENAP Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.