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Lifelong Learning Board (LLB)

The Board is keen to demonstrate the importance of acting with the full knowledge and understanding of the IFoA Council, its Corporate and Practice Boards and all members of the IFoA. It is in this spirit that the Board drew up at its first meeting in 2018 a position statement to reflect the commitment of the Board to this open and transparent working. 

The Board's key responsibilities are to:

  • Support Council in future reviews of IFoA lifelong learning objectives and set strategy for achieving these objectives.
  • Collaborate with other boards to ensure that cross cutting organisational and cross-practice opportunities and initiatives are appropriately addressed.
  • Ensure that the IFoA's learning is globally benchmarked against competing credentials, CPD and lifelong learning.
  • Set the strategic framework for development of the IFoA’s pre-qualification learning, ensuring strategic developments respond to the contemporary needs of the global actuarial profession.
  • Set the framework for assessment of all qualification and certifications, responding to contemporary good practice.

The Board comprises

  • Dr Helen Wright - Lay Chair
  • Prof Carl Stychin – Lay member
  • Laura Andrikopoulos – Council representative
  • David Bowie
  • Helena Ingram
  • Caroline Bayliss
  • Kav Benepal
  • Prof Clifford Friend – Executive member
  • Chris Bristow – Executive member
  • Karen Brocklesby – Executive member

Secretary to the Lifelong Learning Board - Maria Lyons.

The Lifelong Learning Board is supported by two Sub-committees and one Forum

New learning offerings

The Lifelong Learning Board has established a triage process – a framework for introducing new subject areas into the IFoA’s learning offer.

This process includes a series of structured questions as a basis for evaluation of any new proposition. These relate to, amongst others, the appetite for, connectivity, sustainability and appropriate delivery model for a proposition.

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  • Finance in the Public Interest Series

    16 March 2021 - 23 March 2021

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    There is widening debate that many of our social, financial and regulatory institutions need to be rethought so that we can create more sustainable futures, particularly in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the policy/macro-economic response to the pandemic and how it affects consumers, as well as the impending climate crisis. This multi-day series of three keynote webinars, individually presented by leading economist John Kay, Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, Ashok Gupta, Chair at Mercer Ltd, and Nico Aspinall, Chief Investment Officer at B&CE, will open up discussion on these essential topics. The series will culminate in a panel session with Chief Economist of the Bank of England, Andy Haldane.

  • The price is righter

    16 March 2021

    Spaces available

    This webinar provides an overview of the state of the UK protection market, and how different insurers are using different levels of sophistication to price (such as using customer demand models). It considers how insurers have implemented these sophisticated pricing techniques, and the practical challenges they have faced.

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    This discussion will revolve around the latest industry developments including and introduction to Part VII transfers and Schemes of Arrangement (process, parties involved and recent events), insights and lessons from recent with-profits transactions and restructurings (including Equitable Life and Pru-Rothesay), how firms can apply these learnings to future arrangements, and the outlook for future with-profits transactions and restructurings (including the impacts of Covid-19 and Brexit)


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    What is stewardship and how has the landscape changed under the 2020 UK Stewardship Code? How does effective stewardship create long term value for beneficiaries and what roles do asset owners and asset managers play in active stewardship. This webinar will offer answers to these questions in a practical approach to stewardship reporting.

  • Spaces available

    Mis-estimation risk is a key element of demographic risk, and past work has focused on mis-estimation risk on a run-off basis.  However, this does not meet the requirements of regulatory regimes like Solvency II, which demands that capital requirements are set through the prism of a finite horizon like one year.  This paper presents a value-at-risk approach to mis-estimation risk suitable for Solvency II work.