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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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  • 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

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    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.

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    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.