Membership of the General Insurance Board 2021/2022:
- Sameer Keshani (Chair)
- Camilla Bennett
- Chris Bird
- Keith Brown
- Cherry Chan - Council Reprentative
- John Charles
- Catherine Drummond
- Matthew Evans
- Amerjit Grewal
- Adhiraj Maitra
- Sarah McDonnell
- Stavros Martis
- Kevin Wenzel
- Sonal Shah - Education Actuary
- to support the IFoA strategy, to uphold its values, abide by its governance and to cooperate with its internal bodies and to uphold the public interest
- to support our members in new and diverse career paths, both within general insurance and in wider fields
- to increase our influence in society where we can contribute
- to enthuse our membership to contribute to the profession and to promote engagement
- to remain relevant to our members beyond education and qualification providing high-quality, technical and non-technical CPD
- in the public interest, listening and staying close to our members.
The General Insurance Board is supported by four specialist sub-committees:
- General Insurance Lifelong Learning Committee (GILL)
- General Insurance Research and Thought Leadership Committee (GIRTL)
- General Insurance Standards and Consultations Committee (GISCC)
How to join the General Insurance Board or one of its sub-committees
All volunteer opportunities arising for the Board and its sub-committees are advertised on our volunteer vacancies web page. Further information for volunteers, including tips on how to chair a meeting, can be found in the Volunteer Information Pack (VIP).
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Over recent months there has been a sharp rise in M&A activity involving British businesses, with interest from overseas, domestic buyers and Private Equity investors.
Frank Redington is recognised as one of the most influential actuaries of all time. In this talk, Craig will review some of Redington's most important ideas. He will identify the consistent actuarial principles that form a common thread across the contributions Redington made to a broad range of actuarial fields, and will highlight the ongoing relevance of Redington's thinking to 21st century actuarial practice.
The IFoA Mental Health working party look back over their week of blogs and podcasts considering all aspects of the relationship between mental health and life insurance. The expert panel spans adviser, underwriter and actuarial experience and they explore triggers for purchasing insurance relating to mental health, the various routes to insurance and how these may be more suited to different people depending on their conditions and preferences, the products and processes involved in purchasing these as well as what claims and support are available to policyholders and how to access them.
Part of the 'Finance in the Public Interest 2022' webinar series. If it was ever okay to consider your business in isolation from its surroundings, today it most definitely is not. Thinking about business within its surrounding system is now a necessity. The question we seek to discuss is: How should we prescribe the boundaries in which we consider problems to enable us to create better products and more resilient companies and systems?
What will happen to DC pension savers who see life annuities as poor VFM but still want an income for life? Pooled annuity funds could offer them a decent lifetime income while reducing significantly the complex choices and risk inherent in income drawdown. They could be the next generation of CDC pension schemes, slotting into the existing DC framework as a post-retirement option.
Investment risk-sharing is a fundamental part of whole-life collective defined contribution (CDC) pension schemes, such as the Royal Mail CDC. But how does investment risk-sharing benefit members? And does it favour some groups of members over others?