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General Insurance Research Organising Committee (GIRO)

The General Insurance Research Organising (GIRO) Committee develops and builds on the strong research output carried out in the general insurance practice area

The GIRO Committee has key objectives for Session 2017/18 which focus on the following key themes:

  • Develop, deliver and communicate the results of key research to inform members of ongoing research into market developments including trends in third party UK motor claims and periodical payment orders
  • Plan and develop the annual residential general insurance (GIRO) conference including determining the theme and appropriate content of the conference.

Membership is drawn from a broad cross-section of the general insurance community to ensure full development of all general insurance research opportunities

Membership of GIRO Committee 2017/18:

  • Sameer Keshani (Chair)
  • Christian Bird
  • Sonal Shah (IFoA Education Actuary)
  • Doug Lacoss
  • Joseph Lo
  • Peter Moore
  • Paul Moorshead
  • Steven Fisher
  • Chloe Paillot
  • Edward Toman
  • Ashley Chalk

The General Insurance Research Organising (GIRO) Committee operates within a Terms of Reference and supports the IFoA's Council in the delivery of it's corporate strategy.

How to join the General Insurance Research Organising Committee (GIRO)

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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Contact Details

If you have any questions about a practice area, its working parties, Member Interest Groups or Board and sub-committees, please contact the Communities Team:

professional.communities@actuaries.org.uk

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Events calendar

  • Sub-Saharan Africa Town Hall

    26 February 2021

    Spaces available

    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.

  • MENAP Town Hall

    2 March 2021

    Spaces available

    IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan (MENAP) Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann. 

  • Spaces available

    COVID-19 has seen a marked increase in mental health issues. We all have mental health and poor mental health has serious consequences for individuals and our workplaces, with it costing UK businesses £33-42 billion annually.

  • 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.

  • Spaces available

    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)

     

  • Spaces available

    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?
    • What roles do asset owners and asset managers play in active stewardship?
    • A practical approach to stewardship reporting
  • Spaces available

    Income drawdown products offer an investment strategy to generate an income in retirement.  However, for those needing to decumulate their capital to provide a sufficient income in retirement, sequencing risk is high.  This is the risk that poor returns are experienced when capital is highest (in the first part of the decumulation phase) and good returns when capital is lowest (in the last part).   It is very difficult to recover from this risk, if it is realised.  This means that income drawdown products are not very resilient for those needing to decumulate their capital.