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Risk Management Research and Thought Leadership Committee

The Risk Management Research and Thought Leadership Committee stimulates the advancement of actuarial science and provides a focal point for research in the practice area, and cross practice initiatives.

The Risk Management Research & Thought Leadership Committee has key objectives which focus on the following themes:

  • identify, promote and foster research opportunities, including:
    • oversight and guidance of member-led research initiatives, in accordance with the Guidance for new working parties;
  • working with the Executive’s Research team to:
    • establish links with universities and external research bodies
    • identify topics/areas for commissioned research
    • review and evaluation of commissioned research
    • identify topics for sessional research programme and source volunteers to peer review papers and chair events
  • support annual conference programme development (facilitate working party involvement in liaison with the relevant Conference Programme Committee)
  • foster cross-practice research activity where there are overlapping interests eg Solvency II. This includes the incorporation of Risk Management into research initiatives, in accordance with the Risk Management strategy.
  • maintain a watching brief on the progress of and needs of existing member- led working parties
  • actuarial science will be interpreted as widely as needed to reflect the cross-practice nature of Risk Management.

Membership is drawn from all practice areas, academia and anthropology

Risk Management Research & Thought Leadership 2020/2021 Membership: 

  • Daniel Bruce (Chair)
  • Graeme Charters (Deputy Chair)
  • Paul Harwood
  • Kevin Haywood
  • Charlotte Healy
  • Shirish Jagnani
  • Tiejun Ma
  • Amar Purohit
  • Michael Thompson
  • Sundaramurti Tribhuvanaram
  • Matthew Wilmot
  • Xiao Yu

The Risk Management Research & Thought Leadership Committee operates within a Terms of reference.  If you have any questions for the Committee please contact their dedicated email address: risk@actuaries.org.uk 

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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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  • Spaces available

    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.

  • UK Town Hall 08:30-09:30

    Webinar
    4 December 2020

    Spaces available

    IFoA President Tan Suee Chieh would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual UK Town Hall 2020, hosted by Tan Suee Chieh with IFoA’s Immediate Past President, John Taylor, President Elect, Louise Pryor and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.  

  • UK Town Hall 10:00-11:00

    Webinar
    4 December 2020

    Spaces available

    IFoA President Tan Suee Chieh would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual UK Town Hall 2020, hosted by Tan Suee Chieh with IFoA’s Immediate Past President, John Taylor, President Elect, Louise Pryor and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.  

  • 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

    Running off the £2 trillion of UK corporate sector defined benefit liabilities in an efficient and effective fashion is the biggest challenge facing the UK pensions industry. Trustees and sponsors overseeing those schemes need to be clear on their target end-state and the associated journey plan – but too few have well articulated and robust plans.

  • Spaces available

    The actuarial skill set has much to offer the banking industry. So many of the skills that actuaries acquire during their working life translate across to the world of banking and yet banking is perceived as an alien environment to many actuaries. But is it?

  • 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.