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Member pledge

The IFoA endeavours to ensure that members receive a high quality and highly valued membership experience that is relevant to their aspirations, career-stage, and where in the world they practice.

Pledge

  1. The IFoA is an inclusive organisation, ensuring that the membership experience is valuable, rewarding and accessible to every member. The organisation supports and encourages a diverse and inclusive actuarial profession open to all on merit.
     
  2. The IFoA seeks to ensure that every member has equitable access to the benefits that come with membership. It responds to members’ diverse needs by delivering services in a modern, efficient manner that is sustainable for everyone over time.
     
  3. The IFoA works continuously to improve the membership experience through consultation and partnership. IFoA employees treat all members with respect in each interaction and always strive to be fair, transparent and reasonable. In return, members are expected to treat IFoA employees (and others) with the same respect.
     
  4. Public trust is the foundation of the actuarial profession. The IFoA will regulate in a way which is effective but proportionate and efficient, reflecting developments in actuarial practice. It will uphold and, where necessary, enforce the Actuaries’ Code in order to protect both the public interest and the collective reputation of IFoA members.
     
  5. Through the IFoA’s evolving curriculum, education, lifelong learning and thought leadership on issues of public interest, it ensures that the profession remains an attractive career for outstanding students and professionals. The IFoA works to keep members at the cutting-edge of their work’s demands throughout their membership.
     
  6. Volunteers are at the IFoA’s heart. The vibrant volunteer community works in partnership with the IFoA’s employees and wider membership to ensure the sustainability of the profession, while in turn the organisation supports a wide range of unique volunteering opportunities.
     
  7. All members must abide by the Actuaries’ Code as the backbone of the profession’s ethics, to work within IFoA policies and frameworks and act as ambassadors for the profession in their interactions with peers, employers, stakeholders and the IFoA.

Measuring IFoA performance

The IFoA undertakes to listen to its members, and has a clear policy to deal with situations where the IFoA might need to put things right.

Each year the IFoA measures how satisfied its members are through an independently administered annual survey. This provides a measure of member satisfaction and engagement, which is then published.

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Events calendar

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Spaces available

    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.