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Our member pledge

The IFoA endeavours to ensure that members receive a high-quality membership experience that is relevant to their aspirations and career-stage, wherever they practise.

To demonstrate our commitment to our members, and the value we place on membership, we have developed our member pledge. This seven-point pledge encapsulates the responsibilities we have as a membership organisation and the standards against which we will be judged.

Pledge

  1. The IFoA is an inclusive organisation that ensures 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 continually 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 that 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 the IFoA’s performance

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

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Events calendar

  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Fully booked.

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

  • Spaces available

    The importance of biodiversity for finance, business and policy is being increasingly recognised. While many studies highlight the overall economic impact that biodiversity loss could have, it is much more difficult to quantify and understand the particular impact that is may have on individual businesses or communities. The management and measurement of these risks is a field where actuaries are well placed to contribute.

  • Spaces available

    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

  • GIRO 2021 Webinar Series

    Online
    8 November 2021 - 19 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas and new research across the general insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar with an expert panel providing their views on the ongoing IFoA consultation for proposals regarding changes to the regulatory framework on climate change and sustainability.

    The regulatory consultation sets out, for feedback some proposed approaches that the IFoA are considering in relation to charter commitments under the UK’s Green Finance Education Charter (GFEC) and the regulatory framework, including the Actuaries’ Code.

  • Life 2021 Webinar Series

    Online
    22 November 2021 - 26 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas, and new research across the Life insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.