The Brian Hey prize was established in 1998. Brian Hey was a senior and respected actuary who worked in general insurance.

In his memory, his family and employer donated funds to further actuarial research and the IFoA has used this to establish a research-based prize in his memory. The Brian Hey Prize is usually awarded for the best paper submitted to each year’s GIRO Conference.

 

Recent Brian Hey prize winners Author(s) Year
No winner n/a 2019
Self-assembling insurance claim models using regularized regression and machine learning

Gráinne McGuire, Hugh Miller and Greg Taylor

2018
No winner n/a 2017
Analyzing the Disconnect Between the Reinsurance Submission and Global Underwriter's Needs CAS International Pricing Research Working Party - Chair: John Buchanan 2016
Application of the Solvency II actuarial function to general insurance firms The Actuarial Function Working Party 2015
Bias, guess and expert judgement in actuarial work The Getting Better Judgement Working Party 2015
Towards the Optimal Reserving Process Neil Bruce (Chair) and members of the Towards the Optimal Reserving Process Working Party 2014
Solvency II Technical Provisions for General Insurers Susan Dreksler (Chair) and members of the Solvency II Technical Provisions Working Party 2013

Triangle-Free Reserving 

Pietro Parodi 2012

Extending the Mack bootstrap

Joseph Lo 2011

Crop Micro Insurance

Agrotosh Mookerjee (chair) and members of the Working Party 

2010

Winner's curse 

Mark Rothwell (chair) and members of Working Party 

2009

Integrating pricing and capital modelling

J B Crozet (chair) and members of Working Party 

2008

Reinsurance counterparty credit risks

Mark Flower (chair) and members of Working Party 

2007

Catastrophe modelling

Graham Fulcher (chair) and members of Working Party 

2006

Periodical payments and the Courts Act

Anthony Williams (chair) and members of Working Party 

2005

UK asbestos - the definitive guide

Julian Lowe (chair) and members of Working Party 

2004

The cycle survival kit. An investigation into the reserving cycle and other issues

Nick Line (chair) and members of Working Party 

2003

Pricing excess of loss treaty with loss sensitive features: an exposure rating approach

Ana J Mata, Brian Fannin and Mark A Verheyen 

2002
No winner n/a 2001
Underwriting cycles and business strategies Sholom Feldblum 2000
No winner n/a 1999
Financial pricing of insurance in the multiple line insurance company J David Cummins, Franklin Allen and Richard D Phillips 1998

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  • 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

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    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.