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Global careers

Our global community 

We have a global community with qualified actuaries from all over the world who have come together for their actuarial education. When you study with us, you are not only choosing a specialist professional body, you are choosing a professional body with a global community and reputation. 

Our global members

  • 54% of members from the UK
  • 37% from rest of the world
  • 9% from Europe

In addition, we have links with universities and partners around the world, making us a global professional body. 

Providing careers advice to you is something that we pride ourselves on here at the IFoA. We know that no matter where you are in the world, making a decision about your career is going to be important to you, not just now, but for the rest of your life.

We have therefore linked up with locals working in India, China and South East Asia and Africa to provide you with the most up to date, relevant and helpful advice to you; whether you are based there currently, or planning to return home after studying in the UK. 

So what will you find on each page? 

  • Case studies of people currently on the same path as you, or those who have recently qualified
  • Information on the local recruitment markets
  • An understand on what employers are looking for from you when you start your actuarial journey
  • What grades are essential for you to get if you are to consider this career
  • Information on how to reach key contacts in your area. 

If you would like more information on our global presence, please contact careers@actuaries.org.uk

Africa specific information 

We have developed a document that will help those who are based in Africa undertand the full scope of work that is happening in your country. Please review our Africa pack here

China and South East Asia specific information 

We have developed a document that will help those who are based in China and South East Asia to help you undertand the full scope of work that is happening in your region. Please review our Asia pack here

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Events calendar

  • Autumn Lecture 2020: Professor Elroy Dimson

    Online webinar
    14 October 2020

    Spaces available

    Many individuals and institutions have a long-term focus, and invest funds for the benefit of future generations. Their strategy should reflect their long horizon. University endowments are one of the oldest classes of institutional investor, and I will present the first study of the management of these endowments over the very long term.

  • GIRO Conference 2020 Webinar Series

    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.

  • Life Conference 2020 Webinar Series

    Online
    16 November 2020 - 27 November 2020

    Spaces available

    This year's Life Conference 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 life insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's website.

  • 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

    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

    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.