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Scottish Actuaries’ Club

The Scottish Actuaries' Club was founded in 1932. The Club is open to all qualified actuaries practising in Scotland and is a dining club for networking

The Club dines after sessional research events and other selected actuarial events held in Scotland.  The usual venue is the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh. Its elegant rooms give a fine night-lit view of Princes Street and the Castle. The evening's emphasis is on enjoying good food and company with a minimum of formality.

Toast to the (decimal) Point

The meal is followed by the loyal toast and the club toast to the (decimal) Point, the latter given every year since 1936. There is then a short break for members to re-charge their batteries. On re-assembly the Chair introduces the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' (IFoA's) guests, usually the authors of papers presented at the sessional events, on a light-hearted 'this is your life' basis, and invites the club to toast their health. One guest is invited to reply.

New members attending their first dinner are next introduced, invited to give a short response (to provide members with a flavour of their background), and duly toasted. Once a year a member is given the honour of proposing the formal Club toast to the Point. There is much wit and ingenuity displayed in varying the theme of the address.

Dinners are drawn to a formal close in time for the Glasgow members to catch the last train to the city that claims it's miles better, while granting that Edinburgh is a capital city!  Guests of members are welcome.

Social activities

In addition to the dinners, there is an annual golf outing and an autumn weekend away with partners which includes a choice of a visit to a stately home and gardens, playing golf or hillwalking and of course dining and possibly being pampered in a 5 star luxury hotel.

Reciprocal rights

Members have reciprocal dining rights with the IFoA's Gallio Club, the Faculty (England) Club and the Actuaries' Club (England).

Membership

The annual membership fee remains a modest £15. Dining fees are currently £67.50 which includes pre-dinner drinks, the meal and drinks with and after the meal.

To encourage new members to join and attend, the Club wishes to offer a reduced dining fee for members in their first year of membership which is currently £32.50. A reduction will still apply in the second year of membership with the dining fee currently being £47.50.

Forthcoming events

Meeting dates for 2019 are:

  • 21 January 2019
  • 25 February 2019
  • 25 March 2019
  • 24 June 2019

Officers of the Scottish Actuaries’ Club

Chairman: Gordon Wood

Honorary Secretary: Roger Austin

Honorary Treasurer: Bob Gibson

Other Committee Members: Eleanor Jeffrey, Iain McLellan, Kerr Luscombe, John Gill, Amanda Switzer, Chris Young, Claire Yule

Honorary Auditor: Finlay Marshall

Administrator: Clare Anderson.  For further information, please contact Clare.

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Events calendar

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    Climate-Related Risk - This free to view webinar on Climate-Related Risk is the first in a series focusing on some of the ‘Hotspots’ identified in the JFAR Risk Perspective bringing the Risk Perspective to life with practical illustrations and insights from subject experts from the IFoA and other Regulators

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  • Actuarial Innovation in the COVID-19 era

    This event is online. 
    26 April 2021 - 7 May 2021
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    Join us for this brand new IFoA webinar weries comprising of a fortnight of webinars, panel sessions and a hackathon, that showcase the range of ways in which the actuarial profession has added value, in the public interest, to the understanding and management of the current and future pandemics through insight and learning.

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    This event is now temporarily closed on Monday 26 April, but the session will be repeated on Tuesday 27 April, 09.00-10.30. Please click here to register your place. 

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  • Europe Town Hall

    28 April 2021

    Spaces available

    IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual Europe Town Hall, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Members Alan Rae, Jennifer Hartley, Maribel Vasquez Flores and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.

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  • Finance & Investment Virtual Conference 2021

    Available to watch globally in May.
    10-12 May 2021
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    This year's Finance and Investment Virtual Conference takes on the timely theme of ‘resilience’, something we have all learnt a lot more about in the last year! Our diverse range of talks will explore the theme of resilience in a variety of ways including in building robust investment portfolios, in the incorporation of ESG factors, in govern

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    This talk will explore the potential benefits that wearable tech can bring to health & protection insurers and their customers. The traditional approach of integrating wearables into insurance has largely focused on measuring steps and using rewards-based incentive programs to encourage more activity.

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    Join us for this talk with Professor Sir Adrian Smith as part of the 'Dr Patrick Poon Presidential Speaker Series'. Professor Smith joined The Alan Turing Institute as Institute Director and Chief Executive in September 2018. In November 2020, he became President of the Royal Society, in addition to his leadership of the Turing. He is also a member of the government's AI Council, which helps boost AI growth in the UK and promote its adoption and ethical use in businesses and organisations across the country. He received a knighthood in the 2011 New Year Honours list.

     

  • CILA 2021

    Available to watch globally in May.
    19-21 May 2021
    Spaces available

    We continue to live in a world of global uncertainty. Survival depends on our ability to simultaneously navigate through the diverse root-causes, ranging from: the consequences of Climate Change; on-going financial consequences of the COVID pandemic; or self-imposed changes in regulatory requirements and accounting standards.

  • Pensions Conference 2021

    Online webinar series
    16-22 June 2021
    Spaces available

    Welcome to the programme for our 2nd Virtual Pensions Conference. This year's conference features 11 webinars offering members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the pension industry. There will also be opportunity to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.