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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

  • 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.

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  • 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.