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IFoA in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

A growing profession

Throughout the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region we’re seeing rapid growth in all branches of the actuarial profession. As the actuarial profession becomes more prevalent across the region, more and more people are becoming actuaries every year. 

Our aim is to work in partnership with employers, educators and governments to support this growth.

Learn more about the services we offer.

A uniquely valuable skillset

Employers throughout the EMEA region are looking to actuaries to bring the skills that any business needs to succeed in today’s increasingly complex global markets. Becoming a member can open many doors for individuals, helping them and their employers deal with the complexities of these markets.

Our members are highly regarded individuals with a wide range of Mathematical, business development, and analytical skills. They are taught professional problem-solving skills, are able to think strategically and have a deep understanding of financial systems and risk assessment.

Olawale Ayodeji"From a young age, I dreamt of a career that would allow me to use my strong mathematical skills in a real-life situation. So my career goal has always been to be an actuary. The use of mathematics to solve problems greatly appeals to me especially when applied to complex real-life situations."

Olawale Ayodeji, Junior Actuarial Specialist: Nigeria (Read our case studies)

Actuaries are employed by some of the region’s largest global businesses, corporations and governments to:

  • Make the long-term decisions that underpin sustainable business success
  • Use a broad range of skills to translate complex financial information into easy-to-understand advice
  • Protect your reputation with our globally recognised code of ethics and regulation
  • See the bigger picture, identify all possible outcomes and then define the way forwards based on the evidence

Working with us in Europe, Middle East or Africa couldn't be easier. It starts with a simple conversation:

 


What is an actuary?

Our members explain the role of an actuary in their own words.


Supporting the profession in your region

We’re working in partnership all across the region.

With a rapidly growing number of students, Associates and Fellows throughout the EMEA region, we’re committed to understanding the unique opportunities for the profession that this growth will bring.

To support the profession in the EMEA region we work in partnership with:

  • Businesses and employers to provide an internationally recognised actuarial qualification
  • Local and national actuarial associations to advocate for the profession
  • University and education providers to support the brightest learners
  • Regulators and policy formers to understand how we can support their goals

To discuss how we can work together with your organisation contact our EMEA team.

Having a background as an actuary has enabled me to increase the number of agency branches of a mid-sized composite insurer in West Africa  

Ashish Desai, Milliman

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Events calendar

  • Asia Conference Webinar Series

    Webinars
    7 September 2020 - 25 September 2020

    Spaces available

    There will be a prestigious line-up of international speakers discussing the insurance and financial industry’s innovation and change in Asia.  The conference will take place throughout September via an online platform. The webinars consist of plenary speaking sessions and a series of workshop sessions including Life, GI, Data Science, Sustainability, Risk Management and Investment.

    This will be the perfect opportunity for you to discover,ask questions and be at the forefront of current and developing actuarial/financial topics and trends in Asia.

     

  • Spaces available

    This free 90 minute webinar is designed to support the IFoA CPD Co-ordinators, and others, involved in supporting our members to achieve their CPD requirements. 

    The programme will include an overview of the new CPD Scheme; specifically sharing with you key messages to support you implement and embrace the new CPD Scheme for our members within your organisation and regional community; how to arrange a reflective practice discussion; and an interactive reflective practice discussion learning exercise.  In addition, delegates will gain information about accessing, and making the most of the IFoA event Toolkits which you can make use of to run your own in-house events and events for regional communities. 

  • Spaces available

    16.00-17.00 GMT+8

    Consumer expectations are changing Insurance. The Royal Commission in Australia, Design Obligations in the UK, the insurtech ecosystem, and digital-first consumers demanding personalised solutions will all revolutionise how insurance looks like in the future.

  • Spaces available

    12.00-13.00 GMT+8

    This presenter / panel workshop hybrid will be anchored by two presentations examining the socioeconomic, medical and technological factors that will have a significant impact on mortality and our pricing over the next 20 years and beyond. It will also discuss whether significant mortality improvement will continue in Asia or whether varying experience of low improvements or deterioration. 

  • Spaces available

    12.00-13.00 GMT+8

    This presentation aims to provides an overview of the reformation of current Chinese regulatory solvency regime, how industry coping with the new normal after pandemic time and how the reformation of the regulation could help the insurance industry gets back on its feet as well as coming back to the “protection” core value for the policyholders. The presentation would include:

  • Spaces available

    16.00-17.00 (GMT+8) | 09.00-10.00 (BST)

    The basic data of China’s 2nd Critical Illness Mortality Table covers 2000+ products in Chinese market, including about 340 million insurance policies and 5.1 million claimants. Presenter will give the audience a general understanding including but not limited to the following contents:

  • 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.

  • 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.