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.
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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.
"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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IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual SSA Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Members Mukami Njeru, Prosper Matiashe and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.
IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan (MENAP) Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.
COVID-19 has seen a marked increase in mental health issues. We all have mental health and poor mental health has serious consequences for individuals and our workplaces, with it costing UK businesses £33-42 billion annually.
As part of the ARC Webinar Series 2021, this webinar will review the work of the UEA/Aviva research team over the last four years on a major research programme funded by the IFoA’s Actuarial Research Centre.
Climate change poses a significant threat across many regions and sectors, and businesses. Insurers and asset managers, must play a role in ensuring transparency around climate related risks and opportunities.
Whilst insurers have been performing stress and scenario testing for many years, in the last 12 months the PRA has increased its focus on the ability to identify, measure and increase financial and operational resilience.
This webinar provides an overview of the state of the UK protection market, and how different insurers are using different levels of sophistication to price (such as using customer demand models). It considers how insurers have implemented these sophisticated pricing techniques, and the practical challenges they have faced.
This discussion will revolve around the latest industry developments including and introduction to Part VII transfers and Schemes of Arrangement (process, parties involved and recent events), insights and lessons from recent with-profits transactions and restructurings (including Equitable Life and Pru-Rothesay), how firms can apply these learnings to future arrangements, and the outlook for future with-profits transactions and restructurings (including the impacts of Covid-19 and Brexit)
What is stewardship and how has the landscape changed under the 2020 UK Stewardship Code? How does effective stewardship create long term value for beneficiaries and what roles do asset owners and asset managers play in active stewardship. This webinar will offer answers to these questions in a practical approach to stewardship reporting.
Dr Catherine Donnelly will present the basics of the structures for pooling longevity risks and summarise recent research results in this area in addition to outlinging future research around this topic. This is work under a research programme funded by the IFoA's Actuarial Research Centre, called 'Minimizing longevity and investment risk while optimising future pension plans'.