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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

  • Spaces available

    Mathematical Futures: The Actuary in a World Transformed – Sir Adrian Smith will outline how advances in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence in the world of big data will transform the nature of many industries, including financial services. The broader environment within which mathematics is applied will change rapidly, often led by innovative yet disruptive forces outside. These changes will undoubtedly have an impact on the work of actuaries - and the profession will need to adapt quickly to thrive.

     

  • Spaces available

    The General Insurance (GI) Spring Conference is a result of the General Insurance Lifelong Learning Committee (GILL) combining this year’s 'Current Issues in General Insurance' (CIGI) and 'Technical Issues in General Insurance' (TIGI) conferences into a virtual webinar series over 19 – 25 May that will be available to watch online globally.

  • 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.

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar on the consultation on changes to the Practising Certificates (PC) Scheme.

    The proposals come from a recent review of the PC Scheme which was the first substantive look at the IFoA’s approach to the requirements and process for PCs since 2010. It responds directly to feedback received on how the current scheme works especially that received from members and PC Holders.

  • Spaces available

    Behavioural Science Webinar SeriesThe world is changing. The fourth industrial revolution, globalisation and the COVID-19 pandemic are up-ending traditional social and business norms around the world; changes that were once predictable and steady are now faster and more profound.

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    Risk Management Webinar PrgrammeTools like python/R are being heavily used to provide end-to-end analytical solutions for risk management. They help to set up a framework/platform to collect risk data and work out stochastic analytics to provide insights into the risks faced by a firm, be it in any sector.

  • Spaces available

    The webinar will look at several aspects of intergenerational fairness and our panel of experts will challenge you, society, taxpayers and generations X, Y and Z on key aspects of DB v DC pensions, public v private sector pensions, state benefits and key aspects of sustainability.

  • 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.

  • Spaces available

    Given our commitment to the safety of our members and employees, and as the easing of restrictions in respect of COVID-19 cannot be guaranteed at this point in time, we have decided to hold our AGM virtually again this year.

    The Business of the AGM

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    Join newly inaugurated IFoA President Dr. Louise Pryor as she explores what we need to do to keep abreast of the changing world – and how we can seize the resulting opportunities – in her Presidential Address, ‘A Learning Society’

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar on the consultation on changes to the Practising Certificates (PC) Scheme.

    The proposals come from a recent review of the PC Scheme which was the first substantive look at the IFoA’s approach to the requirements and process for PCs since 2010. It responds directly to feedback received on how the current scheme works especially that received from members and PC Holders.

  • Spaces available

    The paper “Asset liability modelling in the quantum era” shall be presented by its authors, Tim Berry and James Sharpe, and chaired by Andrew Smith, Assistant Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at University College Dublin.

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    Risk Management Webinar ProgrammeInternal audit is often the Cinderella of the audit world. It’s a regulatory requirement for insurance companies to have an internal audit function, so why not make it as useful as possible?  This session will look at how to link an internal audit plan to the risk register, and how that helps audit committees and boards to spot problems and fix them.