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IFoA in South-East Asia

With a rapidly growing membership in South-East Asia and a unique network of businesses, governments and academic institutions, we are committed to supporting you as a Fellow, Associate, Student, or Affiliate member, your employers or your educators all across the region. 

Become an actuary

Whether you're thinking about becoming an Associate or Fellow, the profession offers an exciting career for those who are ready to take the next step and get more from their love of maths. 

Every year we welcome new students from all across South-East Asia who are inspired by the idea of becoming an actuary. 

To find out more about the IFoA and how you can achieve your career goals, download our "More than maths" brochure today.

To learn more on what inspires actuaries in South-East Asia to take on this challenging career, read our latest blogs and hear from our volunteers and Sir Edward Johnston Prize winners.

IFoA accredited universities

The IFoA works with a range of accredited universities in South-East Asia to ensure the highest quality in actuarial education and training. We welcome applications from universities any time throughout the year.

Students studying at any IFoA accredited universities worldwide may be eligible for exemptions from some IFoA exams if they meet the required grades. There are currently 10 accredited universities in South-East Asia:

  1. Asia Pacific University, Malaysia 
  2. Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia
  3. Mahidol University, Thailand
  4. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  5. Sunway University, Malaysia
  6. Taylor's University, Malaysia
  7. UCSI University, Malaysia
  8. Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  9. University of Malaya, Malaysia
  10. Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

QAS accredited organisations

There are now five employers in South-East Asia that have achieved the IFoA’s Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) accreditation and we welcome applications from actuarial employers throughout the year. There are currently 4 QAS employers in South-East Asia:

  1. Actuarial Partners, Malaysia
  2. AIA, Malaysia and Thailand
  3. Aon, Singapore
  4. Nicholas Actuarial Solutions, Malaysia

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  • Spaces available

    There is a lack of publicly available information covering the practices insurers employ to manage their exposure to reinsurance recapture risk. A working party was set-up to shed light on the different approaches insurers use to mitigate this complicated to manage risk. This report is intended to form part of a publicly available information repository that market practitioners can refer to and reflect on as best practice evolves and develops.

  • Spaces available

    The Actuaries’ Carbon Collaboration (ACC) is a group of actuaries and other professionals working towards a coherent understanding of the issues around greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by considering them in an actuarial context.

    Emissions into and absorption from the atmosphere can be modelled in the same way that we model variable cash flows, including the impacts of uncertain quantities and timing. The ACC’s work investigates both the insights that this analogy provides and its limitations.

  • Spaces available

    This talk presents the work of the Data and Modelling workstream of the IFoA Mental Health Working Party. We explore data and modelling considerations in the risk assessment and underwriting of mental health conditions. We will also consider how newer risk factors and improved data availability might open up opportunities for additional underwriting and product designs.

  • Pensions Dashboards

    12 July 2022

    Spaces available

    As the industry prepares for Pensions Dashboards, we have lined up a specialist panel who is at the heart of the ongoing work in this area. Hear the latest developments, future proposals and have the opportunity to put forward your questions to our speakers.

  • Spaces available

    Artificial Intelligence is heralded as a game-changer to the ways industries use data, with the insurance industry especially looking to embrace these new technologies. This brings many questions – not least around data privacy, ethics, potential biases and so on – with regulators increasingly interested in developments.

    Moreover, whilst the stunning progress of specific technologies such as Watson and Alphazero made headlines some years ago, current commercial applications of AI remain far from mature.

  • Spaces available

    This webinar will cover:

    • Some background on the risks of misselling in an ESG context, including the DWS case

    • Achieving positive impact is a strong antidote to the risks of greenwashing or ESG misselling, however this risks having a tension with fiduciary responsibilities

    • This tension can be resolved with a concept called Universal Ownership

    • Under Universal ownership, investors have an appetite to make a loss in order to achieve positive impact, and yet still have no compromise on their fiduciary responsibilities

  • Spaces available

    This session will focus on the transformation roadmap of the healthcare sector in KSA and the role of actuarial capabilities in enhancing its evolution to the desired end stage as per the objectives of the Vision 2030. The discussion will focus how the system has evolved so far and shed light on  the expected future changes. Through examining  the transformation, we will highlight how the sector is and can use actuarial  expertise to not only assist with this transformation but also use basic actuarial principles to identify the key risks and their respective mitigation strategies.

  • Spaces available

    The purpose of this research paper is to explore enterprise risk management lessons which can be learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic in preparation for potential future pandemics as well as other “gray rhino” or “black swan” events. This paper is not intended to be an all-encompassing solution to the issues presented by Covid-19; rather, the content has been provided to help drive discussions regarding how risk management processes may need to evolve in line with the dynamic nature of the underlying risks that they sometimes need to capture.

  • Spaces available

    The IFoA's Infrastructure Working Party, led by Chris Lewin, will present its new introductory guide to infrastructure investment, which will be published on the IFoA web-site prior to the webinar.   Those readers whose institutions have already taken the plunge into infrastructure will know that it is a highly complex and diverse field of activity.   This guide does not explore all the matters which investors take into account, but it does discuss many of the more important points, including the risks and past returns, benchmarking, and ESG and SDG considerations.    Attendees will be invi

  • Spaces available

    Health contributes to happiness at the personal, family, community and societal level.  Health, importantly underpins all our economic security. This talk will explore the drivers of our health, the measurement of health and the steps we can take to improve health – most of which lie outside the NHS.