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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


  • The IFoA GI Asia Working Party is conducting an inaugural joint survey with the Singapore Actuarial Society (SAS) to understand the current developments and application of Data Science across the Asia Pacific insurance market, and our members' skillsets and learning preference in this area. We would like to seek your participation in completing this 10-minutes SURVEY. Your response would be greatly appreciated as it would help craft relevant learning programmes in the future. They aim to share the survey results and insights with you in the coming months. 

  • 26-28 April 2022: International Actuarial Colloquim 2022 (Call for papers deadline: 31 December 2021)

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    Over recent months there has been a sharp rise in M&A activity involving British businesses, with interest from overseas, domestic buyers and Private Equity investors.  

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    Frank Redington is recognised as one of the most influential actuaries of all time. In this talk, Craig will review some of Redington's most important ideas. He will identify the consistent actuarial principles that form a common thread across the contributions Redington made to a broad range of actuarial fields, and will highlight the ongoing relevance of Redington's thinking to 21st century actuarial practice.

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    The IFoA Mental Health working party look back over their week of blogs and podcasts considering all aspects of the relationship between mental health and life insurance. The expert panel spans adviser, underwriter and actuarial experience and they  explore triggers for purchasing insurance relating to mental health, the various routes to insurance and how these may be more suited to different people depending on their conditions and preferences, the products and processes involved in purchasing these as well as what claims and support are available to policyholders and how to access them.

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    Part of the 'Finance in the Public Interest 2022' webinar series. If it was ever okay to consider your business in isolation from its surroundings, today it most definitely is not. Thinking about business within its surrounding system is now a necessity. The question we seek to discuss is: How should we prescribe the boundaries in which we consider problems to enable us to create better products and more resilient companies and systems?

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    What will happen to DC pension savers who see life annuities as poor VFM but still want an income for life?  Pooled annuity funds could offer them a decent lifetime income while reducing significantly the complex choices and risk inherent in income drawdown.  They could be the next generation of CDC pension schemes, slotting into the existing DC framework as a post-retirement option.