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Regional activity in Shanghai

The Shanghai regional group was formed in 2010 by volunteers who organised regular events for Shaighai-based members of the Insitute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).  It was formed to provide a platform for members:

  • to better engage with each other
  • to discuss local issues
  • to build a bridge between the IFoA in the UK and IFoA members in Shanghai.

Today all Shanghai activities are organised by Wen Li, the IFoA's representative in East Asia, with the help of volunteers from the group

Many of the group's activities are held jointly with the Beijing regional group, using video conferencing when speakers are based in Beijing

There are at least four technical events a year in Shanghai including talks given during visits from the IFoA Presidential team and executive

Technical events can be exclusively for IFoA members, or they can be joint events with local insurance companies. Events with local insurance companies are normally held during visits from the IFoA Presidential team in order to expand the influence of the actuarial profession.  Shanghai events also attract members from other actuarial societies such as the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and Actuaried Institute (Australia).

The regional communities in China have also started a tradition of holding an annual New Year Members Event and Thank-you Receptions for Volunteers.  Below is the group photo for the Shanghai regional member gathering in 2019.  

These regional communities have used their IFoA member subsidy money, to help organise these fantastic events.   You will find more information about the IFoA member subsidy and regional events on these IFoA website pages. 

Future events

Kindly find our up-to-date events and regional updates via:

If you would like to suggest a topic for a talk or offer the use of your office to host an event please contact  Emma Yan,the IFoA Beijing Office, or IFoA Senior Stakeholder Relationship Manager, Kirstie Smith.

Who's who in the Shanghai regional group

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Contact Details

For information regarding regional societies, please contact the Senior Stakeholder Relationship Manager, Kirstie Smith.

kirstie.smith@actuaries.org.uk