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Yorkshire Actuarial Society - Past events

Date Topic Speaker
19 August 2020 Professional Skills Training Malcolm Slee
10 August 2020 Growing Pains: Taking the Strain Andrew Kenyon and Owen Griffiths
11 March 2020 YAS pub quiz  
20 February 2020 Hedging inflation risk in the 2020s: reacting to RPI reform and inflationary pressures Steven Sowden, Mercer
30 January 2020 The Great Risk Transfer Rebecca Deegan
9 October 2019 The future of the actuarial profession Alan Watson
18 September 2019 Data Visualisation as a Powerful Means of Communication Aidan Smith (IFoA Data Visualisation Working Party), Government Actuary’s Department
29 August 2019 Outward reinsurance framework, Glitches in the ReMatrix Benoit Rio
27 June 2019

YAS Big Event.  Topics included:


Shriti Jadav
Steve Haberman
Malcolm Slee

23 May 2019 The opportunity that technology gives to better service the public interest John Taylor
8 May 2019 The Discount Process is the Problem Jon Spain
1 May 2019 Climate risk faced by GI and Life insurers, asset managers and pension funds Andrew Tedder and Mannie Marway
14 March 2019

YAS Big event
Topics included:

Machine Learning at Aviva
Yes, we CANN!
Data Science meets Mortality Projection 


Steven Bacon 
Mario Wüthrich
Gareth Peters

6 March 2019 IFRS 17: transitional arrangements  James Thorpe and Clarence Er
24 January 2019 Public attitudes to risk and their effect on actuarial practice Hilary Salt
12 December 2018 Why demographics matter for Macro Finance  
19 November 2018 ESG and actuaries: everything you need to worry about Nico Aspinall
13 September 2018 The Unhedgeables Andrew Kenyon and Robin Thompson
11 June 2018

YAS Big event
Topics included:

  • Longevity trends and the new CMI model
  • Risk Management: Then, Now and Tomorrow
  • A Change in Paradigm for the Insurance Industry



Siobhan Lough
Paul Embrechts
Michel M. Dacorogna

23 May 2018 Evolution of economic scenario generators Ralph Frankland and Andrew Smith
16 May 2018 Value of WP business consumer Tim Bateman and Ben Stroud
9 May 2018 YAS Annual Dinner Pre-dinner talk by Jules Constantinou, President-elect, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
25 April 2018

YAS Big event
Topics included:

  • The Pensions Challenge
  • A 21st Century Trustee
  • Clearer, Quicker, Tougher



Emma Douglas
David Brown and Colin Musgreaves
Will Compton and Gareth Mackinder

12 April 2018 Liquidity risk: the insurance industry’s elephant in the room Ed Hawkins and Gareth Sutcliffe
9 March 2018 Infrastructure risks Chris Lewin
6 March 2018 On economic theory and actuarial practice (ARC funded project) Iain Clacher
7 February 2018 Risk of anti selection in protection business from advances in statistical genetics  Peter Banthorpe
22 November 2017 Validation and backtesting of risk models Professor of Actuarial Science, University of York
26 October 2017 Human experts vs. machines in the workplace Giles Duffin
21 June 2017 YAS Annual Dinner Pre-dinner talk by Marjorie Ngwenya, President-elect, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
23 May 2017 YAS Big event
Topics included:
  • Building a community of life long learners
  • Being an effective actuary
  • The changing pensions landscape


Clifford Friend, Director, Learning and Engagement, IFoA
David Hare, Deloitte
Sir Steve Webb, Royal London

3 May 2017 The new TAS  
1 March 2017 Big event
Topics included: 
  • Future mortality/longevity trends in the UK
  • A history of British actuarial thought
  • Insurance vs Banking: Battle of the balance sheets


  • Matthew Edwards, Willis Towers Watson
  • Craig Turnbull,  Standard Life   
  • Robin Thompson, Nat West;  Andrew Kenyon, RBS;  Stuart Morris, Deloitte        




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