Benefits derived from volunteering for the IFoA can include opportunities to:
- lead the way in research and thought leadership
- use that research and expertise to engage with the press, regulators and the UK Government
- influence policy
- speak with impartiality and authority
- make a difference
- build and enjoy a strong and active network of peers
- engage with industry leaders
- actively stretch and develop your skills, both personal and professional
- raise your profile and the profile of a particular area of your expertise
- actively shape the future of your profession
- encourage actuaries of the future.
When asked what volunteering for the IFoA means, some of our volunteers said the following:
... a sense of contributing something that makes a difference outside my day ...
gaining a sense of belonging to a community ...
... putting back into the profession what it gave me.
In addition to the opportunities to develop personal and professional skills, volunteering can, in some instances, provide you with access to training
All our volunteers who offer to speak at our conferences are invited to participate in presentation skills training and are given the opportunity to receive valuable feedback on their skills.
Visit the volunteer vacancies page to express your interest in a current vacancy.
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The IFoA’s Actuarial Review Team has published its first thematic review, which looked at the actuarial advice given by scheme actuaries to UK pension scheme trustees on setting transfer values and commutation rates.
IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual India Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Member Mahidhara Davangere and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.
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In this Thought Leadership Lecture, Economist, Vicky Pryce, will be discussing world economic trends, including the differences in geographical performance and how output is recovering and where.
Trust and Leadership for Actuaries
Led by Dr. Jim Baxter, University of Leeds, this webinar introduces some key ideas in the ethics of trust, with a particular focus on those in, or on the path to, leadership roles. Dr Baxter is joined by a panel of experienced leaders who will give their personal perspectives on how they understand the value of trust and how they seek to promote and inspire trust, drawing on their experiences of leadership. The panel includes:
In this webinar, we have two presentations showing the latest research on the implications for life and health insurers of two key issues: genomics and pandemic risk.
Dr Peter Joshi and Paul Timmers will share their research on how well-established underwriting processes can allow for genomics in predicting expected mortality and morbidity. They will then discuss the potential for stratified screening and personalised medicine to improve health and reduce claim costs.
As the world’s attention begins to turn to COP26 later this year in Glasgow, Sarah Gordon (Chief Executive, Impact Investing Institute) will share her vision for how the financial services industry can deliver for people and the planet, as well as how to encourage more investment with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.
IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual SSA Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Members Mukami Njeru, Prosper Matiashe and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.
IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual MENAP Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.