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Volunteers' experiences

Find out what our volunteers say about volunteering for the IFoA

Volunteers have told us, in their own words, what volunteering has meant for them and what they got out of it.  Read their stories in our Volunteers' Experiences Pack.

Download the Volunteers' Experiences Pack Pdf

A selection of these volunteers' experiences are highlighted below:

 
 
Visesh Gosrani - Read how Visesh reflects on an exciting opportunity his volunteer role has provided to him.
Risk, actually: read an IFoA volunteer experience by Matthew Cann
Helena Ingram - a volunteer member of the Diversity Advisory Group
Helena Ingram - a volunteer member of the Diversity Advisory Group
Heting Yang - the volunteer experience of a student member
 
Seamus Creedon - volunteer Chair of the Non-Executive Director (NED) Member Interest Group (MIG) Managing Committee
Thanuja Krishnaratna - the experience of an Associate member based in Sri Lanka
Kelvin Chamunorwa - the experience of a volunteer member of Council
Kelvin Chamunorwa – the experience of a volunteer member of council
Photograph of Natalie Greene
Natalie Greene  - the experience of a volunteer who enjoys learning
 
Souvik Jash - The experience of a member of the Education Committee based in IndiaSouvik Jash - The experience of a member of the Education Committee based in India
Kyle West - the experience of an IFoA Guinea Pig 1
Kyle West - the experience of an Exam Test Candidate 1
Photograph of Pay Peng Neo
Pay Peng Neo - a CPD Co-ordinator based in Singapore
 
Carole Ryden – the experience of a volunteer who found volunteering got her back into workCarole Ryden – the experience of a volunteer who found volunteering got her back into work
Picture of Gordon Sharp, Disciplinary Board
Gordon Sharp - a volunteer member of the Disciplinary Board
Andrew MacFarlane - the experience of a Resource and Environment volunteer based in Bermuda
Andrew MacFarlane - the experience of a Resource and Environment volunteer based in Bermuda
Picture of Antonie Jagga
Antonie Jagga - a volunteer based in Singapore
Fazana Ismail - the experience of a volunteer in the Takaful Working Party
Fazana Ismail - the experience of a volunteer in the Takaful Working Party
Jeremy Affolter - a volunteer who enjoys learning
Jeremy Affolter - the experience of a volunteer who enjoys learning
Barbara Fewkes - the experience of a volunteer working in Pensions
Barbara Fewkes - the experience of a volunteer working in Pensions
Ooi Choong Hern - the experience of a volunteer in South-East Asia
Ooi Choong Hern - the experience of a volunteer in South-East Asia
Chris Reynolds - the experience of a volunteer based in Switzerland
Chris Reynolds - the experience of a volunteer based in Switzerland

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    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.

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    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.