The principles and guidelines set out in the policy apply to every individual who supports the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), be that as a volunteer (member or non member) or in any other role
Download the Volunteer Expenses Policy.
The policy can also be found in the Volunteer Information Pack.
Why this (revised) volunteer expenses policy was introduced?
Grahame Stott, Chair of Management Board, explains:
This policy is a principles-based approach. At the heart of this policy is the following: we ask our volunteers (and all who support the IFoA, including IFoA staff) to stop and consider the following before agreeing to incur a charge: “does the expense represent value for money for members and is there a budget from which this can be taken”. All expenses must be approved before they are incurred, to allow for effective budgeting.
Please remember to contact your IFoA staff contact before booking travel to ensure it is covered under the policy.
In line with our diversity strategy we want to move away from volunteers meeting round a table in one of our offices. We want to widen our opportunities to all members and to encourage more interaction and engagement to take place using collaborative tools including secure file sharing, video conferencing, and of course email. This will not only allow more members to get involved but it will save members time – avoiding unnecessary travelling time. Of course, we recognise there are times when someone physically has to be in a location to undertake their volunteer role/task, and that is absolutely fine and justifiable. The policy is flexible. We also recognise the merits in meeting face to face and building rapport but we ask you to keep this to a minimum (perhaps once a year).”
If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact the Engagement team
The Engagement team will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.
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As part of the ARC Webinar Series 2021, this webinar will review the work of the UEA/Aviva research team over the last four years on a major research programme funded by the IFoA’s Actuarial Research Centre.
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Whilst insurers have been performing stress and scenario testing for many years, in the last 12 months the PRA has increased its focus on the ability to identify, measure and increase financial and operational resilience.
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Dr Catherine Donnelly will present the basics of the structures for pooling longevity risks and summarise recent research results in this area in addition to outlinging future research around this topic. This is work under a research programme funded by the IFoA's Actuarial Research Centre, called 'Minimizing longevity and investment risk while optimising future pension plans'.
Mis-estimation risk is a key element of demographic risk, and past work has focused on mis-estimation risk on a run-off basis. However, this does not meet the requirements of regulatory regimes like Solvency II, which demands that capital requirements are set through the prism of a finite horizon like one year. This paper presents a value-at-risk approach to mis-estimation risk suitable for Solvency II work.