The purposes for which the CMI uses the information it collects are to:
- compare the actual mortality and morbidity experience with the expected experience based on one or more published tables
- construct tables of mortality and morbidity functions based on analysis of aggregated data primarily for use by members of the actuarial profession
- make estimates of future developments in mortality and morbidity rates
- carry out other statistical investigations and research that may be useful to actuaries with regard to the conduct of long term assurance, annuity and pension business, of sickness and related insurances and of self-administered pension schemes.
The CMI uses this data to produce:
- a summary of the data and the mortality / morbidity experience of that dataset. This is returned to the relevant data contributor and it is an integral part of CMI’s data validation, to ensure we have interpreted the data appropriately; and
- an anonymised dataset, in which no individual can be identified, which is used with other relevant data for further research,
The CMI makes available the results of its research by a number of means:
- Subscribers and other Authorised Users receive an analysis of the aggregated experience of a number of data submissions, usually for a single year or for several years combined.
- The CMI also releases the results of some of these aggregated analyses and the results of other research to Subscribers and other Authorised Users in Working Papers and other documents
In certain circumstances the CMI may supply data to universities, and others, for non-commercial research
This will be done under a Research License which sets out the obligations of the researcher(s) and the CMI
All requests for data for research should include the following:
- confirmation that the terms of the Research Licence will be met
- information about what data is required
- a summary of the purpose of the data request and the intended output.
Data will only be released for research purposes where the CMI Management Committee agrees that the proposed research may provide a worthwhile addition to actuarial knowledge. The CMI reserves the right to levy a charge for the handling of such data requests.
Any data provided for research will have been de-personalised in such form that they can no longer be considered personal data or sensitive personal data within the context of the data protection legislation. In addition, any data provided will normally be aggregated so as to preserve the confidentiality of information relating to individual life offices or pension schemes.
Occasionally the CMI may make available data that indicates, via anonymous codes, the data from individual life offices or pension schemes. Such research will only normally be undertaken at the instigation of the relevant investigation committee and the Research License requires that:
- published work based on the data will not include any figures that might allow an individual life office or pension scheme to be identified; and
- a draft copy of the report will be submitted to the CMI prior to publication for approval.
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The term 'office politics' usually has a lot of negative connotations and indeed an inability to be able to navigate an organisation's formal processes and interact effectively with others at work can have far reaching adverse consequences.
Public scrutiny of what investment funds deliver for consumers continues to be high profile, with the FCA’s Asset Management Market Study requiring fund managers to make (and publish) an annual assessment of value for authorised funds from the end of 2019.
Reimagining ageing, hosted by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, in partnership with the ILC
Increasing global concern over the impact of climate change has recently led to public scrutiny over the adequacy of existing risk management practices by insurance firms and pension schemes in dealing with these challenges, that potentially impact both individual actuaries and the IFOA generally.
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Covering current topics and industry trends, the conference also includes a pre-conference evening dinner (18 June) giving you the opportunity to develop your network.
This KSS talk from FinTech Scotland's CEO will explore the mission to create an integrated Fintech ecosystem through provision of funding, support, infrastructure and talent that recognises and responds to the needs of all stakeholders - and the overarching aim for Scotland to be one of the top 5 Fintech global leaders by 2020.
To book your place, please email Barry_Shannon@standardlife.com
CIGI is a well-established one-day seminar designed to increase awareness and encourage discussion on a variety of topical issues across the general insurance industry.
There will be an excellent and diverse line-up of speakers to provide a variety of perspectives and challenge covering technical and professional areas.
Fake news, post truth, mistrust of experts... a familiar roll call of anxieties – or perhaps clichés – about our data rich world. They point to an underlying fear that in this data abundant age the bad data drives out the good and we are left with a broken public discourse.
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Our motivation for discussing this important subject comes from some exciting recent research which has analysed the impact of behavioural factors on the decision to purchase an annuity. This work has shown that behavioural factors can explain the well-known low demand for immediate annuities but this research also identifies an important opportunity in relation to deferred annuities (DA). The research suggests that these factors lead to positive incentives to purchase a DA and that, for longer deferred periods, a DA could be an attractive product for both consumers and insurers.
The pensions dashboard has been talked about across the industry for a long time and now nears implementation with DWP’s consultation ending in January 2019.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and Singapore Actuarial Society (SAS) are organising a joint Professional Skills Training (PST) in Singapore. This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Life, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.
Notice is hereby given that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the INSTITUTE AND FACULTY OF ACTUARIES will be held at The Hub, Edinburgh on Wednesday 26 June 2019 at 16.30 (Preceded by tea from 16.00) and followed by a PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS given by John Taylor.
The Institute for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (IFAM) at the University of Liverpool is pleased to host the 2019 Actuarial Teachers’ and Researchers’ Conference from 27-28 June 2019. This annual two-day event has been running annually now for many years, each time hosted by a different university, and provides all those interested in actuarial research and education a great opportunity to share their ideas and catch up on the latest developments.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and Actuarial Society of Malaysia (ASM) are organising a joint Professional Skills Training (PST) in Kuala Lumpur. This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Life, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.
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GIRO is attended annually by over 800 delegates and speakers who are keen to discuss key topics such as Pricing, Reserving, Modelling and the future of the insurance industry. GIRO 2018 was a huge success and we have opened bookings early for what we hope will be another brilliant conference at the EICC in Edinburgh this year.