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Call for speakers

Due to the global COVID-19 situation the IFoA continues to review its events programme. Our primary goal is to ensure the well being of our members and employees, while minimising the disruption to our service. Many of our events have been successfully reformatted as webinars or other forms of digital delivery. Therefore we would still like to encourage you to submit proposals for any call for speakers listed below. There are a number of future opportunities to speak at an event or webinar, and we still welcome proposals from members and non-members on technical and business skill subjects.

How to submit your proposal to speak at a conference or event or suggest a topic for a presentation

As part of your submission we request the following:

  • The title and description of your session
  • The primary topic of your session 
  • The anticipated delegate learning outcome/experience from your presentation
  • Contact details and names of all proposed speakers

If you want to nominate a speaker or topic, but do not want to speak yourself, we are also keen to hear from you.

Please note that by submitting an application you are agreeing to allow your name and contact details to be passed onto the organisation committee who may contact you regarding your submission.

For additional information please email eventmanagement@actuaries.org.uk | telephone +44 (0)20 7632 1498


Pensions Lifelong Learning programme 2021- call for speakers

The IFoA’s Pension Lifelong Learning Committee is developing a CPD programme for 2021. The programme will include webinars, innovative digital events and if conditions allow, in person conferences. Our current plan is to hold our annual Pension Conference online in June, an Autumn Seminar in December and additional webinars outside of these events in response to emerging current topics.  

We are inviting applications from potential speakers who would like to be part of our programme and our call for speakers is open until 30 November 2020. We would also welcome ideas for subjects that members would like us to cover along with any suggested speakers that we might approach.

We are looking for a diverse line-up of topics drawn from technical and commercial actuarial areas. Where possible sessions can include interactive elements, encourage discussion between delegates and sharing of views. We are open to submissions from a wide range of pension issues. Some potential areas may include:

The impact of Covid 19

  • Latest mortality views and news, from CMI, SAPS, ONS etc
  • Setting mortality assumptions for valuation and factor reviews
  • Integrated Risk Management – covenant, investment and discount rates  

TPR’s Funding Code and the Pension Bill

  • Funding valuations – meeting the requirements or going bespoke
  • Supporting employers – affordable DRC plans and liability reduction

Market updates

  • Latest news from the buy out and buy in markets
  • Pension case law
  • Asset class – expected market developments
  • DB consolidators
  • DB and DC Master Trusts
  • Scheme administration market update and issues for actuaries

 Defined contribution schemes

  • Challenges in the retirement/post retirement space and potential solutions
  • How to improve member engagement/adequacy
  • Default scheme design – especially ESG

Please click here to submit your proposal. All submisions must be made by Friday 27 November.


Finance and Investment Lifelong Learning programme 2021- call for speakers

The IFoA’s Finance and Investment Lifelong Learning Committee is developing a CPD programme for 2021. The programme will include webinars and innovative digital events. Our current plan is to hold our annual Finance and Investment Conference in June in a virtual format.

Our overriding theme for the conference this year is resilience, reflecting the unique and challenging environment we find ourselves in.   We are looking to put together a diverse program that covers both technical and commercial issues and is applicable across different practices areas. 

We are inviting applications from potential speakers who would like to be part of our programme and our call for speakers is open until 18 December 2020. We would also welcome ideas for subjects that members would like us to cover along with any suggested speakers that we might approach. 

We look forward to hearing from you. All submissions will be considered independently by the organising Committee.

Please submit your abstract here.

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  • Spaces available

    The webinar will discuss the challenges and opportunities schemes face in evaluating end game options, choosing a target state and understanding the impact this strategic decision could have on member outcomes long after the “end state” is reached. Adolfo, Kevin and Rhian bring over 60 years of experience in the industry and a variety of perspectives as scheme actuary, covenant adviser, trustee, de-risking adviser and insurer.

  • Spaces available

    Retail banking is going through a period of substantial change as it moves into the digital age. Banks have large amounts of data about their customers and about their risks. Open data application programming interface (APIs) and data science are enabling banks to use their data to offer innovative and sometimes personalised services. Data science is also adding value in risk areas such as fraud detection and cyber security. At the same time, the move to online banking is making it easier for firms including fintechs to enter banking without having to establish branch networks.

  • UK Town Hall 08:30-09:30

    Webinar
    4 December 2020

    Spaces available

    IFoA President Tan Suee Chieh would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual UK Town Hall 2020, hosted by Tan Suee Chieh with IFoA’s Immediate Past President, John Taylor, President Elect, Louise Pryor and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.  

  • UK Town Hall 10:00-11:00

    Webinar
    4 December 2020

    Spaces available

    IFoA President Tan Suee Chieh would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual UK Town Hall 2020, hosted by Tan Suee Chieh with IFoA’s Immediate Past President, John Taylor, President Elect, Louise Pryor and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.  

  • Spaces available

    Cash-flow driven investing is a game-changer for DB pension funds navigating their end-game. Suitable for sponsors who want to reduce risks on their balance sheets. And for trustees, it shifts the focus to providing greater certainty of returns, managing funding level volatility and ensuring they have enough income to pay cash-flow requirements.

  • Spaces available

    Patrick Kennedy, Partner at Gateley Legal and Founding Director of Entrust (a leading professional pensions trustee company), will be delivering an update on the latest legal developments during the course of 2020. With both a pensions legal perspective and over 25 years of trustee service, Patrick will seek to highlight how the letter of the law has continued to evolve against the backdrop of a difficult and challenging year

  • Spaces available

    The talk will provide an understanding of the priorities and relationships between deficit reduction contributions, in the context of wider scheme funding, and different types of value outflow from the employer based on the working party’s recently published report. 

  • Spaces available

    Running off the £2 trillion of UK corporate sector defined benefit liabilities in an efficient and effective fashion is the biggest challenge facing the UK pensions industry. Trustees and sponsors overseeing those schemes need to be clear on their target end-state and the associated journey plan – but too few have well articulated and robust plans.

  • Spaces available

    The actuarial skill set has much to offer the banking industry. So many of the skills that actuaries acquire during their working life translate across to the world of banking and yet banking is perceived as an alien environment to many actuaries. But is it?

  • Spaces available

    Covid-19 has required an urgent and cross-practice initiative to facilitate the extensive impact this pandemic has across all industries. IFoA members have been keen to contribute in a different way, so we developed the IFoA Covid-19 Action Taskforce [ICAT] to coordinate our effort, with a more efficient governance.

    We have over 500 volunteers and countless topics which we have amalgamated into 93 workstreams.