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2021

Europe Town Hall

IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual Europe Town Hall, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Members Alan Rae, Jennifer Hartley, Maribel Vasquez Flores and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann. Given the restrictions on being able to meet our European members face to face, this Town Hall will be an opportunity for you to engage with the IFoA, hear the vision for the future of the profession, our member value proposition work, employer engagement, the IFoA in Europe, and our ongoing response to COVID-19. John, Alan, Jennifer, Maribel and Stephen would also really welcome the opportunity to hear and respond to your questions during this session which can be submitted in advance during the registration process.

Actuarial Innovation in the COVID-19 Era

How have the IFoA and its members responded to Covid-19?

Louise Pryor, Colin Dutkiewicz, Matthew Edwards and Kathryn Morgan discuss why the IFoA COVID-19 Action Taskforce (ICAT) and the award-winning COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group (ARG) were established, how they now operate and what they have achieved. They will identify the highlights, and discuss lessons that have been learned. Speakers: Louise Pryor, President-elect; Colin Dutkiewicz, Aon; Matthew Edwards, Willis Towers Watson; Kathryn Morgan, Non Executive Director at Marshmallow

Behavioural Science Series

Behavioural Science Series with Keith Grint - Wicked Problems, Clumsy Solutions and Leading Change

Keith Grint is Professor Emeritus at Warwick University. In this event, Professor Grint will outline how the nature of some of the problems we face within our own businesses and organisations - particuarly those around governance, culture and change - range from the complicated to the complex (wicked). He will share his insights on how these issues manifest themselves and how we can resolve them through various solutions: solutions which may themselves be ‘clumsy’. Following his talk, Keith will be joined by Nick Spencer and Angela Darlington for a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

Finance in the public interest Series

Finance in the Public Interest with John Kay, Sir Paul Collier, Andy Haldane and Louise Pryor

Finance in the Public Interest - Actuaries in the Public Interest

Panel discussion with - Ashok Gupta, Lucy Saye, Nico Aspinall and Nick Silver

Finance in the Public Interest with Sir Paul Collier

Sir Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Professorial Fellow of St Antony’s College. From 1998–2003 he took a five-year Public Service leave during which he was Director of the Research Development Department of the World Bank. He is currently a Professeur invité at Sciences Po and a Director of the International Growth Centre. He has written for the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. His research covers the causes and consequences of civil war; the effects of aid and the problems of democracy in low-income and natural resources rich societies; urbanisation in low-income countries; private investment in African infrastructure and changing organisational cultures. Paul has authored numerous books, including The Bottom Billion (Oxford University Press, 2007) which in 2008 won the Lionel Gelber, Arthur Ross and Corine prizes and in May 2009 was the joint winner of the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book prize; Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places (Vintage Books, 2009); The Plundered Planet: How to reconcile prosperity with nature (Oxford University Press, 2010); Exodus: How migration is changing our world (Oxford University Press, 2013); and The Future of Capitalism: Facing The New Anxieties (Penguin Books, 2018). His latest book, co-authored with John Kay, is Greed is Dead: Politics After Individualism (Penguin Books, 2020). In 2014, Paul received a knighthood for services to promoting research and policy change in Africa.

Finance in the Public interest with John Kay

John Kay is one of Britain’s leading economists. His interests focus on the relationships between economics and business. His career has spanned academic work and think tanks, business schools, company directorships, consultancies and investment companies. For twenty years, he wrote a regular column for the Financial Times. His witty and authoritative style has won a wide following for his books and articles which have been recognised by numerous awards and prizes. Forty years after he co-authored The British Tax System with Mervyn King – a book which went through five editions – the two authors have come together again with a very different subject. Radical Uncertainty will be published by the New Bridge Street Press in March 2020.

Presidential Speaker Series

The Patrick Poon Presidential Speaker Series - Sarah Gordon, CEO, Impact Investing Institute

In this talk, Sarah Gordon (Chief Executive Officer of the Impact Investing Institute and former business editor of the Financial Times) will make the case for why pension funds should be looking to invest sustainably and with impact. Referring to the Institute’s work on pension trustee fiduciary duty, she will ‘bust’ some of the myths that perpetuate around impact investing for pension funds, and talk about how considering impact can be a way of managing risks and identifying opportunities. 

A recording of this webinar is available to watch on the Virtual Learning Environment FREE. With thanks to our sponsors Patrick Poon and Milliman.

 Presidential Address: full text

Presidential Address 2020: Tan Suee Chieh

Presidential Address 2019: John Taylor

Presidential Address videos

Presidential Update January 2021: Tan Suee Chieh

Presidential Address 2020: Tan Suee Chieh

Presidential Address 2019: John Taylor

Presidential Address 2018 : Jules Constantinou
Presidential Address 2017: Marjorie Ngwenya
Presidential Address 2016: Colin Wilson
Presidential Address 2015: Fiona Morrison
Presidential Address 2014: Nick Salter
Presidential Address 2013: David Hare
 IFoA Annual General Meetings

IFoA AGM 2020

IFoA Town Hall Meetings
December 2020

Two UK Town Halls were 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 (08:30-09:30)
UK Town Hall (10.00-11.00)

January 2021

India Town Hall - hosted by IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor with IFoA Council Member Mahidhara Davangere and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.

This recording is available for members to watch for FREE

February 2021

MENAP Town Hall - hosted by IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor with IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.

This recording is available for members to watch for FREE

Sub-Saharan Town Hall - hosted by IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor with IFoA Council Members Mukami Njeru, Prosper Matiashe and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann

This recording is available for members to watch for FREE

CPD review
Proposals for a new CPD scheme - consultation meeting (5 February)
CPD review update webinar (2 April)
Leadership insights
Leadership Insights - Alastair MacDonald
Head of Advisory Portfolio Management (UK)
(00:05:37)
Leadership Insights - Alex King
Managing Director Pacific Life Re, Singapore
(00:17:36)
Leadership Insights - Angela Darlington
Group Chief Risk Officer
(00:05:41)
Leadership Insights - Bill Smith
Chief Executive
(00:05:01)
Leadership Insights - Glenn Williams
CEO Axa Life Assurance, Singapore
(00:06:13)
Wider Fields - Chin Tze How
Chief Market Management Officer, Allianz, Malaysia
(00:04:54)
Wider Fields - Embracing Diversity
Views from leading women in the profession; Eve Finn, Penny Shaw and Angela Darlington
(00:05:25)
Wider Fields - Finance and Investment
Bill Smith, Eve Finn, Alasdair MacDonald, Francis Chua, Ren Lin and Jos Vermeulen
(00:09:23)
Wider Fields - General Insurance
Michael Tripp and Martin Noble
(00:04:54)
Wider Fields - Pensions
Steven Catchpole and Francis Chua
(00:06:03)
Wider Fields - Risk
Penny Shaw, Chris Lewin and Angel Darlington
(00:06:54)
Wider Fields - Resource and Environment
Louise Pryor, Deputy Chair, Resource and Environment Board
(00:04:19)

Masterclasses and cross practice

Masterclasses are non-technical pieces of learning that enhance your business skills and knowledge.

(Length 01:34:34)
15 March 2018
This seminar provides the opportunity to hear about the GDPR from an expert in data protection law.
This event is aimed specifically at Scheme Actuaries. 
The implications of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) webinar
(Length 01:00:27)
9 March 2018
GDPR comes into force on 25 May 2018. It will impose significant requirements and responsibilities on all those who handle EU residents’ personal data. In particular, actuaries or their employers may be categorised as data controllers or data processors and should ensure that they are familiar with the changes introduced by, and implications of, GDPR.

This webinar discusses the general implications of GDPR for actuaries, both those operating in the UK and internationally.

Get ready for IFRS 17
(Length 01:55:03)
10 July 2017
On 18 May the International Accounting Standards Board published its long-awaited insurance contracts standard IFRS 17, effective date 2021.  To help IFoA members, the IFoA’s cross-practice Financial Reporting Group (FRG) hosted an event at Staple Inn covering this achievement.  It addressed questions such as ‘What does IFRS 17 mean for the insurance industry?’ and ‘What do we need to do to prepare for IFRS 17 implementation?’ 

Webinar: Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure by Russell Picot, Specialist Advisor

Climate change is possibly the largest challenge facing humanity and actuaries can play an essential role in creating the systematic change needed to keep within a 2-degree scenario. Nico Aspinall, Chair of the IFoA’s resource and Environment Board is joined by Russell Picot, Specialist Advisor to the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure to give IFoA members an overview of the Task Force’s work and how tackling the major public policy challenge posed by climate-related risk is relevant to our profession.

The Carrot, the Stick and Strategies for Success: Harnessing the Power of Diversity and Inclusion
Monday 13 February 2017

Following the success of The Elephant in the Room last year, the Diversity Advisory Group (DAG) is delighted to announce its latest event – a panel debate which discusses tried and tested strategies to harness the benefits of a diverse workforce.
Our panel consists of individuals at the forefront in this area and includes Lord Michael Hastings CBE, KPMG International’s Head of Citizenship; Suki Sandhu, Founder and CEO of OUTstanding and Audeliss, and Co-Founder of UPstanding; and Angela Darlington, Group Chief Risk Officer, Aviva. Our experts will share advice, strategies for success and tackle the trickiest questions the audience care to throw at them.

EU Referendum, lower migration is detrimental for the State Pension system – but can be mitigated

In this webcast the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR) explains recently commissioned IFoA research 'The Impact of Possible Migration Scenarios After 'Brexit' on the State Pension System.'
EU Referendum Debate
5 April 2016
(Length 01:29:20)

How could ‘Brexit’ or ‘Bremain’ impact people’s pensions, investments and insurance?

Asia Conference 2015

 
APS X2: A new approach to reviewing Actuarial work (GI focus)
(Length 01:07:43)
 
APS X2: A new approach to reviewing Actuarial Work
(Length 01:00:19)
 
Elephant in the Room: The Diversity Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask
(Length 01:35:18)

A discussion session providing a rare chance to share experiences and consider how to tackle issues. Subjects ranged from ways to permeate old boys’ networks, how diversity is about more than gender, and why women still struggle to progress to the top and leave the profession far earlier than men.

Leading by Example: Diversity in Business
(Length 01:07:37)
Covering a breadth of issues relating to diversity of all kinds in business, the event encouraged women to act as supportive role models for other women and take courage from their own abilities while recognising competence in others. 
An introduction to unconscious bias
Video 1 - Understanding its importance (00:09:06)
Video 2 - A closer look at the statistics (00:10:44)
Video 3 - The benefits of addressing it (00:05:53)
Helen Jamieson, Managing Director of Jaluch provides an introduction to unconscious bias.
Difficult conversations
(Length 00:09:01)
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Designed to give you excellent tips on how to give feedback to a colleague or client that might be difficult to communicate.  Simple techniques which will take your feedback skills to a new level.  A must watch masterclass for anyone who is a position where your feedback, both positive and negative is required.
Personal impact
(Length 00:13:35)
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This session will develop your personal presence both around the office, at meetings and when presenting to an audience.  A short film which provides example standing and sitting postures and how to use your voice and palms to maximise your impact.  This excellent session will give you some great takeaways which you can start using straight away.

Enjoy presenting
Part 1 (length 00:08:59)
Part 2 (length 00:08:47)
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A two part Masterclass will provide you with excellent tips on how best to present at an event or meeting, including both basic ideas on how to introduce yourself right through to example techniques on how to present your information in a more memorable way.  These two short sessions will provide you with instant wins!

Enjoy networking
Part 1 (length 00:06:50)
Part 2 (length 00:07:11)
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In this two part masterclass you will learn valuable ideas you can use right away: how to successfully network at an event or around the office.  How to answer the question "What do you do?" in a way that generates conversation and interest and keeps conversation flowing.  A really valuable session, from a highly recommended trainer.

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  • Spaces available

    Mathematical Futures: The Actuary in a World Transformed – Sir Adrian Smith will outline how advances in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence in the world of big data will transform the nature of many industries, including financial services. The broader environment within which mathematics is applied will change rapidly, often led by innovative yet disruptive forces outside. These changes will undoubtedly have an impact on the work of actuaries - and the profession will need to adapt quickly to thrive.

     

  • Spaces available

    The General Insurance (GI) Spring Conference is a result of the General Insurance Lifelong Learning Committee (GILL) combining this year’s 'Current Issues in General Insurance' (CIGI) and 'Technical Issues in General Insurance' (TIGI) conferences into a virtual webinar series over 19 – 25 May that will be available to watch online globally.

  • CILA 2021

    Available to watch globally in May.
    19-21 May 2021
    Spaces available

    We continue to live in a world of global uncertainty. Survival depends on our ability to simultaneously navigate through the diverse root-causes, ranging from: the consequences of Climate Change; on-going financial consequences of the COVID pandemic; or self-imposed changes in regulatory requirements and accounting standards.

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar on the consultation on changes to the Practising Certificates (PC) Scheme.

    The proposals come from a recent review of the PC Scheme which was the first substantive look at the IFoA’s approach to the requirements and process for PCs since 2010. It responds directly to feedback received on how the current scheme works especially that received from members and PC Holders.

  • Spaces available

    Behavioural Science Webinar SeriesThe world is changing. The fourth industrial revolution, globalisation and the COVID-19 pandemic are up-ending traditional social and business norms around the world; changes that were once predictable and steady are now faster and more profound.

  • Spaces available

    Risk Management Webinar PrgrammeTools like python/R are being heavily used to provide end-to-end analytical solutions for risk management. They help to set up a framework/platform to collect risk data and work out stochastic analytics to provide insights into the risks faced by a firm, be it in any sector.

  • Spaces available

    The webinar will look at several aspects of intergenerational fairness and our panel of experts will challenge you, society, taxpayers and generations X, Y and Z on key aspects of DB v DC pensions, public v private sector pensions, state benefits and key aspects of sustainability.

  • Pensions Conference 2021

    Online webinar series
    16-22 June 2021
    Spaces available

    Welcome to the programme for our 2nd Virtual Pensions Conference. This year's conference features 11 webinars offering members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the pension industry. There will also be opportunity to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.

  • Spaces available

    Given our commitment to the safety of our members and employees, and as the easing of restrictions in respect of COVID-19 cannot be guaranteed at this point in time, we have decided to hold our AGM virtually again this year.

    The Business of the AGM

  • Spaces available

    Join newly inaugurated IFoA President Dr. Louise Pryor as she explores what we need to do to keep abreast of the changing world – and how we can seize the resulting opportunities – in her Presidential Address, ‘A Learning Society’

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar on the consultation on changes to the Practising Certificates (PC) Scheme.

    The proposals come from a recent review of the PC Scheme which was the first substantive look at the IFoA’s approach to the requirements and process for PCs since 2010. It responds directly to feedback received on how the current scheme works especially that received from members and PC Holders.

  • Spaces available

    The paper “Asset liability modelling in the quantum era” shall be presented by its authors, Tim Berry and James Sharpe, and chaired by Andrew Smith, Assistant Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at University College Dublin.

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    Risk Management Webinar ProgrammeInternal audit is often the Cinderella of the audit world. It’s a regulatory requirement for insurance companies to have an internal audit function, so why not make it as useful as possible?  This session will look at how to link an internal audit plan to the risk register, and how that helps audit committees and boards to spot problems and fix them.