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Leadership and professionalism

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)
 Presidential Address: full text

Presidential Address 2020: Tan Suee Chieh

Presidential Address 2019: John Taylor

Presidential Address videos
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

Professionalism Lecture Series
https://learning.actuaries.org.uk/course/view.php?id=322

Masterclasses and cross practice

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

Masterclasses and cross practice

Description

Asia Conference 2018
10-11 May 2018

If you attended this conference you cannot claim CPD for watching the conference videos online.

Plenary 1: Risk management - An Integrated and Proactive Approach
(Length 01:03:02)

Plenary 2: Creating New Paradigms in the World of Employee Benefits and Healthcare
(Length 39:07)

Plenary 5: Plenary 5: Regulatory and Professionalism Update
(Length 57:53)

Didn't attend the conference? Order the videos now and you can claim CPD. Once you have placed your order you will be emailed access details.
If you order videos out of office hours your order will not be processed until the next working day.

This conference will be of huge benefit to actuaries and leaders at all levels in the financial services who want to gain a thorough understanding of the fast-changing dynamics in the insurance, health, investment and financial industry in Asia. 
(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?’ 

Asia Conference 2017
11-12 May 2017

If you attended this conference you cannot claim CPD for watching the conference videos online.

Plenary 1: Professionalism Lecture
(Length 01:06:16)

Plenary 2: Changing (consumer) behaviour-shared responsibility and shared value
(Length 01:00:39)

Plenary 4: An actuarial view of climate risks
(Length 01:07:56)

Now in its third year, this conference has a proven track record of attracting high-level decision makers and top industry practitioners from all backgrounds including direct insurers, though leaders and investment stakeholders from around the world. The 2017 conference explores the future of insurance and financial systems.

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.

GIRO Conference 2016
20-23 September 2016

If you attended this conference you cannot claim CPD for watching the conference videos online.
Workshop C11: Strategy Masterclass: 7 Killers of Collaborative Working
(Length: 00:49:51)

Workshop D11: Strategy Masterclass: Intrapreneurship for Actuaries
(Length 01:03:08)

Speaker: Alan Donegan, Pop-Up Business School

 

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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  4. Watch and provide your evaluation.

Each video is £35.00 - £45.00 for both IFoA members and non-members. All prices are excluding VAT

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  • Current Issues in Life Assurance (CILA) Webinar series

    Webinar Series
    15 July 2020 - 3 August 2020

    Spaces available

    CILA is one of the pre-eminent events in the annual 'Life' calendar. Due to COVID-19 we are running the programme as a series of webinars covering topics aimed at practicing life actuaries from life offices, consulting firms and other employers of actuaries and those who work in or advise on, the life assurance market in the UK and Europe.

  • Spaces available

    Current Issues in Life Assurance - For annuity writers, a key challenge is the need to fund capital-consumptive new business strain (NBS) as a consequence of writing the business intended to fund future distributions. Reinsurance, investment strategy and capital provision all have roles to play which we will investigate in this webinar

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    Current Issues in Life Assurance – Mortality in 2020 is now dominated by one thing, although – in our future-focused world – the pandemic is just one of many mortality considerations.  In this session, three well-regarded mortality/longevity specialists provide an overview of implications and impacts of COVID-19, recent and imminent CMI developments and more 'future focused' work in the MRSC

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    Because of Covid-19, forecasters predict a severe recession in 2020, followed by a V or U-shaped recovery. This impacts both individuals and companies. However, compared to previous recessions, the impact on banks of higher credit losses should be mitigated to some extent by government actions. 

  • Spaces available

    Part of the Protection, Health and Care Conference 2020 webinar series

    This session will provide an overview of the Population Health Management Working Party's research including defining impactability and impactability modelling, discussing some examples of specific modelling approaches, considering the practical challenges across the NHS as well as wider public perception and ethical issues.

  • Spaces available

    Many actuaries consider career opportunities in the Finance and Investment practice area after having started off in more traditional actuarial roles such as valuations, capital management or pricing. This session is aimed at helping actuaries to better understand roles in Finance and Investment and how they can fine tune their skills to pursue such careers.

  • Mortality and Longevity Webinar Series 2020

    Webinar Series
    22 July 2020 - 10 August 2020

    Spaces available

    Due to COVID-19, we are running this programme via a series of webinars commencing 22nd July.

    This webinar series will provide topical and practical updates and discussion on the latest thinking and innovations in mortality and longevity, and is designed to be very accessible to a broad range of experience.

     

  • Spaces available

    Insurers are making increasing use of medical research to help with assumption, models and underwriting. Experienced mortality/ longevity specialists discuss the issues in the interpretation of  medical research papers, using a range of case studies. The case studies will include COVID-19 points of current importance. Many of the concepts discussed (data bias, inference of causation) are also applicable to equivalent questions in 'big data' and advanced analytics.

  • Spaces available

    Members of the Mortality Working Group of the IAA have analysed changes in mortality for about 30 causes of death  and will discuss how causes of death are classified, and the problems of long-term data, appropriate metrics, including "years of life lost" (YLL), causes of death - a "measure of cohortness", the changes in dominant causes of death at older ages, and how can these types of studies enhance mortality forecasting.

  • Spaces available

    Predictive risk assessment and risk stratification models based on postcode-level consumer classification are widely used for life insurance underwriting. However, these are socio-economic models not directly related to health information. Similar to precision medicine, precision life insurance should aim to tailor policy pricing/reserving to the individual health characteristics of each client.

  • Spaces available

    This discussion, the fourth in the Extreme Mortality Events webinar series, will look at what poor model selection and calibration could look like – using inappropriate historical data; using incorrect 2020 mortality data; and inappropriate stochastic model recalibration (or lack thereof). Presented by Chair of the Life Board of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, Colin Dutkiewicz. 

  • Spaces available

    This webinar has been re-scheduled from its original date of the 1st July. Although ESG has many buyers across the asset allocation community, from pension funds to sovereign wealth funds, it still hasn’t found its place within the core asset management strategy desks where the money is actually invested. The problem as well as the opportunity is Fixed Income. Plenty of strategies exist for incorporating ESG within Equities, from screening, integration to a combination. ESG has picked up relatively quickly within Equities with rating,indices created using ESG factors. This talk will discuss how we price a quantifiable ESG credit risk premium and make it alpha worthy in a strategy. 

  • Spaces available

    Part of the Protection, Health and Care Conference 2020 webinar series

    With the rising prevalence of dementia, how can we manage this risk effectively and can insurance do more? Matt Singleton, Ageing Lead at Swiss Re, will cover these topics and demonstrate how insurance could help people address their concerns.

  • Spaces available

    Current Issues in Life Assurance – Join us for an exploration session on the use of data science in insurance companies today including how insurers are making sense of and using new data sources and technologies, exploration of practical applications of data science within actuarial work, benefits of data-driven decisions to solve business problems using the power of data and technology, and the role that actuaries can play to harness the benefits of data science.

     

  • Spaces available

    Current Issues in Life Assurance

    This talk will look at a range of such techniques (e.g. mass lapse risk transfer, contract boundaries, risk margin relief, non-standard longevity risk transfer) that have been applied or considered by UK and EU insurers, and the pros and cons of each.

     

  • Spaces available

    Current Issues in Life Assurance.

    The International Association of Insurance Supervisors announced on 14 November 2019 the adoption of v2.0 of the global Insurance Capital Standard (ICS) which will undergo confidential reporting for 5 years starting from 2020. This session will include specific experiences from Legal and General (L&G) as well as global industry perspectives from EY.

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    Current Issues in Life Assurance

    This session will cover the PRA supervisory statement on financial impacts related to climate change, industry insights into PRA climate risk business plans, examples climate risk strategy setting out key workstreams and activity steps for successful execution, an overview of a climate risk strategy execution timeline and the future.     

  • Spaces available

    Part of the Protection, Health and Care Conference 2020 webinar series. Using new and unique research and data from the UK, US, Sweden and China, this presentation investigates how consumers use the internet through their insurance journey and analyzes the role culture and generation plays in their online behaviour. We use this research to show the online landscape for insurance sales in the UK and suggest ways to shape new products and effectively engage with the consumer who is buying them.

  • Spaces available

    Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Gen Re Life/Health Research and Development, Dr John O'Brien, will discuss the impacts of Gene Modification for life/health insurance. 

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    As an industry, it has been important to be able to look to the future to identify the next quantifiable risk. In this session, I will explore some of the less tangible, but none-the-less concerning risks to future health, such as the health risks associated with exposure to pesticides, ingestion of plastic in the food chain, and the hazards of indoor air pollution through exposure to volatile organic compounds.

  • Spaces available

    The working party will help the industry to update and enhance how potential risk from diabetes and excess mortality is considered, including the need to understand the underwriting implications as treatments improve, and potentially to develop new products that are tailored to those with diabetes.

  • Spaces available

    Part of the Protection, Health and Care Conference 2020 webinar series. Modelling the structure and trends of cancer morbidity risk is important for pricing and reserving in related health insurance fields such as critical illness insurance and care provision. We model the dynamics of cancer incidence over time in different regions in England, using 1981-2016 ONS data. The modelling allows estimation of cancer rates at various age, year, gender and region levels, following a Bayesian setting to account for statistical uncertainty. Our analysis indicates significant regional variation in cancer incidence rates. 

  • Spaces available

    Part of the Protection, Health and Care Conference 2020 webinar series. In this talk we will outline the steps Aviva took in pulling together our first large-scale disclosures on the exposure of our business to climate change published in March 2019; in line with the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. After touching on why insurers have such an important role in climate change, we'll cover a brief “how-to” guide for those who have not yet embarked on thinking about these topics before giving a case study of how the learnings from a TCFD disclosure exercise can be applied to investment portfolios.

  • Spaces available

    Part of the Protection, Health and Care Conference 2020 webinar series. 

    The insurance industry currently underwrites customers with diabetes based on a range of factors, medical expertise and various medical studies. The work undertaken by the Diabetes Working Party would help the industry to approach this using current research findings to update and enhance how potential risk from diabetes is considered. This includes the need to understand the underwriting implications as treatments improve, and potentially to develop new products that are tailored to those with diabetes. This webinar will present our latest findings in the management of this important chronic condition which will include research in collaboration with the ARC.