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Masterclasses are non-technical pieces of learning that enhance your business skills and knowledge
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Asia Conference 2018
10-11 May 2018

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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)

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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

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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

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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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  • IFoA & PRI Webinar: TCFD – leaders and challenges

    Online webinar
    2 September 2019

    Spaces available

    In collaboration with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, the Principles of Responsible Investment is delighted to host this webinar discussing the response to the TCFD’s recommendations two years on from their publication. The webinar will feature new analysis of the 591 investors representing $45 trillion who responded to PRI’s 2019 climate indicators, insights from the past Chair of the IFoA’s Resource and Environment Board as well as an investor case study of implementation in practice from Aviva. 

  • SIAS Event: Climate Zero to Climate Hero

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    3 September 2019

    Spaces available

    An introductory session to help you get ahead with climate change.

    • Science, terminology and initiatives: handy facts to keep in your back pocket 
    • Getting your point across: how to influence people and avoid common traps and pitfalls
    • Taking action: what are actuaries expected to do...and what are we actually doing?
  • KSS event – The Regulatory Perspective

    Deloitte Saltire Court 20 Castle Terrace Edinburgh EH1 2EG
    5 September 2019

    Spaces available

    This KSS talk, presented by the FCA Head of Department in Scotland, will focus on the following 3 main areas:

    • FCA business plan priorities
    • The future of regulation
    • FCA Engagement in Scotland
  • Professional Skills Training session (Jointly held with China Life)

    China Life Insurance, Beijing •  China Life Shanghai Office • China Life Shenzhen Office  
    6 September 2019

    Spaces available

    Friday, 6 September, Beijing Local Time (CST) 14.00-16.30; British Summer Time (BST) 07.00-9.30

    The IFoA Beijing Office and China Life are pleased to be co-hosting a Professional Skills Training (PST) session in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen on Friday, 6 September. Wen Li (FIA), the IFoA Lead Representative in China and East Asia, will lead the PST presentation and discussion on ‘Getting it right!’.

    The main venue will be in Beijing. Members in Shanghai and Shenzhen can join the interaction with Beijing via video conference at China Life’s regional venues. (see full details below)

  • Spaces available

    The actuarial profession has much to offer the world of banking. In this second webinar on opportunities for actuaries in banking we have two actuaries sharing their experience. They will talk about the opportunities there are in banking; describing the actuarial aspects of the work they do, the roles they see for actuaries and the skills actuaries can bring to the banking industry. They will share their experiences of how they got into banking as well as give their thoughts on how actuaries can enter the banking profession.

  • KSS event – The Future of the Actuarial Profession with Alan Watson

    Willis Towers Watson 2 Lochrin Square, 96 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QA
    23 September 2019

    Spaces available

    This KSS talk will explore how the Actuarial Profession is changing by looking at the past, the current and the future; considering what will be the key issues impacting the Profession over the next 20 years and why this will be different from today. Why will areas like data science be important?  What does the future hold for reserved roles? What impact will the Profession have on other professionals?  And much more!

  • GIRO Conference 2019

    EICC, The Exchange, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE
    24-26 September 2019
    Spaces available

    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. 

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  • Chief Actuaries and Senior Life Actuaries Workshop 2019

    Staple Inn Hall High Holborn London WC1V 7QJ
    2 October 2019

    Spaces available

    This workshop, now in its sixth year, is aimed at senior actuaries working in life insurance - predominantly Chief Actuaries, but also Reviewing Actuaries and others working in risk and financial reporting. It will provide seven hours of relevant CPD.

  • The Future of the Actuarial Profession

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn London WC1V 7QJ
    3 October 2019

    Fully booked.

     

    Three actuaries – and CEOs – discuss their views on how the business world is changing and what that might mean for actuaries in the future.

  • Spaces available

    Have you ever thought about working in wider fields? Would you like to play a role in the fight against climate change to make the planet better? 

    It can be difficult to do this - but seeing an example you can follow can make it more realistic. In this ‘green’ case study a template is outlined to show how actuaries can apply their skills more broadly - and in doing so, to make a difference.

  • RSS/IFoA Data Science Ethics: the role of practitioners

    Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol St, London EC1Y 8LX
    7 October 2019

    Spaces available

    The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and the Royal Statistical Society have worked together to develop joint ethics guidance on data science. This is the culmination of an 18 month programme of practitioner led work. 
     
    Join us for the launch of this new guidance, with a high-level panel discussion which will explore the role of data science practitioners and professional bodies in data ethics. 

  • KSS Event – GAD: the 100 year life (Edinburgh)

    KPMG  Saltire Court 20 Castle Terrace Edinburgh EH1 2EG
    22 October 2019

    Spaces available

    The Government Actuary’s Department (GAD) marks its centenary this year. George Russell, formerly Deputy Government Actuary, who currently heads up GAD’s Edinburgh office, leading on GAD support to the devolved administrations in Scotland and Northern Ireland, will outline GAD’s development over that period and its range of work today. Having just “celebrated” his 25th anniversary of joining GAD, George will also reflect on some of the challenges and opportunities of advising at the interface of the actuarial and the political worlds.

  • KSS event – GAD: the 100 year life (Glasgow)

    Barnett Waddingham 163 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 2JJ
    24 October 2019

    Spaces available

    The Government Actuary’s Department (GAD) marks its centenary this year. George Russell, formerly Deputy Government Actuary, who currently heads up GAD’s Edinburgh office, leading on GAD support to the devolved administrations in Scotland and Northern Ireland, will outline GAD’s development over that period and its range of work today. Having just “celebrated” his 25th anniversary of joining GAD, George will also reflect on some of the challenges and opportunities of advising at the interface of the actuarial and the political worlds.

  • Sessional Meeting - Autonomous Vehicles and impacts on the wider insurance industry

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ         
    28 October 2019

    Spaces available

    The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries is running a sessional meeting on autonomous vehicles on 28th October.  The session will showcase the work of the IFoA “Autonomous Vehicles” working party alongside a number of expert external presenters. 

  • ARC Event: Beyond Proportional Hazards

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    30 October 2019

    Spaces available

    ARC Event: Beyond Proportional Hazards: Statistical methods for assessment of the impact of medical advances and health interventions on longevity and population projections.

    This workshop is being delivered by the Actuarial Research Centre’s (ARC) ‘Big Health and Actuarial Data’ Research Programme.

  • Hot Topics in Health and Care: Networking and Drinks

    Staple Inn, 4 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DR
    4 November 2019

    Spaces available

    This evening will feature two new cases studies that highlight the implications for insurers of issues impacting on health and mortality for life, pensions, and health and care products; Impactability modelling: a worked example in Type II diabetes presented by Josephine Robertson, and Seasonal Mortality in England and Wales 1993-2016 presented by Mary Hall, Dublin City University.

  • The challenges for AI in Autonomous driving – Professor Andrew Blake

    Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 11 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ
    11 November 2019

    Spaces available

    In conjunction with the Scottish Board and supporting the IFoA’s focus on data science.

    The IFoA’s Scottish Board have arranged for UK pioneer in Computer Vision and Machine Intelligence, Professor Andrew Blake to speak to delegates on the subject of AI in Autonomous driving. This lecture will focus on safety-critical operation and the computation of risk.  

  • Autumn Pension Seminar

    Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen St, Holborn, London WC2B 5DA
    13 November 2019

    Spaces available

    Join us for this brand new seminar that brings together our Current Issues in Pensions, Pensions and the Law, and Investment for Pension Actuaries events. The seminar builds on the IFoA’s Annual Pension Conference with sessions covering CDC, TPR’s code of practice, investments, legal updates and Professional Skills Training with a focus on interactive discussion throughout.

    • KSS event: How is Scotland’s population changing and what are the implications?

      Barnett Waddingham, 163 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 2JJ
      14 November 2019

      Spaces available

      The National Records of Scotland (NRS) collects, preserves and produces information about Scotland's people and history to inform current and future generations - work that underpins the fabric of Scottish society and tells the story of our nation. This KSS talk will explore the following and other areas impacting Scotland’s changing population, and assess the potential implications of the changes:

      • population statistics
      • life expectancy
      • changes in age structure
      • birth and death rates, including causes of death statistics.
    • Life Conference 2019

      The Convention Centre Dublin, Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1
      20-22 November 2019
      Spaces available

      The Life Conference is the premier event for professionals interested in life insurance.  Offering a wide range of workshops and plenary sessions it’s the perfect opportunity to discover what’s hot and current in life insurance ensuring you get up to date on the latest thinking and innovation whilst meeting and exchanging ideas with a broad range of professionals.

    • Autumn Lecture 2019, London - Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP

      Lincoln's Inn The Treasury Office, London WC2A 3TL
      2 December 2019

      Fully booked.

      The IFoA is pleased to announce that this year’s Autumn Lecture will feature the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP as its guest speaker.  Nicky has previously served as Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Minister for Women. She now chairs the Treasury Select Committee whose remit is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of HM Treasury, along with all of its agencies and associated bodies.

    • Autumn Lecture 2019: Live Streaming

      Webinar 
      2 December 2019

      Spaces available

      Watch the live stream of this year's Autumn Lecture with guest speaker Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP. 

    • Behavioural Finance Research Launch- 14 January 2020

      Staple Inn, 4 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V 6DR
      14 January 2020

      Spaces available

      We are delighted to announce the launch of the findings from our ARC funded Behavioural Finance research with a special evening event at Staple Inn on Tuesday14th January 2020. Entitled Behavioural Aspects of Institutional Investment Decision-Making, this research programme is being delivered by City, University of London, Leeds University Business School and Ipsos.

    • Sessional: Impact of E-cigarettes Working Party

      Royal College of Physicians, 9 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
      24 February 2020

      Spaces available

      This sessional meeting will be of direct interest to actuaries and others working in the in the Health and Care, Life or Pensions sectors or indeed an actuaries with an interest in morbidity or mortality.