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Regulation, legislation and public policy

Videos and audio files of selected webinars, events, and lectures around regulation, legislation and public policy

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2020

9 July 2020

Challenges of including illiquid assets in DC pension funds

This webinar focussed on the challenges and issues facing defined contribution savers who wish to access illiquid investments. Our speakers provide perspectives from their diverse experience, including DC fund implementation, platforms, master trusts, the role of trustees, regulation, and parallels with other fund types. They then come together in a panel discussion with audience interaction. The webinar is likely to be of interest to actuaries working across the spectrum of financial services, including investment advisers, asset managers, insurers, fund platforms and DC master trusts. 

Speakers: Shalin Bhagwan, John Forbes, Imran Razvi, Rene Poisson, Jenny Doyle, Michelle Darracott, Emma Douglas

A recording of this webinar is available for members and non-members to purchase.

Video costs: Members: £15 | Non-members: £35

25 June 2020

Climate Risk 101: Perspectives from a scientist, a civil servant and an actuary

Climate change represents a material risk to future financial stability and creates implications for the work, actions and decision making of actuaries. Join us to learn about the science behind global warming and what that means for policy makers and society over the coming decades. We will then look at how the UK Government’s first ever Green Finance Strategy responds to what the science of climate change means for financial services, how we can green the financial system, finance our green priorities and capture the opportunity that a global market for green financial services presents.

Speakers: Dr Rhian Rees-Owen, Senior Climate Science Adviser, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Ed Hogg, Head of Green Finance, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

24 June 2020

Emerging technologies – the future of social impact investing

In this webinar, Aunnie Patton Power discussed the emerging trend of using artificial intelligence, distributed ledger technology, remote sensing and cell phone based survey in the collection of social impact data and how this is transforming social impact deals and funds. 

The webinar looked at how will the technological advances Aunnie is talking about scale the reach of social impact initiatives and investments, what is distinctive about the role of data in social impact, and whether this could be a growth area for actuarial employment/skills. This webinar should be of interest to those with an interest in understanding the technology and/or social impact investing, and Actuaries in the investment space. Speaker: Aunnie Patton Power.

A recording of this webinar is available for members and non-members to purchase.

Video costs: Members: £15 | Non-members: £35

19 March 2020

Social Impact Investment

The IFoA and its Social Impact Investment Working Party delivered this webinar to introduce social impact investing and explore the role of actuaries in this growing field. The presenters used their international experience of this significant and growing market to clarify often confusing terminology, describe key trends, and explore the ways in which actuaries can contribute in this field.

Chair: Kudzai Chigiji. Speakers: Kurt Morriesen is the Head of Sustainability in Europe for the UN Development Programme and Shilpi Nanda is an actuary who led an innovation project with the public sector social health insurance scheme in Ghana.

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Events calendar

  • GIRO 2020 Virtual Conference

    Available to watch globally in November.
    02-13 November 2020
    Spaces available

     

    This year's GIRO has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the general insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's GI Online Learning Resource area

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    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.

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    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.

  • 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

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    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

    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.