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2020

Webinar: Extreme Mortality Events - Why R0 is the Most Dangerous Number to Use?

24 June 2020

This discussion will have a look at the much talked about R0 number.  It will dissect why this average number is so poorly understood, and why it is a bad indicator of the pandemic progression.  In particular it will discuss how serious errors in decision making can be made by relying on this number.

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

Video costs:

Members: £15
Non-members: £35

Webinar: Extreme Mortality Events - Challenging Conventional Wisdom – What Currently Accepted ‘Truths’ About COVID-19 Are Wrong?

20 May 2020

Every scientific expert you ask about COVID-19 will preface their comments by the fact that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that leads to COVID-19, is a novel virus and we just don’t know.  But this doesn’t stop us grabbing onto pieces of information and building our understanding around these ‘assumed facts’.  What if people aren’t asymptomatically infectious?  What if herd immunity is in fact strong?  What if children can get sick from the virus?  This presentations aims to discuss many of these ‘assumed truths’ and challenge them as a way of helping us think more broadly about the pandemic and its impact on society and the narrower topic of insurance company experience.

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

Video costs:

Members: £15
Non-members: £35

Webinar: Extreme Mortality Events – How Bad is Coronavirus?

20 April 2020

This topical webinar, presented by Chair of the Life Board of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, Colin Dutkiewicz, explored: 

  • What is an extreme mortality event?
  • How does the current Covid-19 outbreak compare with other extreme mortality events?
  • What is the impact of this outbreak for insurers – and the wider economy?
  • What can we expect to happen next?

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

Video costs:

Members: £15 
Non-members: £35 

Highlights of the Life Conference 2019

11 March 2020

If you attended this conference you cannot claim CPD for watching the conference videos online. To read the full synopsis of each session please visit the Highlights of the Life Conference 2019 page and select the 'Programme' tab

Recordings of these sessions are available for members and non-members to purchase.

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Video costs:

Members: £35 per plenary or £175 for all sessions
Non-members: £55 per plenary or £275 for all sessions

2019

Life Conference 2019

20-22 November 2019

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Video costs:

Members £35 per plenary or £210 for all sessions
Non-members £55 per plenary or £330 for all sessions
 

2018

Life Conference 2018
21-23 November 2018

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Plenary 4: Machine Learning in Life Insurance Between Burning Business Desires and Restrictive Regulation 
Workshop B01: How do you deal with a problem like Brexit?
Workshop D03: On the (Risk) Margin 
Workshop E02: IFRS 17: 5 topics no-one knows the answer to 

Video costs:

Members £35 per plenary or £140 for all sessions
Non-members £55 per plenary or £220 for all sessions
All prices are excluding VAT

2017

Life Conference 2017
22-24 November 2017

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Plenary 3: IFRS 17 has arrived! 
Plenary 4: Cancer: Underwriting and Claims Perspectives
Workshop A2: Value of With-Profits Business to Consumers 
Workshop B3: IFRS 17 - How Will it Impact Contracts in Different Jurisdictions? 
Workshop E1: IFRS17 – So How Exactly Will it Work for Existing UK 90/10 With-Profits Funds? 
Workshop F9: The Modelling Implications of IFRS17 
Workshop G1: Life Products: What Can the UK Learn From Asia? 

 

2016

Momentum 2016
30 November - 2 December 2016

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Plenary 1: Why networking is important for your career and the skills to succeed
Plenary 2 Lightning talks (hot topics in 60 minutes)
Plenary 3: Winners curse - Game theory and insurance pricing
Plenary 4: Panel discussion on Brexit

Life Conference 2016
2-4 November 2016

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Plenary 1: The new normal - evolution or revolution?
Speaker: Charlotte Sweeney, Founder, Creating Inclusive Cultures
Plenary 2: Innovation out of Africa - a new approach to diabetes
Speakers: Ross Beerman, AllLife and Joan Coverson, Gen Re.
Workshop A10 Masterclass: Communication - conflict resolution
Speaker: Simon Paine, Pop-Up Business School
Workshop B10 Masterclass: Leadership - leading in uncertain times
Speaker: Simon Paine, Pop Up Business School
Plenary 4: The Professional Actuary – This Means You!
Speakers:  Malcolm Slee, Chair of the Professional Content Development Working Group, Ann Muldoon, FRC, Christine McConnell, IFoA and Matt Saker, Aviva
Workshop E2 - Generation Pf (Pensions Freedom) - 18 months later
Speakers: Barry Cudmore, AEGON Ireland and Mark Grimes, eValue
Workshop E10 - Masterclass: Time and Priority Management
Speaker: Steve Bavister, Speak First
Workshop F2: Behavioural Finance for Actuaries
Speakers: Kathy Byrne and Paul Cook, Members of the The Behavioural Finance for Actuaries Working Party
Workshop F10 - Masterclass: Developing Mental Toughness
Speaker: Steve Bavister, Speak First
Workshop G1 - Key findings of the IFoA's Matching Adjustment working party
Speakers: Ross Evans, Michael Henderson and Stephan Erasmus, Members of the MA Working Party
Workshop G8 - Big Data: Unexplored Blue Ocean in the Life Industry
Speakers: David Brown and Nicole Pang, KPMG
Plenary 5: Brexit and the changing global economic order
Speaker: Dr Andrew Sentance, Senior Economic Advisor, PwC

Sessional event: Mis-estimation risk: Measurement and Impact
Video
2015
The Effect of Model Uncertainty on the Pricing of Critical Illness Insurance
Video
Forecasting death rates using exogenous determinants
Video
Monica Allanach Lecture 2015
15 July 2015
Pensions Funds and Life Companies: Are they fit for purpose?
Video
CIPs March 2015: Plenary 4: Helping guide people through their retirement choices
Video
Actuaries of the Future 2015
Video

Life Conference 2015
18-20 November 2015

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Videos available are:
Plenary 1: Culture and Governance: Acting Together for a Happy Marriage  
Speaker: Sylvia Cronin, Central Bank of Ireland
Plenary 3: Plate Spinning  
Speaker: Jim Reid, Deutsche Bank
Plenary 4: Shock of the New? 
Speaker: Ben Page, Ipsos MORI
Plenary 5: Rt Hon Vince Cable
Workshop A2 : ORSA Balance Sheet and Capital Projection Options – Pros, Cons and Practicalities. 
Speakers: Loic Bellettre, EY and Simon Johnson, Zurich Assurance Ltd
Workshop B3: Investments and the Optimising of Capital under Solvency II 
Speakers: Matt Modisett, PIC and Joshua Waters, KPMG
Workshop F5: Fundamentally Rethinking ALM Post Solvency II
Speakers: Paul Fulcher, Nomura International plc and Neil Snyman, Aviva Investors

Professional Skills video from Life 2015
19 November 2015, video

Autumn Lecture 2015
Video

Momentum Conference 2015
2-4 December 2015, video

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 Sessions available:
Plenary 1: We Need to Talk about Sustainability - How are Actuaries going to Face Climate Change and Other 21st Century Issues
Speakers: Nico Aspinall, Towers Watson and Louise Pryor
Plenary 2: Behavioural Finance and Retirement Decision Making
Speaker: Iain Clacher, Leeds University Business School
Plenary 3: Expert Judgement
Speakers: Kieran Barnes, Bank of England and Stephen Makin, Hymans Robertson
Plenary 4: A Career as a Chief Investment Officer - Could You Have What it Takes?
Speakers: Jan Coetzee, Swiss Re; Alasdair MacDonald, Towers Watson and Ian McKinlay, Lloyds Banking Group

GIRO 2015 Plenary Videos
20-23 October 2015

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Sessions available:
Plenary 1: Insurance in a Changed World
Plenary 2: Who Profits? Delivering an Ethical Return
Plenary 3: Alleviating Reserving Stress
Plenary 5: Modelling: The Next Generation
Plenary 6: Tomorrow's World: Customer, Investor or Risk?
Plenary 7: Keynote Speaker - Professor John Kay CBE
Plenary 8: Professional Skills - Members Behaving Badly?

British Actuarial Journal's 20th Anniversary
Video
2014
The Implications of the Scottish Independence Referendum for Financial Services
Video
Autumn Lecture 2014: The Age of Uncertainty: What do we know about getting old?
Video
Sessional Research Event: Extending the Critical Path. A report from the Critical Illness Definitions and Geographical Variations Working Party
Video

Life Conference 2014
9-11 November 2014, video

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Sessions available:
Plenary 1: The Role of Insurers Post the Banking Crisis UK Infrastructure
Plenary 2: The UK Economy and the Outlook for Bond Yields
Plenary 4: Fear and Loathing in Personal Finance
Plenary 5: Closing Keynote, Steve Webb MP
B10: What a Budget!  Implications for the At-Retirement Market
C2: Are Markets Consistent with the Real World?
D3: The Trend Towards “Non-Traditional” Long-dated Investments by Life Insurers
E1: FCA Annuities Market Study
E3: Matching Adjustment and Volatility Adjustment – ALM Implications
F10: To be More like Captain Kirk and a Little Less Like Dr Spock: Applying Behavioural Economics at the FCA
G5: Matching Unit-linked Liabilities Under Solvency II

2013

Life Conference 2013: Plenary sessions online
10-12 November 2013, video

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Sessions available:
Plenary 1: The HBOS Story and the Lessons Learnt, Paul Moore, Whistleblower
Plenary 2: The Role of Today’s Actuary, Andrew Bulley, Director of Life Insurance, PRA
Plenary 3: A Makeover for Mortality, Michael Blastland, Writer and Broadcaster
Plenary 4: What financial services will older people be looking for in 10 years’ time and what needs to change for their needs and expectations to be met?  Tom Wright, Age UK
Plenary 5: Closing keynote, Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP

Momentum Conference 2013
Video
Spring Lecture 2013
Video
Open Forum - Insurance Accounting: A New Era II?
12 September 2013, video
Conflicts of Interest: Interactive Session (GI and Life)  
11 February 2013, video
Sessional Research Event: Holistic Balance Sheet and Employer Covenant
28 January 2013, video
2012
Sessional Research Event: A Value-at-Risk Framework for Longevity Liabilities 
26 November 2012, video

Life Conference and Exhibition 2013, Brussels, Belgium
4-6 November 2012, video

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Sessions available: 
Plenary 1: Profit, People and Planet
Paul Mason, Economics Editor, Newsnight
Plenary 2: Will We Achieve Both Austerity and Growth? 
Andrew Goodwin, Senior Economist, Ernst & Young ITEM Club
Plenary 3: Solvency II and EIOPA: Difference Makers or More of the Same? 
Carlos Montalvo Rebuelta, Executive Director, EIOPA

Open Forum: Future of UK GAAP for Insurers
5 July 2012, audio
Open Forum: An Introduction to Basel III
13 June 2012, audio

Current Issues in Life Assurance (CILA)
16 May 2012, audio

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

ILC-UK Open Forum: Changing the Perception of Retirement
1 March 2012, audio

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  • TIGI 2020 (Technical Issues in General Insurance)

    Webinar Series
    22 June 2020 - 7 July 2020

    Spaces available

    Technical Issues in General Insurance provides content across all key areas of the general insurance sector whilst also offering cross-practice area technical topic deep-dives.

  • Spaces available

    Technical Issues in General Insurance

    Across the General Insurance market actuarial pricing tools are being migrated from Excel to web-based technologies. Web based pricing technology offers many synergies with AI and Machine Learning. But they are often hampered by poor design and practically always perform worse than their Excel counterparts!

    The following will be presented: 

  • Spaces available

    Offering insight on the 'New Normal', this webinar shares how the arsenal of weaponry at the disposal of ethical hackers is being deployed by those intent on breaching organisational security. The webinar is for all employees that would like a cyber context of what defines the “New Normal” and how it exposes an organisation.

  • Spaces available

    In this talk we cover the practicalities of implementing ESG within real asset investment decisions. Capital deployed in real assets is invested for a long term and has far reaching impact on the environment and society.  However, implementing ESG into real asset investment decisions is not straightforward and requires a different approach to public market assets.

  • Spaces available

    A practical and theoretical look at risk from wider perspectives, drawing on theories and examples from other fields, as well as social experiments, the session aims to stimulate members to consider information asymmetry, bias, Bayesian methods, behavioural finance and behavioural psychology when determining pension scheme risk. 

  • Spaces available

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

    This webinar will provide an overview of how and why we built a Death Toolbox using Shiny.  This includes a live demonstration of the tool that enables a user to explore mortality datasets without knowing specialist coding techniques.

  • Spaces available

    Technical Issues in General Insurance webinar series. Lloyd’s will be presenting on the recent Casualty Market Study that was conducted across a section of the market. This study looked at the Non-Marine General Liability, Directors & Officers and Medical Malpractice from an underwriting, reserving and claims perspective. The presentation will cover the reasons for why the Study was conducted, the approach taken to determine the focus classes and participants, the key general findings as well as the next steps that Lloyd’s are proposing to take.

  • Spaces available

    An update from the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI). Content will focus on the work of the Self-administered Pensions Schemes (SAPS) Mortality Committee and the Mortality Projections Committee and will cover the most relevant and up-to-date outputs.

  • Spaces available

    The PPF’s Purple Book provides the most comprehensive data on the UK universe of Defined Benefit (DB) pension schemes in the private sector.  Analysing how this landscape has changed over time shows that whilst the risk profile of DB schemes has reduced underfunding has persisted.  The session will explore these trends and provide an insight into how funding may evolve in the future under a number of our modelled scenarios.   

  • Spaces available

    The IFoA is running a webinar on Thursday 9 July 2020 which will focus on the challenges and issues facing defined contribution savers who wish to access illiquid investments.

    Our speakers will 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 will 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.

  • Spaces available

    An online webinar delivered by John Taylor, immediate past-President of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries who will look at the prospects for the actuarial profession in the era of unprecedented technological innovation.

  • Spaces available

    In this webinar you will hear first-hand from two lead authors; Louise Pryor - President Elect of the IFoA, Chair of the London Climate Change Partnership and Non-Executive Director of the Ecology Building Society. Paul Pritchard – Former IEMA Board Member with a focus on financial services and value chains. Paul also served as a Fellow at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. This webinar will provide key insights for all professionals interested in understanding and engaging with climate related financial disclosures.

  • Spaces available

    This webinar is intended to raise awareness of the shifting landscape of climate liability risk and what it means for actuaries, including how it impacts on their professional and legal duties. Presentations will cover the legal risks around climate change for investment consultants and actuaries advising DB pension schemes as well as consideration of climate risk for insurers.

  • Spaces available

    Climate change risks are likely to become material for many risk management and investment decisions. This will require to incorporate explicitly climate change in the tools used for risk management and investment decisions. At present existing climate change tools are often too crude for decision making.

  • 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. Here, we:

  • Spaces available

    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:

  • Spaces available

    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

    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 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

    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.

  • Spaces available

    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. 

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    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.