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2020

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Pensions Conference 2020 
June/July 2020

To read the full synopsis of each webinar please visit the Pensions Conference 2020 webinar series page and select the 'Programme' tab

GMP Equalisation
Speaker: Mark Williams, Buck
A recording of this webinar is available for members and non-members to purchase.

AMS Thematic Review Programme & changes to the CPD Scheme
Speakers: Judith Joy and David Gordon, IFoA
A recording of this webinar is available for members and non-members to purchase

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

 

2019

Pensions Conference 2019
18-19 June 2019

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Plenary 2: GMPs: Equalisation Through Conversion
(Length 01:01:15)

Workshop A2: Why Climate Change is a Survival Issue for Pensoions Schemes: The Maths!
(Length 01:03:06)

Plenary 3: Code of Practice - Pensions Bill
(Length 00:51:21)

Workshop C1: Bulk Annuities - Finding Solutions to an Increased Demand
(Length 01:01:12)

Plenary 4: Consolidation
(Length 01:01:18)

Workshop: Self-sufficiency, Buyout and Consolidation
(Length 00:43:29)

Video costs:
Members £20 per video
Non-members £35 per video

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2018
The CMI Webinar - "S3" Mortality Tables
Friday 14 December 2018
(Length 00:58:24)

Pensions Conference 2018
4-5 June 2018

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Plenary 1: Transparency
(Length 00:50:39)

Plenary 2: The Pensions Solution at the Royal Mail
(Length 00:54:41)

Plenary 3: Climate Risk - Practical Steps to Move Forward on an Informed Climate Strategy and Avoid Liability
(Length 01:00:25)

Video costs:
Members £35 per plenary or £105 for all sessions
Non-members £55 per plenary or £165 for all sessions

All prices are excluding VAT

 

2017

Thatcher Pension Reforms Witness Seminar
(Length 01:54:20)
Wednesday 6 December 2017

Personal Risk Management for Non-Executive Directors
(Length 01:32:02)
Tuesday 14 November 2017

Retirement Readiness
(Length 01:12:06)
Thursday 12 October 2017

This international research examines individual’s expectations and preparations for retirement, across generations, genders, and three countries, Australia, United Kingdom, and United States. The report also proposes a number of recommendations to help individuals better prepare for retirement based on these results

Risk, Investment, Pensions Conference 2017
5-7 June 2017

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Plenary 2: The Professional Toolkit: A Simple Approach to Managing and Assessing Culture in the Workplace 
(Length 01:03:45)
Pensions session: Workshop A1: Making tax on retirement savings fair and efficient
(Length 00:49:08)
Pensions session: Workshop B1: Is Selling Gilts for Buy-in the Best Way of Securing Pension Promises?
(Length 00:46:13)
Pensions session: Workshop C2: Running off Mature Schemes
(00:42:38)
Risk and Pensions Plenary 5: If DB Pensions Didn’t Exist, Would We Invent Them?
(00:58:41)
Finance and Investment Sessions: Workshop D5: QE and the Inflation Dogma; Does it Work and Does it Make Sense?
(Length 00:48:31)
Pensions Sessions: Workshop E2: Fiduciary Duty - The Past, the Present, the Future
(Length 00:43:02)
Finance and Investment and Pensions Plenary 6: Intergenerational Fairness
(Length 00:59:38)
Plenary 7: Future for Actuaries?
(00:54:29)

 

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

Current Hightlights in Pensions 2016
24 November 2016

Plenary 1 - Professional Skills
Workshop A1 - The PLSA DB Taskforce
Plenary 2 - Intrapreneurship for Actuaries

Pensions Risk and Investment Conference 2016
 31 May - 2 June 2016

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Sessions available:
Plenary 2: Is the New Normal High Risk and Low Returns?
Plenary 3: Have we Undermined the Ability of Pension Funds and Life Companies to Invest Long-term?
Plenary 5a: Risk Plenary; Building Better Judgements
Plenary 5b: Helping People Make the Most of Their Pensions
Plenary 6: The End of Certainty – Why we Should Regret the Passing of DC, What Caused it and What can We Do – A Challenge?
Plenary 7: The Magic of Behavioural Economics

 

Current Issues in Pensions
20 April 2016, video

Sessions available:
Plenary 1: An Economist’s perspective on the UK economy
A commentary on the current UK and global economic environment and implications for markets and interest rates.
Speakers from Deutsche Bank

Plenary 2: Integrated Risk Management
This session will look at integrated risk management from a consultant’s perspective and how the principles can be applied in practice
Speakers from KPMG
 

Plenary 3: The Increasing Influence of the Employer Covenant
This session will highlight the impact of employer covenant on actuarial assumptions, recovery plan length and investment strategy from the perspective of a covenant assessor, using case studies to highlight the implications of movement in covenant ratings.
Speakers from Lincoln Pensions

Plenary 4: The Customer’s View
A professional trustee will look at what Trustees expect from their Scheme Actuary and consider what is good and what is bad from the perspective of the “customer”. 
In addition, this session will offer some examples of good and bad practice from the perspective of a regular user of these services within the context of issues that Trustees struggle to get to grips with in the current climate.
Speakers from Capital Cranfield

Plenary 5: Pensions Freedom, DB transfers and the future
A senior TPAS official and an experienced industry practitioner give their views on pension freedoms experience to date and their impact on member choices and on DB transfer advice in the new environment.  They will also share their thoughts on the direction of travel of pensions in the future.
Speakers from TPAS and Deloitte

2015
Duties and Responsibilities for Actuaries Working for Trust-Based Pre-Paid Funeral Plans
Video
Changes to the State Pension Ages
Video
Pension Funds and Life Companies: Are they fit for purpose?
Video

Current Issues in Pensions Seminars 2015
24 March 2015, video

Sessions available:
Plenary 1: DB Risk Management and Liability Reduction Session
Speaker:David St Cyr, First Actuarial
Plenary 2: Implications for DB Schemes of the New Flexibilities in DC
Speaker: Richard Gibson, Barnett Waddingham LLP
Plenary 3: New European Parliament, new European Commission, new solvency requirements for pension schemes
Speaker: Mark Dowsey, Towers Watson
Plenary 4: Helping guide people to through their retirement options
Speaker: Michelle Cracknell , Pensions Advisory Service
Plenary 5: Summary of presentation: “Recent case law and future implications”
Speaker: Anne-Marie Winton, Nabarro
Plenary 6: A new approach to reviewing actuarial work and other regulatory developments
Speakers: Graham Everness, Towers Watson and Christine McConnell, IFoA

Health and Care 2015: Workshop A2: protection and Care Needs in Later Life
Video
Actuaries of the Future
Video

Pensions Conference 2015 - Plenary Videos
24-26 June 2015

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

Sessions available:
Plenary 1 - How to see into the future
Speaker : Tim Harford, The Undercover Economist
Plenary 2 - Adventures in de-risking
Speakers: Adrian Hartshorn, Mercer; Emma Watkins, Scottish Widows and Clive Wellsteed, LCP LLP
Plenary 3 - Why mental accounting matters: an introduction to the everyday instincts that guide our decisions about money
Speaker: Nick Southgate
Plenary 4 - Panel discussion - 101 uses of an actuary
Speakers: Zahir Fazal, BESTrustees plc; Padraig Floyd, Journalist and Alan Dick, fortytwo
Plenary 5 - The new normal - creating diverse and inclusive cultures
Speaker: Charlotte Sweeney, Charlotte Sweeney Associates Ltd
Plenary 6 - What’s next for the world economy?
Speaker: Frances Cairncross, Economist, Journalist and Academic

Momentum Conference 2015
2-4 December 2015, video

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

Videos available are:
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

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

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?

2014

Current Issues in Pensions Seminars 2014
25 March 2014, video

Session available:
Do defined ambition schemes have longevity? An analysis of how defined ambition will survive the test of time
Jenny Richards, Punter Southall & Michael Hendry, Towers Watson
'What's hot in the regulatory world'
Speakers: Neil Hilary & Christine McConnell, IFoA
Current issues in investment
Speaker: David Bennett, Redington
Experian and changes to the PPF risk measure
Speaker: Chris Collins, PPF & Rob Haslingdon, Experian
Legal developments in pensions
Speaker: Alastair Meeks, Pinsent Masons
What makes a good buy-in transaction?
Speakers: Colette Christiansen, Towers Watson & Uzma Nazir, Pensions Insurance Corporation

Pensions Conference 2014 - Plenary Videos
18-20 June 2014

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

Sessions available:
Plenary 1: A View from the Pensions Lifeboat - an Eight Year Perspective
Speaker: Martin Clarke, PPF
Plenary 2: If we knew then what we know now: how Medical Advances have Influenced Longevity in the Past, Along with Expectations for the Future
Speakers: Aubrey de Grey, Sens Research Foundation and Daniel Ryan, Swiss Re
Plenary 4: The Risky Business of Being a Pensions Actuary
Speaker: Sally Bridgeland
Plenary 5: Decisions, Biases and Heuristics: Implications of Behavioural Finance for Pension Funds, their Members and their Advisors
Speakers: Gordon Clark, Oxford University, Iain Clacher, Leeds University Business School, Marcus Hurd, Buck Consultants and Steve Vernon, Stanford Center on Longevity

The Implications of the Scottish Independence Referendum for Financial Services
Video
2013
Spring Lecture 2013
Video
Pensions Investment in Infrastructure
Video
Autumn Lecture 2013
Video

Current Issues in Pensions 2013
April 2013, video

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

Sessions available:
IORP II - Where Are We Now?
Speaker: Dave Roberts, Towers Watson
Assessing Sponsor Covenant for the Holistic Balance Sheet
Speaker: Craig Turnbull, Barrie & Hibbert
Funding in the Current Climate
Speakers: David Hamilton, JLT and Danny Vassiliades, Punter Southall
Cautionary Tales
Speaker: Keith Webster, Osborne Clarke
Effective Liability Management
Speaker: Mark van den Berghen, Buck Consultants
Member Options - Getting it Right
Speaker: Alan Smith, First Actuarial
Improving DC member outcomes
Speaker: Marcus Mollan, Legal & General

Current Highlights in Pensions Seminar 2013
Video
Momentum Conference 2013
If you attended this conference you cannot claim CPD for watching the conference videos online.
Video
Conflicts of Interests, Interactive Session (Pensions)
21 January 2013, video
2012
Momentum Conference 2012
If you attended this conference you cannot claim CPD for watching the conference videos online.
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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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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.     

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    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.

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    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.