Videos and audio files of selected events from our Sessional Research Programme

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2019
Sessional Event: Calibration VaR models with Overlapping Data
Monday 25 March 2019 (Length 01:08:01)
Sessional Event: Why the Pensions Dashboard is more than a data collection exercise
Monday 24 June 2019 (Length 01:20:12)
Sessional Event: Climate Change Risk Reporting Practices by UK Insurance Firms and Pensions Schemes
Monday 17 June 2019 (Length 01:23:45)
Sessional Event: Saving for Retirement - Rules of Thumb
Monday 20 May 2019 (Length 01:23:14)
Sessional Event: Antibiotic Resistance Working Party
Monday 25 February 2019 (Length 01:17:40)
Sessional Event: The Genomic Underpinnings of Human Lifespan: Biology, Diseases and Prediction
Monday 21 January 2019 (Length 01:22:03)
Sessional Event: Investment Risk for long term investors
Monday 18 March 2019 (Length 01:28:47)
2018
Sessional Research Event: Equity Release Mortgages (ERM)
Tuesday 11 December 2018 (Length 01:29:11)
Sessional Meeting: Allowing for climate-related risks when setting long-term financial assumptions
Monday 26 November 2018 (Length 01:22:20)
Autumn Lecture London 2018
In investment how do we define long term?

Wednesday 7 November 2018 (Length 01:30:35)
Sessional Research Event: Improving the Success of InsurTech Opportunities
Monday 22 October 2018 (Length 01:12:56)
Sessional Research Event : Cyber Operational Risk Scenarios for Insurance Companies
Monday 15 October 2018 (Length 01:12:30)
Sessional Research Event: Hot topics in Health and Care
Monday 17 September 2018 (Length 01:53:05)
Sessional Research Event: How Medical Advances and Health Interventions Will Shape Future Longevity
Monday 25 June 2018 (Length 01:25:05)
Sessional Research Event : Wearable Technology and Antibiotic Resistance Working Parties
Monday 18 June 2018 (Length 01:54:35)
Sessional Research Event: Actuarial Methods: Are we Serving the Public Interest?
Monday 21 May 2018 (Length 01:25:37)
Sessional Research Event:Self-selection and Risk Sharing in a Modern World of Life-Long Annuities
Monday 14 May 2018 (Length 01:16:21)

Spring Lecture 2018
The Social Progress Index and the Sustainable Development Goals

Monday 23 April (Length 01:15:47)

Sessional Research Event: Life Insurance at the Crossroads
Monday 5 March 2018 (Length 01:57:59)

Sessional Meeting adresssing the evolution of economic scenario generators, by the Extreme Events Working Party
Monday 26 February 2018 (Length 01:18:12)

Sessional Event: Still Living with Mortality: The Longevity Risk Transfer Market after One Decade
Monday 29 January 2018 (Length 01:25:14)

Sessional Research Event: A Cashless Society - Benefits, Risks and Issues
Monday 22 January 2018 (01:29:57)
2017
Sessional Research Event: Assessing basis risks for Longevity transactions - phase 2
Monday 4 December 2017
Sessional Research Event: Recalculation of the Solvency II transitional measures on technical provisions
Tuesday 28 November 2017
Sessional Research Event: Funding defined benefit pension schemes
Monday 13 November 2017
Sessional Research Event: A review of Solvency II - has it met its objectives?
Monday 11 September 2017
Sessional Research Event: A stochastic implementation of the APCI model for mortality projections
Monday 16 October 2017
Autumn Lecture
Data Science and its Potential for Actuaries

Wednesday 13 September 2017 (Length 01:23:09)
Sessional Research Event: Health and Care Hot Topics?
Thursday 6 July 2017 (Length 01:47:15)
Sessional Research Event: Model Risk: Illuminating the Black Box
Thursday 29 June 2017 (Length 01:21:08)
Sessional Research Event: Do customers understand our life insurance products?
Monday 19 June 2017 (Length 01:22:26)
Sessional Research Event: A review of Solvency II - has it met its objectives?
Monday 8 May 2017 (Length 01:18:56)
Sessional Research Event: How can the IFoA help Individuals make better Retirement Choices?
Monday 24 April 2017 (Length 01:17:22)
Spring Lecture
Antimicrobial resistance: Global threat to health and economy

Thursday 27 April 2017 (Length 01:27:46)
Sessional Research Event: What Data Science Means for the Future of the Actuarial Profession
Monday 3 April 2017 (Length 01:37:30)
Sessional Research Event: IRM – Putting Theory into Practice for UK DB Pension Schemes
Monday 20 March 2017 (Length 01:30:15)
Sessional Event: IFoA-CAS International Reinsurance Pricing Working Party ‘Property Per Risk Pricing
Monday 20 February 2017 (Length 01:43:08)

Sessional Research Event: The Future of Solvency II in the UK: Treasury Select Committee Debrief & Working Party Update
Monday 23 January 2017 (Length 01:39:39)

2016
Sessional Research Event: Sustainable retirement solutions – are there any durable solutions
12 December 2016 (Length 01:29:24)
Autumn Lecture 2016
7 December 2016 (Length 01:18:32)

Sessional Research Event: Ersatz Model Tests
13 October 2016 (Lenght 01:25:14)

Sessional Research Event: Information for Actuaries Valuing Periodical Payment Orders
27 June 2016 (Length 01:26:23)
Sessional Research Event: Simulation Based Capital Models - Testing, Justifying and Communicating Choices
27 June 2016 (Length 01:16:56)
Sessional Research Event: Resource and Environment Sessional Debate
20 June 2016 (Length 01:18:25)
Antibiotic Resistance: An Evolving Threat
24 May 2016 (Length 01:42:28)

Sessional Research Event: Designing successful post-retirement solutions by blending growth, income and protection
23 May 2016 (Length 01:24:07)

Sessional Research Event: Incentives facing UK listed companies to adopt risk reporting requirements of the Revised Code
16 May 2016 (Length 01:26:06)
Sessional Research Event: The Future of Social Care Funding - Who Pays?
18 April 2016 (Length 01:22:28)
Spring Lecture 2016: Communicating Risk and Uncertainty
4 May 2016 (Length 01:36:08)
Sessional Research Event: Operational Risk Working Party
16 March 2016 (Length 01:19:58)
Sessional event: Mis-estimation risk: Measurement and Impact
29 February 2016, video (Length 01:21:54)
Sessional Research Event: Bias, Guess and Expert Judgement in Actuarial Work
18 January 2016, video (Length 01:21:58)
2015

Sessional Research Event: Actuarial Function Working Party
16 November 2015, video (Length 01:10:49)

Autumn Lecture
9 November 2015 (Length 01:25:11)

British Actuarial Journal 20th Anniversary
21 September 2015 (Length 01:24:37)

Spring Thought Leadership Lecture
22 June 2015 (Length 01:31:42)

Sessional Research Event: Expert Judgement
8 June 2015 (Length 01:20:02)

Sessional Research Event: Sustainability and Financial System
11 May 2015 (Length 01:48:36)

Sessional Research Event: Model Risk: daring to open the black box
23 March 2015 (Length 01:27:28)

2014

Sessional Research Event: Extending the Critical Path. A report from the Critical Illness Definitions and Geographical Variations Working Party.
17 February 2014

Sessional Research Event: Financial Repression: What Does it Mean for Savers and Investors?
20 January 2014

Sessional Research Event- working paper: Heavy Models, Light Models and Proxy Models
24 February 2014

Sessional Research Event: Long-Term Care - A Review of Global Funding Models 
17 March 2014

Sessional Research Event: Adverse selection in a start-up long-term care insurance market
22 September 2014

Sessional Research Event: Quantitative approaches to model uncertainty
29 October 2014

Autumn Lecture 2014: The Age of Uncertainty: What do we know about Growing Old?
1 October 2014

Sessional Research Event: The Effect of Model Uncertainty on the Pricing of Critical Illness Insurance
24 November 2014

Sessional Research Event: Longevity Basis Risk Methodology
8 December 2014

2013

Sessional Research Event: Solvency II Technical Provisions for General Insurers
25 November 2013

Mortality Seminar Series: Exploring the future; Defining the Questions
17 June 2013

Sessional Research Event: Extreme Events Working Party Paper
22 April 2013

Sessional Research Event: Unintended Consequences of Basel III and Solvency II
25 March 2013

Sessional Research Event: Triangle-Free Reserving
4 February 2013

Sessional Research Event: Holistic Balance Sheet and Employer Covenant
28 January 2013

Spring Lecture 2013
Autumn Lecture 2013
2012

Sessional Research Event: A Value-at-Risk Framework for Longevity Liabilities 

Sessional Research Working Paper: Long Term Care: A Review of Global Funding Models
22 Oct 2012

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Autumn Lecture
8 Oct 2012

Sessional Research Event: Mortality Improvements by Socio-Economic Circumstances in England, 1982-2006
24 Sept 2012

Sessional Research Event: A Review of the Use of Complex Systems Applied to Risk Appetite and Emerging Risks in ERM Practice
17 Sept 2012

2011

Autumn Lecture by Sir Harry Burns
20 October 2011

 

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  • Spaces available

    Due to the COVID-19, we will be running this programme via a series of webinars commencing 22 April.  

    CIGI is a well-established seminar designed to increase awareness and encourage discussion on a variety of topical issues across the general insurance industry. 

  • Spaces available

    InsurTech headlines are often big statements, which seem impossible to many working in the sector day-to-day. How can actuaries implement new systems, keep the value from legacy systems, deliver BAU and not require the resources of three teams?

  • Spaces available

    Pressure on organisations to address climate change risks is intensifying. But what does this really mean for insurers? In this session Adhiraj Maitra and Gareth Sutcliffe will look at the why, the what and the how of this risk through a number of different lenses including regulatory, principle and resilience.

  • Spaces available

    There have been a number of events across the financial markets where particular services have fallen below customer expectations.  These have included inability to receive or make payments or or the inability to check your own status or access services.  In an increasingly interconnected world the causes of this are often complex and hard to spot in advance, but can be a major impact to the reputations of firms.

  • CIGI Webinar - Are you Vulnerable ?

    Webinar
    27 April 2020

    Spaces available

    With ever increasing focus from the FCA on pricing practices and the relationship between insurers and their customers, it is critical to ensure appropriate controls are in place. This presentation summarises the latest developments in the market and showcases practical approaches to mitigate the risk of poor customer outcomes in pricing, with a particular focus on protecting vulnerable customers.’

  • Spaces available

    This webinar provides an update on renewal pricing outcomes for Property and Casualty markets at the latest 1/1 reinsurance renewals with the focus being on capacity availability and price drivers.  These issues include, but are not limited to, the cat bond market, wider trends in claims outcomes, trends in Casualty RI space that affect pricing such as social inflation, yield curve, and the reserving cycle.

  • Spaces available

    The Ogden Discount Rate shock of 2017 brought about a period of profound uncertainty to General Insurance market.  GI Actuaries' first task was to estimate the impact of the Ogden shocks, particularly to reserving and reinsurance pricing.  Their second was to navigate a period of framework uncertainty, maintaining an agility in actuarial modelling as the Civil Liability Bill took shape. 

  • Spaces available

    Model validation should not be a tick box exercise. It has all the right ingredients to be a value adding exercise that can help senior management understand what really drives the business from a risk and capital perspective. Model validation can be a stressful, bloated process - and may not be as value adding as it could be. 

  • Spaces available

    The FCA’s interim report into general insurance pricing practices has brought into focus a number of market wide issues including:

    Price walking • Poor governance • Higher prices for potentially vulnerable customers • Higher prices for less aware customers

  • CANCELLED The Global Actuarial Profession

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    30 April 2020

    Spaces available

    We are sorry that this event has been cancelled.

    The IFoA's policy regarding COVID-19 is designed to safeguard the well-being of members and employees. As stated within the policy, the IFoA is reviewing its events programme on a case-by-case basis.

  • Spaces available

    The IFRS 17 Working Party have been producing a number of deep dive papers, these include topics such as risk adjustment, impact of disclosures on how uncertainty is perceived, deferring acquisition costs over renewals, PAA eligibility and more. 

  • SIAS Event: Cyber Insurance

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    4 May 2020

    Spaces available

    The talk will cover:
    • Why cyber security is regarded as the top threat to businesses (Allianz Risk Barometer 2019)
    • What is causing the shift in threat landscape
    • Who is attacking, why, and how we can stop them
    • Customer impressions of cyber security and how you can help them
    • Threats to evaluating insurable losses and responding to claims
    • How cyber insurance policies have evolved, and need to continue to do so
    • Can and should you recover ransoms under cyber insurance?
    • What is the future for cyber risk?

  • KSS event: Technology: A red-eyed Terminator or an actuary’s best friend?

     Hymans Robertson, Exchange Place 1, 1 Semple Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8BL
    4 May 2020

    Spaces available

    Despite long-running concerns that innovation could lead to widespread redundancy, technology has enabled greater productivity, created higher-value jobs and spurred us on to new heights. With artificial intelligence increasingly automating work undertaken by professionals, I look at the prospects for the actuarial profession in the era of unprecedented technological innovation.

  • Finance and Investment Conference 2020

    Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Pl, London NW1 4LE
    05-05 May 2020
    Spaces available

    Due to COVID-19, we are running this programme via a series of webinars commencing 5 May.

    The environmental, social and governance (ESG) space is growing rapidly and increasingly moving centre stage. In many cases, it is now an essential part of policy and central to the way stakeholders make decisions for the long term to ensure retention of clients, manage risk better, and ensure more economically efficient and sustainable investment returns.

    ESG factors cover a wide range of areas reflecting how vital consideration of these factors are part of wider systemic risks.

    The IFoA’s policy regarding Coronavirus is designed to safeguard the well being of those who attend IFoA events. Find out more. 

  • Professional Skills Training - Edinburgh (19 May 2020)

    IFoA (Edinburgh), Level 2, Exchange Crescent 7 Conference Square Edinburgh EH3 8RA
    19 May 2020

    Spaces available

    A Trusted Profession

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • Professional Skills Training - London (19 May 2020)

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ         
    19 May 2020

    Spaces available

    A Trusted Profession

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • CILA 2020

    Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Pl, London NW1 4LE
    20 May 2020

    Spaces available

    Due to COVID-19 this event has been postponed until later in the year. A new date will be announced soon.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding.

  • Protection, Health and Care Conference 2020

    The Grand Brighton, 97-99 Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FW
    02-03 June 2020
    Spaces available

    The Protection, Health and Care Conference is an annual conference aimed at all insurance professionals with a passion for harnessing insurance risk in their organisations.

  • Spaces available

    How we relate to others at work, whether they are colleagues, clients, prospective clients or other business contacts is key to individual career progression and business performance. People buy people , so considering what we are known for and how to be positively memorable are vital. This session looks at the importance of professional relationships, the psychology of personal image and impact and the three personal impact 'tools' which affect what people say about us when we're not in the room.

  • Mortality and Longevity 2020

    1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ
    08-08 June 2020
    Spaces available

    This highly regarded seminar will provide topical and practical updates and discussion on the latest thinking and innovations in mortality and longevity.  The program is designed for life, pensions and health and care actuaries, academics, researchers, underwriters and related practitioners eager to learn about the latest developments in mortality and longevity.  The sessions are designed to be very accessible to a broad range of exp

  • Professional Skills Training - London (10 June 2020)

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ       
    10 June 2020

    Spaces available

    A Trusted Profession

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • Professional Skills Training - Edinburgh (17 June 2020)

    IFoA (Edinburgh), Level 2, Exchange Crescent 7 Conference Square Edinburgh EH3 8RA
    17 June 2020

    Spaces available

    A Trusted Profession

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • Professional Skills Training - London (18 June 2020)

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ   
    18 June 2020

    Spaces available

    A Trusted Profession

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • Pensions Conference 2020

    Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel, Blackfriars Street, Manchester,M3 2EQ
    18-19 June 2020
    Spaces available

    Join us as this year’s conference that will focus on topics including  funding and savings, pension law current issues, ESG, the end game and transferring risk, investment issues, data visualisation and data science.

  • IFoA Asia Conference 2020, Kuala Lumpur

    CCEC Nexus, 7, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    24-25 June 2020
    Spaces available

    This event has been postponed. A new date will be announced.

    The IFoA's policy regarding COVID-19 is designed to safeguard the well-being of members and employees. As stated within the policy, the IFoA is reviewing its events programme on a case-by-case basis.

    To this end the IFoA and their strategic partner, the AIR, have taken the decision to postpone this year's Asia Conference. A new date will be announced pending further reviews over the following months.