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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  • Life Conference 2019

    The Convention Centre Dublin, Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1
    20-22 November 2019
    Fully booked.

    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.

  • KSS event: Climate change, ESG and what it means for Insurers

    PwC Edinburgh, Atria 1, 144 Morrison St, Edinburgh
    2 December 2019

    Spaces available

    Speaker: Pallavi Konwar

    Pallavi has a background in banking and asset management as well as within government. She started her career at Wall Street in New York, where she worked for Citigroup on mortgage securitisations and collateral analysis. Before joining PwC, she worked within the Infrastructure UK team at HM Treasury. where she was responsible for contributing to the National Infrastructure Plan and reporting on the performance and delivery of nationally significant infrastructure projects.

  • Autumn Lecture 2019, London - Dr Kay Swinburne

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

    Spaces available

    We are delighted to announce that Dr Kay Swinburne will deliver this year’s lecture, "It’s not all about the numbers – regulatory challenges for UK financial services post-Brexit"

  • SIAS Event: Discount Rates are Flawed

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

    Spaces available

    This talk will be given by Jon Spain who, as far back as 1983, has been working independently, trying to bring “long-term” back to UK actuarial thinking. His current focus is on discount rates (see discrate.com).

  • A Holistic Study into Cash flow Driven Investment

    Staple Inn, 4 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V 6DR, UK
    4 December 2019

    Spaces available

    Given that Cashflow Driven Investment strategy has attracted growing interests from pension funds and insurers at the backdrop of current market conditions and clients’ circumstances, the objective of this event is to gather thought leaders from asset managers, banks and insurers to offer attendees their perspectives and insights on main aspects of consideration when adopting this strategy.

  • Your Actuarial Career: Managing Career Breaks

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    5 December 2019

    Spaces available

    Maternity or paternity leave, sabbaticals to study or travel, managing care responsibilities or escaping unemployment – Join Chika Aghadiuno and a panel of IFoA guests including Liz Drummond, Founder & CEO of Women Ahead (International), and Lee Faulkner, Financial Wellbeing Actuary, First Actuarial, to explore the issues around career breaks from the perspective of an employee and an employer.

  • Sessional Meeting - Silent Cyber Assessment Framework

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    9 December 2019

    Spaces available

    The (re)insurance industry is faced with a growing risk related to the development of information technology (IT). This growth is creating an increasingly digitally interconnected world with more and more dependence being placed on IT systems to manage processes.

  • Professional Skills Training - London (10 December 2019)

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ  
    10 December 2019

    Spaces available

    This event will be of interest to students and recently qualified actuaries.

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020.  The content and discussion at this session is particularly tailored to actuarial students and newly qualified actuaries working in any area and the format is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions with your peers.

  • SIAS Event: My Journey to Data Science, Big Data and AI

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    7 January 2020

    Spaces available

    Patrick Lee is an actuary who has made the transition to working in software architecture and artificial intelligence (AI). He holds Microsoft Professional qualifications in Data Science, Big Data and AI and is currently working towards a DevOps (the automation of software testing and deployment) qualification. He is a member of the IFoA Council and is also President of the Wessex Actuarial Society. He is also a member of the IFoA and the RSS's joint Data Science Focus Group and will talk on the ethical use of AI. 

  • Spaces available

    This presentation covers the detail for how the matching adjustment is calculated. A small simple example spreadsheet is provided and discussed in detail.

    For actuaries wanting to get more involved with the matching adjustment, this is the opportunity to get a detailed description of the mechanics involved. This includes cashflows derisking, PRA tests as well as hypothecation.

    The presentation is provided by James Sharpe who has worked on a number of matching adjustment calculations with several firms.

  • IFoA Volunteer Recognition Reception

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

    Spaces available

    As a thank you to all our Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) volunteers, you are invited to join us at Staple Inn Hall, for an evening of drinks, canapes and networking, in London.

    IFoA President, John Taylor, will be attending and will make a speech

    If you support the IFoA as a volunteer (member or non-member), or in any other role, and you are going to be in London on 15 January, please book your place and join us at this reception.

     

  • Professional Skills Training - London (16 January 2020)

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ
    16 January 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.

  • Sessional Meeting - Operational Risk Dependencies

    Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 9 Queen St Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
    20 January 2020

    Spaces available

    The Operational Risk Working Party aims to assist actuaries and others in the modelling and management of operational risk. One of the key challenges in modelling operational risk is the modelling of dependencies between operational risks, and between operational and non-operational risks such as market, credit and insurance risk. Their paper seeks to assist in this regard, and help develop good practice in setting assumptions and modelling operational risk dependencies. 

  • Professional Skills Training - Edinburgh (23 January 2020)

    IFoA (Edinburgh), Level 2, Exchange Crescent 7 Conference Square Edinburgh EH3 8RA
    23 January 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.

  • ARC Sessional Research Event

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    3 February 2020

    Spaces available

    This sessional will be delivered by members of the research team working on the ARC “Big Health & Actuarial Data’ research programme, led by Professor Elena Kulinskaya (University of East Anglia).

  • Professional Skills Training - London (11 February 2020)

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ         
    11 February 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.

  • 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 actuaries with an interest in morbidity or mortality.

  • Professional Skills Training - Edinburgh (25 February 2020)

    IFoA (Edinburgh), Level 2, Exchange Crescent 7 Conference Square Edinburgh EH3 8RA
    25 February 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.

  • 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

    The sixth annual Asia Conference once again offers a prestigious line-up of home and international speakers discussing the insurance and financial industry’s innovation and change in Asia. This year's conference in Kuala Lumpur will be hosted by Tan Suee Chieh, IFoA’s first Asian President. He will also make his Presidential address at this conference and will expand on the important elements of IFoA’s new strategy. 

    Additionally, this landmark conference will showcase how the IFoA is reinventing itself to support its members to succeed and thrive in a digital age, within traditional businesses and beyond, as a global organisation. 

    No tot be missed by international industry players, opinion formers, academic and industry leaders, actuaries and non-actuaries.