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A selection of videos from the IFoA's Asia Conferences, including webinar recordings, plenary sessions and a selected number of workshop sessions.
Asia Conference 2021

The Actuary Reimagined from the lens of Diversity & Inclusion

Know what’s on the mind of key industry leaders – Key concerns and opportunities for better organizations

Rethinking Risk Models after the Global Financial Crisis

Agility in health – how dynamic pricing analytics could help health insurers improve profitability

Sustainability Risks: Challenges and Opportunities

Defining Insurance Risks – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Adapting to a digital future – How can the actuarial profession thrive?

Together for a Greener Future

Innovation in motor insurance in Asia market

Can We Manage Diabetes Risk for Healthier Outcomes?

Lessons from History - In the context of Contemporary Actuarial Questions

Recognition of P&C Reinsurance Structures on your IFRS17 Accounts

Adapting to Our New World, Innovating Distribution and Changing Customer Engagement during COVID and beyond

Climate - Modelling Challenges for the Next Big Financial Risk

A journey to the digital world: Innovation drives the future success for Asia Pacific (re)insurers

Why ESG investing has moved to the C-Suite 

Uncertainties Old and New: Inflation and Interest Rate Risk Modelling in a (Post?) COVID World

Asia Conference 2020 Webinar Series

September 2020

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

Using Actuarial Concepts to Analyze Mitigation Strategies for Climate Risk
Speaker: Rade Musulin, Finity Consulting

A New Dimension in Motor Pricing the Motor Market Analyser
Speakers: Valerie Gilles-Coeur, Swiss Re Asia, and Aaron Chua, Senior Analytics Manager, P&C Solutions. Vice President, Reinsurance Asia, Swiss Re

Social Security and Sustainability
Speakers: Simon Brimblecombe, ILO and Napoom Suwannapoom​​​​​​, Thailand Social security Office 

Application of IFRS 17 to Takaful contracts
Speaker: Harun Kannan Rajagopal, EY

Artificial Intelligence in Actuarial Work
Speaker: Nicholas Yeo, Nicholas Actuarial Solutions

We're Getting Older and Older - Aren't We?
Speaker: Dr Achim Regenauer

Modular Framework of Machine Learning Pipeline
Speaker: John Ng, Reinsurance Group of America (RGA)

Machine Learning in Portfolio Management
Speaker: Jiajia Cui Moody's Analytics

Next-Gen Insurance leveraging partnerships and advanced analytics
Speaker: Mohit Gupta, AXA

Innovate to Sustain - Health Insurance Solutions for the New Future
Speaker: Raymond Leung, Swiss Re

Data Science & AI in Banking Risk Management
Speaker: Mahidhara Davangere, Pramartha

Liability Aware Investment Solutions
Speaker: Thibaut Ferret, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Actuary’s Impact through Lifestyle Products
Speaker: Chong Sheng Lim, Xiaomi Digital Technology Co, Ltd.

Ageing/Mortality Panel Session
Dr Kamakhya Das, Partner Re, Ivan Lee, Swiss Re

Enhancing Return of Insurance Companies under Low Interest Rate Environment
Speakers: Steven Yu, YuYuan Technology Company, and Feifei Zhang, Founding partner of mountain creek investment and Chairman of Yuyuan Tec

The role of data science in customer-centric insurance
Speaker: Michael Storozhev, Cover More Travel

Practical Guide to Climate Change
Speakers: Marjan Qazvini, Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia and Choong Hern Ooi

Rising up to the challenge: SEA Non-Life Market Adapts to move forward
Speakers: Yuan Tian and Chris Lim, A.M. Best Asia-Pacific

Metamorphosis – Rise of the exponential actuary
Speakers: Daryl Wagner, Graham Robertson and Vandana Toshniwal, Deloitte

Key Changes of China’s 2nd set CI Definitions and Incidence Tables (2014-2018)
Speaker: Alan Zhang, China Life Reinsurance Company

The C-Ross Phase II and its Potential Impact on Chinese Market
Cynthia Yuan, ChinaRe, and Sherwin Li, Chief Actuary, Head of Actuarial and IDEA Analytics, China Re P&C

Asia Conference 2018

May 2018

Plenary 1: Risk management - An Integrated and Proactive Approach
(Length 01:03:02)

Plenary 2: Creating New Paradigms in the World of Employee Benefits and Healthcare
(Length 39:07)

Plenary 5: Plenary 5: Regulatory and Professionalism Update
(Length 57:53)

This conference will be of huge benefit to actuaries and leaders at all levels in the financial services who want to gain a thorough understanding of the fast-changing dynamics in the insurance, health, investment and financial industry in Asia. 

Asia Conference 2017

May 2017

Plenary 1: Professionalism Lecture
(Length 01:06:16)

Plenary 2: Changing (consumer) behaviour-shared responsibility and shared value
(Length 01:00:39)

Plenary 4: An actuarial view of climate risks
(Length 01:07:56)

Asia Conference 2015

Asia Conference 2015
13-15 May 2015, video

Videos available:
Plenary 1: New Change, New Promotion - Implication of C-ROSS to Actuarial Professionals.  Speaker: Dr Yulong Zhao, Deputy Director General of Finance and Accounting Solvency Regulation, CIRC

Plenary 5: Yesterday's Papers, but not Yesterday's News.  Speaker: David Hare, Deloitte

Workshop A2: How to Set Risk Appetite for an Insurance Company - A Practical Case Study.  Speaker: Andrew Hitchcox, Chair of the IFoA Risk Management Board

Workshop B3: Risk Dashboards with R Shiny - A C-ROSS Case Study.  Speaker: Phil Joubert, Oliver Wyman

Workshop C3: C-ROSS Implication on Investment.  Speaker:  Bonny Fu, EY

Actuaries of the Future sessions
Plenary 1: Growing as an Actuary.  Speaker: Feifei Zhang, Aviva
Plenary 2: Actuary as a Career Choice. Speaker: Dr Yan Liu, LV=
Plenary 3: To Best Prepare you for a Life Long Career Journey.  Speaker: Johnny Chen, Ex-Chairman, China Zurich Insurance Group


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  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Fully booked.

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

  • Spaces available

    The importance of biodiversity for finance, business and policy is being increasingly recognised. While many studies highlight the overall economic impact that biodiversity loss could have, it is much more difficult to quantify and understand the particular impact that is may have on individual businesses or communities. The management and measurement of these risks is a field where actuaries are well placed to contribute.

  • Spaces available

    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

  • GIRO 2021 Webinar Series

    8 November 2021 - 19 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas and new research across the general insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar with an expert panel providing their views on the ongoing IFoA consultation for proposals regarding changes to the regulatory framework on climate change and sustainability.

    The regulatory consultation sets out, for feedback some proposed approaches that the IFoA are considering in relation to charter commitments under the UK’s Green Finance Education Charter (GFEC) and the regulatory framework, including the Actuaries’ Code.

  • Life 2021 Webinar Series

    22 November 2021 - 26 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas, and new research across the Life insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    The role of actuaries within the health sector varies considerably from one country to another, due to differences in the local evolution of health systems and the funding models for health services. 

  • Spaces available

    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.

  • The Many Faces of Bias

    2 December 2021

    Spaces available

    This webinar looks at the many types of biases, both conscious and unconscious and the impacts they can have in the workplace.  Raising our own awareness and understanding of the issues can help us avoid the pitfalls of unconscious bias in particular.  We’ve all heard the phrase ‘office banter’ but are we sure that’s how those on the receiving end perceive it and is it ok to go along with it?