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The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has developed new online Professional Skills Training (PST) content to assist members in meeting their Professional Skills Training requirements

Details of the requirements for Professional Skills Training Stage 3 are specified in the CPD Scheme 2017/2018.

Around 12,000 members are required to complete the Stage 3 PST and the IFoA’s online content is one option to satisfy the requirements.  The content includes a range of video case studies covering ethical issues around topics such as:

  • Commutation factors
  • Treating colleagues with respect
  • Use of personal data
  • New Business at any cost
  • Challenging advice
  • Competency and experience issues moving into new fields
  • Quality versus cost
  • Working in an international multi-disciplinary environment as the only IFoA member

Accompanying each of the video case studies is a separate video where actuaries and other professionals provide their thoughts on the issues raised.

View the 2017/2018 video material

You may of course source relevant CPD from other providers as long as it meets the objectives set out in the CPD Scheme 2017/2018

What else counts towards meeting the requirements?

To reduce buffering issues and improve the user experience, we recommend that you access the videos from a home PC or a mobile 4G connection, as these usually deliver more bandwidth than corporate networks where bandwidth may be limited.

Professional Skills Online material 2017/2018

Contact Details

professional.skills@actuaries.org.uk

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    Over recent months there has been a sharp rise in M&A activity involving British businesses, with interest from overseas, domestic buyers and Private Equity investors.  

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    Frank Redington is recognised as one of the most influential actuaries of all time. In this talk, Craig will review some of Redington's most important ideas. He will identify the consistent actuarial principles that form a common thread across the contributions Redington made to a broad range of actuarial fields, and will highlight the ongoing relevance of Redington's thinking to 21st century actuarial practice.

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    The IFoA Mental Health working party look back over their week of blogs and podcasts considering all aspects of the relationship between mental health and life insurance. The expert panel spans adviser, underwriter and actuarial experience and they  explore triggers for purchasing insurance relating to mental health, the various routes to insurance and how these may be more suited to different people depending on their conditions and preferences, the products and processes involved in purchasing these as well as what claims and support are available to policyholders and how to access them.

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    Part of the 'Finance in the Public Interest 2022' webinar series. If it was ever okay to consider your business in isolation from its surroundings, today it most definitely is not. Thinking about business within its surrounding system is now a necessity. The question we seek to discuss is: How should we prescribe the boundaries in which we consider problems to enable us to create better products and more resilient companies and systems?

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    What will happen to DC pension savers who see life annuities as poor VFM but still want an income for life?  Pooled annuity funds could offer them a decent lifetime income while reducing significantly the complex choices and risk inherent in income drawdown.  They could be the next generation of CDC pension schemes, slotting into the existing DC framework as a post-retirement option.