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Conflicts of Interest

Every year the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) creates some online Professional Skills training materials to assist members in meeting their Professional Skills training requirements

These videos are designed to bring the Actuaries' Code to life by illustrating challenges which can arise in your daily personal and/or professional life.  

In 2013/2014, the video case studies focused on Conflicts of Interest and other professional issues

View the Conflicts of Interest video case studies

Conflicts of interest is one of the IFoA’s ethical hot topics.  Accordingly, we have been presenting sessions focussed on conflicts of interest and filming those around the UK.  Those sessions which involve detailed case studies, forms part of our conflicts Professional Skills Training materials.

Conflicts of Interest
7 May 2013 Video of the conflicts of interest interactive session Staple Inn, London: Pensions Professional skills logo
11 February 2013 Video of the conflicts of interest interactive session Staple Inn, London: Life and GI Professional skills logo
21 January 2013 Video of the conflicts of interest interactive session Staple Inn, London: Pensions Professional skills logo
21 January and 11 February 2013 These case studies and accompanying questions were discussed in the videos at Staple Inn, London  Professional skills logo
29 November 2012 Article published in The Actuary on Conflicts of Interest Case Studies with ‘mock’ answer Professional skills logo
27 November 2012

Video of the conflicts of interest information evening
Maclaurin House, Edinburgh

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12 July 2012 Video of the conflicts of interest information evening, Staple Inn, London Professional skills logo

Should organisations or CPD co-ordinators wish to conduct in-house training sessions on conflicts, the IFoA has prepared case studies with worked up answers and discussions points for facilitators in the General Insurance, Life and Pensions areas.

Please email for further details.

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