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Videos and audio files of selected webinars, events, and lectures around regulation, legislation and public policy

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2020

9 July 2020

Challenges of including illiquid assets in DC pension funds

This webinar focussed on the challenges and issues facing defined contribution savers who wish to access illiquid investments. Our speakers provide perspectives from their diverse experience, including DC fund implementation, platforms, master trusts, the role of trustees, regulation, and parallels with other fund types. They then come together in a panel discussion with audience interaction. The webinar is likely to be of interest to actuaries working across the spectrum of financial services, including investment advisers, asset managers, insurers, fund platforms and DC master trusts. 

Speakers: Shalin Bhagwan, John Forbes, Imran Razvi, Rene Poisson, Jenny Doyle, Michelle Darracott, Emma Douglas

25 June 2020

Climate Risk 101: Perspectives from a scientist, a civil servant and an actuary

Climate change represents a material risk to future financial stability and creates implications for the work, actions and decision making of actuaries. Join us to learn about the science behind global warming and what that means for policy makers and society over the coming decades. We will then look at how the UK Government’s first ever Green Finance Strategy responds to what the science of climate change means for financial services, how we can green the financial system, finance our green priorities and capture the opportunity that a global market for green financial services presents.

Speakers: Dr Rhian Rees-Owen, Senior Climate Science Adviser, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Ed Hogg, Head of Green Finance, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

24 June 2020

Emerging technologies – the future of social impact investing

In this webinar, Aunnie Patton Power discussed the emerging trend of using artificial intelligence, distributed ledger technology, remote sensing and cell phone based survey in the collection of social impact data and how this is transforming social impact deals and funds. 

The webinar looked at how will the technological advances Aunnie is talking about scale the reach of social impact initiatives and investments, what is distinctive about the role of data in social impact, and whether this could be a growth area for actuarial employment/skills. This webinar should be of interest to those with an interest in understanding the technology and/or social impact investing, and Actuaries in the investment space. Speaker: Aunnie Patton Power.

19 March 2020

Social Impact Investment

The IFoA and its Social Impact Investment Working Party delivered this webinar to introduce social impact investing and explore the role of actuaries in this growing field. The presenters used their international experience of this significant and growing market to clarify often confusing terminology, describe key trends, and explore the ways in which actuaries can contribute in this field.

Chair: Kudzai Chigiji. Speakers: Kurt Morriesen is the Head of Sustainability in Europe for the UN Development Programme and Shilpi Nanda is an actuary who led an innovation project with the public sector social health insurance scheme in Ghana.

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  • Spaces available

    The Actuaries’ Carbon Collaboration (ACC) is a group of actuaries and other professionals working towards a coherent understanding of the issues around greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by considering them in an actuarial context.

    Emissions into and absorption from the atmosphere can be modelled in the same way that we model variable cash flows, including the impacts of uncertain quantities and timing. The ACC’s work investigates both the insights that this analogy provides and its limitations.

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    This talk presents the work of the Data and Modelling workstream of the IFoA Mental Health Working Party. We explore data and modelling considerations in the risk assessment and underwriting of mental health conditions. We will also consider how newer risk factors and improved data availability might open up opportunities for additional underwriting and product designs.

  • Pensions Dashboards

    12 July 2022

    Spaces available

    As the industry prepares for Pensions Dashboards, we have lined up a specialist panel who is at the heart of the ongoing work in this area. Hear the latest developments, future proposals and have the opportunity to put forward your questions to our speakers.

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    Crisis management, the process by which an organization deals with a disruptive, sudden and unexpected event that threatens to harm the organization or its stakeholders, has become a key concern in the light of the Pandemic and Geopolitical risks.

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    Artificial Intelligence is heralded as a game-changer to the ways industries use data, with the insurance industry especially looking to embrace these new technologies. This brings many questions – not least around data privacy, ethics, potential biases and so on – with regulators increasingly interested in developments.

    Moreover, whilst the stunning progress of specific technologies such as Watson and Alphazero made headlines some years ago, current commercial applications of AI remain far from mature.

  • Spaces available

    This webinar will cover:

    • Some background on the risks of misselling in an ESG context, including the DWS case

    • Achieving positive impact is a strong antidote to the risks of greenwashing or ESG misselling, however this risks having a tension with fiduciary responsibilities

    • This tension can be resolved with a concept called Universal Ownership

    • Under Universal ownership, investors have an appetite to make a loss in order to achieve positive impact, and yet still have no compromise on their fiduciary responsibilities

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    This session will focus on the transformation roadmap of the healthcare sector in KSA and the role of actuarial capabilities in enhancing its evolution to the desired end stage as per the objectives of the Vision 2030. The discussion will focus how the system has evolved so far and shed light on  the expected future changes. Through examining  the transformation, we will highlight how the sector is and can use actuarial  expertise to not only assist with this transformation but also use basic actuarial principles to identify the key risks and their respective mitigation strategies.

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    The purpose of this research paper is to explore enterprise risk management lessons which can be learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic in preparation for potential future pandemics as well as other “gray rhino” or “black swan” events. This paper is not intended to be an all-encompassing solution to the issues presented by Covid-19; rather, the content has been provided to help drive discussions regarding how risk management processes may need to evolve in line with the dynamic nature of the underlying risks that they sometimes need to capture.

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    The IFoA's Infrastructure Working Party, led by Chris Lewin, will present its new introductory guide to infrastructure investment, which will be published on the IFoA web-site prior to the webinar.   Those readers whose institutions have already taken the plunge into infrastructure will know that it is a highly complex and diverse field of activity.   This guide does not explore all the matters which investors take into account, but it does discuss many of the more important points, including the risks and past returns, benchmarking, and ESG and SDG considerations.    Attendees will be invi

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    Health contributes to happiness at the personal, family, community and societal level.  Health, importantly underpins all our economic security. This talk will explore the drivers of our health, the measurement of health and the steps we can take to improve health – most of which lie outside the NHS.