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9 July 2020
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 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
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
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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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.
In this webinar, we will discuss how cause-of-death data from the Office for National Statistics can help us to understand how inequalities arise at the all-cause level. The key to understanding mortality inequality is to think about the chain that connects risk factors, relative risks, and cause-of-death mortality through to all-cause mortality.
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.
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.
Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas and new research across the general insurance sector.
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.