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Internal audit - the Cinderella of the Audit Committee’s responsibilities
Internal audit is often the Cinderella of the audit world. It’s a regulatory requirement for insurance companies to have an internal audit function, so why not make it as useful as possible? This session will look at how to link an internal audit plan to the risk register, and how that helps audit committees and boards to spot problems and fix them. And, of course, how to demonstrate that this is happening.

Application of technology and data science for actuarial advice
Tools like python/R are being heavily used to provide end-to-end analytical solutions for risk management. They help to set up a framework/platform to collect risk data and work out stochastic analytics to provide insights into the risks faced by a firm, be it in any sector. Data science techniques are being used to not only assess risk, but to predict outcomes in the future based on stochastic analysis and impacts of mitigation techniques. This webinar talks about the possible applications of technology to assist actuarial advice in such situations.

An update from the IFoA’s Covid-19 Action Taskforce [ICAT] Risk Management workstreams

Covid-19 has required an urgent and cross-practice initiative to facilitate the extensive impact this pandemic has across all industries. IFoA members have been keen to contribute in a different way, so we developed the IFoA Covid-19 Action Taskforce [ICAT] to coordinate our effort, with a more efficient governance. Chair: Peter Telford Speakers: Gilli Engel, Jessica Crowson, Maryam Abdullah and Hazel McNeilage


6 July 2020
The New Normal – The Human Factor – Increased Risk?
Speakers: Tim Vincent – CEO Observer Solutions, Benedict Olaoya – CISO SGN, Drew Perry – Chief Hacker Tiberium

26 February 2020
Webinar: Joining the Dots - how complete is your picture?
Speakers: James Orr, Geraldine Finucane, Cassandra Archer, Amanda Istari, Jenny Xu, Bank of England, PRA



Risk and Investment webinars 2019
Monday 17 June 2019

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Don't overlook the impact at the total-scheme level when de-risking
(Length 00:38:26)

Climate change - time to get strategic
(Length 00:59:28)

An opportunity to make a difference: a deep-dive into offshore wind
(Length 01:03:27)

An emerging risk process that can cope with Brexit
(Length 00:47:17)

You've been IBORed
(Lenght 00:51:47)

Are actuaries good at setting Strategic Asset Allocations ("SAA") for insurers?
(Length 01:02:08)

Square peg, round hole...
(Length 00:57:49)

The Good The Bad The Actuary
11 April 2019 (Length 01:27:58)
Personal Risk Management for Non-Executive Directors
14 November 2017 (Length 01:32:02)
Actuarial Risk Principles: improving decision making
21 June 2017 (Length 01:33:24)

Risk, Investment, Pensions Conference 2017
5-7 June 2017

Plenary 2: The Professional Toolkit: A Simple Approach to Managing and Assessing Culture in the Workplace 
(Length 01:03:45)
Pensions session: Workshop A1: Making tax on retirement savings fair and efficient
(Length 00:49:08)
Pensions session: Workshop B1: Is Selling Gilts for Buy-in the Best Way of Securing Pension Promises?
(Length 00:46:13)
Pensions session: Workshop C2: Running off Mature Schemes
Risk and Pensions Plenary 5: If DB Pensions Didn’t Exist, Would We Invent Them?
Finance and Investment Sessions: Workshop D5: QE and the Inflation Dogma; Does it Work and Does it Make Sense?
(Length 00:48:31)
Pensions Sessions: Workshop E2: Fiduciary Duty - The Past, the Present, the Future
(Length 00:43:02)
Finance and Investment and Pensions Plenary 6: Intergenerational Fairness
(Length 00:59:38)
Plenary 7: Future for Actuaries?


Momentum 2016
30 November - 2 December 2016

Plenary 1: Why networking is important for your career and the skills to succeed
Plenary 2 Lightning talks (hot topics in 60 minutes)
Plenary 3: Winners curse - Game theory and insurance pricing
Plenary 4: Panel discussion on Brexit

Operational Risk Working Party
21 March 2016
Sessional event: Mis-estimation risk: Measurement and Impact
29 February 2016, video
Revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code - Raising the bar on Risk Management: How prepared are UK companies?
24 November 2015, video
Sessional Research Event: Longevity Basis Risk Methodology
8 December 2015
Model Risk - Daring to open the Black Box
23 March 2015, video

Risk and Investment Conference 2015
3-5 June 2015, video

Sessions available:
Plenary 2: Insights on Current Economic Affairs
Professor Richard Werner
Plenary 3 (RM): ERM from the Point of View of the Investor
Andrew Hitchcox, IFoA Risk Management Board
Plenary 3 (F&I): UK Bonds in a Global Context
Andrew Roberts and Ross Walker, RBS
Plenary 4: Freedom and Choice in Pensions Panel Discussion
David Berenbaum, Pensions Advisory Service, Maggie Craig, FCA and Mark Stopard, Partnership
Plenary 5: Stranded Assets
Mike Clark, Advisory Panel to the Stranded Assets Programme of the University of Oxford Smith School; Mark Campanale, Carbon Tracker Initiative and Sorca Kelly-Scholte, Russell Investments
Workshop A2: Risk and Returns in Infrastructure
Chris Lewin and Working Party Members
Workshop B3: Why Actuaries Can Make Bad CROs
Richard Winter, Bank of England
Workshop C2: The Impact of Low Yield Environment on European Life Assurance
Eugene Dimitriou, PIMCO
Workshop D2: Do Multi Assets, Absolute Return Funds have a Place in Insurance Portfolios?
Russ Bowdrey, Aviva


Momentum Conference 2015
2-4 December 2015, video

Sessions available:
Plenary 1: We Need to Talk about Sustainability - How are Actuaries going to Face Climate Change and Other 21st Century Issues
Speakers: Nico Aspinall, Towers Watson and Louise Pryor
Plenary 2: Behavioural Finance and Retirement Decision Making
Speaker: Iain Clacher, Leeds University Business School
Plenary 3: Expert Judgement
Speakers: Kieran Barnes, Bank of England and Stephen Makin, Hymans Robertson
Plenary 4: A Career as a Chief Investment Officer - Could You Have What it Takes?
Speakers: Jan Coetzee, Swiss Re; Alasdair MacDonald, Towers Watson and Ian McKinlay, Lloyds Banking Group


Risk and Investment Conference 201

Plenary 1:  The Economic Impact of the Scottish Referendum
Plenary 2:  The Rules of the Money Game
Plenary 3: What it takes to be an Investment Officer in the New Normal
Plenary 5:  Panel Discussion Meeting the Needs of the Customer
Plenary 6:  Bitcoins and Non-Standard Currencies
Plenary 7:  Limits to Growth

Momentum Conference 2014
If you attended this conference you cannot claim CPD for watching the conference videos online.
The Implications of the Scottish Independence Referendum for Financial Services
Autumn Lecture 2014: The Age of Uncertainty: What do we know about getting old?
Liquidity: Essence, Risk, Institutions, Markets and Regulation.  A report of the Liquidity Working Party
17 November 2014, video
Spring Lecture 2013
Autumn Lecture 2013

Risk and Investment Conference 2013

Plenary 1: Actuarial discipline: a threat or an opportunity?
Professor Karel Van Hulle, KU Leuven and Goethe University Frankfurt
Plenary 2: Panel discussion: Communicating Risk, more of an art than a science
Panel members: Helen Chung, Swiss Re, Nick Dumbar, Bloomberg, Wendy Jarrett, NICE and Anthony Reuben, BBC News
Plenary 3: The story of the Prudential Regulation Authority: What kind of regulator will it be?
Andrew Bulley, Prudential Regulations Authority
Plenary 5: A recipe for risk culture: views from the top
Jon MacDonald, Royal London Group
Plenary 6: Risk appetite in practice: designing a risk-led investment stategy at NEST and the PPF
Martin Clarke, PPF and Mark Fawcett, NEST
Plenary 7: No good deed goes unpunished: risk, complexity and unitended consequences
Tim Harford, Economist, presenter and writer

Momentum Conference 201

Plenary 2: The Future of Actuarial Science
Donald Mango, Guy Carpenter
Plenary 4: All Aboard
Simon Grout, Steve Allan, Scott Mitchell


Momentum Conference 201

Effective Decision Making
Marcus Hurd

A Review of the use of Complex Systems applied to Risk Appetite and Emerging Risks in ERM Practice
17 September 2012, video

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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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    This session is for new candidates and existing candidates where we will be discussing the practical steps you need to take leading up your exam and on the day. We will be discussing how to testing the online exam platform, downloading and uploading your paper and key information from the Exam Handbook.

    The exam webinar is for candidates, new to IFoA exams and returning candidates, sitting in the September 2022 exam session.

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    The role of Non-Executive Directors has become increasingly challenging and critical over the past few years.

    Big picture thinking, Governance knowledge, Independent mindset, Ambassador potential and Energy and commitment: these are the essential skills sought in a successful NED, according to the Chartered Governance Institute (UK & Ireland).

    In parallel, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria are increasingly key and used by investors to measure the sustainability and ethical impact of investing in an organisation.

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    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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    In the UK, the idea of collective defined contribution (CDC) pension schemes is gaining more attention with the launch of the Royal Mail CDC scheme, the first of its kind in the UK. Our recent research on CDC plans investigates the sources of the putative benefits of CDC schemes: the smoothing of pensions for members.  Using an attribution analysis to burrow into the scheme design, the reason for the smoothing of members' pensions is explained and understood.

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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

  • Social Care Agenda

    11 October 2022

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    Social care reform has long been on the to-do list for successive governments over the last two decades. In February, the government’s proposed reforms to adult social care [including cap on care costs] was published. Against this backdrop of funding promise and rising National Insurance taxation, in this session we will debate the resilience of these new proposals, the impact of future demand for care services and what role for the insurance industry and the important role it has played in long-term care funding in other countries where public-private partnership works.

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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.

  • GIRO Conference 2022

    ACC Liverpool  
    21 November 2022 - 23 November 2022
    Spaces available

    We are delighted to announce the return of GIRO as an in-person conference, giving you an opportunity to connect with actuaries in your practice area. Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas, and new research across the General Insurance sector.

  • Life Conference 2022

    ACC Liverpool Kings Dock Liverpool Waterfront Liverpool Merseyside L3 4FP
    23 November 2022 - 25 November 2022
    Spaces available

    Life Conference returns as an in-person conference in 2022, giving you an opportunity to connect with your peers and fellow actuaries in your sector, in person. You will also hear leading experts discuss key issues, emerging ideas, and new research across the Life insurance sector.

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    Mortality and morbidity risk varies by variables such as age, sex and smoking. In traditional actuarial experience analysis, these variables, and certain combinations thereof can be explored. However, with the wealth of data now available it is becoming increasingly challenging to identify the key drivers of experience and account for the interaction between different variables. A univariate approach often compares apples and pears, for example males are more likely to smoke and have larger policies than females. Likewise, variable interactions are missed unless specifically included.