The PSSC consists of volunteers from a diverse membership base and Executive staff from General Counsel and Education Partnerships and Lifelong Learning Teams.
The full responsibilities of the Professional Skills Sub-Committee are set out in the Terms of Reference.
Membership of the Professional Skills Sub-Committee 2020/2021:
- Malcolm Slee (Chair)
- Graham Black
- Sally Calder
- Richard Chalk
- Nicola Kenyon
- Sonal Shah
- Jenni Stott
- Neil Walton
The work of the PSSC is supported by a wider pool of professionalism volunteers who facilitate events and present online.
View the Professional Skills Sub-Committee biographies.
- Fiona Goddard, Head of Professionalism
- Mairi MacIntyre, General Counsel Project Leader
- Victoria Campbell, General Counsel Co-ordinator
The Professional Skills Sub-Committee meet on an ad-hoc basis. Once approved, the redacted Minutes of meetings are published to ensure that content in development remains confidential.
The latest minutes can be viewed below:
- Professional Skills Sub-Committee Minutes, 6 March 2020
- Professional Skills Sub-Committee Minutes, 24 January 2020
- Professional Skills Sub-Committee Minutes, 17 December 2019
- Professional Skills Sub-Committee Minutes, 7 November 2019
Professional Skills Sub-Committee meetings are scheduled on:
- 29 January 2021
For further information please contact the Professional Skills team.
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IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual SSA Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Members Mukami Njeru, Prosper Matiashe and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.
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As part of the ARC Webinar Series 2021, this webinar will review the work of the UEA/Aviva research team over the last four years on a major research programme funded by the IFoA’s Actuarial Research Centre.
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- How does effective stewardship create long term value for beneficiaries?
- What roles do asset owners and asset managers play in active stewardship?
- A practical approach to stewardship reporting
Income drawdown products offer an investment strategy to generate an income in retirement. However, for those needing to decumulate their capital to provide a sufficient income in retirement, sequencing risk is high. This is the risk that poor returns are experienced when capital is highest (in the first part of the decumulation phase) and good returns when capital is lowest (in the last part). It is very difficult to recover from this risk, if it is realised. This means that income drawdown products are not very resilient for those needing to decumulate their capital.