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Actuarial Research Centre (ARC)

ARC logoA cutting-edge research partner

We are the IFoA's Actuarial Research Centre (ARC). We bring together industry, academia and practitioners to deliver a unique package of cutting edge research. 

Our model of research is tailored to meet the needs of modern business; drawing on the skills and strengths of our extensive global networks and the insights and experience of our 33,000 members.

By bringing together industry-leading actuarial professionals and academic specialists, we believe we can develop the models, insight and practical tools necessary to ensure actuaries, their employers and society more generally can benefit. 

Crucial to the ARC’s success is that we develop this approach in partnership.

Jules Constantinou, IFoA President


ARC Webinar Series 2022Actuarial Research. Insitstuite and Faculty of Actuaries. ARC Webinar Series. Exploring cutting edge research. Watch on demand now.

We are currently running a programme of webinars, online events and podcasts through our ARC Webinar Series 2022. 

The series aims to showcase the results from our cutting-edge research programmes, addressing some significant challenges in actuarial science. 

You can catch up on all past events in the series on our ARC Webinar Series 2021 page.

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We’ve been privileged to work with some of the most well known organisations in pensions, insurance, risk mitigation and more. Working with us to deliver on your research needs is easy; it starts with a simple conversation!

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If you are interested in partnering or accessing the ARC’s research for your community, please contact the ARC mailbox below.

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    Over recent months there has been a sharp rise in M&A activity involving British businesses, with interest from overseas, domestic buyers and Private Equity investors.  

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    Frank Redington is recognised as one of the most influential actuaries of all time. In this talk, Craig will review some of Redington's most important ideas. He will identify the consistent actuarial principles that form a common thread across the contributions Redington made to a broad range of actuarial fields, and will highlight the ongoing relevance of Redington's thinking to 21st century actuarial practice.

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    The IFoA Mental Health working party look back over their week of blogs and podcasts considering all aspects of the relationship between mental health and life insurance. The expert panel spans adviser, underwriter and actuarial experience and they  explore triggers for purchasing insurance relating to mental health, the various routes to insurance and how these may be more suited to different people depending on their conditions and preferences, the products and processes involved in purchasing these as well as what claims and support are available to policyholders and how to access them.

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    Part of the 'Finance in the Public Interest 2022' webinar series. If it was ever okay to consider your business in isolation from its surroundings, today it most definitely is not. Thinking about business within its surrounding system is now a necessity. The question we seek to discuss is: How should we prescribe the boundaries in which we consider problems to enable us to create better products and more resilient companies and systems?

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    What will happen to DC pension savers who see life annuities as poor VFM but still want an income for life?  Pooled annuity funds could offer them a decent lifetime income while reducing significantly the complex choices and risk inherent in income drawdown.  They could be the next generation of CDC pension schemes, slotting into the existing DC framework as a post-retirement option.