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We are the 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 to provide an unbeatable level of intelligence.
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
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The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) recently published an Exposure Draft (ED) of limited changes to its insurance contracts standard IFRS 17, effective date 2022.
The IFoA hosts regular roundtable meetings with the PRA on best practice in insurance investment and the application of the Prudent Person Principle, which governs insurance investment under Solvency II.
Presenter: Rahul Verma
Presenter Matt Modisett
An introductory session to help you get ahead with climate change.
- Science, terminology and initiatives: handy facts to keep in your back pocket
- Getting your point across: how to influence people and avoid common traps and pitfalls
- Taking action: what are actuaries expected to do...and what are we actually doing?
This KSS talk, presented by the FCA Head of Department in Scotland, will focus on the following 3 main areas:
- FCA business plan priorities
- The future of regulation
- FCA Engagement in Scotland
For life insurers in the UK, the risk margin is one of the most controversial aspects of the Solvency II regime. Following its implementation, the risk margin came under considerable criticism for being too large and too sensitive to interest rate movements. These criticisms are particularly valid for annuity business – such business is of great significance to the national system for retirement provision. This criticism has led to political interest, and the risk margin was a major element of the Treasury Committee inquiry into Solvency II.
GIRO is attended annually by over 800 delegates and speakers who are keen to discuss key topics such as Pricing, Reserving, Modelling and the future of the insurance industry. GIRO 2018 was a huge success and we have opened bookings early for what we hope will be another brilliant conference at the EICC in Edinburgh this year.
Presenter Jon Spain
Three actuaries – and CEOs – discuss their views on how the business world is changing and what that might mean for actuaries in the future.
This sessional will be taking place on 7 October in Edinburgh
The Life Conference is the premier event for professionals interested in life insurance. Offering a wide range of workshops and plenary sessions it’s the perfect opportunity to discover what’s hot and current in life insurance ensuring you get up to date on the latest thinking and innovation whilst meeting and exchanging ideas with a broad range of professionals.
The IFoA is pleased to announce that this year’s Autumn Lecture will feature the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP as its guest speaker. Nicky has previously served as Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Minister for Women. She now chairs the Treasury Select Committee whose remit is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of HM Treasury, along with all of its agencies and associated bodies.
Watch the live stream of this year's Autumn Lecture with guest speaker Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP.