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ARC Webinar Series 2018

Exploring the most significant challenges in actuarial science 

The latest in ARC's popular webinar series, our 2018 webinars consist of four separate webinars covering the main research programmes (the recordings are eligible for CPD).

The webinars cover topics related to some of our major ongoing research projects, including the use of big health data, modelling, institutional decision making and more. 

Watch the ARC 2018 webinar series below. 




Use of Big Health and Actuarial Data for understanding Longevity and Morbidity Risks



17 September 2018

  • This webinar covers new statistical and actuarial methods in the use of Big Data, in the context of health and wider applications. 
  • Speakers: Professor Elena Kulinskaya (University of East Anglia) and Co-Investigator Nigel Wright (Aviva). 
  • A recording of the webinar is available on YouTube and is posted on the online learning webpages
  • It was not possible to answer all of the questions submitted during the webinar. Find answers to these additional questions.

Find out more on the use of big health and actuarial data for understanding longevity and morbidity risks. 

Modelling, Measurement and Management of Longevity and Morbidity Risk



2 October 2018

  • This webinar is about developing a new generation of mortality and morbidity models, with a specific focus on the drivers for mortality.
  • Speakers: Dr Torsten Kleinow (Heriot- Watt University) and Dr George Streftaris (Heriot-Watt University). 
  • A recording of the webinar is available on YouTube and is posted on the online learning webpages.
  • It was not possible to answer all of the questions submitted during the webinar. Find answers to these additional questions.

Find out more on modelling, measurement and management of longevity and morbidity risk.

Minimising Longevity and Investment Risk while Optimising Future Pension Plans



3 October 2018

  • This webinar covers the development of pension product designs that keep customers' needs at the forefront, with a real income in retirement that minimises costs for the customer. 
  • Speakers: Dr Catherine Donnelly (Heriot-Watt University)
  • A recording of the webinar is available on YouTube and is posted on the online learning webpages.   

Find out more on minimising longevity and investment risk while optimising future pension plans. If you have a question for Dr Catherine Donnelly following this webinar please email

Behavioural Aspects of Institutional Investment Decision Making



4 October 2018

  • This webinar explores the decision-making of institutional investors, in particular insurers and pension schemes, and the biases that may affect their investment decisions. 
  • Speakers: Professor Peter Ayton (City, University of London) and Dr Iain Clacher (University of Leeds)
  • A recording of the webinar is available on YouTube and is posted on the online learning webpages.

Find out more on behavioural aspects of institutional investment decision making. If you have a question for Professor Ayton following this webinar please email

This webinar was sponsored by AON and Invesco.


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  • CILA 2022

    23 May 2022 - 24 May 2022

    Spaces available

    We continue to live in a world of global uncertainty. Survival depends on our ability to simultaneously navigate through the diverse root-causes, ranging from: the consequences of Climate Change; transitioning to Net Zero; increased inflationary pressures and supply chain issues; to self-imposed changes in regulatory requirements. CILA 2022 focuses on these challenges to ensure we continue to be informed and remain battle ready, as well as showcasing highlights of recent CMI outputs.

  • Spaces available

    In the spirit of fostering the IFoA’s vibrant, global community and enabling our members to participate, we have decided to hold our AGM virtually again this year. This allows for greater accessibility to this important annual event, and for greater accountability of our organisation.

    The Business of the AGM

  • The IFoA Conference 2022

    133 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7BX and Online
    22 June 2022 - 23 June 2022
    Spaces available

    We’re delighted to welcome you back to our first in-person conference since early 2020, also being delivered virtually in our first-ever hybrid event. The theme of our inaugural two-day conference is ‘Focusing on tomorrow’s actuary’ and will explore the contribution actuarial science is making to some of tomorrow’s biggest issues.


  • Spaces available

    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

  • Spaces available

    This session will focus on the transformation roadmap of the healthcare sector in KSA and the role of actuarial capabilities in enhancing its evolution to the desired end stage as per the objectives of the Vision 2030. The discussion will focus how the system has evolved so far and shed light on  the expected future changes. Through examining  the transformation, we will highlight how the sector is and can use actuarial  expertise to not only assist with this transformation but also use basic actuarial principles to identify the key risks and their respective mitigation strategies.