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ARC Webinar Series 2021

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Exploring the most significant challenges in actuarial science 

The Actuarial Research Centre (ARC) has developed a programme of webinars, recorded lectures and podcasts to showcase the results from their cutting-edge research programmes, addressing some significant challenges in actuarial science. The series will consist of five separate webinars, covering all of the ARC's main research programmes:

On this page you will find information on upcoming events and recordings of previous events available to you to watch on-demand.

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Use of Primary Health Care Records Data in Actuarial Research
 

9 March 2021 

This webinar reviewed 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 (Use of Big Health and Actuarial Data for Understanding Longevity and Morbidity Risks). The research concentrated on the longevity of people with major long term medical conditions such as diabetes, transient ischaemic attack, stroke and heart attack, and assessed the effects of key treatments such as statins, blood pressure drugs and hormone replacement therapy. Analyses were based on electronic primary health care records of 3.4M patients born before 1960, extracted from The Health Improvement (THIN) data-base. Professor Elena Kulinskaya and her team will describe the approaches used, lessons learned, and their main results, including development of their innovative MyLongevity app to calculate life expectancy.

Speakers: Prof. Elena Kulinskaya (University of East Anglia, School of Computing Sciences), Padma Chutoo (PhD Student, University of East Anglia, School of Computing Sciences) Nurunnahar Akter  (PhD Student, University of East Anglia, School of Computing Sciences) and Njabulo Ncube  (Postgraduate Researcher, University of East Anglia, School of Computing Sciences),  Ilyas Bakbergenuly (Post Doctorate Researcher, University of East Anglia, School of Computing Sciences)

Panel: Prof Nicholas Steel (University of East Anglia, Norwich Medical School) and by Mr Nigel Wright (Life & Health Data Science- Actuary, Aviva)

Chair : Erik Vynckier (Non-Executive Director, Foresters Friendly Society)

Further information

  • Find out more about the presenters
  • View the slides from the webinar 
  • View the recording on the Virtual Learning Enviroment (VLE)  and claim CPD
  • Find out more on ARC's research programme Use of Big Health and Actuarial Data for Understanding Longevity and Morbidity Risks.

 


Understanding Biases in Trustee Decision Making

21 January 2021 

This webinar explores the evidence that “behavioural” factors, such as human psychology, company culture, corporate politics and conflicts of interest, cause institutional investors to deviate from optimal behaviour. Professor Peter Ayton (Leeds University Business School) presents his findings from the first extensive research programme conducted into the decision making processes of pension fund trustees.

Speakers: Professor Peter Ayton, Professor Iain Clacher, Colin Strong and Dr Leonardo Weiss-Cohen

Panel: Sejal Haria (Chair),  Ashu Bhargava, Marcus Hurd and Lynda Whitney 

Further information

  • A recording of the webinar is available on YouTube and is also available for members on the IFoA's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
  • A copy of the report on the programmes findings mentioned in the webinar, is available here.  
  • Find out more on ARC's Behavioural Aspects of Institutional Investment Decision-Making programme. 

 


Contact Details

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

arc@actuaries.org.uk

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Events calendar

  • Spaces available

    The General Insurance (GI) Spring Conference is a result of the General Insurance Lifelong Learning Committee (GILL) combining this year’s 'Current Issues in General Insurance' (CIGI) and 'Technical Issues in General Insurance' (TIGI) conferences into a virtual webinar series over 19 – 25 May that will be available to watch online globally.

  • CILA 2021

    Available to watch globally in May.
    19-21 May 2021
    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; on-going financial consequences of the COVID pandemic; or self-imposed changes in regulatory requirements and accounting standards.

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar on the consultation on changes to the Practising Certificates (PC) Scheme.

    The proposals come from a recent review of the PC Scheme which was the first substantive look at the IFoA’s approach to the requirements and process for PCs since 2010. It responds directly to feedback received on how the current scheme works especially that received from members and PC Holders.

  • Spaces available

    Behavioural Science Webinar SeriesThe world is changing. The fourth industrial revolution, globalisation and the COVID-19 pandemic are up-ending traditional social and business norms around the world; changes that were once predictable and steady are now faster and more profound.

  • Spaces available

    Risk Management Webinar PrgrammeTools 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.

  • Spaces available

    The webinar will look at several aspects of intergenerational fairness and our panel of experts will challenge you, society, taxpayers and generations X, Y and Z on key aspects of DB v DC pensions, public v private sector pensions, state benefits and key aspects of sustainability.

  • Pensions Conference 2021

    Online webinar series
    16-22 June 2021
    Spaces available

    Welcome to the programme for our 2nd Virtual Pensions Conference. This year's conference features 11 webinars offering members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the pension industry. There will also be opportunity to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.

  • Spaces available

    Mathematical Futures: The Actuary in a World Transformed – Sir Adrian Smith will outline how advances in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence in the world of big data will transform the nature of many industries, including financial services. The broader environment within which mathematics is applied will change rapidly, often led by innovative yet disruptive forces outside. These changes will undoubtedly have an impact on the work of actuaries - and the profession will need to adapt quickly to thrive.

     

  • Spaces available

    Given our commitment to the safety of our members and employees, and as the easing of restrictions in respect of COVID-19 cannot be guaranteed at this point in time, we have decided to hold our AGM virtually again this year.

    The Business of the AGM

  • Spaces available

    Join newly inaugurated IFoA President Dr. Louise Pryor as she explores what we need to do to keep abreast of the changing world – and how we can seize the resulting opportunities – in her Presidential Address, ‘A Learning Society’

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar on the consultation on changes to the Practising Certificates (PC) Scheme.

    The proposals come from a recent review of the PC Scheme which was the first substantive look at the IFoA’s approach to the requirements and process for PCs since 2010. It responds directly to feedback received on how the current scheme works especially that received from members and PC Holders.

  • Spaces available

    The paper “Asset liability modelling in the quantum era” shall be presented by its authors, Tim Berry and James Sharpe, and chaired by Andrew Smith, Assistant Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at University College Dublin.

  • Spaces available

    Risk Management Webinar ProgrammeInternal 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.