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:
- Behavioural Aspects of Institutional Investment Decision-Making
- Use of Big Health and Actuarial Data for understanding Longevity and Morbidity
- Modelling, Measurement and Management of Longevity and Morbidity Risk
- Minimising Longevity and Investment Risk while Optimising Future Pension Plans
- An Analysis of Diabetes Mortality and Morbidity Risk
On this page you will find information on upcoming events and recordings of previous events available to you to watch on-demand.
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
- 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.
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The Power of Pensions: how can pensions change the future?
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.
IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan (MENAP) Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.
COVID-19 has seen a marked increase in mental health issues. We all have mental health and poor mental health has serious consequences for individuals and our workplaces, with it costing UK businesses £33-42 billion annually.
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.
Climate change poses a significant threat across many regions and sectors, and businesses. Insurers and asset managers, must play a role in ensuring transparency around climate related risks and opportunities.
Whilst insurers have been performing stress and scenario testing for many years, in the last 12 months the PRA has increased its focus on the ability to identify, measure and increase financial and operational resilience.
This webinar provides an overview of the state of the UK protection market, and how different insurers are using different levels of sophistication to price (such as using customer demand models). It considers how insurers have implemented these sophisticated pricing techniques, and the practical challenges they have faced.
This discussion will revolve around the latest industry developments including and introduction to Part VII transfers and Schemes of Arrangement (process, parties involved and recent events), insights and lessons from recent with-profits transactions and restructurings (including Equitable Life and Pru-Rothesay), how firms can apply these learnings to future arrangements, and the outlook for future with-profits transactions and restructurings (including the impacts of Covid-19 and Brexit)
What is stewardship and how has the landscape changed under the 2020 UK Stewardship Code?
- 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.