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ARC Webinar Series 2022

ARC Webinar series 2022

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.

On this page, you will find information on upcoming events and recordings of previous events available to you to watch on-demand. You can also follow us on LinkedIn to be the first to hear about our next event!

ARC webinar series 2022

The next generation of CDC pensions? Analysing a post-retirement retirement vehicle


 

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.

Professor Catherine Donnelly describes her recent research finding in this session.

Speaker: Professor Catherine Donnelly, Principal investigator of the ARC programme Optimising Future Pension Plans

Chair: IFoA past president John Taylor.

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).


 

24 February – Lifting the lid on intergenerational investment risk-sharing

Investment risk-sharing is a fundamental part of whole-life collective defined contribution (CDC) pension schemes, such as the Royal Mail CDC.  But how does investment risk-sharing benefit members?  And does it favour some groups of members over others? Professor Donnelly presents the results of a simplified model of investment risk-sharing in this session Chaired by Leah Evans, Chair of the IFoA Pensions Practice Board.

The high-level lessons learned from this model should be useful to understand the impact of various factors on the benefits paid to members. For example, how the predicted investment return versus their observed values, the evolution of the membership profile, and the frequency of the contributions and benefits.

Speaker: Professor Catherine Donnelly of Heriot-Watt University

Chair: Leah Evans, Chair of the IFoA Pensions Practice Board

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).

 

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    The Actuaries’ Carbon Collaboration (ACC) is a group of actuaries and other professionals working towards a coherent understanding of the issues around greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by considering them in an actuarial context.

    Emissions into and absorption from the atmosphere can be modelled in the same way that we model variable cash flows, including the impacts of uncertain quantities and timing. The ACC’s work investigates both the insights that this analogy provides and its limitations.

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    This talk presents the work of the Data and Modelling workstream of the IFoA Mental Health Working Party. We explore data and modelling considerations in the risk assessment and underwriting of mental health conditions. We will also consider how newer risk factors and improved data availability might open up opportunities for additional underwriting and product designs.

  • Pensions Dashboards

    12 July 2022

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    As the industry prepares for Pensions Dashboards, we have lined up a specialist panel who is at the heart of the ongoing work in this area. Hear the latest developments, future proposals and have the opportunity to put forward your questions to our speakers.

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    Crisis management, the process by which an organization deals with a disruptive, sudden and unexpected event that threatens to harm the organization or its stakeholders, has become a key concern in the light of the Pandemic and Geopolitical risks.

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    Artificial Intelligence is heralded as a game-changer to the ways industries use data, with the insurance industry especially looking to embrace these new technologies. This brings many questions – not least around data privacy, ethics, potential biases and so on – with regulators increasingly interested in developments.

    Moreover, whilst the stunning progress of specific technologies such as Watson and Alphazero made headlines some years ago, current commercial applications of AI remain far from mature.

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    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

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    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.

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    The purpose of this research paper is to explore enterprise risk management lessons which can be learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic in preparation for potential future pandemics as well as other “gray rhino” or “black swan” events. This paper is not intended to be an all-encompassing solution to the issues presented by Covid-19; rather, the content has been provided to help drive discussions regarding how risk management processes may need to evolve in line with the dynamic nature of the underlying risks that they sometimes need to capture.

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    The IFoA's Infrastructure Working Party, led by Chris Lewin, will present its new introductory guide to infrastructure investment, which will be published on the IFoA web-site prior to the webinar.   Those readers whose institutions have already taken the plunge into infrastructure will know that it is a highly complex and diverse field of activity.   This guide does not explore all the matters which investors take into account, but it does discuss many of the more important points, including the risks and past returns, benchmarking, and ESG and SDG considerations.    Attendees will be invi

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    Health contributes to happiness at the personal, family, community and societal level.  Health, importantly underpins all our economic security. This talk will explore the drivers of our health, the measurement of health and the steps we can take to improve health – most of which lie outside the NHS.