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The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) Actuarial Research Centre (ARC) research programmes aim to be relevant to the global actuarial community, with genuine application for practitioners, clear impact for industry and potential to influence public policy.

ARC research is committed to supporting the advancement of the entire global actuarial profession, so all ARC outputs are open access and available to all to use. :

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ARC logoOur Research and Thought Leadership Board (RTLB) ensures that the research we deliver is true to our public interest mission.  The RTLB oversees coverage, dissemination, quality and funding of research and thought leadership activity, including activities delivered through the ARC.

 

 

Partnering on research

Our ARC programmes are intended to be ‘game changers’ for the world of actuarial science and the industries it supports. Industry, international and public policy relevance of ARC research programmes is ensured through partnering with others – in both commissioning and sponsoring programmes. If you would be interested in getting involved with any of the existing research programmes, or have identified your own research gaps that could be addressed through the ARC, please contact the ARC mailbox.

Conferences, events and publications

ARC research aims to achieve maximum impact through wide dissemination and application of its outputs. ARC partners are available to present at your conferences and events, or provide articles for your publications. Equally, your organisation has the opportunity to partner on ARC events and materials, raising awareness of your brand and your involvement in developing industry relevant research.

Be part of a research team

Are you part of a university department or a research-led organisation? The ARC is a global network of researchers, and opportunities are open to applications from anywhere in the world. We would welcome your input! All new calls for research, ARC PhD studentship and post-doctoral opportunities will be posted on our website.

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 webinar will discuss the challenges and opportunities schemes face in evaluating end game options, choosing a target state and understanding the impact this strategic decision could have on member outcomes long after the “end state” is reached. Adolfo, Kevin and Rhian bring over 60 years of experience in the industry and a variety of perspectives as scheme actuary, covenant adviser, trustee, de-risking adviser and insurer.

  • Spaces available

    Retail banking is going through a period of substantial change as it moves into the digital age. Banks have large amounts of data about their customers and about their risks. Open data application programming interface (APIs) and data science are enabling banks to use their data to offer innovative and sometimes personalised services. Data science is also adding value in risk areas such as fraud detection and cyber security. At the same time, the move to online banking is making it easier for firms including fintechs to enter banking without having to establish branch networks.

  • UK Town Hall 08:30-09:30

    Webinar
    4 December 2020

    Spaces available

    IFoA President Tan Suee Chieh would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual UK Town Hall 2020, hosted by Tan Suee Chieh with IFoA’s Immediate Past President, John Taylor, President Elect, Louise Pryor and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.  

  • UK Town Hall 10:00-11:00

    Webinar
    4 December 2020

    Spaces available

    IFoA President Tan Suee Chieh would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual UK Town Hall 2020, hosted by Tan Suee Chieh with IFoA’s Immediate Past President, John Taylor, President Elect, Louise Pryor and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.  

  • Spaces available

    Cash-flow driven investing is a game-changer for DB pension funds navigating their end-game. Suitable for sponsors who want to reduce risks on their balance sheets. And for trustees, it shifts the focus to providing greater certainty of returns, managing funding level volatility and ensuring they have enough income to pay cash-flow requirements.

  • Spaces available

    Patrick Kennedy, Partner at Gateley Legal and Founding Director of Entrust (a leading professional pensions trustee company), will be delivering an update on the latest legal developments during the course of 2020. With both a pensions legal perspective and over 25 years of trustee service, Patrick will seek to highlight how the letter of the law has continued to evolve against the backdrop of a difficult and challenging year

  • Spaces available

    The talk will provide an understanding of the priorities and relationships between deficit reduction contributions, in the context of wider scheme funding, and different types of value outflow from the employer based on the working party’s recently published report. 

  • Spaces available

    Running off the £2 trillion of UK corporate sector defined benefit liabilities in an efficient and effective fashion is the biggest challenge facing the UK pensions industry. Trustees and sponsors overseeing those schemes need to be clear on their target end-state and the associated journey plan – but too few have well articulated and robust plans.

  • Spaces available

    The actuarial skill set has much to offer the banking industry. So many of the skills that actuaries acquire during their working life translate across to the world of banking and yet banking is perceived as an alien environment to many actuaries. But is it?

  • Spaces available

    Covid-19 has required an urgent and cross-practice initiative to facilitate the extensive impact this pandemic has across all industries. IFoA members have been keen to contribute in a different way, so we developed the IFoA Covid-19 Action Taskforce [ICAT] to coordinate our effort, with a more efficient governance.

    We have over 500 volunteers and countless topics which we have amalgamated into 93 workstreams.