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Biographical information

The libraries hold sources which provide biographical details about members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and those of the former Institute and former Faculty and their professional achievements

The libraries maintain an index to published memoirs, notices and obituaries of members in the yearbooks and list of members, Journal of the Institute of Actuaries, Transactions of the Faculty of Actuaries, and The Actuary magazine. It is indexed by surname.

Please contact libraries@actuaries.org.uk to access the index or to request the full obituary paper. Some obituary papers may be available through this site's search facility and we can provide a link to access the paper online or supply an electronic file of a paper scanned from the profession's early journals.

Presidents

Documents listing the Past Presidents of the original Faculty of Actuaries and Past Presidents of the Institute of Actuaries are available.

In 2010, the respective memberships of the Faculty and of the Institute voted by a majority for a merger as one professional body, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, with Presidents elected for one year terms, supported by the immediate Past President and the President-elect for the following year.

Actuaries recognised with awards and prizes

The IFoA and former Faculty and Institute have each recognised the achievements of individual actuaries for success in professional examinations or for their significant contribution to actuarial science or to the profession. Please follow menu links from the About Us section of the website to pages on the respective Awards, Medals, Prizes and Honours to members. Again the libraries can provide links to published papers on the award events honouring individual actuaries.

Actuary ancestors

The libraries are pleased to help those researching actuaries as family ancestors. Our index to obituary references may lead to more biographical information about some actuaries, but where an obituary is not available, we may be able to research a member's entry as a student in the profession, their date of qualification as a Fellow, some employment details (sometimes recorded in insurance company histories) from published sources and sometimes a photograph. Please contact libraries@actuaries.org.uk with your enquiry.

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Contact Details

For any library enquiries please contact:

libraries@actuaries.org.uk

We try to respond to email queries within one working day. Researcher access to historical resources may require notice in advance of visit in order to retrieve items from storage.

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Events calendar

  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Spaces available

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

  • Spaces available

    In this webinar, we will discuss how cause-of-death data from the Office for National Statistics can help us to understand how inequalities arise at the all-cause level. The key to understanding mortality inequality is to think about the chain that connects risk factors, relative risks, and cause-of-death mortality through to all-cause mortality.

  • Spaces available

    The importance of biodiversity for finance, business and policy is being increasingly recognised. While many studies highlight the overall economic impact that biodiversity loss could have, it is much more difficult to quantify and understand the particular impact that is may have on individual businesses or communities. The management and measurement of these risks is a field where actuaries are well placed to contribute.

  • Spaces available

    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

  • GIRO 2021 Webinar Series

    Online
    8 November 2021 - 19 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas and new research across the general insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.