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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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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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  • Spaces available

    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

    Spaces available

    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.