The Libraries offer Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) members free access to eJournals and eBooks via the new Actuarial Knowledge Hub

Full text access is available to thousands of journal papers as well as over 300 eBooks covering all areas of professional practice.  You can log in to the Hub with your IFoA website credentials. If you are not an IFoA member you can search the Hub as a guest user and IFoA members can then follow the top link to login via Athens for full access. 

More sources of actuarial research

The IFoA online library catalogue allows you to search the complete library collection including hard copy books which you can request on loan, and our comprehensive database of abstracts from actuarial journals.

Conference papers and presentations from IFoA events.

Sessional meeting papers

Member led and commissioned research in progress

Articles from actuarial journals worldwide (last and current year)

Journal coverage via the Actuarial Knowledge Hub

Cambridge Journals Coverage
Ageing and society 2016-present
ASTIN Bulletin 1958-present
Annals of Actuarial Science 2006-present
British Actuarial Journal 1995-present
European Journal of Risk Regulation 2017-onwards
Journal of Applied Probability 2012-present
Journal of Demographic Economics 2011-present
Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 2004-present, Also JSTOR: 1966-2010
Journal of the Institute of Actuaries 1974-1994, Also JSTOR 1850-1994
Journal of Pension Economics & Finance 2002-present
Journal of the Staple Inn Actuarial Society 1911-1993
Transactions of the Actuarial Society of Edinburgh 1886-1901
Transactions of the Faculty of Actuaries 1901-1994, Also JSTOR 1901-1994
Taylor & Francis Coverage
Applied Mathematical Finance 1997-present
North American Actuarial Journal 1997-present
Population Studies 2005-
Scandinavian Actuarial Journal 1997-present
Springer Coverage
European Actuarial Journal 2011-present
Journal of Population Ageing 2008-present
Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 2015-, Also JSTOR 1988-2011

Wiley

Coverage
Encyclopedia of Actuarial Science All 3 volumes
Journal of Finance  2012-present, also JSTOR 1946-2012
Journal of Risk & Insurance 2002-present, Also JSTOR: 1964-2011
Risk Management & Insurance Review 1997-present
Significance 2004-present

StatsRef: Encyclopedias of Actuarial Science, Biostatistics, Clinical Trials,
Environmetrics, Quantitative Risk Analysis and Assessment, Statistical Sciences,
Statistics in Behavioral Science and Statistics in Quality and Reliability

All 30 volumes
Science Direct Coverage
Insurance: Mathematics & Economics 1995-present
JSTOR (Selected highlights) Coverage  (Use the main JSTOR search box to search across the full text archive of all 500+ titles)
The American Economic Review 1911-2012
The American Statistician 1947-2009
Biometrika 1901-2009
British Medical Journal (BMJ) 1857-2011
Econometrica 1933-2012
Financial Analysts Journal 1948-2011
The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Theory 1976-2004
Mathematical Gazette 1894-2009
Population Index    1937-1999
Journal of the American Statistical Association 1922-2009
Journal of Applied Probability 1964-2011
The Journal of the Operational Research Society 1978-2011

Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: A, B, C and D

Varies by title, from 1887-2013
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Varies by title, from 1665-2011
Risk Management 1999-2011
Science 1880-2009
SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics 1966-2009
Palgrave Macmillan Coverage
Geneva papers on Risk and Insurance: Issues and Practice 2012-present, also JSTOR 1990-2009
Geneva Risk and Insurance Review 2012-present, also JSTOR 2005-2009
Journal of Asset Management 2012-present

Claims Reserving Manual

The Claims Reserving Manual can be accessed at the bottom of this page, however please note that the Claims Reserving Manual has not been updated in many years, it should be viewed as a reflection of practice at the time of its publication (1997) rather than a current guide.

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Events calendar

  • Current Issues in Life Assurance (CILA) Webinar series

    Webinar Series
    15 July 2020 - 3 August 2020

    Spaces available

    CILA is one of the pre-eminent events in the annual 'Life' calendar. Due to COVID-19 we are running the programme as a series of webinars covering topics aimed at practicing life actuaries from life offices, consulting firms and other employers of actuaries and those who work in or advise on, the life assurance market in the UK and Europe.

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    Current Issues in Life Assurance – Mortality in 2020 is now dominated by one thing, although – in our future-focused world – the pandemic is just one of many mortality considerations.  In this session, three well-regarded mortality/longevity specialists provide an overview of implications and impacts of COVID-19, recent and imminent CMI developments and more 'future focused' work in the MRSC

  • Spaces available

    Because of Covid-19, forecasters predict a severe recession in 2020, followed by a V or U-shaped recovery. This impacts both individuals and companies. However, compared to previous recessions, the impact on banks of higher credit losses should be mitigated to some extent by government actions. 

  • Spaces available

    Part of the Protection, Health and Care Conference 2020 webinar series

    This session will provide an overview of the Population Health Management Working Party's research including defining impactability and impactability modelling, discussing some examples of specific modelling approaches, considering the practical challenges across the NHS as well as wider public perception and ethical issues.

  • Spaces available

    Many actuaries consider career opportunities in the Finance and Investment practice area after having started off in more traditional actuarial roles such as valuations, capital management or pricing. This session is aimed at helping actuaries to better understand roles in Finance and Investment and how they can fine tune their skills to pursue such careers.

  • Mortality and Longevity Webinar Series 2020

    Webinar Series
    22 July 2020 - 10 August 2020

    Spaces available

    Due to COVID-19, we are running this programme via a series of webinars commencing 22nd July.

    This webinar series will provide topical and practical updates and discussion on the latest thinking and innovations in mortality and longevity, and is designed to be very accessible to a broad range of experience.

     

  • Spaces available

    Insurers are making increasing use of medical research to help with assumption, models and underwriting. Experienced mortality/ longevity specialists discuss the issues in the interpretation of  medical research papers, using a range of case studies. The case studies will include COVID-19 points of current importance. Many of the concepts discussed (data bias, inference of causation) are also applicable to equivalent questions in 'big data' and advanced analytics.

  • Spaces available

    Members of the Mortality Working Group of the IAA have analysed changes in mortality for about 30 causes of death  and will discuss how causes of death are classified, and the problems of long-term data, appropriate metrics, including "years of life lost" (YLL), causes of death - a "measure of cohortness", the changes in dominant causes of death at older ages, and how can these types of studies enhance mortality forecasting.

  • Spaces available

    Predictive risk assessment and risk stratification models based on postcode-level consumer classification are widely used for life insurance underwriting. However, these are socio-economic models not directly related to health information. Similar to precision medicine, precision life insurance should aim to tailor policy pricing/reserving to the individual health characteristics of each client.

  • Spaces available

    This discussion, the fourth in the Extreme Mortality Events webinar series, will look at what poor model selection and calibration could look like – using inappropriate historical data; using incorrect 2020 mortality data; and inappropriate stochastic model recalibration (or lack thereof). Presented by Chair of the Life Board of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, Colin Dutkiewicz. 

  • Spaces available

    This webinar has been re-scheduled from its original date of the 1st July. Although ESG has many buyers across the asset allocation community, from pension funds to sovereign wealth funds, it still hasn’t found its place within the core asset management strategy desks where the money is actually invested. The problem as well as the opportunity is Fixed Income. Plenty of strategies exist for incorporating ESG within Equities, from screening, integration to a combination. ESG has picked up relatively quickly within Equities with rating,indices created using ESG factors. This talk will discuss how we price a quantifiable ESG credit risk premium and make it alpha worthy in a strategy. 

  • Spaces available

    Part of the Protection, Health and Care Conference 2020 webinar series

    With the rising prevalence of dementia, how can we manage this risk effectively and can insurance do more? Matt Singleton, Ageing Lead at Swiss Re, will cover these topics and demonstrate how insurance could help people address their concerns.

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    Current Issues in Life Assurance – Join us for an exploration session on the use of data science in insurance companies today including how insurers are making sense of and using new data sources and technologies, exploration of practical applications of data science within actuarial work, benefits of data-driven decisions to solve business problems using the power of data and technology, and the role that actuaries can play to harness the benefits of data science.

     

  • Spaces available

    Current Issues in Life Assurance

    This talk will look at a range of such techniques (e.g. mass lapse risk transfer, contract boundaries, risk margin relief, non-standard longevity risk transfer) that have been applied or considered by UK and EU insurers, and the pros and cons of each.

     

  • Spaces available

    Current Issues in Life Assurance.

    The International Association of Insurance Supervisors announced on 14 November 2019 the adoption of v2.0 of the global Insurance Capital Standard (ICS) which will undergo confidential reporting for 5 years starting from 2020. This session will include specific experiences from Legal and General (L&G) as well as global industry perspectives from EY.

  • Spaces available

    Current Issues in Life Assurance

    This session will cover the PRA supervisory statement on financial impacts related to climate change, industry insights into PRA climate risk business plans, examples climate risk strategy setting out key workstreams and activity steps for successful execution, an overview of a climate risk strategy execution timeline and the future.     

  • Spaces available

    Part of the Protection, Health and Care Conference 2020 webinar series. Using new and unique research and data from the UK, US, Sweden and China, this presentation investigates how consumers use the internet through their insurance journey and analyzes the role culture and generation plays in their online behaviour. We use this research to show the online landscape for insurance sales in the UK and suggest ways to shape new products and effectively engage with the consumer who is buying them.

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    Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Gen Re Life/Health Research and Development, Dr John O'Brien, will discuss the impacts of Gene Modification for life/health insurance. 

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    As an industry, it has been important to be able to look to the future to identify the next quantifiable risk. In this session, I will explore some of the less tangible, but none-the-less concerning risks to future health, such as the health risks associated with exposure to pesticides, ingestion of plastic in the food chain, and the hazards of indoor air pollution through exposure to volatile organic compounds.

  • Spaces available

    The working party will help the industry to update and enhance how potential risk from diabetes and excess mortality is considered, including the need to understand the underwriting implications as treatments improve, and potentially to develop new products that are tailored to those with diabetes.

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    Part of the Protection, Health and Care Conference 2020 webinar series. Modelling the structure and trends of cancer morbidity risk is important for pricing and reserving in related health insurance fields such as critical illness insurance and care provision. We model the dynamics of cancer incidence over time in different regions in England, using 1981-2016 ONS data. The modelling allows estimation of cancer rates at various age, year, gender and region levels, following a Bayesian setting to account for statistical uncertainty. Our analysis indicates significant regional variation in cancer incidence rates. 

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    Part of the Protection, Health and Care Conference 2020 webinar series. In this talk we will outline the steps Aviva took in pulling together our first large-scale disclosures on the exposure of our business to climate change published in March 2019; in line with the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. After touching on why insurers have such an important role in climate change, we'll cover a brief “how-to” guide for those who have not yet embarked on thinking about these topics before giving a case study of how the learnings from a TCFD disclosure exercise can be applied to investment portfolios.

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    Part of the Protection, Health and Care Conference 2020 webinar series. 

    The insurance industry currently underwrites customers with diabetes based on a range of factors, medical expertise and various medical studies. The work undertaken by the Diabetes Working Party would help the industry to approach this using current research findings to update and enhance how potential risk from diabetes is considered. This includes the need to understand the underwriting implications as treatments improve, and potentially to develop new products that are tailored to those with diabetes. This webinar will present our latest findings in the management of this important chronic condition which will include research in collaboration with the ARC.