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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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

    Fully booked.

    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

    The role of actuaries within the health sector varies considerably from one country to another, due to differences in the local evolution of health systems and the funding models for health services. 

  • Spaces available

    This paper outlines key frameworks for reserving validation and techniques employed. Many companies lack an embedded reserve validation framework and validation is viewed as piecemeal and unstructured.  The paper outlines a case study demonstrating how successful machine learning techniques will become and then goes on to discuss implications.  The paper explores common validation approaches and their role in enhancing governance and confidence.

  • 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.
     

  • Spaces available

    The IFoA Policy Briefing 'Can we help consumers avoid running out of money in retirement' examined the benefits of blending a lifetime annuity with income drawdown. Panellists, including providers and advisers, will look at the market practicalities of taking the actuarial theory through into the core advice propositions used by IFAs and Fund Managers. They will share a number of practical issues such as investment consequences before and after retirement and the level of annuity that is appropriate and answer questions from the audience.

  • Speech from the Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey

    Lincoln's Inn The Treasury Office, London WC2A 3TL
    1 December 2021

    The IFoA is pleased to be hosting the Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, to deliver a speech on delivering policyholder protection in insurance regulation.

    The speech will be presented to an in-person audience, and simultaneously live-streamed, at 14.00 on Wednesday 1st December.

  • The Many Faces of Bias

    2 December 2021

    Spaces available

    This webinar looks at the many types of biases, both conscious and unconscious and the impacts they can have in the workplace.  Raising our own awareness and understanding of the issues can help us avoid the pitfalls of unconscious bias in particular.  We’ve all heard the phrase ‘office banter’ but are we sure that’s how those on the receiving end perceive it and is it ok to go along with it?

  • Spaces available

    Actuaries need to take action now - but how?  With a focus on climate change, this session will provide informed insight to enable you to improve your knowledge and understanding of the issues involved, demonstrate how it will impact advice to your clients, and highlight prospective opportunities for actuaries within pensions and wider fields.

  • Spaces available

    Pension scams have become more prevalent as a result of the pandemic, and Trustees have increased responsibilities to protect members, which means that actuaries need to be in a position to provide advice in this area. Our specialist panel will include a professional trustee, an IFA and head administrator, two of whom are members of PASA.

  • Spaces available

    The covid-19 pandemic creates a challenge for actuaries analysing experience data that includes mortality shocks.  To address this we present a methodology for modelling portfolio mortality data that offers local flexibility in the time dimension.  The approach permits the identification of seasonal variation, mortality shocks and late-reported deaths.  The methodology also allows actuaries to measure portfolio-specific mortality improvements.  Results are given for a mature annuity portfolio in the UK

  • Spaces available

    In this webinar, the authors of the 2021 Brian Hey prize winning paper present a new deep learning model called the LocalGLMnet. While deep learning models lead to very competitive regression models, often outperforming classical statistical models such as generalized linear models, the disadvantage is that deep learning solutions are difficult to interpret and explain, and variable selection is not easily possible.

  • Spaces available

    The dominant underwriting approach is a mix between rule-based engines and traditional underwriting. Applications are first assessed by automated rule-based engines which typically are capable of processing only simple applications. The remaining applications are reviewed by underwriters or referred to the reinsurers. This research aims to construct predictive machine learning models for complicated applications that cannot be processed by rule-based engines.

  • Spaces available

    With the Pension Schemes Act 2021 requiring a long term strategy from Trustees and sponsors, choosing a pensions endgame strategy has become even more critical. However, it is important that the endgame options available are adequately assessed before choosing one. With an ever-increasing array of creative and innovative options available, this decision may not be straightforward.