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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.
Articles from actuarial journals worldwide (last and current year)
Journal coverage via the Actuarial Knowledge Hub
|Ageing and society||2016-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|
|Scandinavian Actuarial Journal||1997-present|
|European Actuarial Journal||2011-present|
|Journal of Population Ageing||2008-present|
|Journal of Risk and Uncertainty||2015-, Also JSTOR 1988-2011|
|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|
StatsRef: Encyclopedias of Actuarial Science, Biostatistics, Clinical Trials,
|All 30 volumes|
|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|
|British Medical Journal (BMJ)||1857-2011|
|Financial Analysts Journal||1948-2011|
|The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Theory||1976-2004|
|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|
|SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics||1966-2009|
|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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There will be a prestigious line-up of international speakers discussing the insurance and financial industry’s innovation and change in Asia. The conference will take place throughout September via an online platform. The webinars consist of plenary speaking sessions and a series of workshop sessions including Life, GI, Data Science, Sustainability, Risk Management and Investment.
This will be the perfect opportunity for you to discover,ask questions and be at the forefront of current and developing actuarial/financial topics and trends in Asia.
This free 90 minute webinar is designed to support the IFoA CPD Co-ordinators, and others, involved in supporting our members to achieve their CPD requirements.
The programme will include an overview of the new CPD Scheme; specifically sharing with you key messages to support you implement and embrace the new CPD Scheme for our members within your organisation and regional community; how to arrange a reflective practice discussion; and an interactive reflective practice discussion learning exercise. In addition, delegates will gain information about accessing, and making the most of the IFoA event Toolkits which you can make use of to run your own in-house events and events for regional communities.
“Lifestyle Product” being the key to make insurance a daily necessity rather than a luxury, by having high engagement and interaction with the consumers through:
Consumer expectations are changing Insurance. The Royal Commission in Australia, Design Obligations in the UK, the insurtech ecosystem, and digital-first consumers demanding personalised solutions will all revolutionise how insurance looks like in the future.
This presenter / panel workshop hybrid will be anchored by two presentations examining the socioeconomic, medical and technological factors that will have a significant impact on mortality and our pricing over the next 20 years and beyond. It will also discuss whether significant mortality improvement will continue in Asia or whether varying experience of low improvements or deterioration.
16.00-17.00 (GMT+8) | 09.00-10.00 (BST)
This presentation explores some liability-aware investment solutions to address local regulatory changes faced by insurance companies in Asia.
This presentation aims to provides an overview of the reformation of current Chinese regulatory solvency regime, how industry coping with the new normal after pandemic time and how the reformation of the regulation could help the insurance industry gets back on its feet as well as coming back to the “protection” core value for the policyholders. The presentation would include:
16.00-17.00 (GMT+8) | 09.00-10.00 (BST)
The basic data of China’s 2nd Critical Illness Mortality Table covers 2000+ products in Chinese market, including about 340 million insurance policies and 5.1 million claimants. Presenter will give the audience a general understanding including but not limited to the following contents:
What are the advantages of using artificial intelligence (AI) in investing? What are the differences between traditional quant and AI? This new webinar discusses challenges and the future of AI in the investment sector.
Delivered by the IFRS 17 Contractual Service Margin working party.
The Certified Actuarial Analyst (CAA) qualification has rapidly established itself as adding real value, to insurers and consultancies, and to the clients of consultancies, around the World. CAAs work alongside actuaries and actuarial students, as well as other financial services professionals, in an increasingly broad range of roles and fields.
This session is a repeat of the one earlier today at 09:30
Many individuals and institutions have a long-term focus, and invest funds for the benefit of future generations. Their strategy should reflect their long horizon. University endowments are one of the oldest classes of institutional investor, and I will present the first study of the management of these endowments over the very long term.
This year's GIRO has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the general insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's GI Online Learning Resource area.
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.
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.