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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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Wicked Problems, Clumsy Solutions and Leading Change
Dr Catherine Donnelly will present the basics of the structures for pooling longevity risks and summarise recent research results in this area in addition to outlinging future research around this topic. This is work under a research programme funded by the IFoA's Actuarial Research Centre, called 'Minimizing longevity and investment risk while optimising future pension plans'.
Climate-Related Risk - This free to view webinar on Climate-Related Risk is the first in a series focusing on some of the ‘Hotspots’ identified in the JFAR Risk Perspective bringing the Risk Perspective to life with practical illustrations and insights from subject experts from the IFoA and other Regulators
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Join us for this brand new IFoA webinar weries comprising of a fortnight of webinars, panel sessions and a hackathon, that showcase the range of ways in which the actuarial profession has added value, in the public interest, to the understanding and management of the current and future pandemics through insight and learning.
This event is now temporarily closed on Monday 26 April, but the session will be repeated on Tuesday 27 April, 09.00-10.30. Please click here to register your place.
Actuaries have a lot to offer biodiversity management over the next decade as the world develops more depth to its response to this global challenge. This sessional offers an opportunity to learn about this emergent risk, to contribute to our thinking as a profession and help us develop the next steps forward.
IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual Europe Town Hall, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Members Alan Rae, Jennifer Hartley, Maribel Vasquez Flores and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.
Mis-estimation risk is a key element of demographic risk, and past work has focused on mis-estimation risk on a run-off basis. However, this does not meet the requirements of regulatory regimes like Solvency II, which demands that capital requirements are set through the prism of a finite horizon like one year. This paper presents a value-at-risk approach to mis-estimation risk suitable for Solvency II work
This year's Finance and Investment Virtual Conference takes on the timely theme of ‘resilience’, something we have all learnt a lot more about in the last year! Our diverse range of talks will explore the theme of resilience in a variety of ways including in building robust investment portfolios, in the incorporation of ESG factors, in govern
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Join us for this talk with Professor Sir Adrian Smith as part of the 'Dr Patrick Poon Presidential Speaker Series'. Professor Smith joined The Alan Turing Institute as Institute Director and Chief Executive in September 2018. In November 2020, he became President of the Royal Society, in addition to his leadership of the Turing. He is also a member of the government's AI Council, which helps boost AI growth in the UK and promote its adoption and ethical use in businesses and organisations across the country. He received a knighthood in the 2011 New Year Honours list.
We continue to live in a world of global uncertainty. Survival depends on our ability to simultaneously navigate through the diverse root-causes, ranging from: the consequences of Climate Change; on-going financial consequences of the COVID pandemic; or self-imposed changes in regulatory requirements and accounting standards.
Welcome to the programme for our 2nd Virtual Pensions Conference. This year's conference features 11 webinars offering members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the pension industry. There will also be opportunity to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.