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New acquisitions and subject search

The IFoA Library Service offers these prepared searches of its library catalogue to find recent research and publications acquired on subjects of actuarial interest.

Please click on the 'Articles' or 'Books' links to search the IFoA Library catalogue for new print and e-books, or articles and papers in actuarial journals and magazines subscribed to by the Library and that it indexes on the subjects and world regions shown in the tables:

Subject Library catalogue links

Actuarial education and profession

Articles or Books

Business and management

Articles or Books

Coronavirus / Covid-19 and pandemic impacts *

Articles or Books

Mortality, longevity and ageing population* (excluding Covid-19 pandemic impacts above)  

Articles or Books

Risk management and Enterprise ERM

Articles or Books

Statistical methods, models and data science

Articles or Books

General insurance (non-life)

Articles or Books

Health, care and protection

Articles or Books

Life insurance

Articles or Books

Pensions and retirement

Articles or Books

Environment and climate change *

Articles or Books

Economics and Finance, and Investment *

Articles or Books

Regulation including Solvency II

Articles or Books

Reinsurance

Articles or Books

Actuarial and insurance history

Articles or Books

* We also signal collations of resources, special literature reviews and reading lists provided by IFoA members:  

Search using the links on the world regions below to find publications relating to any of the other subjects shown. Resulting references will have a focus on a country for a case study or data set featured.

World region Library catalogue links
Africa

Articles or Books

America Central and South

Articles or Books

America North (Canada, USA)

Articles or Books

Asia

Articles or Books

Australia and New Zealand

Articles or Books

Europe

Articles or Books

​​​Notes:

These searches mostly find articles of the current and previous year and books of a longer range of recent years. Users can adapt the search terms to more specific topics of their choice and with a longer span of publication dates, then export the results into lists using the Library catalogue tools. For example, use 'Change display' to show article references in a citation reference format.

Select book titles and click 'Request' to email the IFoA Library Service to reserve the book and supply it on loan.

'Books' results include print and 'ebooks' purchased by the IFoA Library for members to access via its eLibrary, and also book review articles from actuarial journals and magazines indexed.

The IFoA Library Service welcomes feedback on these subject searches or suggestions for other broad headings that can provide reading lists for members' interest and current awareness - please contact libraries@actuaries.org.uk.

Additional search tools for resources on subjects

The Actuarial Knowledge Hub is a tool for search across indexed library holdings and will also find papers beyond those in the library catalogue. Users can export their search results into reading lists.
You can search the Hub as a guest user. To access the full text, there is an invitation link to 'Please login with your Athens password'.

Members can login here through the 'Athens' portal to reach the Actuarial Knowledge Hub with full access using the same member credentials they use to access their member account on the IFoA website.

Some resources can require an individual Athens account to access them. Please contact Library Service to request an Athens account, available to IFoA members and Affiliates.

Search too for topics on the IFoA website search as for this example, replacing the 'actuarial subject' then applying filters for 'conference papers', conference presentations' and 'sessional research papers'.

 

Contact Details

For any library enquiries please contact:

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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Events calendar

  • 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.

  • Spaces available

    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.

  • Spaces available

    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.

  • Spaces available

    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.

  • Spaces available

    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

  • Spaces available

    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.

  • Spaces available

    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.

  • Spaces available

    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.