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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

Mortality, longevity and ageing population *

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


Articles or Books

Actuarial and insurance history

Articles or Books

* We also signal special literature reviews provided by IFoA members:  Banking: Reading List (2020) curated by Iain Allan FFA, Climate Change: Reading List (2020) curated by Mike Clark FIA for the IFoA Sustainability Board.

Continuous Mortality Investigation Working Paper 85 (2015) includes the Working Party's Reading List on High Age Mortality (2015).

Library users can follow ongoing update of resources on coronavirus Covid-19 provided by the IFoA Pandemics Hub.

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

World region Library catalogue links

Articles or Books

America Central and South

Articles or Books

America North (Canada, USA)

Articles or Books


Articles or Books

Australia and New Zealand

Articles or Books


Articles or Books


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

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 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 acccount 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:

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

  • India Town Hall

    28 January 2021

    Spaces available

    IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual India Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Member Mahidhara Davangere and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann. 

  • Spaces available

    What are the options for the world economy looking ahead?

    In this Thought Leadership Lecture, Economist, Vicky Pryce, will be discussing world economic trends, including the differences in geographical performance and how output is recovering and where.

  • Spaces available

    Trust and Leadership for Actuaries

    Led by Dr. Jim Baxter, University of Leeds, this webinar introduces some key ideas in the ethics of trust, with a particular focus on those in, or on the path to, leadership roles. Dr Baxter is joined by a panel of experienced leaders who will give their personal perspectives on how they understand the value of trust and how they seek to promote and inspire trust, drawing on their experiences of leadership. The panel includes:

  • Health and Care Hot Topics webinar

    Online webinar
    10 February 2021

    Spaces available

    In this webinar, we have two presentations showing the latest research on the implications for life and health insurers of two key issues: genomics and pandemic risk.

    Dr Peter Joshi and Paul Timmers will share their research on how well-established underwriting processes can allow for genomics in predicting expected mortality and morbidity. They will then discuss the potential for stratified screening and personalised medicine to improve health and reduce claim costs.

  • Spaces available

    As the world’s attention begins to turn to COP26 later this year in Glasgow, Sarah Gordon (Chief Executive, Impact Investing Institute) will share her vision for how the financial services industry can deliver for people and the planet, as well as how to encourage more investment with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.

  • Sub-Saharan Africa Town Hall

    26 February 2021

    Spaces available

    IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual SSA Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Members Mukami Njeru, Prosper Matiashe and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.

  • MENAP Town Hall

    2 March 2021

    Spaces available

    IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual MENAP Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.