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- International Actuarial Association.
- Argentina Consejo Profesional De Ciencias Económicas De La Capital Federal
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- Canada Canadian Institute of Actuaries
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- Chile Instituto de Actuarios Matematicos de Chile
- China China Association of Actuaries
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- Malaysia Actuarial Society of Malaysia
- Morocco Association Marocaine des Actuaires
- The Netherlands Het Actuarieel Genootschap (Dutch Actuarial Association)
- New Zealand New Zealand Society of Actuaries
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- Poland Polskie Stowarzyszenie Aktuariuszy
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- Be An Actuary A site for those interested in becoming an actuary, sponsored by the Casualty Actuarial Society and the Society of Actuaries
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- The Actuarial Education Company (ActEd)
ActEd provides actuarial tuition on behalf of the actuarial profession.
- A site for those considering a career in science or engineering
Actuarial discussion forum - primarily SOA/CAS and Canadian but includes a UK section.
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- North American Actuarial Journal
- Quantitative Finance
Articles on quantitative methods in finance and the practical applications of financial engineering
- Scandinavian Actuarial Journal
Over 900,000 acronyms with definitions
- Actuarial glossary maintained by the University of Cape Town
- Euronext glossary of futures and options terms
- The following glossaries are under development. Please email suggestions for improvement to David Forfar
- The Actuary Jobs
The Actuary Jobs is the official job board for SIAS and the IFoA
- Actuary Jobs
Search actuarial jobs across all sectors
- British Library Online Catalogue
Search the 8.5 million books and other material in the British Library's catalogues
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Technical and market information on insurance, risk and related financial services and an international gateway to other published material on these subjects. Includes technical fact files, a digital journal archive, a library of scanned papers, a global Web directory, an online bookshop and other document delivery services.
- Copac library catalogue
Search the merged online catalogues of the major university and national libraries in the UK and Ireland
Directory of insurance companies on the web
- Incomes Data Services
Includes good series of economic indicators
- International actuarial links
A wide-ranging page of links to resources for actuaries maintained by Emil Valdez, University of Connecticut
- National Archives - UK National Digital Archive of Datasets
Contains archived digital data from UK government departments and agencies. The system has been available since March 1998 and provides open access to the catalogues of all its holdings, and free access to open datasets following a simple registration process. Includes a useful page for mortality data 1901-1992
- Partnership Bulletin
A portal for news, research, tender information and market analysis relating to the private finance initiative and public private partnership projects in the UK and beyond
- Social Science Research Network
Over 98, 000 research papers, many can be downloaded free of charge
- Serials UNion CATalogue for the UK research community
Invaluable for locating journals and finding out about journals in a specific subject area.
A free online encyclopaedia of statistics and probability hosted by Springer and sponsored by leading statistical societies.
Latest public statistics from sources including the World Bank, Eurostat and the Office for National Statistics.
- Accounting Web
Free registration includes news and information, newswires, document library and careerzone
- International Accounting Standards Board
Website of the International Accounting Standards Board which holds information on the IAS 19 disclosure standard for pension scheme liabilities.
- The Bank of England
The central bank of the United Kingdom
- ifs School of Finance
The ifs School of Finance develops and delivers a range of qualifications. The site includes information on qualifications, seminars, training events, conferences and lectures, on-line library catalogue and links to other financial services sites.
- Casetrack database
Updated daily. Provides full-text judgments. Searchable by case name, date, subject, judge or name of legal representative
- UK statute law database
Official revised edition of the primary legislation of the UK
- Index to Pensions Law Reports Series
An authoritative source of court decisions on pensions issues. Each report sets out the full text of a legal decision, accompanied by a summary of the facts and a concise comment assessing the significance of each case
- Merrill Legal Solutions
Clients have access to a wealth of resources, expertise and experience. From pan-global scanning and forensic collection projects to real-time court reporting and evidence presentation services.
- Czech Digital Mathematics Library
Access to Applications of Mathematics, Archivum Mathematicum, Commentationes Mathematicae Universitatis Carolinae and Czechoslovak Mathematical Journal
- Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
Professional and learned society for qualified and practising mathematicians. Its mission is to promote mathematics in industry, business, the public sector, education and research
- London Mathematical Society
Major British learned society for mathematics
- Numerical Algorithms Group
Develops and provides software to solve complex mathematical problems
- Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance
Centre for academic research in quantitative finance, with special emphasis on alternative investments
- Royal Statistical Society
Forum for all who are interested in statistics
- Smith Institute
Aims to spread the use of mathematics and computer science, and in particular the intellectual discipline of the mathematical way of thinking, more widely in the formulation of industrial strategy and in the planning of industrial products and processes.
- Society of Actuaries 'Living to 100' website
Information about the 'Living to 100' research initiative on aging, increases in survival rates and the implications. Site includes news, monographs from past symposia, research, media and trade coverage, links to numerous resources and the latest information on the next 'Living to 100 Symposium'.
- IAA Mortality Working Group Information base: Sources of mortality data worldwide.
- Mortality Data Directory
The Mortality Research Steering Committee (MRSC) and IFoA have produced a Mortality Data Directory which lists free and commercial datasets available in the area of mortality. The data sets include UK, Republic of Ireland, European and International data sets. It is hoped that greater access to and awareness of these data sets will enable accurate modelling of information allowing actuaries to make informed decisions regarding longevity and mortality in relation to life assurance, pensions and long term care products.
- Investment Property Forum
An independent organisation aimed at improving the awareness, understanding and efficiency of property as an investment.
- Financial Reporting: Council Actuarial Policy
- ‘Following the Morris Review of the Actuarial Profession, published in March 2005, HM Treasury asked the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) to take on responsibility for oversight of the regulation of actuaries by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and the independent setting of technical actuarial standards. This latter task was the remit of the Board for Actuarial Standards until 2 July 2012 when responsibility was assumed by the FRC. The FRC seeks to promote high quality actuarial practice and the integrity, competence and transparency of the actuarial profession – to the benefit of all those who rely on actuarial advice.’
- Financial Conduct Authority
‘The Financial Conduct Authority is the conduct regulator for 56,000 financial services firms and financial markets in the UK and the prudential regulator for over 24,000 of those firms.’
- Former UK financial regulators: Legacy publications
This including some rulebooks of predecessor UK organisations to the Financial Conduct Authority including the Financial Services Authority, Securities and Investments Board, Personal Investment Authority and others.
- Morris Review of the Actuarial Profession (HM Treasury report now available through The National Archives)
- Prudential Regulatory Authority (at Bank of England)
‘The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) was created as a part of the Bank of England by the Financial Services Act (2012) and is responsible for the prudential regulation and supervision of around 1,700 banks, building societies, credit unions, insurers and major investment firms. The PRA’s objectives are set out in the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA).’
- International Compliance Association
The International Compliance Association is a non-profit making professional organisation dedicated to the furtherance of best compliance and anti money laundering practice in the financial services sector
- The Pensions Regulator
Regulator of work-based pension schemes in the UK
- The Compliance Exchange
E-Information Centre for Compliance Officers, investment professionals and students
- Compliance Resource Network
Links to financial services compliance-related sites and daily news on compliance issues.
- UK regulators, government and other bodies
This FCA page offers links to other UK bodies with whom the FCA works closely.
- Wikipedia: List of financial regulatory authorities by country
- Office for National Statistics
The official UK statistics site containing a vast range of official UK statistics and information about statistics, which can be accessed and downloaded free
- United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Links to official statistical organizations worldwide (not just Europe).
- British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service
A web-based database of British Official Publications 1688-1995
- Central Government site
Includes index to all departments and agencies
- Corporation of London
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Information about current social security legislation and benefits. The Department was formed on 8 June 2001 from parts of the former Department of Social Security, parts of the former Department for Education and Employment, and the Employment Service
- Government Actuary's Department
Providing mainly public sector clients with independent, professional actuarial advice
- Office of Fair Trading
The aim of the OFT is to make markets work well for consumers
- Official documents
Full text of selected Government reports - White Papers, Green Papers and House of Commons Papers - and links to Acts of Parliament, Statutory Instruments and a range of other official information
- Scottish Parliament
Brings together the complete runs of all parliamentary resources. Current editions of the Business Bulletin, Official Reports, Minutes, WHISP (What's Happening in the Scottish Parliament) and other items which bear on current business
- UK Legislation
Full text of Acts of Parliament from 1988, Statutory Instruments from 1987 and other legislative documents
- UK Parliament
Includes the full text of many publications produced by the Stationery Office for Parliament, normally available on the same day as the item is published in printed form
- UKOP On-line
Subscription catalogue of United Kingdom Official publications together with listings of other major British, European and International organisations. Contains 360,000 continually updated records of official reports and documentation from 1980 onwards
- Welsh Assembly
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Five plenaries and 13 workshops cover current topics and industry trends in the Pension sector with the opportunity to develop your network at the pre-conference evening dinner (18 June). There is also a day ticket option available for the 19 June.
This KSS talk from FinTech Scotland's CEO will explore the mission to create an integrated Fintech ecosystem through provision of funding, support, infrastructure and talent that recognises and responds to the needs of all stakeholders - and the overarching aim for Scotland to be one of the top 5 Fintech global leaders by 2020.
To book your place, please email Barry_Shannon@standardlife.com
CIGI is a well-established one-day seminar designed to increase awareness and encourage discussion on a variety of topical issues across the general insurance industry.
There will be an excellent and diverse line-up of speakers to provide a variety of perspectives and challenge covering technical and professional areas.
Fake news, post truth, mistrust of experts... a familiar roll call of anxieties – or perhaps clichés – about our data rich world. They point to an underlying fear that in this data abundant age the bad data drives out the good and we are left with a broken public discourse.
This event is now fully booked. Please click here to register on the waiting list.
The pensions dashboard has been talked about across the industry for a long time and now nears implementation with DWP’s consultation ending in January 2019.
Our motivation for discussing this important subject comes from some exciting recent research which has analysed the impact of behavioural factors on the decision to purchase an annuity. This work has shown that behavioural factors can explain the well-known low demand for immediate annuities but this research also identifies an important opportunity in relation to deferred annuities (DA). The research suggests that these factors lead to positive incentives to purchase a DA and that, for longer deferred periods, a DA could be an attractive product for both consumers and insurers.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and Singapore Actuarial Society (SAS) are organising a joint Professional Skills Training (PST) in Singapore. This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Life, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.
The IFoA’s Risk Management and Finance and Investment Boards are delighted to host a series of webinars covering a range of topical and trending topics ranging from climate related risks to Brexit.
Notice is hereby given that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the INSTITUTE AND FACULTY OF ACTUARIES will be held at The Hub, Edinburgh on Wednesday 26 June 2019 at 16.30 (Preceded by tea from 16.00) and followed by a PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS given by John Taylor.
The Institute for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (IFAM) at the University of Liverpool is pleased to host the 2019 Actuarial Teachers’ and Researchers’ Conference from 27-28 June 2019. This annual two-day event has been running annually now for many years, each time hosted by a different university, and provides all those interested in actuarial research and education a great opportunity to share their ideas and catch up on the latest developments.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and Actuarial Society of Malaysia (ASM) are organising a joint Professional Skills Training (PST) in Kuala Lumpur. This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Life, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.
Presented by Louise Pryor
Air pollution has gained increasing attention lately. Nicola Oliver, head of longevity and mortality research for Medical Intelligence, will discuss not only the impacts of air pollution on health and life expectancy but also how as an industry we should be addressing it.
The actuarial profession has much to offer the world of banking. In this webinar actuaries with experience in various fields of banking will talk about the opportunities there are in banking; describing the actuarial aspects of the work they do as well as other roles within their area of banking.
Towards the end of June, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is expected to publish an Exposure Draft (ED) of limited changes to its insurance contracts standard IFRS 17, effective date 2022. To help IFoA members, the IFoA’s cross-practice Financial Reporting Group (FRG) is hosting an event at Staple Inn covering these developments.
For more information on the FRG please visit this webpage.
Presenter: Rahul Verma
Presenter Matt Modisett
This KSS talk, presented by the FCA Head of Department in Scotland, will focus on the following 3 main areas:
- FCA business plan priorities
- The future of regulation
- FCA Engagement in Scotland
For life insurers in the UK, the risk margin is one of the most controversial aspects of the Solvency II regime. Following its implementation, the risk margin came under considerable criticism for being too large and too sensitive to interest rate movements. These criticisms are particularly valid for annuity business – such business is of great significance to the national system for retirement provision. This criticism has led to political interest, and the risk margin was a major element of the Treasury Committee inquiry into Solvency II.
GIRO is attended annually by over 800 delegates and speakers who are keen to discuss key topics such as Pricing, Reserving, Modelling and the future of the insurance industry. GIRO 2018 was a huge success and we have opened bookings early for what we hope will be another brilliant conference at the EICC in Edinburgh this year.
Presenter Jon Spain
The Life Conference is the premier event for professionals interested in life insurance. Offering a wide range of workshops and plenary sessions it’s the perfect opportunity to discover what’s hot and current in life insurance ensuring you get up to date on the latest thinking and innovation whilst meeting and exchanging ideas with a broad range of professionals.
The IFoA is pleased to announce that this year’s Autumn Lecture will feature the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP as its guest speaker. Nicky has previously served as Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Minister for Women. She now chairs the Treasury Select Committee whose remit is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of HM Treasury, along with all of its agencies and associated bodies.