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Sessional Research Programme and knowledge exchange

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' (IFoA's) Sessional Research Programme is a high quality forum that disseminates research and promotes involvement and discussion from members and other stakeholders

Our Sessional Research Programme provides our members and other stakeholders the opportunity to present and discuss research which advances actuarial science and complements the objectives of the IFoA. If you have an idea for a sessional meeting or would like to present your research please read Guidance for researchers.

Knowledge exchange

Our Sessional Research Programme also includes seminar series and our Spring and Autumn Lectures. The IFoA works with members and other stakeholders to identify and raise awareness of forthcoming policy issues that are relevant to actuaries and the IFoA and of public interest. Seminars which cover such issues may be included in the programme.

Our Spring and Autumn Lectures provide the opportunity to hear from a diverse range of eminent speakers on current subjects of public interest. The broad range of topics covered reflects our aim to nurture thought leadership and knowledge exchange.

Sessional Research Programme 2018/2019

Antibiotic Resistance Working Party

Sessional Research Meeting, 25 February 2019

The Genomic Underpinnings of Human Lifespan: Biology, Diseases and Prediction

Sessional Research Meeting, 21 January 2019

Sessional Research Programme 2017/2018

Contact Details

If you have any questions or wish to discuss any aspect of our funding for member-led research please contact the Research and Knowledge Team:

arc@actuaries.org.uk

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Events calendar

  • Autumn Lecture 2020: Professor Elroy Dimson

    Online webinar
    14 October 2020

    Spaces available

    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.

  • GIRO Conference 2020 Webinar Series

    Available to watch globally in November.
    02-13 November 2020
    Spaces available

    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.

  • Life Conference 2020 Webinar Series

    Online
    16 November 2020 - 27 November 2020

    Spaces available

    This year's Life Conference 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 life insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's website.

  • Spaces available

    The webinar will discuss the challenges and opportunities schemes face in evaluating end game options, choosing a target state and understanding the impact this strategic decision could have on member outcomes long after the “end state” is reached. Adolfo, Kevin and Rhian bring over 60 years of experience in the industry and a variety of perspectives as scheme actuary, covenant adviser, trustee, de-risking adviser and insurer.

  • Spaces available

    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.

  • Spaces available

    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.