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Chief Actuaries and Senior Life Actuaries Workshop 2019

Wednesday 2 October 2019 08:30 - 17:45

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This session, now in its six year, is aimed at senior actuaries working in life insurance - predominantly Chief Actuaries, but also Reviewing Actuaries and others working in risk and financial reporting. It will provide seven hours of relevant CPD.

The session is intended to give participants a briefing on current and upcoming considerations for year-end reporting and other relevant issues. It will also provide an opportunity to network with other Chief Actuaries to maximise sharing of perspectives and ideas across the group.


This workshop is intended for:

  • Chief Actuaries
  • Reviewing Actuaries
  • With-Profits Actuaries
  • Senior actuaries either working for life offices or consultancies that are involved in year-end valuations and capital modelling.

It will also be of interest to senior people outside of these work streams that want to get an update of what current issues are in this area such as FDs, CEOs and senior management.

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0207 632 1498

08.30 - 09.00 Registration and refreshments
09.00 - 09.10 Chair's introduction
09.10 - 10.05

An economists view

This session from a UK economist will cover GDP, inflation, gilt yield curves share prices and credit spreads.

Chris Hare, HSBC 

10.05 - 11.00

Is there life before death- using technology and gamification to help people live longer?

This session will cover:

How YuLife is using a fresh way to engage the insurance market – by encouraging policyholders to ‘live well’

Use of technology to fit with target market and its’ operating model

What it is like to be a disrupter in an established market – pros and cons

Speaker: Jonathan Roomer, YuLIfe 

11.00 - 11.20 Morning refreshments 
11.20 - 12.10

IFRS17: Experiences from implementing a global standard

The implementation of IFRS17 is a hugely complex and high profile global change programme in HSBC, covering a full spectrum of technical and practical challenges arising from the Standard.  This session will focus on some of the key areas of subjectivity in the Standard and how HSBC has approached them, the commercial implications of the Standard and how HSBC is seeking to optimise its business model against these, and the practical challenges involved in getting a federated insurance model based across three continents with very different market and regulatory contexts and local capabilities to converge to a consistent group-wide approach to application of the Standard.

Speakers: Nirav Morjaria and Scott Ellis, HSBC

12.10 - 13.00

With-Profits Panel

A panel discussion on the current and future considerations for with-profits products.

Speakers: Tim Bateman, FCA;  Kevin Arnott, Phoenix Group;  Brian Murray, Royal London; Peter Needleman, Willis Towers Watson 

13.00 - 13.50 Lunch
13.50 - 14.40


Speakers: Douglas Anderson, Club Vita and Andrew Muddle, Hyman Robertson

14.40 - 15.30

Socially Responsible Investments

This session will cover Socially Responsible Investments.

Sandy Trust and Ryan Allison, EY

15.30 - 15.50

Afternoon refreshments 

15.50 - 16.40

Big-data and analytics – implications for insurance underwriting

This debate will consider where insurance is going as in a world of increasing availability of data and a trend towards more individualised, real-time underwriting – is this taking the industry in a positive direction or not?

Chair: Paul Fulcher, Milliman 

Speakers: Andrew Chamberlain and Dr Magdalena Ramada, Willis Towers Watson

16.40 - 17.40

Professional Skills and Ethics for Chief Actuaries

A session targeted at Chief Actuaries and Senior Life Actuaries, focussing on professional skills/ethics.

Speakers: Malcolm Slee, Professional Skills Sub-Committee

17.40 - 17.45 Chair's closing remarks




Staple Inn Hall
High Holborn

Nearest Public Transport

Chancery Lane Tube Station