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Wednesday 27 February 2019 14:15

IFoA President-Elect, John Taylor will discuss his work on 'robo advice' and the implications of technology for the future of the profession, but also his thoughts about the immediate priorities for the actuarial profession based on his first year with the Presidential Team. 

The Worshipful Company of Actuaries will also be explaining their work and presenting two prizes: one each to the best performing 2nd year and 3rd year BSc Mathematics and Actuarial Science student at the University during the session.

John Taylor is Head of Guided Outcomes Delivery at Hymans Robertson. Prior to joining Hymans Robertson, John spent most of his career in executive-level roles with a variety of product providers, most recently as Managing Director at NEST. Since qualifying as an actuary John has focused on marketing and distribution for a variety of markets including pensions, savings, and insurance. John is a partner at Hymans Robertson LLP, based in their Edinburgh office, and is working in what is commonly described as “robo–advice”. In essence, this involves making actuarial modelling accessible and meaningful to consumers as they seek to understand financial choices open to them.

14.15pm Presentation of prizes by the Worshipful Company of Actuaries (WCA) to the best
performing 2nd and 3rd year BSc Mathematics and Actuarial Science students

14.20pm Simon Dudley of the WCA to describe their work of the Worshipful Company of Actuaries
and introduce John Taylor

14.30pm John Taylor talk
There will be a question and answer session immediately following the lecture. Once this has ended,
there will be a chance to network and chat with the speakers, staff, students and other visitors.

The session will end by 17.00pm



The University of Leicester, Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 3 (see map and directions)

Nearest Public Transport

Leicester Railway Station