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Member benefits

Your membership of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) connects you to a vibrant global community and supports your career development and growth

Key benefits of your membership include:

Professional Recognition

You are part of a highly respected profession. Your membership of a globally respected actuarial body will be recognised, wherever you are in the world

On a professional level, membership of the IFoA is valued very highly – it has effectively opened doors for me to find actuarial employment in different countries. I look to the IFoA as a model for professionalism and integrity.
Shriram Mulgund, Life Member, Canada


As a regulated professional you have credibility as an expert that is internationally recognised

Our very good relationships with regulators have been critical to the continued public confidence that the profession enjoys. In a changing world, a key attribute of the profession is the integrity that we bring to the various fields we are involved in.
Gerald Mafunda, Associate, South Africa


Your commitment to life-long learning and development allows you to enjoy a rewarding and successful career

I am very impressed as a newly qualified actuary with the focus on continued learning throughout your career as a top priority. It also seems that the exams built up all the skills needed and are being reviewed to keep pace with skills needed in today’s workplace, for example communications exam developments.
Louise Hunter, Fellow, UK


You are part of a global community which will support your development and encourage you to share ideas and advice

I have found this very valuable for networking and have even been able to find employment from volunteering opportunities within the IFoA. It is also very self-satisfying and a great learning opportunity in other sectors of the profession.
Kudzai Chigiji, Student, South Africa

Research and knowledge

You have access to a range of high quality focused publications, journals and events. You can contribute to and access original research that advances actuarial science

 I have benefited greatly from serving on working parties, learning from actuaries with different perspectives and diverse commercial experiences. There’s a real sense of achievement when we’ve produced a ground-breaking paper that makes it into print and influences practice for the better.
Andrew Smith, Honorary Fellow, UK


Whether it is our extensive library resources, our exam counselling service, or guidance on ethical and technical enquiries that may arise in your day-to-day actuarial work we will support you no matter what stage of your career you are at

 Support services at the IFoA are not just considerate and encouraging, they also have a long-term focus. This is most crucial because it provides a much needed sense of acceptance, security, loyalty and life long continuous improvement.
Syed Danish Ali, Student, Pakistan

Promotion and policy development

You are a member of a Royal Chartered professional body with a remit to act in the public interest. We actively seek opportunities for actuaries to contribute to public policy debates, helping  secure a healthy future for the profession

 Without the IFoA driving this, we wouldn’t be seeking new opportunities for actuaries and driving our profession forward.
Taahira Hussain, Student, UK

Contact Details

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