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Affiliate membership

IFoA Affiliate membership is for professionals who share an affinity with the actuarial profession, or who work alongside actuaries, and offers access to industry research reports, networking opportunities and online learning on the domains, analytics methodologies and the soft skills which are the core of the actuarial profession.

It is a membership category for those not in paid work as an actuary or which relies upon their actuarial training and experience, or on their membership of the IFoA.

Affiliate membership makes you part of a global community of professionals and provides the opportunity to reach across disciplinary boundaries, to benefit from and to contribute to a member-led programme of outputs, and to associate yourself with an organisation and a profession with a long-established record of credibility.

Being an IFoA Affiliate has allowed me to get involved with work at the cutting edge of where data science intersects with the actuarial profession. It enables me to hone my skills, meet data professionals and demonstrates my commitment to the standards of UK professional practice. It is realising the potential of crossing disciplinary boundaries, for my career and for my industry, and has created real commercial opportunities for me.

Asif John, ARGenesis data scientist and chair of the IFoA’s data science working party 

IFoA Affiliate Membership benefits

Affiliate members gain a range of great benefits:

  • receive news and information about our events and activities
  • contribute to our meetings, conferences and research projects
  • digital access all our publications, including The Actuary magazine
  • full access to the members’ area of our website, including our Buddy System
  • your name listed as a non-actuarial Affiliate in our online directories

Affiliate Membership costs just £100 for the year and the subscription year runs to 1 October. For the 2021/2022 subscription year, the subscription will be applied on a pro-rata basis.

Become an Affiliate Member of the IFoA

To join, please complete the form below. You will be asked to commit to adhering to the regulatory framework of the IFoA, including the Actuaries’ Code. By application you will be deemed to have declared that you are not practising as an actuary. Please see our terms and conditions.

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Events calendar

  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Fully booked.

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

  • Spaces available

    The importance of biodiversity for finance, business and policy is being increasingly recognised. While many studies highlight the overall economic impact that biodiversity loss could have, it is much more difficult to quantify and understand the particular impact that is may have on individual businesses or communities. The management and measurement of these risks is a field where actuaries are well placed to contribute.

  • Spaces available

    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

  • GIRO 2021 Webinar Series

    8 November 2021 - 19 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas and new research across the general insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar with an expert panel providing their views on the ongoing IFoA consultation for proposals regarding changes to the regulatory framework on climate change and sustainability.

    The regulatory consultation sets out, for feedback some proposed approaches that the IFoA are considering in relation to charter commitments under the UK’s Green Finance Education Charter (GFEC) and the regulatory framework, including the Actuaries’ Code.

  • Life 2021 Webinar Series

    22 November 2021 - 26 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas, and new research across the Life insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    The role of actuaries within the health sector varies considerably from one country to another, due to differences in the local evolution of health systems and the funding models for health services. 

  • Spaces available

    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.

  • The Many Faces of Bias

    2 December 2021

    Spaces available

    This webinar looks at the many types of biases, both conscious and unconscious and the impacts they can have in the workplace.  Raising our own awareness and understanding of the issues can help us avoid the pitfalls of unconscious bias in particular.  We’ve all heard the phrase ‘office banter’ but are we sure that’s how those on the receiving end perceive it and is it ok to go along with it?