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The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is an independent royal chartered professional body.

We seek to inform debate and because we don’t represent the commercial interests of a sector or industry we don’t have a lobbying position. We can provide facts, figures and comment on a wide range of topics within the pensions, insurance, health and care, and resource and environment sectors and on demographics and mortality. Our spokespeople are working actuaries who volunteer their time to represent the expertise of the actuarial profession.

The IFoA conducts research on a wide range of areas and can provide expert spokespeople to comment on the following topics:

  • General insurance – including motor, Solvency II, industrial, home and flood
  • Pensions – including the pensions freedoms, defined benefit, defined contribution, and auto-enrolment
  • Life insurance – including annuities
  • Health and care – including long term care planning, private medical insurance and critical illness
  • Resource and environment – including limits to growth and the impact of climate change on public and corporate decision makers
  • Finance and investment – including the impact of gilt markets and financial repression
  • Education – including the education of actuaries, certified actuarial analysts and financial literacy
  • Demographics - including longevity, mortality and healthy life expectancy.

Contact Details

For all media queries please contact Sonia Sequeira, Media Relations Manager

+44 (0) 20 7632 2126

For out of hours, the Press Office can be contacted at: We aim to respond to all enquiries as quickly as possible.

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    Over recent months there has been a sharp rise in M&A activity involving British businesses, with interest from overseas, domestic buyers and Private Equity investors.  

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    Frank Redington is recognised as one of the most influential actuaries of all time. In this talk, Craig will review some of Redington's most important ideas. He will identify the consistent actuarial principles that form a common thread across the contributions Redington made to a broad range of actuarial fields, and will highlight the ongoing relevance of Redington's thinking to 21st century actuarial practice.

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    The IFoA Mental Health working party look back over their week of blogs and podcasts considering all aspects of the relationship between mental health and life insurance. The expert panel spans adviser, underwriter and actuarial experience and they  explore triggers for purchasing insurance relating to mental health, the various routes to insurance and how these may be more suited to different people depending on their conditions and preferences, the products and processes involved in purchasing these as well as what claims and support are available to policyholders and how to access them.

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    Part of the 'Finance in the Public Interest 2022' webinar series. If it was ever okay to consider your business in isolation from its surroundings, today it most definitely is not. Thinking about business within its surrounding system is now a necessity. The question we seek to discuss is: How should we prescribe the boundaries in which we consider problems to enable us to create better products and more resilient companies and systems?

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    What will happen to DC pension savers who see life annuities as poor VFM but still want an income for life?  Pooled annuity funds could offer them a decent lifetime income while reducing significantly the complex choices and risk inherent in income drawdown.  They could be the next generation of CDC pension schemes, slotting into the existing DC framework as a post-retirement option.