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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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  • Finance in the Public Interest Series

    16 March 2021 - 23 March 2021

    Spaces available

    There is widening debate that many of our social, financial and regulatory institutions need to be rethought so that we can create more sustainable futures, particularly in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the policy/macro-economic response to the pandemic and how it affects consumers, as well as the impending climate crisis. This multi-day series of three keynote webinars, individually presented by leading economist John Kay, Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, Ashok Gupta, Chair at Mercer Ltd, and Nico Aspinall, Chief Investment Officer at B&CE, will open up discussion on these essential topics. The series will culminate in a panel session with Chief Economist of the Bank of England, Andy Haldane.

  • The price is righter

    16 March 2021

    Spaces available

    This webinar provides an overview of the state of the UK protection market, and how different insurers are using different levels of sophistication to price (such as using customer demand models). It considers how insurers have implemented these sophisticated pricing techniques, and the practical challenges they have faced.

  • Spaces available

    This discussion will revolve around the latest industry developments including and introduction to Part VII transfers and Schemes of Arrangement (process, parties involved and recent events), insights and lessons from recent with-profits transactions and restructurings (including Equitable Life and Pru-Rothesay), how firms can apply these learnings to future arrangements, and the outlook for future with-profits transactions and restructurings (including the impacts of Covid-19 and Brexit)


  • Spaces available

    What is stewardship and how has the landscape changed under the 2020 UK Stewardship Code? How does effective stewardship create long term value for beneficiaries and what roles do asset owners and asset managers play in active stewardship. This webinar will offer answers to these questions in a practical approach to stewardship reporting.

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    Mis-estimation risk is a key element of demographic risk, and past work has focused on mis-estimation risk on a run-off basis.  However, this does not meet the requirements of regulatory regimes like Solvency II, which demands that capital requirements are set through the prism of a finite horizon like one year.  This paper presents a value-at-risk approach to mis-estimation risk suitable for Solvency II work.