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Final AGM of the Institute of Actuaries

The final AGM of the Institute of Actuaries took place at Staple Inn Hall on 30 July 2010 and out-going President, Nigel Masters, used the opportunity to pay thanks to colleagues and to award prizes and awards to those who had furthered the cause of the Actuarial Profession.

The Finlaison medal was awarded, posthumously, to Doreen Hart whose daughter and son-in-law were present to accept it. Doreen was awarded the medal in recognition of her exceptional service to the actuarial profession, most notably as editor of the British Actuarial Journal.

The Peter Clark prize for best paper was awarded to the authors of the paper Modelling extreme market events. Two of the authors, Andrew Smith and Elliot Varnell, were present to accept the prize.

Finally, there were two President’s Awards presented. The first was made to Peter Wright in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the fields of insurance regulation, insurance accounting and regulatory oversight.  The second was made to a team of ten in recognition of their outstanding contributions to achieving the formation of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. These were: Jane Curtis, Andrew Chamberlain, Sally Dixon, Caroline Instance, Katie Low, Keith Miller, Brian Murray, Freya Rodger, Peter Tompkins and Alan Watson.