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Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) consultation responses 2014.

The IFoA's focus is on responding to those consultations where actuarial expertise can inform debate, especially when the proposals will also directly impact on actuaries’ working lives and/or there are strong public interest issues involved.

As part of its commitment both to transparency and promoting the actuarial viewpoint on key issues, the IFoA places its responses to public consultations in the public domain.

IFoA Consultation Response  Organisation  Consultation IFoA contact
FS14/1 Feedback Statement - IFoA consultation response - 22.12.2014 Financial Conduct Authority FS14/1: Feedback Statement on FSA CP12/13 Solvency II – COBS rule changes Philip Doggart
FSB Recover and Resolution Planning - IFoA consultation response 15.12.2014 Financial Stability Board FSB Recovery and Resolution Planning for Systemically Important Insurers Matthew Levine
FSB cross-border recognition - IFoA consultation response 01.12.2014 Financial Stability Board FSB cross-border recognition of resolution action Matthew Levine
EIOPA Consultation Paper - IFoA consulatation response 01.12.2014 European Insurance & Occupational Pensions Authority EIOPA Consultation Paper on Conflicts of Interest Philip Doggart
ISAP 3 - IFoA consultation response 30.11.2014 International Actuarial Association ISAP 3 Philip Doggart
AE earnings and thresholds review - IFoA consultation response - 25.11.2014 Department for Work and Pensions AE earnings thresholds review and revision 2015-16 Philip Doggart
Taxation of Pensions Bill - IFoA consultation response 20.11.2014 Scrutiny Unit Taxation of Pensions Bill Philip Doggart
Better workplace pensions - IFoA consultation response 19.11.2014 Department for Work and Pensions Better workplace pensions - putting savers' interests first Philip Doggart
Levy Rules for 2015 - 16 - IFoA consultation response - 14.11.2014 Pension Protection Fund  PPF consultation on the Levy Rules for 2015-16 Philip Doggart
CP16/14 Transposition of Solvency II - IFoA consultation response 07.11.2014 Prudential Regulation Authority  CP16/14 Transposition of Solvency II: Part 3 Matthew Levine
Pensions schemes bill 2014 - 15 - IFoA consultation response 31.10.2014 UK Government Scrutiny Unit Pensions Schemes Bill Philip Doggart
Written evidence - progress - IFoA consultation response 23.10.2014 Financial Conduct Authority Written evidence - progress with automatic enrolment and pension reforms Philip Doggart
Proposed rules for independent governance - IFoA consultation response 14.10.2014 Financial Conduct Authority CP14/16 Proposed rules for independent governance committees Philip Doggart
Accounting for dynamic risk - IFoA consultation response 17.10.2014 International Accounting Standards Board DP/2014/1: Accounting for Dynamic Risk Management: a Portfolio Revaluation Approach to Macro Hedging Matthew Levine
GC14-3 Retail investment advice - IFoA consultation response 10.10.2014 Financial Conduct Authority GC14-3 Retail investment advice: Clarifying the boundaries and exploring the barriers to market development Philip Doggart
CP14-11 Retirement reforms - IFoA consultation response - 24.09.14 Financial Conduct Authority CP14-11 Retirement reforms and the Guidance Guarantee Philip Doggart
Solvency II: resolving the remaining policy issues - IFoA consultation response 19.09.14 HM Treasury Solvency II: resolving the remaining policy issues for UK transposition Matthew Levine
The Taxation of Pensions Bill - IFoA consultation response 08.09.14 HM Revenue and Customs Draft legislation - The Taxation of Pensions Bill Philip Doggart
IAIS Capital Standards - IFoA consultation response 05.09.14 International Actuarial Association ISAP [7] "current estimates" and other matters in relation to the IAIS Capital Standards Philip Doggart
European Standard of Actuarial practice - IFoA consultation response 05.09.14 Actuarial Association of Europe Working Draft of European Standard of Actuarial practice 2 (ESAP2) - Actuarial Function Report Philip Doggart
Part 1 of the Care Act - IFoA consultation response 15.08.2014 Department of Health Draft regulations and guidance for implementation of Part 1 of the Care Act in 2015/16 Steven Graham
Basic Capital Requirements - IFoA consultation response 05.08.2014 International Association of Insurance Supervisors Basic Capital Requirements for Global Systemically Important Insurers Steven Graham
Statement of Recommended Practice - IFoA consultation response 16.07.210 Pensions Research Acountants Group Statement of Recommended Practice for Financial Reporting of Pensions Schemes Philip Doggart
PPF Levy Triennium 2015/16 to 2017/18 - IFoA consultation response 09.07.2014 Pension Protection Fund PPF Levy Triennium 2015/16 to 2017/18 Philip Doggart
The Occupational Pension Schemes Regulations 2014 - IFoA consultation response 05.07.14 Department for Work and Pensions The Occupational Pension Schemes Regulations 2014 Philip Doggart
Proposed Revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code - 27.06.2014 Financial Reporting Council Proposed Revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code Steven Graham
Statement on Intent - IFoA Response 13.06.2014 International Actuarial Association Draft Statements on Intent for ISAPs 5 and 6 Steven Graham
IFoA response to HMT - Freedom and choice in pensions 12.06.2014 HM Treasury Freedom and choice in pensions Philip Doggart
Better Workplace Pensions - IFoA consultation response 14.05.2014 Department for Work and Pensions Better Workplace Pensions: Further Measures for Savers Philip Doggart
MS14/1: General Insurance Add-on Products - IFoA consultation response 08.04.2014 Financial Conduct Authority MS14/1: General Insurance Add-on Products Philip Doggart
CP3/14 Solvency II - IFoA consultation response 21.03.2014 Prudential Regulation Authority CP3/14 Solvency II - Recognition of Deferred Tax (CP3/14) public.affairs@actuaries.org.uk
Retirement Income Market Study - IFoA consultation response 07.03.2014 Financial Conduct Authority Retirement Income Market Study: Terms of Reference Paul Shelley
Exposure Draft of ISAP 3 - IFoA consultation response 14.03.2014 International Actuarial Association Exposure Draft of ISAP 3 Actuarial Practice under IAS 19 Employee Benefits Philip Doggart
Banking Standards Review - IFoA consultation response 10.03.2014 Banking Standards Review Banking Standards Review Philip Doggart
ESAP 1 - IFoA consultation response 28.02.2014 Actuarial Association of Europe ESAP 1 - General Actuarial Practice Helena Dumycz
ISAP in Relation to IFRS X Insurance Contracts - IFoA consultation response 28.02.2014 International Actuarial Association ISAP in Relation to IFRS X Insurance Contracts (ISAP [4]) Helena Dumycz
Draft Plan and Budget and Levy Proposal - IFoA consultation response 28.02.2014 Financial Reporting Council Draft Plan and Budget and Levy Proposal 2014/15 Helena Dumycz
Defined Benefit Consultation - IFoA consultation response 10.02.2014 The Pensions Regulator Defined Benefit Consultation: Setting a Balanced Approach Philip Doggart
Increasing the Intensity and Effectiveness of Supervision - IFoA consultation response 31.01.2014 Financial Stability Board Increasing the Intensity and Effectiveness of Supervision Paul Shelley
Risk Management, Internal Control and Going Concern Basis of Accounting - IFoA consultation response 28.01.2014 Financial Reporting Council Consultation Paper: Risk Management, Internal Control and the Going Concern Basis of Accounting Paul Shelley
Fiduciary Duties of Investment Intermediaries - IFoA consultation response 23.01.2014 Law Commission Fiduciary Duties of Investment Intermediaries

Philip Doggart

A Review of the Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting - IFoA consultation response 14.01.2014 International Accounting Standards Board Discussion Paper: A Review of the Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting   Helena Dumycz
A New Retirement - IFoA consultation response 13.01.2014 Association of British Insurers Call for Evidence - A New Retirement  Helena Dumycz

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  • IFoA Members Reception, South Africa

    Terrace area, Garden Court Sandton City, Cnr. West & Maude Streets, Sandown, Johannesburg, 2196
    21 October 2019

    Spaces available

    We warmly invite you to join us for a drinks reception, with the opportunity to meet Marjorie Ngwenya, past President of the IFoA, and Ben Kemp, General Counsel.

  • CAA Global Event, South Africa

    Sandton Convention Centre, 161 Maude St, Sandown, Sandton, 2196, South Africa
    22 October 2019

    Spaces available

    CAA Global warmly invites you to join us for a networking reception at the ASSA lounge, with the opportunity to meet Ben Kemp, Director, CAA Global, Mike Mcdougall, CEO of ASSA, and Marjorie Ngwenya, Past President of the IFoA.

  • KSS Event – GAD: the 100 year life (Edinburgh)

    KPMG  Saltire Court 20 Castle Terrace Edinburgh EH1 2EG
    22 October 2019

    Spaces available

    The Government Actuary’s Department (GAD) marks its centenary this year. George Russell, formerly Deputy Government Actuary, who currently heads up GAD’s Edinburgh office, leading on GAD support to the devolved administrations in Scotland and Northern Ireland, will outline GAD’s development over that period and its range of work today. Having just “celebrated” his 25th anniversary of joining GAD, George will also reflect on some of the challenges and opportunities of advising at the interface of the actuarial and the political worlds.

  • KSS Event – Equity Release Mortgages: The Irish Experience

    Room CM S.01 (Second floor, Colin Maclaurin Building, building 22 on the campus map.) Campus maps can be found at https://www.hw.ac.uk/uk/edinburgh/map.htm
    23 October 2019

    Spaces available

    This is a co-branded KSS/Heriot-Watt University event.  Equity release mortgages (ERMs), also called lifetime mortgages, have played an increasing role in generating income for retired home-owners.  As new liquidity rules have reduced the supply of bank lending, so insurers have stepped in, encouraged by generous regulatory treatment for annuity writers.

  • KSS event – GAD: the 100 year life (Glasgow)

    Barnett Waddingham 163 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 2JJ
    24 October 2019

    Spaces available

    The Government Actuary’s Department (GAD) marks its centenary this year. George Russell, formerly Deputy Government Actuary, who currently heads up GAD’s Edinburgh office, leading on GAD support to the devolved administrations in Scotland and Northern Ireland, will outline GAD’s development over that period and its range of work today. Having just “celebrated” his 25th anniversary of joining GAD, George will also reflect on some of the challenges and opportunities of advising at the interface of the actuarial and the political worlds.

  • Sessional Meeting - Autonomous Vehicles and impacts on the wider insurance industry

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ         
    28 October 2019

    Spaces available

    The Sessional Meeting is now fully booked.

    Please click here to register on the waiting list.

    The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries is running a sessional meeting on autonomous vehicles on 28th October.  The session will showcase the work of the IFoA “Autonomous Vehicles” working party alongside a number of expert external presenters. 

  • ARC Event: Beyond Proportional Hazards

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    30 October 2019

    Spaces available

    ARC Event: Beyond Proportional Hazards: Statistical methods for assessment of the impact of medical advances and health interventions on longevity and population projections.

    This workshop is being delivered by the Actuarial Research Centre’s (ARC) ‘Big Health and Actuarial Data’ Research Programme.

  • Hot Topics in Health and Care: Networking and Drinks

    Staple Inn, 4 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DR
    4 November 2019

    Spaces available

    This evening will feature two new cases studies that highlight the implications for insurers of issues impacting on health and mortality for life, pensions, and health and care products; Impactability modelling: a worked example in Type II diabetes presented by Josephine Robertson, and Seasonal Mortality in England and Wales 1993-2016 presented by Mary Hall, Dublin City University.

  • SIAS Event: Introduction to the Mortality Research Steering Committee (MRSC)

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    5 November 2019

    Spaces available

    The MRSC is responsible for guiding the profession’s research in the areas of longevity, mortality and morbidity such that it is recognised as a thought leader in this area. It has recently been reviewing what the priorities and have identified 6 areas that we believe are the most important areas of research that should be the current focus and these are:

  • Spaces available

    On behalf of the International Actuarial Association’s (IAA) Banking Working Group, the Actuarial Society of South Africa’s (ASSA) Banking Committee and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) Banking Member Interest Group, you are invited to participate in the upcoming webinar entitled Career opportunities in Banking: Retail and Group Risk.

    The actuarial profession has much to offer the world of banking. In this second webinar on opportunities for actuaries in banking, we have three actuaries sharing their experiences:

  • IFoA CPD Co-ordinators' Briefing

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn London WC1V 7QJ
    7 November 2019

    Spaces available

    The theme of this year’s annual briefing is: Lifelong Learning – providing continuous development for our members.

    This event is primarily for volunteer CPD Co-ordinators, who attend to represent their organisation. CPD Co-ordinators play a key role in effective engagement between organisations who employ our members and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFOA).

  • The challenges for AI in Autonomous driving – Professor Andrew Blake

    Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 11 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ
    11 November 2019

    Spaces available

    In conjunction with the Scottish Board and supporting the IFoA’s focus on data science.

    The IFoA’s Scottish Board have arranged for UK pioneer in Computer Vision and Machine Intelligence, Professor Andrew Blake to speak to delegates on the subject of AI in Autonomous driving. This lecture will focus on safety-critical operation and the computation of risk.  

  • Autumn Pension Seminar

    Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen St, Holborn, London WC2B 5DA
    13 November 2019

    Spaces available

    Join us for this brand new seminar that brings together our Current Issues in Pensions, Pensions and the Law, and Investment for Pension Actuaries events. The seminar builds on the IFoA’s Annual Pension Conference with sessions covering CDC, TPR’s code of practice, investments, legal updates and Professional Skills Training with a focus on interactive discussion throughout.

  • KSS event: How is Scotland’s population changing and what are the implications?

    Barnett Waddingham, 163 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 2JJ
    14 November 2019

    Spaces available

    The National Records of Scotland (NRS) collects, preserves and produces information about Scotland's people and history to inform current and future generations - work that underpins the fabric of Scottish society and tells the story of our nation. This KSS talk will explore the following and other areas impacting Scotland’s changing population, and assess the potential implications of the changes:

    • population statistics
    • life expectancy
    • changes in age structure
    • birth and death rates, including causes of death statistics.
  • Professional Skills Training - Edinburgh (14 November 19)

    IFoA (Edinburgh), Level 2, Exchange Crescent 7 Conference Square Edinburgh EH3 8RA
    14 November 2019

    Spaces available

    A Trusted Profession

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • Life Conference 2019

    The Convention Centre Dublin, Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1
    20-22 November 2019
    Spaces available

    The Life Conference is the premier event for professionals interested in life insurance.  Offering a wide range of workshops and plenary sessions it’s the perfect opportunity to discover what’s hot and current in life insurance ensuring you get up to date on the latest thinking and innovation whilst meeting and exchanging ideas with a broad range of professionals.

  • Professional Skills Training - London (20 November 2019)

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn London WC1V 7Q
    20 November 2019

    Spaces available

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • ARC Workshop: Modelling Socio-Economic Differences in English Mortality

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    2 December 2019

    Spaces available

    Purpose
    The workshop will give participants detailed insights into how a large and detailed dataset can be used to assess levels of mortality inequality in England, using a number of novel statistical methods. We will also address the question: are regional variations in mortality real or imaginary?

  • Autumn Lecture 2019, London - Dr Kay Swinburne

    Lincoln's Inn The Treasury Office, London WC2A 3TL
    2 December 2019

    Fully booked.

    Change of Speaker Notification

    Thank you for registering for the IFoA’s 2019 Autumn Lecture event. As you know, we had originally invited the Rt. Hon Nicky Morgan to speak, however, her appointment to Government as a senior Minister means she has subsequently left her position as Chair of the Treasury Select Committee. Unfortunately, in her new role, she will no longer be able to speak at our event.

  • Autumn Lecture 2019: Live Streaming

    Webinar 
    2 December 2019

    Spaces available

    Change of Speaker Notification

    Thank you for registering for the IFoA’s 2019 Autumn Lecture event. As you know, we had originally invited the Rt. Hon Nicky Morgan to speak, however, her appointment to Government as a senior Minister means she has subsequently left her position as Chair of the Treasury Select Committee. Unfortunately, in her new role, she will no longer be able to speak at our event.

  • Professional Skills Training - Edinburgh (3 December 19)

    IFoA (Edinburgh), Level 2, Exchange Crescent 7 Conference Square Edinburgh EH3 8RA
    3 December 2019

    Spaces available

    A Trusted Profession

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • SIAS Event: Discount Rates are Flawed

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    3 December 2019

    Spaces available

    This talk will be given by Jon Spain who, as far back as 1983, has been working independently, trying to bring “long-term” back to UK actuarial thinking. His current focus is on discount rates (see discrate.com).

  • A holistic study into Cash flow Driven Investment

    Staple Inn, 4 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V 6DR, UK
    4 December 2019

    Spaces available

    Given that Cashflow Driven Investment strategy has attracted growing interests from pension funds and insurers at the backdrop of current market conditions and clients’ circumstances, the objective of this event is to gather thought leaders from asset managers, banks and insurers to offer attendees their perspectives and insights on main aspects of consideration when adopting this strategy.

  • Professional Skills Training - London (10 December 2019)

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ  
    10 December 2019

    Spaces available

    A Trusted Profession

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • SIAS Event: My Journey to Data Science, Big Data and AI

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    7 January 2020

    Spaces available

    Patrick Lee is an actuary who has made the transition to working in software architecture and artificial intelligence (AI). He holds Microsoft Professional qualifications in Data Science, Big Data and AI and is currently working towards a DevOps (the automation of software testing and deployment) qualification. He is a member of the IFoA Council and is also President of the Wessex Actuarial Society. He is also a member of the IFoA and the RSS's joint Data Science Focus Group and will talk on the ethical use of AI. 

  • Behavioural Finance Research Launch- 14 January 2020

    Staple Inn, 4 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V 6DR
    14 January 2020

    Fully booked.

    We are delighted to announce the launch of the findings from our ARC funded Behavioural Finance research with a special evening event at Staple Inn on Tuesday 14th January 2020. Entitled Behavioural Aspects of Institutional Investment Decision-Making, this research programme is being delivered by City, University of London, Leeds University Business School and Ipsos.

    This event is now full. Please register for the waiting list.

  • IFoA Volunteer Recognition Reception

    Staple Inn, 4 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V 6DR, UK
    15 January 2020

    Spaces available

    As a thank you to all our Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) volunteers, you are invited to join us at Staple Inn Hall, for an evening of drinks, canapes and networking, in London.

    IFoA President, John Taylor, will be attending and will make a speech

    If you support the IFoA as a volunteer (member or non-member), or in any other role, and you are going to be in London on 15 January, please book your place and join us at this reception.

     

  • Professional Skills Training - London (16 January 2020)

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ
    16 January 2020

    Spaces available

    A Trusted Profession

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • Professional Skills Training - Edinburgh (23 January 2020)

    IFoA (Edinburgh), Level 2, Exchange Crescent 7 Conference Square Edinburgh EH3 8RA
    23 January 2020

    Spaces available

    A Trusted Profession

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • Professional Skills Training - London (11 February 2020)

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ         
    11 February 2020

    Spaces available

    A Trusted Profession

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • Sessional: Impact of E-cigarettes Working Party

    Royal College of Physicians, 9 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
    24 February 2020

    Spaces available

    This sessional meeting will be of direct interest to actuaries and others working in the in the Health and Care, Life or Pensions sectors or indeed actuaries with an interest in morbidity or mortality.

  • Professional Skills Training - Edinburgh (25 February 2020)

    IFoA (Edinburgh), Level 2, Exchange Crescent 7 Conference Square Edinburgh EH3 8RA
    25 February 2020

    Spaces available

    A Trusted Profession

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.