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2017

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) consultation responses 2017.

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  Date Organisation  Consultation IFoA contact
IFoA response to Treasury Committee - Household Finance Inquiry 22.12.17 Treasury Committee

Household finances: income, saving and debt inquiry

Catherine Burtle
IFoA response to Intergenerational Commission Call for Policy Solutions 15.12.17 Intergenerational Commission

The Intergenerational Commission’s second call for policy solutions

Catherine Burtle
IFoA response to DWP Consultation - The Occupational Pension Schemes Regulations 2018 30.11.17 Department for Work and Pensions

Bulk transfers of defined contribution pensions without member consent: draft regulations 

Philip Doggart
IFoA response to House of Commons Public Bill Committee’s Have your say on the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill 14.11.17 House of Commons Public Bill Committee

Have your say on the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill 

Matthew Levine
IFoA response to FCA CP17_26 - Individual accountability - extending the Senior Managers and Certification Regime to insurers 03.11.17 Financial Conduct Authority

CP17/26: Individual accountability - extending the Senior Managers and Certification Regime to insurers

Philip Doggart
IFoA response to FCA CP17_32 Quarterly Consultation _ Chapter 7 01.11.17 Financial Conduct Authority CP17/32: Quarterly Consultation Paper No 18 Steven Graham
IFoA response to FCA CP17_32 Quarterly Consultation _ Chapter 9 01.11.17 Financial Conduct Authority

CP17/32: Quarterly Consultation Paper No 18

Steven Graham
IFoA response to Work and Pensions Committee Pension Freedoms Inquiry 23.10.17 Work and Pensions Select Committee

Pensions freedoms inquiry

Rebecca Deegan
IFoA response to Justice Select Committee pre-legislative scrutiny draft personal injury discount rate legislation inquiry 16.10.17

Justice Committee

Pre-legislative scrutiny: draft personal injury discount rate legislation inquiry

Philip Doggart
IFoA response to MoJ Discount Rate - how should it be set 09.10.17 Ministry of Justice The Personal Injury Discount Rate: How it should be set in future- Draft Legislation Philip Doggart
IFoA response to FCA CP17_32 Quarterly Consultation - Chapter 6 PRIIPS Key Information Document and Personal Projections 02.10.17 Financial Conduct Authority

Quarterly Consultation CP17/32 - Chapter 6

Steven Graham
IFoA response to House of Lords EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee Call for Evidence on Post Brexit Financial Regulations 29.09.17 House of Lords EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

Financial regulation and supervision - Lords Committee Inquiry

Matthew Levine
IFoA response to DWP Pension Protection Fund- draft regulations to take account of bridging pensions 29.09.17 Department for Work and Pensions

Pension Protection Fund: draft regulations to take account of bridging pensions

Philip Doggart
IFoA response to FCA CP17_18 Consultation on implementing asset management market study remedies 28.09.17 Financial Conduct Authority

CP17/18: Consultation on implementing asset management market study remedies and changes to our Handbook

Matthew Levine
IFoA response to PRA CP8_17 Strengthening accountability in banking and insurance optimisations to the SIMR, and changes to SMR forms 22.09.17 Prudential Regulation Authority

Strengthening accountability in banking and insurance: optimisations to the SIMR, and changes to SMR forms

Philip Doggart 
IFoA response to EU Commission EU High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance 22.09.17 EU Commission EU High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance Matthew Levine
IFoA response FCA CP17_16 Advising on Pension Transfers 21.09.17 Financial Conduct Authority

CP17/16: Advising on Pension Transfers

Philip Doggart
IFoA response to FCA Retirement outcomes review- interim report 15.09.17 Financial Conduct Authority

Retirement outcomes review: interim report

Philip Doggart
IFoA response to Scottish Government Draft Provisions to enable courts to impose a Periodical Payment Order in respect of damages for personal injury

08.09.17

Scottish Government  Draft provisions to enable courts to impose a Periodical Payments Order in respect of damages for personal injury  Philip Doggart
IFoA response to DWP Automatic enrollment defined benefit alternative quality requirements and provisions for seafarers and offshore workers has been published 30.08.17 Department for Work and Pesnions

Automatic enrolment: defined benefit alternative quality requirements and provisions for seafarers and offshore workers

Philip Doggart
IFoA response to FCA GC17_5 Proposed guidance on the FCA’s approach to the review of Part VII insurance business transfers 15.08.17 Financial Conduct Authority GC17/5: Proposed guidance on the FCA’s approach to the review of Part VII insurance business transfers Steven Graham
IFoA response to PRA CP717 Solvency II Data collection of market risk sensitivities 07.08.17 Prudential Regulation Authority

Solvency II: Data collection of market risk sensitivities – CP7/17

Steven Graham
IFoA response to IAIS Revised Insurance Core Principles 13 Reinsurance and Other Forms of Risk Transfer 31.07.17 International Association of Insurance Supervisors

Public Consultation on ICP 13: Reinsurance and Other Forms of Risk Transfer

Steven Graham
IFoA response to FCA GC17/1: Changes to the way firms calculate redress for unsuitable defined benefit pension transfers 09.06.17 Financial Conduct Authority 

GC17/1: Changes to the way firms calculate redress for unsuitable defined benefit pension transfers

Philip Doggart
IFoA response to FCA CP17/7: Insurance Distribution Directive Implementation 02.06.17 Financial Conduct Authority

CP17/7: Insurance Distribution Directive implementation – consultation paper I

Philip Doggart
IFoA response to IAIS on ICP 12 and ComFrame material integrated with ICP 12 01.06.17 International Association of Insurance Supervisors

Revised Insurance Core Principles (ICPs) and ComFrame material integrated with ICPs

Steven Graham
IFoA response to HM Treasury on the Transpositon of the Insurance Distribution Directive 22.05.17 HM Treasury H M Treasury Transposition of the Insurance Directive Philip Doggart
IFoA response to DWP on the draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Employer Debt) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 18.05.17 Department for Work and Pensions The draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Employer Debt) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Philip Doggart
IFoA response to ESA Public consultation on the operations of the European Supervisory Authorities 16.05.17 European Supervisory Authorities  Public consultation on the operations of the European Supervisory Authorities

Steven Graham

IFoA response to the Pension Protection Fund on the third PPF Levy Triennium - 2018/19 to 2020/21 15.05.17 Pension Protection Fund Consultation on the third PPF Levy Triennium 2018/19 to 2020/21 Philip Doggart
IFoA response to DWP Defined benefit pension schemes- security and sustainability 14.05.17 Department for Work and Pensions

Defined benefit pension schemes: security and sustainability

Philip Doggart
IFoA response to the Ministry of Justice - 'The personal injury discount rate: how it should be set in future' 11.05.17 Ministry of Justice The personal injury discount rate: how it should be set in future Philip Doggart
IFoA response to Financial Conduct Authority- DP17_1 Illiquid Assets and open-ended investment funds  08.05.17 Financial Conduct Authority Illiquid assets and open-ended investment funds: DP17/1 Matthew Levine
IFoA response to EIOPA CP17-001 Proposal for Guidelines under the Insurance Distribution Directive on Complex Insurance Based Investment Products  28.04.17 European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority EIOPA-CP-17-001 Consultation Paper on the Proposal for Guidelines under the Insurance Distribution Directive on Complex Insurance Based Investment Products  Steven Graham
IFoA response to Department of Transport - Motor insurance: consideration of the Vnuk judgment 31.03.17  Department for Transport Motor insurance: consideration of the Vnuk judgment Catherine Burtle
IFoA response to DWP review of Automatic Enrolment - Initial Questions 20.03.17 Department for Work and Pensions Automatic enrolment in workplace pensions Rebecca Deegan
IFoA response to the European Supervisory Authority Joint Discussion Paper: Use of Big Data by Financial Institutions 17.03.17 European Supervisory Authority Joint Committee Discussion Paper on the Use of Big Data by Financial Institutions Steven Graham
IFoA response to PRA CP47_16 Maintenance of the transitional measure on technical provisions under Solvency II 15.03.17 Prudential Regulation Authority Maintenance of the ‘transitional measure on technical provisions’ under Solvency II - CP47/16 Steven Graham
IFoA response to FCA CP17_3 Proposed handbook changes to reflect the new regulatory framework for Insurance Linked Securities 14.03.17 Financial Conduct Authority CP17/3: Proposed Handbook changes to reflect the new regulatory framework for Insurance Linked Securities Philip Doggart
IFoA response to PRA CP48_16 Matching Adjustment- Iliquid unrated assets and equity release mortgages 14.03.17 Prudential Regulation Authority Solvency II: Matching adjustment – illiquid unrated assets and equity release mortgages – CP48/16 Steven Graham
IFoA response to EIOPA CP-16-008 Discussion Paper on the review of specific items in the Solvency II Delegated Regulation 03.03.17 European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority Discussion Paper on the Review of Specific Items in the Solvency II Delegated Regulation - CP-16-008 Steven Graham
IFoA response to EIOPA Discussion Paper on Potential harmonsation of recovery and resolution frameworks CP-16-009 28.02.17 European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority Discussion Paper on Potential Harmonisation of Recovery and Resolution Frameworks for Insurers Steven Graham
IFoA response to Authorisation and supervision of insurance special purpose vehicles – CP42/16 23.02.17 Prudential Regulation Authority and Financial Conduct Authority Authorisation and supervision of insurance special purpose vehicles – CP42/16 Philip Doggart
IFoA response to Bulk transfers of defined contribution pensions without member consent 21.02.17 Department for Work and Pensions Bulk transfers of defined contribution pensions without member consent Rebecca Deegan
IFoA response to FCA Asset Management Market Study - Interim Report (MS15/2.2)

20.02.17

Financial Conduct Authority FCA Asset Management Market Study - Interim Report (MS15/2.2) Matthew Levine
IFoA response to Reducing the money purchase annual allowance 15.02.17 HM Treasury Reducing the money purchase annual allowance Rebecca Deegan
IFoA response to Cyber insurance underwriting risk – CP39/16 10.02.17 Prudential Regulation Authority Cyber insurance underwriting risk – CP39/16 Philip Doggart
IFoA response to DWP and DH - Work, health and disability improving lives 16.02.17 Department for Work and Pensions and Department of Health Work, health and disability: improving lives Rebecca Deegan
IFoA response to Public financial guidance review: consultation on a single body 13.02.17 HM Treasury and Department for Work and Pensions Public financial guidance review: consultation on a single body Catherine Burtle
IFoA response to Fiscal Risks Report 26.02.17 Office for Budget Responsibility Fiscal Risks Report Matthew Levine
IFoA response to Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures   10.02.17 Task Force on Climate- related Financial Disclosures Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures Rebecca Deegan
IFoA response to Regulations implementing a new regulatory and tax framework for Insurance Linked Securities 18.02.17 HM Treasury Regulations implementing a new regulatory and tax framework for Insurance Linked Securities Philip Doggart
IFoA response to Occupational pensions: draft regulations, legislative review and Guaranteed Minimum Pensions equalisation methodology 15.02.17 Department for Work and Pensions Occupational pensions: draft regulations, legislative review and Guaranteed Minimum Pensions equalisation methodology Philip Doggart
IFoA response to Department for Work and Pensions - Independent Review of the State Pension Age Interim Report   09.02.17 Department for Work and
Pensions
State Pension Age Independent Review: Interim Report with Questions Philip Doggart
IFoA response to Financial Conduct Authority - CP16/30: Transaction Cost Disclosure in Workplace Pensions 04.02.17 Financial Conduct Authority CP16/30: Transaction cost disclosure in workplace pensions Matthew Levine

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  • SIAS Event: CMI Update

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    1 April 2020

    Spaces available

    We are sorry. This event has now been cancelled.

    Following the release of the updated CMI Mortality Projection Model, CMI_2019, the CMI Mortality Projections Committee will lead a discussion on future mortality improvements.

  • Spaces available

    In the webinar, Stuart Hitchcock, Head of Portfolio Management for Private Credit, within LGIM Real Assets, will provide some insight into the nature of the private credit markets. Discussion will evolve around development of the markets and lending landscape, key investment characteristics including structural and legal protections, public vs private investments, advantages and drawbacks for borrowers, and attractiveness for investors.

    The webinar will also focus on describing the investment process such as origination through execution, credit, structure, pricing, on-going asset management, portfolio construction within private markets.

  • Spaces available

    Due to the COVID-19, we will be running this programme via a series of webinars commencing 22 April.  

    CIGI is a well-established one-day seminar designed to increase awareness and encourage discussion on a variety of topical issues across the general insurance industry. 

  • Spaces available

    InsurTech headlines are often big statements, which seem impossible to many working in the sector day-to-day. How can actuaries implement new systems, keep the value from legacy systems, deliver BAU and not require the resources of three teams?

    This talk:

    • Highlights effective strategies to jump the gap to new technologies
    • Illustrates practices that provide contingency for future technical growth 
    • Introduces the concept of “technical debt” and how you can best manage it
  • Spaces available

    Pressure on organisations to address climate change risks is intensifying. But what does this really mean for insurers? In this session Adhiraj Maitra and Gareth Sutcliffe will look at the why, the what and the how of this risk through a number of different lenses including regulatory, principle and resilience.

  • Spaces available

    Update on renewal pricing outcomes for Property and Casualty markets at the latest 1/1 reinsurance renewals.

    The focus will be on capacity availability and price drivers.  These issues include but are not limited to the cat bond market, wider trends in claims outcomes, trends in Casualty RI space that affect pricing such as social inflation, yield curve and the reserving cycle.

    Finally, a note on how this may affect actuarial pricing, reserving and capital.

    Learning objectives: Business knowledge of reinsurance renewal outcomes and the main drivers

  • Spaces available

    The Ogden Discount Rate shock of 2017 brought about a period of profound uncertainty to General Insurance market.  GI Actuaries' first task was to estimate the impact of the Ogden shocks, particularly to reserving and reinsurance pricing.  Their second was to navigate a period of framework uncertainty, maintaining an agility in actuarial modelling as the Civil Liability Bill took shape. 

  • Professional Skills Training - Edinburgh (29 April 2020)

    IFoA (Edinburgh), Level 2, Exchange Crescent 7 Conference Square Edinburgh EH3 8RA
    29 April 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 (29 April 2020)

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ         
    29 April 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.

  • CANCELLED The Global Actuarial Profession

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    30 April 2020

    Spaces available

    We are sorry that this event has been cancelled.

    The IFoA's policy regarding COVID-19 is designed to safeguard the well-being of members and employees. As stated within the policy, the IFoA is reviewing its events programme on a case-by-case basis.

  • Spaces available

    Working party have been producing a number of deep dive papers, these include topics such as risk adjustment, impact of disclosures on how uncertainty is perceived, deferring acquisition costs over renewals, PAA eligibility and more. 

    We will select where to focus the session based on market focus closer to the time. The plan is to do a detailed session with practical examples and considerations rather than a high level educational session. Very happy to discuss further. 

  • SIAS Event: Cyber Insurance

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    4 May 2020

    Spaces available

    The talk will cover:
    • Why cyber security is regarded as the top threat to businesses (Allianz Risk Barometer 2019)
    • What is causing the shift in threat landscape
    • Who is attacking, why, and how we can stop them
    • Customer impressions of cyber security and how you can help them
    • Threats to evaluating insurable losses and responding to claims
    • How cyber insurance policies have evolved, and need to continue to do so
    • Can and should you recover ransoms under cyber insurance?
    • What is the future for cyber risk?

  • KSS event: Technology: A red-eyed Terminator or an actuary’s best friend?

     Hymans Robertson, Exchange Place 1, 1 Semple Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8BL
    4 May 2020

    Spaces available

    Despite long-running concerns that innovation could lead to widespread redundancy, technology has enabled greater productivity, created higher-value jobs and spurred us on to new heights. With artificial intelligence increasingly automating work undertaken by professionals, I look at the prospects for the actuarial profession in the era of unprecedented technological innovation.

  • Finance and Investment Conference 2020

    Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Pl, London NW1 4LE
    05-05 May 2020
    Spaces available

    Due to COVID-19, we are running this programme via a series of webinars commencing 5 May.

    The environmental, social and governance (ESG) space is growing rapidly and increasingly moving centre stage. In many cases, it is now an essential part of policy and central to the way stakeholders make decisions for the long term to ensure retention of clients, manage risk better, and ensure more economically efficient and sustainable investment returns.

    ESG factors cover a wide range of areas reflecting how vital consideration of these factors are part of wider systemic risks.

    The IFoA’s policy regarding Coronavirus is designed to safeguard the well being of those who attend IFoA events. Find out more. 

  • Professional Skills Training - Edinburgh (19 May 2020)

    IFoA (Edinburgh), Level 2, Exchange Crescent 7 Conference Square Edinburgh EH3 8RA
    19 May 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 (19 May 2020)

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ         
    19 May 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.

  • CILA 2020

    Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Pl, London NW1 4LE
    20 May 2020

    Spaces available

    CILA is aimed at practicing life actuaries from life offices, consulting firms and other employers of actuaries. It will also be of interest to all those who work in, or advise on, the life assurance market in the UK and Europe. The programme this year features a timely mix of hot topics including sessions on:

  • Protection, Health and Care Conference 2020

    The Grand Brighton, 97-99 Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FW
    02-03 June 2020
    Spaces available

    The Protection, Health and Care Conference is an annual conference aimed at all insurance professionals with a passion for harnessing insurance risk in their organisations.

  • Spaces available

    How we relate to others at work, whether they are colleagues, clients, prospective clients or other business contacts is key to individual career progression and business performance. People buy people , so considering what we are known for and how to be positively memorable are vital. This session looks at the importance of professional relationships, the psychology of personal image and impact and the three personal impact 'tools' which affect what people say about us when we're not in the room.

  • Mortality and Longevity 2020

    1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ
    08-08 June 2020
    Spaces available

    This highly regarded seminar will provide topical and practical updates and discussion on the latest thinking and innovations in mortality and longevity.  The program is designed for life, pensions and health and care actuaries, academics, researchers, underwriters and related practitioners eager to learn about the latest developments in mortality and longevity.  The sessions are designed to be very accessible to a broad range of exp

  • Professional Skills Training - London (10 June 2020)

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ       
    10 June 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 (17 June 2020)

    IFoA (Edinburgh), Level 2, Exchange Crescent 7 Conference Square Edinburgh EH3 8RA
    17 June 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 (18 June 2020)

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ   
    18 June 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.

  • Pensions Conference 2020

    Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel, Blackfriars Street, Manchester,M3 2EQ
    18-19 June 2020
    Spaces available

    Join us as this year’s conference that will focus on topics including  funding and savings, pension law current issues, ESG, the end game and transferring risk, investment issues, data visualisation and data science.

  • IFoA Asia Conference 2020, Kuala Lumpur

    CCEC Nexus, 7, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    24-25 June 2020
    Spaces available

    This event has been postponed. A new date will be announced.

    The IFoA's policy regarding COVID-19 is designed to safeguard the well-being of members and employees. As stated within the policy, the IFoA is reviewing its events programme on a case-by-case basis.

    To this end the IFoA and their strategic partner, the AIR, have taken the decision to postpone this year's Asia Conference. A new date will be announced pending further reviews over the following months.