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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 the Treasury Committee inquiry into consumers' access to financial services. 14.12.18 Treasury Committee Treasury Committee inquiry into consumers' access to financial services.

Catherine Burtle

IFoA response to joint consultation paper concerning amendments to the PRIIPs KID 06.12.18 EIOPA EIOPA joint consultation concerning amendments to the PRIPPs KID Steven Graham
IFoA response to States of Jersey Corporate Services Scrutiny Panel 16.11.18  States of Jersey

Draft Damages (Jersey) Law, Scrutiny review - Corporate Services Panel

Steven Graham
IFoA response to PRA Consultation Paper CP 15/18 on Solvency II: Group own fund availability 12.11.18 Prudential Regulation Authority

CP 15/18 on Solvency II: Group own fund availability

Steven Graham

IFoA response to Law Commission - Leasehold home ownership

06.11.18

Law Commission

Leasehold home ownership: buying your freehold or extending your lease Matthew Levine

IFoA response to FCA Discussion paper DP18-5 on a Duty of care and potential alternative approaches

02.11.18 Financial Conduct Authority

DP18/5: a duty of care and potential alternative approaches

Matthew Levine

IFoA response to 2019/20 PPF Levy Consultation

25.10.18 Pension Protection Fund The 2019/20 Pension Protection Levy Henry Thompson
IFoA response to House of Lords Economic Affairs Select Committee inquiry on social care funding in England 08.10.18 House of Lords Economic Affairs Select Committee Social care funding in England Henry Thompson
IFoA response to pre-paid funeral plans: call
for evidence
01.08.18  HM Treasury

Pre-paid funeral plans: call for evidence

Matthew Levine
IFoA response to PRA CP 13-18 Solvency II – Equity Release Mortgages 28.09.18 Prudential Regulation Authority CP 13-18 Solvency II – Equity Release Mortgages Steven Graham
IFoA response to PPF consultation on assumptions to be used for valuations under section 143 and section 179 of the Pensions Act 2004 21.09.18 Pension Protection Fund

PPF consults on changes to S143 and S179 assumptions

Henry Thompson
IFoA response to Lords Intergenerational Fairness and Provision call for evidence 10.09.18 Select Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision

Have your say on intergenerational fairness

Catherine Burtle
IFoA response to Scottish Parliament Damages (Investment Returns and periodical Payments) (Scotland) Bill 07.09.18 Scottish Parliament

Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments) (Scotland) Bill

Steven Graham
IFoA response to FCA Retirement Outcomes Review 06.09.18 Financial Conduct Authority CP18/17: Retirement Outcomes Review: Proposed changes to our rules and guidance Henry Thompson
IFoA response to DMCS Centre for Data, Ethics, and Innovation consultation 05.09.18 Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

Consultation on the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

Steven Graham
IFoA response to EAC SDGs in the UK follow-up inquiry 04.09.18 Environmental Audit Committee The Sustainable Development Goals in the UK follow-up inquiry Faye Alessandrello
IFoA response to CMA Initial decision on investment consultancy 24.08.18 Competition and Markets Authority Investment Consultants Market Investigation Matthew Levine
IFoA response to DWP Protecting Defined Benefit Pension Schemes - A Stronger Pensions Regulator 21.08.18 Department for Work and Pensions

Protecting defined benefit pension schemes – a stronger Pensions Regulator

Henry Thompson
IFoA response to FCA CP 18_17 Retirement Outcomes Review_Proposed changes to our rules and guidance-questions 1-33 and 47-49 09.08.18 Financial Conduct Authority

CP18/17: Retirement Outcomes Review: Proposed changes to our rules and guidance

Chris Hannant
IFoA response to Independent Review of the Financial Reporting Council: call for evidence 06.08.18 Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Financial Reporting Council independent review: call for evidence

Emma Gilpin
IFoA response to LSE_Lancet Commission The Future of the NHS 30.07.18 London School of Economic and The Lancet LSE-Lancet Commission: The Future of the NHS Catherine Burtle
IFoA response to House of Lords Economic Affairs Select Committee Call for evidence into use of the retail price index 25.07.18 House of Lords Economic Affairs Select Committee

Call for evidence launched into use of the retail price index

Henry Thompson
IFoA response to IAA Proposed Revisions to the International Standard of Actuarial Practice 1 on General Actuarial Practice (ISAP 1) 23.07.18 International Actuarial Association ISAP 1 Final Review Consultation  Leisha Watson
IFoA response to Pensions Advisory Group Valuation and Expert Issues Draft Guidance 18.07.18 Pensions Advisory Group Pensions on Divorce Interdisciplinary Working Group Henry Thompson

IFoA response to DWP Pension trustees: clarifying and strengthening investment duties

16.07.18 Department of Work and Pensions Pension trustees: clarifying and strengthening investment duties’ Matthew Levine
IFoA response to PRA CP10_18 updates to internal model output reporting 13.07.18 Prudential Regulation Authority

CP 10/18 Solvency II: Updates to internal model output reporting

Steven Graham
IFoA response to PRA CP8_18 External audit of the public disclosure requirement 11.07.18 Prudential Regulation Authority

Solvency II: external audit of the public disclosure requirement

Steven Graham
IFoA response to PRA CP 9/18: Solvency II_ Modelling of the Volatility Adjustment 11.07.18 Prudential Regulation Authority

Solvency II: Internal models – modelling of the volatility adjustment

Steven Graham
IFoA response to IAA Exposure Draft of ISAP 4 on IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts 29.06.18 International Actuarial Association Exposure Draft of ISAP 4 on IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts Steven Graham
IFoA response to Health and Social Care Committee Antimicrobial resistance inquiry 29.06.18

Health and Social Care Committee

Antimicrobial resistance inquiry

Catherine Burtle
IFoA response to Stuart McMillan’s Proposed Recovery of Medical Costs for Industrial Disease (Scotland) Bill 22.06.18

Stuart McMillan, MSP

Proposed Recovery of Medical Costs for Industrial Disease (Scotland) Bill Catherine Burtle
IFoA response to tPR and FCA Regulating the pensions and retirement income sector: our strategic approach 19.06.18 The Pensions Regulator and Financial Conduct Authority Call for Input: Regulating the pensions and retirement income sector- our strategic approach Henry Thompson
IFoA response to HM Treasury Cash and digital payments in the new economy 05.06.18 HM Treasury

Cash and digital payments in the new economy

Matthew Levine
IFoA response to FCA CP18/7: Improving the quality of pension transfer advice 25.05.18 Financial Conduct Authority

 

CP18/7: Improving the quality of pension transfer advice

 

Steven Graham
IFoA response to Work and Pensions Committee defined benefit pensions white paper inquiry 25.05.18 Work and Pensions Select Committee Defined benefit pensions white paper inquiry Henry Thompson
IFoA response to PRA CP2-18 Changes in Insurance Reporting Requirements 13.04.18 Prudential Regulation Authority CP2/18 Changes in insurance reporting requirements Steven Graham
IFoA response to PRA CP 24_17 Solvency II Internal Models - Modelling of the MA 09.03.18 Prudential Regulation Authority

Solvency II: Internal models - modelling of the matching adjustment

Steven Graham
IFoA response to Communities and Local Government and Health Committees Inquiry on the Long-term Funding of Adult Social Care 07.03.18 Communities and Local Government and Health Committees

Joint inquiry on long-term funding of adult social care

Rebecca Deegan
IFoA response to FSB Key Attributes Assessment Methodology 28.02.18 Financial Stability Board

Key Attributes Assessment Methodology for the Insurance Sector: Consultative Document

Steven Graham
IFoA response to FRC Initial consultation on the future direction of the UK Stewardship Code 28.02.18 Financial Reporting Council Proposed revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code Matthew Levine
IFoA response to ASC Exposure Draft ISAP 6 28.02.18 International Actuarial Association

Exposure Draft ISAP 6 — Enterprise Risk Management Programs and IAIS Insurance Core Principles

Michael Williams
IFoA response to PRA CP22-17 Supervisory approval for the volatility adjustment 09.02.18 Prudential Regulation Authority CP 22/17 Solvency II: supervisory approval for the volatility adjustment Steven Graham
IFoA response to PRA CP23-17 Financial Management and Planning by Insurers 09.02.18 Prudential Regulation Authority CP 23/17 Financial management and planning by insurers  Steven Graham
IFoA response to PRA CP21-17 Matching Adjustment 31.01.18 Prudential Regulation Authority

CP 21/17 Solvency II: Matching adjustment

Steven Graham
IFoA response to IAIS Revision ICPs 15 and 16 31.01.18 International Association of Insurance Supervisors

Revision ICPs 8, 15 and 16

Steven Graham
IFoA response to Work and Pensions Committee Collective Defined Contribution Pension Schemes Inquiry 24.01.18 Work and Pensions Committee

Collective defined contribution pension schemes inquiry

Rebecca Deegan
IFoA response to the European Commission- Public consultation on institutional investors and asset managers' duties regarding sustainability 22.01.18 European Commission

Public consultation on institutional investors and asset managers' duties regarding sustainability

Matthew Levine
IFoA response to the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association - Hitting the Target 16.01.18 Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association Hitting the target: Delivering better retirement outcomes Rebecca Deegan
IFoA response to EIOPA CP-17-006 EIOPA’s second set of advice to the European Commission on specific items in the Solvency II Delegated Regulation 05.01.18 European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority CP-17-006  EIOPA’s second set of Advice to the European Commission on specific items in the Solvency II Delegated Regulation  Steven Graham

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  • 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 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?

  • 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

    There have been a number of events across the financial markets where particular services have fallen below customer expectations.  These have included inability to receive or make payments or or the inability to check your own status or access services.  In an increasingly interconnected world the causes of this are often complex and hard to spot in advance, but can be a major impact to the reputations of firms.

  • CIGI Webinar - Are you Vulnerable ?

    Webinar
    27 April 2020

    Spaces available

    With ever increasing focus from the FCA on pricing practices and the relationship between insurers and their customers, it is critical to ensure appropriate controls are in place. This presentation summarises the latest developments in the market and showcases practical approaches to mitigate the risk of poor customer outcomes in pricing, with a particular focus on protecting vulnerable customers.’

  • Spaces available

    This webinar provides an update on renewal pricing outcomes for Property and Casualty markets at the latest 1/1 reinsurance renewals with the focus being 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.

  • 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. 

  • Spaces available

    Model validation should not be a tick box exercise. It has all the right ingredients to be a value adding exercise that can help senior management understand what really drives the business from a risk and capital perspective. Model validation can be a stressful, bloated process - and may not be as value adding as it could be. 

  • Spaces available

    The FCA’s interim report into general insurance pricing practices has brought into focus a number of market wide issues including:

    Price walking • Poor governance • Higher prices for potentially vulnerable customers • Higher prices for less aware customers

  • 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

    The IFRS 17 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. 

  • 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

    Due to COVID-19 this event has been postponed until later in the year. A new date will be announced soon.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding.

  • 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.