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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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  • Life Conference 2019

    The Convention Centre Dublin, Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1
    20-22 November 2019
    Fully booked.

    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.

  • KSS event: Climate change, ESG and what it means for Insurers

    PwC Edinburgh, Atria 1, 144 Morrison St, Edinburgh
    2 December 2019

    Spaces available

    Speaker: Pallavi Konwar

    Pallavi has a background in banking and asset management as well as within government. She started her career at Wall Street in New York, where she worked for Citigroup on mortgage securitisations and collateral analysis. Before joining PwC, she worked within the Infrastructure UK team at HM Treasury. where she was responsible for contributing to the National Infrastructure Plan and reporting on the performance and delivery of nationally significant infrastructure projects.

  • Autumn Lecture 2019, London - Dr Kay Swinburne

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

    Spaces available

    We are delighted to announce that Dr Kay Swinburne will deliver this year’s lecture, "It’s not all about the numbers – regulatory challenges for UK financial services post-Brexit"

  • 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.

  • Your Actuarial Career: Managing Career Breaks

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

    Spaces available

    Maternity or paternity leave, sabbaticals to study or travel, managing care responsibilities or escaping unemployment – Join Chika Aghadiuno and a panel of IFoA guests including Liz Dimmock, Founder & CEO of Women Ahead (International), and Lee Faulkner, Financial Wellbeing Actuary, First Actuarial, to explore the issues around career breaks from the perspective of an employee and an employer.

  • Sessional Meeting - Silent Cyber Assessment Framework

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

    Spaces available

    The (re)insurance industry is faced with a growing risk related to the development of information technology (IT). This growth is creating an increasingly digitally interconnected world with more and more dependence being placed on IT systems to manage processes. Note: Registration is from 17.30 in time for the sessional to begin at 18.00.

  • CPD Member Event in Shanghai, China

    Function Room, F39, S1 Fuson Group, the Bund Finance Centre, No.600 Zhongshang East 2nd Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai Chinese address:BFC外滩国际金融金融中心,S1复星集团,39层报告厅,上海中山东二路600号
    9 December 2019

    Spaces available

    The IFoA’s President-elect Tan Suee Chieh will visit Shanghai. We will host CPD and Awards Presenting event on Monday 9 December 2019. The event is part of Mr Tan’s first presidential trip to China.

  • Professional Skills Training - London (10 December 2019)

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

    Spaces available

    This event will be of interest to students and recently qualified actuaries.

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020.  The content and discussion at this session is particularly tailored to actuarial students and newly qualified actuaries working in any area and the format is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions with your peers.

  • IFoA Joint Member Event with the Sunshine Insurance Group, Beijing China

    Room TBC, Kuntai International Plaza, No.12, Chaowai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing 地址:会议室待定,北京市朝阳区朝外大街乙12号1号楼昆泰国际大厦
    12 December 2019

    Spaces available

    The IFoA’s President-elect Tan Suee Chieh will visit Beijing. We will co-host CPD and Awards Presenting event with the Sunshine Insurance Group on Thursday 12 December 2019. The event is part of Mr Tan’s first presidential trip to China.

  • ARC Sessional Research Event: Drivers of Mortality - Risk Factors and Inequality

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

    Spaces available

    The authors will focus on a large dataset obtained from the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) and related sources. Data are available at the level of Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs) – small geographical areas with, typically, 1000-2000 residents and include death counts, exposures and a significant number of socio-economic variables including the index of multiple deprivation (IMD).

  • 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. 

  • Spaces available

    This presentation covers the detail for how the matching adjustment is calculated. A small simple example spreadsheet is provided and discussed in detail.

    For actuaries wanting to get more involved with the matching adjustment, this is the opportunity to get a detailed description of the mechanics involved. This includes cashflows derisking, PRA tests as well as hypothecation.

    The presentation is provided by James Sharpe who has worked on a number of matching adjustment calculations with several firms.

  • 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.

  • Sessional Meeting - Operational Risk Dependencies

    Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 9 Queen St Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
    20 January 2020

    Spaces available

    The Operational Risk Working Party aims to assist actuaries and others in the modelling and management of operational risk. One of the key challenges in modelling operational risk is the modelling of dependencies between operational risks, and between operational and non-operational risks such as market, credit and insurance risk. Their paper seeks to assist in this regard, and help develop good practice in setting assumptions and modelling operational risk dependencies. 

  • 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.

  • ARC Sessional Research Event

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    3 February 2020

    Spaces available

    This sessional will be delivered by members of the research team working on the ARC “Big Health & Actuarial Data’ research programme, led by Professor Elena Kulinskaya (University of East Anglia).

  • 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. Note: Registration is from 17.30 in time for the sessional to begin at 18.00.

  • 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.

  • 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

    The sixth annual Asia Conference once again offers a prestigious line-up of home and international speakers discussing the insurance and financial industry’s innovation and change in Asia. This year's conference in Kuala Lumpur will be hosted by Tan Suee Chieh, IFoA’s first Asian President. He will also make his Presidential address at this conference and will expand on the important elements of IFoA’s new strategy. 

    Additionally, this landmark conference will showcase how the IFoA is reinventing itself to support its members to succeed and thrive in a digital age, within traditional businesses and beyond, as a global organisation. 

    No tot be missed by international industry players, opinion formers, academic and industry leaders, actuaries and non-actuaries.