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Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) consultation responses.

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 CP 23/19 Solvency II: Income producing real estate loans and internal credit assessments for illiquid, unrated assets 30.12.19 Prudential Regulation Authority  CP 23/19 Solvency II: Income producing real estate loans and internal credit assessments for illiquid, unrated assets Steven Graham
IFoA response to Draft Statement of Intent (SOI) for IAA Activities on Climate-related Risks 28.12.19 International Actuarial Association  Draft Statement of Intent (SOI) for IAA Activities on Climate-related Risks Faye Alessandrello
IFoA response to simpler annual benefit statements 20.12.19 Department for Work and Pensions Simpler annual benefit statements Catherine Burtle
IFoA response to CP22/19 Solvency II: Prudent Person Principle 18.12.19 Prudential Regulation Authority CP22/19 Solvency II: Prudent Person Principle Matthew Levine
IFoA response to MS18/1.2 - General insurance pricing practices Interim Report 15.11.19 Financial Conduct Authority  MS18/1.2 - General insurance pricing practices Interim Report Steven Graham
IFoA response to Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s 14.10.19 Department for Health and Social Care

Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s

Henry Thompson
IFoA response to Health is everyone's business - proposals to reduce ill health-related job loss 06.10.19 Department for Work and Pensions

Health is everyone's business - proposals to reduce ill health-related job loss

Catherine Burtle
IFoA response to GC19/3: Guidance for firms on the fair treatment of vulnerable customers 04.10.19 Financial Conduct Authority  GC19/3: Guidance for firms on the fair treatment of vulnerable customers Steven Graham
IFoA response to Amendments to IFRS 17 25.09.19 International Accounting Standards Board  Amendments to IFRS 17 Steven Graham
IFoA response to the future of trusteeship and governance 24.09.19 The Pensions Regulator  Future of trusteeship and governance Henry Thompson
IFoA response to the draft guidance consultation (in response to CMA recommendation) 09.09.19 The Pensions Regulator

Draft guidance consultation (in response to CMA recommendation)

Henry Thompson
IFoA response to the PSR’s research into cash access, use and acceptance 06.09.19 Payment Systems Regulator

Call for views: The PSR’s research into cash access, use and acceptance

Matthew Levine
IFoA response to HM Treasury consultation on the regulation of pre-paid funeral plans 22.08.19 HM Treasury

Regulation of pre-paid funeral plans: consultation on a policy proposal

Matthew Levine
IFoA response to CP11/19 Solvency II: Maintenance of the transitional measure on technical provisions 21.08.19 Prudential Regulation Authority 

CP11/19Solvency II: Maintenance of the transitional measure on technical provisions

Steven Graham
IFoA response to the Financial Conduct Authority DP19/2: Intergenerational differences 01.08.19 Financial Conduct Authority  DP19/2: Intergenerational differences Catherine Burtle
IFoA response to the Treasury Committee's Decarbonisation of the UK Economy and Green Finance inquiry 26.07.19 Treasury Committee

Decarbonisation of the UK Economy and Green Finance inquiry

Faye Alessandrello
IFoA response to The Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry on DWP spending review inquiry 19.07.19 The Work and Pensions Select Committee

Spending Review inquiry

Michael Williams 
IFoA response to GC19/2: General insurance distribution chain: proposed guidance for insurance product manufacturers and distributors 09.07.19 Financial Conduct Authroity  GC19/2 : General insurance distribution chain: proposed guidance for insurance product manufacturers and distributors Steven Graham

IFoA response to Environment Agency Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy

04.07.19 Environment Agency

Draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England

Catherine Burtle
IFoA response to CP 7/19 Solvency II: Equity release mortgages – Part 2 03.07.19 Prudential Regulation Authority 

Solvency II: Equity release mortgages – Part 2

Steven Graham
IFoA response to underwriting environmental, social and governance risks in non-life insurance business 11.06.19 UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative Underwriting environmental, social and governance risks in non-life insurance business Faye Alessandrello
IFoA response to the Infrastructure Finance review  05.06.19 HM Treasury  Infrastructure Finance Review Matthew Levine
IFoA response to CP4/19 Liquidity risk management for insurers  05.06.19 Prudential Regulation Authority  CP4/19 Liquidity risk management for insurers Steven Graham
IFoA response to 2nd Exposure Draft of ISAP 4 on IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts 30.04.19 International Actuarial Association  2nd Exposure Draft of ISAP 4 on IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts Steven Graham
IFoA response to CP19/8: General Insurance Value Measures reporting 30.04.19 Financial Conduct Authority  CP19/8: General Insurance Value Measures reporting Steven Graham
IFoA response to IAN 100 - Application of IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts 26.04.19 International Actuarial Association  IAN 100 - Application of IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts Steven Graham
IFoA response to the Resilience study scoping consultation 05.04.19 National Infrastructure Commission  Resilience study scoping consultation Matthew Levine

IFoA response to CP19/5 Retirement Outcomes Review: Investment pathways and other proposed changes to our rules and guidance

05.04.19 Financial Conduct Authority  CP19/5 Retirement Outcomes Review: Investment pathways and other proposed changes to our rules and guidance Catherine Burtle
IFoA response to Defined contribution pensions: investments and consolidation 01.04.19 Department for Work and Pensions

Defined contribution pensions: investments and consolidation

 

Matthew Levine

IFoA response to Public Call for Evidence for an Opinion on sustainability within Solvency II

08.03.19 European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority

Public Call for Evidence for an Opinion on sustainability within Solvency II

Faye Alessandrello

IFoA response to CP18/40: Consultation on proposed amendment of COBS 21.3 permitted links rules

28.02.19 Financial Conduct Authority 

CP18/40: Consultation on proposed amendment of COBS 21.3 permitted links rules

Matthew Levine

IFoA response to DP18/10: Patient Capital and Authorised Funds

28.02.19 Financial Conduct Authority 

DP18/10: Patient Capital and Authorised Funds

Matthew Levine

IFoA response to Automated vehicles:preliminary consultation paper

11.02.19 Law Commission  Automated vehicles: preliminary consultation paper Matthew Levine
IFoA response to Consolidation of defined benefit pension schemes 01.02.19 Department of Work and Pensions 

Consolidation of defined benefit pension schemes

Henry Thompson
IFoA response to DP18/9: Fair Pricing in Financial Services 01.02.19 Financial Conduct Authority  Discussion Paper DP18/9, Fair Pricing in Financial Services Steven Graham
IFoA response to Setting the Personal Injury Discount Rate: Call for evidence 01.02.19

Minstry of Justice

Setting the Personal Injury Discount Rate: Call for evidence

Steven Graham
IFoA response to FCA DP18/8: Climate change and green finance 31.01.19 Financial Conduct Authority DP18/8: Climate change and green finance Faye Alessandrello
IFoA response to the Pensions Dashboards: Working together for the consumer 28.01.19 Department for Work and Pensions Pensions Dashboards: Working together for the consumer Catherine Burtle
IFoA response to Corporate Capital Loss Restriction:Consultation on Delivery 25 25.01.19 HM Revenue & Customs  Corporate Capital Loss Restriction:
Consultation on Delivery 25
Steven Graham

IFoA response to delivering Collective Defined Contribution Pension Schemes

16.01.19 Department for Work and Pensions

Delivering collective defined contribution pension schemes

Henry Thompson
IFoA response to Consultation Paper 23/18 15.01.19 Prudential Regulation Authority

Enhancing banks’ and insurers’ approaches to managing the financial risks from climate change

Matthew Levine
IFoA response to draft application paper on recovery planning 07.01.19 IAIS

Draft application paper on recovery planning

Steven Graham

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  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Fully booked.

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

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    The role of actuaries within the health sector varies considerably from one country to another, due to differences in the local evolution of health systems and the funding models for health services. 

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    This paper outlines key frameworks for reserving validation and techniques employed. Many companies lack an embedded reserve validation framework and validation is viewed as piecemeal and unstructured.  The paper outlines a case study demonstrating how successful machine learning techniques will become and then goes on to discuss implications.  The paper explores common validation approaches and their role in enhancing governance and confidence.

  • Spaces available

    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.
     

  • Spaces available

    The IFoA Policy Briefing 'Can we help consumers avoid running out of money in retirement' examined the benefits of blending a lifetime annuity with income drawdown. Panellists, including providers and advisers, will look at the market practicalities of taking the actuarial theory through into the core advice propositions used by IFAs and Fund Managers. They will share a number of practical issues such as investment consequences before and after retirement and the level of annuity that is appropriate and answer questions from the audience.

  • Speech from the Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey

    Lincoln's Inn The Treasury Office, London WC2A 3TL
    1 December 2021

    The IFoA is pleased to be hosting the Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, to deliver a speech on delivering policyholder protection in insurance regulation.

    The speech will be presented to an in-person audience, and simultaneously live-streamed, at 14.00 on Wednesday 1st December.

  • The Many Faces of Bias

    2 December 2021

    Spaces available

    This webinar looks at the many types of biases, both conscious and unconscious and the impacts they can have in the workplace.  Raising our own awareness and understanding of the issues can help us avoid the pitfalls of unconscious bias in particular.  We’ve all heard the phrase ‘office banter’ but are we sure that’s how those on the receiving end perceive it and is it ok to go along with it?

  • Spaces available

    Actuaries need to take action now - but how?  With a focus on climate change, this session will provide informed insight to enable you to improve your knowledge and understanding of the issues involved, demonstrate how it will impact advice to your clients, and highlight prospective opportunities for actuaries within pensions and wider fields.

  • Spaces available

    Pension scams have become more prevalent as a result of the pandemic, and Trustees have increased responsibilities to protect members, which means that actuaries need to be in a position to provide advice in this area. Our specialist panel will include a professional trustee, an IFA and head administrator, two of whom are members of PASA.

  • Spaces available

    The covid-19 pandemic creates a challenge for actuaries analysing experience data that includes mortality shocks.  To address this we present a methodology for modelling portfolio mortality data that offers local flexibility in the time dimension.  The approach permits the identification of seasonal variation, mortality shocks and late-reported deaths.  The methodology also allows actuaries to measure portfolio-specific mortality improvements.  Results are given for a mature annuity portfolio in the UK

  • Spaces available

    In this webinar, the authors of the 2021 Brian Hey prize winning paper present a new deep learning model called the LocalGLMnet. While deep learning models lead to very competitive regression models, often outperforming classical statistical models such as generalized linear models, the disadvantage is that deep learning solutions are difficult to interpret and explain, and variable selection is not easily possible.

  • Spaces available

    The dominant underwriting approach is a mix between rule-based engines and traditional underwriting. Applications are first assessed by automated rule-based engines which typically are capable of processing only simple applications. The remaining applications are reviewed by underwriters or referred to the reinsurers. This research aims to construct predictive machine learning models for complicated applications that cannot be processed by rule-based engines.

  • Spaces available

    With the Pension Schemes Act 2021 requiring a long term strategy from Trustees and sponsors, choosing a pensions endgame strategy has become even more critical. However, it is important that the endgame options available are adequately assessed before choosing one. With an ever-increasing array of creative and innovative options available, this decision may not be straightforward.