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IFoA COVID-19 Action Taskforce

COVID-19 is a threat to our way of life and to the financial services industry. The IFoA has a significant role to play in the current crisis.

Appropriate and speedy modelling is essential for governments to make the correct policy decisions that affect all of our lives. More narrowly, we need to plan for the potential impact on insurance companies, pension funds, banks, investment managers and other financial services organisations.

We have to step up and respond to these challenges.

ICAT

In order to ensure the IFoA can do this speedily and effectively, a small team has been established. This is the COVID-19 Action Taskforce – ICAT.

ICAT is responsible for leading and coordinating the IFoA’s response to the coronavirus crisis. It comprises

  • Colin Dutkiewicz (Chair of the Life Board)
  • Louise Pryor (Incoming President Elect)
  • Jo Davis (Head of Communities)
  • Julie Pallister

Plus over 550 volunteers.

From time to time, ICAT will seek additional volunteer support to complement the existing skillsets. If you are keen to get involved, and would like to be notified when ICAT are seeking additional support, please contact the Engagement team

Resources

Find a full list of ICAT and other actuarial resources on the Pandemics Hub.

ICAT workstreams

All details of ICAT workstreams and their activity can be found on the ICAT workstream webpages.

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Events calendar

  • 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.

  • Spaces available

    The importance of biodiversity for finance, business and policy is being increasingly recognised. While many studies highlight the overall economic impact that biodiversity loss could have, it is much more difficult to quantify and understand the particular impact that is may have on individual businesses or communities. The management and measurement of these risks is a field where actuaries are well placed to contribute.

  • Spaces available

    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

  • GIRO 2021 Webinar Series

    Online
    8 November 2021 - 19 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas and new research across the general insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar with an expert panel providing their views on the ongoing IFoA consultation for proposals regarding changes to the regulatory framework on climate change and sustainability.

    The regulatory consultation sets out, for feedback some proposed approaches that the IFoA are considering in relation to charter commitments under the UK’s Green Finance Education Charter (GFEC) and the regulatory framework, including the Actuaries’ Code.

  • Life 2021 Webinar Series

    Online
    22 November 2021 - 26 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas, and new research across the Life insurance sector.

  • 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.