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.
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.
Find a full list of ICAT and other actuarial resources on the Pandemics Hub.
All details of ICAT workstreams and their activity can be found on the ICAT workstream webpages.
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Drawing from his most recent book “The New Long Life” and his longevity research Andrew J Scott will outline how longer lives and new technologies will fundamentally reshape how we structure our lives and transform the economy. As well as looking at the agenda this will set governments and corporates he will focus on the implications for you and how you prepare your future career.
The IFoA’s Actuarial Review Team has published its first thematic review, which looked at the actuarial advice given by scheme actuaries to UK pension scheme trustees on setting transfer values and commutation rates.
IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual India Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Member Mahidhara Davangere and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.
What are the options for the world economy looking ahead?
In this Thought Leadership Lecture, Economist, Vicky Pryce, will be discussing world economic trends, including the differences in geographical performance and how output is recovering and where.
Trust and Leadership for Actuaries
Led by Dr. Jim Baxter, University of Leeds, this webinar introduces some key ideas in the ethics of trust, with a particular focus on those in, or on the path to, leadership roles. Dr Baxter is joined by a panel of experienced leaders who will give their personal perspectives on how they understand the value of trust and how they seek to promote and inspire trust, drawing on their experiences of leadership. The panel includes:
In this webinar, we have two presentations showing the latest research on the implications for life and health insurers of two key issues: genomics and pandemic risk.
Dr Peter Joshi and Paul Timmers will share their research on how well-established underwriting processes can allow for genomics in predicting expected mortality and morbidity. They will then discuss the potential for stratified screening and personalised medicine to improve health and reduce claim costs.
As the world’s attention begins to turn to COP26 later this year in Glasgow, Sarah Gordon (Chief Executive, Impact Investing Institute) will share her vision for how the financial services industry can deliver for people and the planet, as well as how to encourage more investment with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.
IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual SSA Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Members Mukami Njeru, Prosper Matiashe and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.
IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual MENAP Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.