General introductions to pandemics
- View the Longevity Bulletin 6: The Pandemic edition (2015):
- An actuarial perspective on pandemics. Gordon Woo, pages 3-5.
- An epidemiological perspective on pandemics. Alison Martin, pages 7-11.
- A policy perspective on pandemics. Chloe Sellwood, pages 13-18.
- A medical technologist perspective on pandemics. Christoph Thuemmler. pages 20-21.
- IFoA news release on issue of Longevity Bulletin: Actuarial modelling of big data could play a major role in tackling the next pandemic, 5 August 2015. Other articles from this Longevity Bulletin are shown under the themes of modelling and mitigation, and assessments of past pandemics.
- Predicting pandemics. Charles Orton-Jones. Delta: Actuaries Supporting Change (2016) pages 26-28. View article
- Mitigating the risks of pandemics. Petra Wildemann (2018). The Actuary, March, pages 28-29.
Modelling and mitigating pandemic risks
- The influenza agenda. Matthew Edwards and Richard Marshall. The Actuary (2016), December, pages 30-32.
- Prevention is better than cure. Joseph Lu. The Actuary (2016), January/February, pages 25-27.
- Pandemic perspective. Anne Lise Bagur. The Actuary (2013), November, pages 22-24.
Presentations to IFoA conferences
- Identifying, quantifying and mitigating the risk of epidemics. Petra Wildemann. IFoA Life Conference 2017.
- Terror and pandemic modelling for life insurance. Colin Dutkiewicz. IFoA Protection, Health and Care Conference 2017
- Mitigating the risk of epidemics. Petra Wildermann. IFoA General Insurance ‘GIRO’ Conference 2017.
- Pandemic influenza: a timely example of what a mortality stress scenario might look like. Brett McWilliam; Kevin O'Regan. Life Convention 2006. View presentation
- Will my re-insurer be there when I need them most? Chris Barker and Jules Constantinou.
Life conference 2009.
Assessing past pandemics
From Longevity Bulletin: The Pandemic edition. Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. 2015:
- Case study: 1918 Spanish flu, page 6.
- Case study: HIV/AIDS. page 12.
- Case study: Ebola. page 19.
Presentations to IFoA conferences
- Reimagining the 1918 pandemic. Ashley Campbell. Highlights of the IFoA Life Conference 2018.
- Extreme scenarios for pandemic risk. Gordon Woo. IFoA International Mortality and Longevity Symposium 2016.
- Age-dependence of the 1918 pandemic Gordon Woo. Institute and Faculty of Actuaries sessional meeting paper in September 2018.
Filter or search events
This year's GIRO has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the general insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's GI Online Learning Resource area.
This year's Life Conference has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the life insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's website.
This webinar will provide an update on the emerging thinking around future regulation of DB schemes:
The webinar will discuss the challenges and opportunities schemes face in evaluating end game options, choosing a target state and understanding the impact this strategic decision could have on member outcomes long after the “end state” is reached. Adolfo, Kevin and Rhian bring over 60 years of experience in the industry and a variety of perspectives as scheme actuary, covenant adviser, trustee, de-risking adviser and insurer.
Retail banking is going through a period of substantial change as it moves into the digital age. Banks have large amounts of data about their customers and about their risks. Open data application programming interface (APIs) and data science are enabling banks to use their data to offer innovative and sometimes personalised services. Data science is also adding value in risk areas such as fraud detection and cyber security. At the same time, the move to online banking is making it easier for firms including fintechs to enter banking without having to establish branch networks.
Cash-flow driven investing is a game-changer for DB pension funds navigating their end-game. Suitable for sponsors who want to reduce risks on their balance sheets. And for trustees, it shifts the focus to providing greater certainty of returns, managing funding level volatility and ensuring they have enough income to pay cash-flow requirements.
Patrick Kennedy, Partner at Gateley Legal and Founding Director of Entrust (a leading professional pensions trustee company), will be delivering an update on the latest legal developments during the course of 2020. With both a pensions legal perspective and over 25 years of trustee service, Patrick will seek to highlight how the letter of the law has continued to evolve against the backdrop of a difficult and challenging year
The talk will provide an understanding of the priorities and relationships between deficit reduction contributions, in the context of wider scheme funding, and different types of value outflow from the employer based on the working party’s recently published report.
Covid-19 has required an urgent and cross-practice initiative to facilitate the extensive impact this pandemic has across all industries. IFoA members have been keen to contribute in a different way, so we developed the IFoA Covid-19 Action Taskforce [ICAT] to coordinate our effort, with a more efficient governance.
We have over 500 volunteers and countless topics which we have amalgamated into 93 workstreams.