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“Gender diversity is not just about increasing the number of women in the profession, it is about what we will lose if we don’t."
These are the words of our Past President Nick Salter who made diversity his Presidential Theme in 2015. With this in mind, the IFoA jumped at the chance to support a mentoring programme specifically designed to help build a pipeline of senior female talent.
It will not have escaped the attention of our members working in insurance in the UK or Europe that Brexit has an insurance dimension. In particular, the future path of insurance regulation in the UK, and how it evolves from ‘mainstream Solvency II’ will be of no little interest. While so much of the UK’s interaction with the EU post-Brexit is still shrouded in uncertainty, the UK House of Commons Treasury Committee took the lead last year in attempting to shine a light on how Brexit could affect insurance regulation in the UK, and specifically Solvency II.
Throughout 2017, the IFoA has released three bulletins looking at equality between generations across three public policy debates: climate change, retirement, and health and care. Alongside IFoA members, these bulletins feature articles from politicians, charities, think tanks and other influential individuals and bodies.
Sir Win Bischoff, FRC Chairman delivers his lecture at GIRO on "The Importance of Professionalism in Today's Financial Sector".
Tesco Bank CEO Benny Higgins chairs a panel discussion on "The Future of the Professions".
In this blog, we talk to Claire Jones, the Chair of the IFoA’s ESG Investment Working Party, to find out more about ESG factors and why they are important to the actuarial profession.
Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues are increasingly acknowledged as important, mainstream investment considerations. Why?
The Institute of Actuaries of India invites expression of interest to present papers at the 19th Global Conference of Actuaries, to be held on 30 and 31 January 2018.
The theme of the conference is Actuaries, Through the Crystal Ball!
The EOI will be peer reviewed according to relevance to the conference, originality of the work, specific results described, and potential impact.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has awarded the Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) accreditation to Exactval Ltd after its successful application for inclusion in the scheme.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has awarded the Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) accreditation to Thomson Dickson Consulting Ltd after its successful application for inclusion in the flagship scheme.
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Added: Wed, 22/11/2017 - 16:18Philip Hammond confirmed GDP growth and business investment for 2017 is likely to be lower than previously expected in his autumn budget today.
Added: Tue, 21/11/2017 - 17:22Pension professionals believe geopolitical risk is the biggest short to medium-term risk facing the global economy, according to the findings of a new survey.
Added: Mon, 20/11/2017 - 17:11Enhancing the next generation's technology skills has the potential to drastically boost social mobility and economic growth, according to a new report by BT and Accenture.
Added: Mon, 20/11/2017 - 12:19New legislation was proposed today to crackdown on companies using the excuse of self-employed status to avoid providing workers with basic rights and benefits.
Added: Thu, 16/11/2017 - 13:43Insurance firms have the most to gain from China's recent decision to ease restrictions on foreign ownership of its financial institutions, according to analysis by S&P Global Ratings.
Added: Wed, 15/11/2017 - 10:30Insurers with over $4trn (£3.05trn) in assets have announced a $20bn divestment from coal, with a growing number refusing to underwrite any new projects.
Added: Tue, 14/11/2017 - 11:23The insurance industry has seen a spike in the number of 'mega deal' mergers and acquisitions (M&A) this year, with the trend expected to continue to 2020.
Added: Mon, 13/11/2017 - 11:16The UK economy could receive a £100bn boost if firms were to more widely adopt tried-and-tested technologies like the cloud, according to report released today by the Confederation of British Industry.
Added: Fri, 10/11/2017 - 12:02Greater pooling of the UK's defined contribution (DC) pension funds could result in greater investment returns and improved retirement outcomes for members.
Added: Thu, 09/11/2017 - 17:21A government-backed review has found that FTSE 100 companies are on track to meet its target of having a third of their board positions held by women by 2020.