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Online materials from November’s CPD Co-ordinators’ briefing are now available for all IFoA members to access on our website.
Key presentations from the event suitable for claiming CPD include:
- Lifelong Learning: changing direction
- Inputs v Outcomes based CPD
- Diversity and Inclusion panel discussion
- Climate-related Risk Alert - for all actuaries
Each online video includes accompanying resources and allows you to directly claim CPD.
To recognise your success your names were published in The Times newspaper on Friday 11 January.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) congratulates everyone listed below on their new status as Fellows, Associates and Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuaries. This notice publicly recognises the many hours of hard work that it takes to reach this significant academic and professional achievement. Well done; we look forward to hearing more from you during your career and as you help to shape the future of the actuarial profession.
In a lightly publicised move, all UK regulators (PRA, FCA, TPR, FRC) are listed by DEFRA in their list of organisations reporting on climate change. This is a significant increase from the previous reporting round when only the PRA reported.
The Research Sub-committee of the Life Board at the IFoA is looking to commission three to four new working parties in 2019 and we are keen to hear your thoughts on potential topics for research. We will be meeting in January to discuss the research agenda for 2019/2020.
The Institute of Actuaries of Australia’s Climate Change Working Group has recently published a paper on climate transition risk for General Insurers. The paper was presented at the Australian Actuaries Institute’s General Insurance Seminar in November.
Under the bottom-up architecture of the Paris Agreement, countries pledge Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Many feel that the current NDCs individually align, at best, with divergent concepts of equity and are collectively inconsistent with the Paris Agreement.
A recent paper, published in Nature magazine sets out to show that the global 2030-emissions of NDCs match the sum of each country adopting the least-stringent of five effort-sharing allocations of a well-below 2 °C-scenario.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) are hosting a workshop-style event on the afternoon of 30 January to inform a forthcoming report: Living Longer – a view from the professions
The event will examine how older populations are characterised and how this shapes public perception; how the professions can change these perceptions; what the professions can do to help the transition to an economy whose population is ageing; and what it means for the professions, their qualifications and their clients.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Engagement and Learning Directorate are seeking to hear from applicants who would like to be considered for senior positions in Actuarial Statistics and Health and Care.
Examination bookings open on January 14 2019 but owing to resource constraints there will be restrictions on available examination places at centres.
Whilst we will make every effort to find alternative places we cannot guarantee that all students, especially for the CS1 and CM1 examinations, will be accommodated.
As ever, the earlier you book the better your chances of avoiding difficulty.
Our Members Survey will close on Friday 21 December.
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Added: Wed, 16/01/2019 - 17:00The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority's (EIOPA) recent sustainability proposals could have far-reaching implications for insurers, Willis Towers Watson (WLTW) has warned.
Added: Wed, 16/01/2019 - 13:45Rising geopolitical tension is the most urgent risk facing the world this year, a survey of nearly 1,000 business leaders, politicians and academics has found.
Added: Tue, 15/01/2019 - 12:40UK motorists are paying 6% less for car insurance today than they were this time last year, data from Confused.com and Willis Towers Watson (WLTW) reveals.
Added: Mon, 14/01/2019 - 17:10The last three months of 2018 saw total business volumes in the UK's financial services sector fall for the first time since September 2013, a survey has found.
Added: Fri, 11/01/2019 - 11:50Less than a third of wealth managers in the UK agree their clients are growing more concerned by data breaches and cyber crime, a new survey has found.
Added: Wed, 09/01/2019 - 17:10There was $160bn (£125bn) worth of economic damage caused by natural disasters across the world last year, just half of which was covered by insurance.
Added: Wed, 09/01/2019 - 13:05Blockchain and cryptocurrency developers received record levels of investment in the UK last year, with the country's FinTech sector continuing to be among the most attractive in the world.
Added: Tue, 08/01/2019 - 15:45Institutional investors are increasing their asset allocations to private markets amid rising concerns about a downturn in the economic cycle, a global survey has found.
Added: Tue, 08/01/2019 - 13:00As many as 15 of the UK's 100 largest listed companies are set to offload their defined benefit (DB) pension schemes to insurers in the next three years, new research suggests.
Added: Mon, 07/01/2019 - 16:00A sharp decline in the US stock market during the final quarter of 2018 dashed hopes that the nation's largest corporate pension plans would enjoy consecutive years of improved funding.