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Notice is hereby provided that the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' Annual General Meeting 2017 will be held on 28 June 2017 at 16.30 at Staple Inn Hall.
All CT, CA1, ST and SA exams now have 15 minutes reading time at the start, but there are some rules about what you can and can’t use this time for.
Reading time aims to give you a chance to read the exam paper in full, to plan the order in which you will approach the questions, and to consider how to structure your answers.
The rules are given below, and took effect from the September 2016 session. These apply to all subjects.
During your exam there are certain things that you can do to help the markers, so that they can mark your script accurately.
I became a Fellow of the IFoA in 2011. Before that, I spent 10 years studying for the IFoA and CAA actuarial exams, and gaining industry experience.
We regret to announce the death of our Past President, Jeremy Goford.
Jeremy was President of the Institute of Actuaries from 2002 to 2004. He died on 25 February 2017, aged 71.
Our sympathy and condolences go out to Jeremy's family and friends.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), through its Actuarial Research Centre, is inviting research teams and organisations to submit proposals for a research project on behavioural finance.
On Tuesday 7 February 2017, the General Insurance (GI) Board hosted an open forum at Staple Inn Hall to enable members to address and represent the GI perspective on the review of the Ogden discount rate. The occasion attracted 104 delegates who joined a hearty discussion around the possible impact of a rate change on reserving, capital modelling, underwriting and other areas.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has awarded the Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) accreditation to Steve Dixon Associates llp (SDA llp) after its successful application for inclusion in the flagship scheme
Over the past few years, as the demand for actuarial exams has increased, we have worked hard to improve the choice and capacity of exam places globally
When booking exam centres we take into account the demand for exam places, together with the resources available, with the aim of offering as many places as possible to meet that demand. We have also set up new permanent exam centres in locations where these were previously not available; this is ongoing.
Other actuary news
Added: Wed, 29/03/2017 - 18:31The average millennial is able to save just £103 a month, and at this rate, will have to work until they are 77 before they have enough money to retire, according to a study by giffgaff money.
Added: Wed, 29/03/2017 - 16:15It has been found that 21% of people aged 50 and over believe they have experienced age discrimination when trying to take out insurance, according to research by SunLife.
Added: Wed, 29/03/2017 - 15:56As the UK officially notifies the EU of its departure from the bloc, 84% of financial advisors believe the implications of Brexit pose a threat to five-year investment returns, according to research by Prudential.
Added: Tue, 28/03/2017 - 18:35Life expectancy will reduce by four months for a 65 year-old man, and six months for a woman of the same age, as a result of a new mortality projection model released yesterday, according to Willis Towers Watson (WLTW).
Added: Tue, 28/03/2017 - 14:53Insured losses from disasters worldwide increased by 42% from $38bn (£30bn) in 2015 to $54bn in 2016 the highest on record since 2012 according to Swiss Re's latest sigma study.
Added: Tue, 28/03/2017 - 13:58Despite being introduced nearly a year ago, only 17% of UK adults have started or increased the amount they save using a personal savings account (PSA), according to research by the Nottingham Building Society.
Added: Mon, 27/03/2017 - 17:53Cities must overhaul their approach to risk management in order to make their infrastructure more resilient to catastrophic events, according to a report by Lloyd's.
Added: Mon, 27/03/2017 - 14:44Businesses across the UK are seeing their productivity stifled as a result of unreliable broadband connections, according to the findings of a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) released today.
Added: Mon, 27/03/2017 - 13:08Optimism in the UK's financial services sector fell for a fourth consecutive quarter in the last three months of 2016 the longest period of declining sentiment since the financial crisis of 2008.
Added: Fri, 24/03/2017 - 17:07There is a 27% increase in the number of opportunistic burglaries in the following months after the clocks go forward in the UK, according to research by Co-op insurance.