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The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has appointed Dr Iain Clacher (Leeds University Business School) to carry out a survey of current practice in the use of economic theory, both explicitly and implicitly, by firms which employ actuaries in the UK. A report summarising the findings will be published by the IFoA, under the sponsorship of the Research and Thought Leadership Committee, and disseminated online and at relevant events.
Over the past few years, as the demand for actuarial exams has increased, we have worked hard to improve the choice and capacity of our exam centres
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 also set up new exam centres in locations where they were previously not available.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) experienced the annual changing of the guard as Marjorie Ngwenya took over the role of President from Colin Wilson at the AGM on 28 June.
Marjorie is based in South Africa and becomes the first President to live and work outside the UK.
Fellows and Associates were recently asked by Council to vote on the election of new Honorary Fellows of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).
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The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has awarded the Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) accreditation to Cartwright Group Limited (actuarial services) after its successful application for inclusion in the flagship scheme.
Five eminent individuals are being put forward for election as Honorary Fellows of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).
If you have not already done so, please remember to cast your vote.
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Added: Wed, 19/07/2017 - 17:48The UK state pension age is set to rise to 68 between 2037 and 2039 seven years earlier than originally proposed, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced today.
Added: Wed, 19/07/2017 - 17:36The UK has dropped from 17th to 18th place in an annual list of the best countries to retire in, with Norway claiming the top position for a second year in a row.
Added: Tue, 18/07/2017 - 17:26UK adults aged 18-24 save 10% of their annual pre-tax income on average more than any other generation, according to new research by Aldermore Bank.
Added: Tue, 18/07/2017 - 12:30Consumer price inflation in the UK fell unexpectedly from 2.9% in May to 2.6% in June, according to figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Added: Mon, 17/07/2017 - 16:26UK firms will have to spend an average of £1.1m to recover from a data security breach this year, according to a new report by NTT Security.
Added: Fri, 14/07/2017 - 16:00Savers that received financial advice in the 2001- 2007 period were on average £40,000 better off than their unadvised equivalent peers by 2012-14.
Added: Fri, 14/07/2017 - 11:01Approximately 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions since 1988 can be traced to just 100 fossil fuel providers, according to new research by climate change research provider CDP.
Added: Thu, 13/07/2017 - 14:04More than half of financial services directors in the UK have implemented blockchain, experiencing faster transactions and increased transparency.
Added: Thu, 13/07/2017 - 13:40The Supreme Court yesterday ruled in favour of a gay man's case to secure his husband the same pension benefits a wife would receive.
Added: Wed, 12/07/2017 - 16:53Just 40% of global executives believe their organisation will be subject to imminent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).