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In this blog, Chloe Hung, Amazon best-selling author, gives advice and guidance on 5 steps in creating your own effective study plan.
Do you know that your actuarial exam success is largely determined by how effective your study plan is? How many of you actually spend time crafting an exam study plan that will help you boost your efficiency and productivity?
Following a substantive review and public consultation the IFoA has published changes to the Actuaries’ Code.
The changes to the Code reflect the ongoing growth and diversification of our membership and aim to make the Code clearer, more concise and ensure that it remains relevant to all members.
The revised Code will come into force on 18 May 2019. Until then, the existing Code will continue to apply.
In this blog, Shubhanjali Gupta, fellow actuary, talks about her journey into the profession and some of the challenges she’s faced.
I am an Actuary.
Unabashedly and unapologetically in love with numbers.
I am an Actuary, and I am proud!
But who is an Actuary? What do they do? Is it all Maths? Do you study all the time?
These are a handful of the questions I get when I tell someone I am an Actuary.
In this blog, Chloe Hung, Amazon best-selling author describes some of the challenges students face when prepping for exams and gives tips on how to overcome them.
After a rigorous selection process, we’re delighted to announce that the IFoA’s Actuarial Research Centre (ARC) has awarded a grant to support a significant behavioural finance research programme; specifically focusing on decision-making by institutional investors.
The practical application of data science is quickly moving from the frontiers of the profession to the mainstream. Today we are delighted to announce a partnership that will further develop the skills and expertise necessary for the profession to grasp the opportunities that the field of data science represents.
Booking is now open for our latest series of Professional Skills webinars.
The webinars will take place on 7 June, providing an excellent opportunity to fulfil your Professional Skills training requirement before the end of the CPD year on 30 June.
Each webinar will feature unique content focusing on aspects of the revised Actuaries’ Code under this year’s theme of ‘Actuarial Interaction and Challenge’ and will include a video case study and interactive panel discussions.
Antibiotic Resistance ('ABR') has featured heavily in the news, and has been a particular concern of the nation's Chief Medical Officer. ABR has the potential to wipe out the future mortality/longevity improvements we might otherwise reasonably expect from general medical/lifestyle advances. In January 2017 the IFoA set up a working party under the Health and Care Board to model the likely impact of ABR. The working party presented as a SIAS meeting on 8 May and will a
This sessional research meeting will feature two complementary presentations by the Antibiotic Resistance Working Party and the Wearable Technology and Internet of Things Working Party.
The Health and Care Board are considering a new research project on Income Protection, to enable a better understanding of the UK Income Protection market, and the current (and possible) future issues presented by the reduction in state benefits for some customers who have private IP provisions. A research scope is currently bring put together and the board will be approaching the IFoA research and Thought Leadership Board to bid for funding for the project.
Other actuary news
Added: Mon, 21/05/2018 - 15:48The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) has backed a shareholder resolution calling on oil and gas company Shell to set greenhouse gas intensity targets aligned with the Paris Agreement.
Added: Mon, 21/05/2018 - 14:08Upgrading technology is the number one priority for insurance companies around the world, followed by underwriting discipline, regulation and cyber security.
Added: Fri, 18/05/2018 - 17:21The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has today published changes to its code of conduct for members following a substantive review and public consultation.
Added: Fri, 18/05/2018 - 12:23The amount of money that UK pensioners will need to save for a comfortable retirement has grown by three-quarters in real terms since 2002, a new study has found.
Added: Thu, 17/05/2018 - 11:29There are just a few jurisdictions in the EU where fines imposed under incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can be covered by insurance, with Finland and Norway the only definite exceptions.
Added: Thu, 17/05/2018 - 11:20A new generational contract is required to tackle the biggest challenges facing the UK, with sweeping reforms needed to the housing market and how the NHS is funded.
Added: Wed, 16/05/2018 - 15:52Insurers are increasingly unable to find the right staff, with just one-quarter of workers in the sector prepared to use artificial intelligence (AI) systems.
Added: Wed, 16/05/2018 - 15:35Nearly one-third of UK insurance brokers admit to having a poor understanding of cyber risks, despite the majority recognising the issue as one of the most important facing the industry.
Added: Wed, 09/05/2018 - 12:40The overwhelming majority of UK insurers believe the incoming reporting standard IFRS 17 will be more costly than the Solvency II directive, new research has found.
Added: Tue, 08/05/2018 - 11:00Retirement saving is only the seventh most important financial concern for employees in the UK, with leisure and general household costs among the top priorities.