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After passing her last written exam Canadian based IFoA Fellow Tanwi Kulkarni started missing the feeling of being in touch with her books and learning resources.
In this blog, Tanwi reflects on why she decided to experience the other side of the table and volunteer to take on both Guinea Pig 1 and Marker roles.
Why did I get involved?
Andrea Munley, GI Actuary, with input from within the COVID-19 workstream, demonstrates how real-life examples from the COVID-19 pandemic can be used to bring actuarial concepts to life in a simple way for a wide and diverse range of audiences
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has today launched a consultation on proposals to introduce a revised APS P1 on ‘Duties and Responsibilities of Members undertaking work in relation to pension schemes’. The revised APS has been produced by the Pension Standards Committee, with approval from the Regulation Board.
There is a growing demand for climate related information by a range of participants in the financial markets as creditors and investors seek access to better risk information. Understanding what climate related risks and opportunities are is vital to organisations.
The Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) provides their recommendations in their online hub. These disclosures offer us all opportunities for supporting business transitions and influencing change.
Green hydrogen has recently fuelled optimism for its potential to decarbonise trickier sectors of the economy, such as heavy industry and transport. Critics would, however, be quick to point out that this is not the first time that hydrogen has been promoted as an alternative fuel – the term ‘hydrogen economy’ was coined in 1970 and has delivered both promise and disappointment over the decades since.
The IFoA Covid-19 Action Taskforce (ICAT) Effectiveness of ERM Frameworks Workstream would like to invite you to participate in the following risk management survey aimed at assessing the effectiveness of existing ERM frameworks in addressing the challenges from Covid-19. This survey should take no more than 10-15 minutes of your time.
Your insights can shape the future of reserving teams in the insurance industry.
The Developing Your Reserving Team Working Party are looking for ways to improve things for reserving teams and the insurance companies.
Are you a part of a reserving team? Then they’d like to hear about the following:
The new IFoA CPD Scheme comes into effect today. The new approach to continuing professional development has been tailor-made for IFoA members and has been hailed as an important step in modernising the profession.
Neil Buckley, Chair of the IFoA Regulation Board, said: “This is an exciting moment for the IFoA. We want members to feel inspired to learn in the way that is right for them and their individual career paths.
“After such a positive response to the consultation we look forward to hearing from members how the Scheme works for them.”
Richard Marshall, Director in Willis Towers Watson’s UK Insurance Consulting and Technology practice [and member of the IFoA’s Health and Care Research Subcommittee], provides an overview of pandemic models and some of the challenges of replicating the complex dynamics of infectious disease transmission.