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The Lifelong Learning (Life Practice) Sub-committee is seeking to recruit up to four members to join them, who should be a Fellow or Associate member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is very happy to announce that its prestigious Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) accreditation has been awarded to AIA Company Limited (Thailand Actuarial Department), known as AIA Thailand, on 9 May 2019 at the IFoA Asia Conference in Chengdu, China. This is the first time the award has been made to an organisation in Thailand. Find out more about the QAS
In this blog, Andrew Rear, Chair of the Mortality Assumptions in Pensions Working Party, explains what prompted the IFoA Risk Alert on Disclosure of Information relating to models
The Population Health Management Working Party was formed in September 2018. We have circa 20 members including actuaries, academics and health professionals, including international representation, from a wide range of organisations, including insurers, consultancies and the UK’s National Health Service.
The Resource and Environment (R&E) practice area is increasingly important to the IFoA, highlighting relevant issues for traditional actuarial work and giving opportunities for members of the profession to get involved in new areas. Issues around climate change, sustainability and resource constraints will be featured in their webpages. A new landing page has been created which brings together articles written by IFoA Members on these topics.
The Joint Forum on Actuarial Regulation (JFAR) has published its Risk Perspective: 2018 Update.
In the JFAR risk perspective, climate related risks were again highlighted as being of key important to actuaries. JFAR reiterated the nature of the risks that actuaries should now be considering in their work, highlighted some of the recent developments and provided links to a number of useful reference documents.
In this blog, Paul Tynan, a Trainee Consultant at Barnett Waddingham, weighs up two popular routes into an actuarial career: consultancy firm or insurance company.
Students at the IFoA may submit an appeal against an exam result decision. If you are thinking about making an appeal, please be aware of what grounds you can base your appeal on.
When you submit a Stage 1 appeal, the IFoA will make an initial assessment of your application to ensure it meets the appeal threshold for further investigation. You may submit appeals for the following reasons:
1. Irregular procedure or improper conduct of an assessment
One of the key performance indicators in the IFoA annual corporate plan measures volunteer satisfaction. This is measured by the annual volunteer satisfaction survey undertaken in February 2019, and we are delighted to report that this year, the 2018/2019 Volunteer Satisfaction Survey has succeeded in achieving a result of 82% ‘satisfied / ver