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IFoA Working Party to focus on how Covid-19 will impact the work of actuaries
Author: Alex Labram
Machine learning can often feel like a black box. What’s inside, and can you trust it? This article briefly covers six key groups of algorithms, discussing their key variants, strengths and weaknesses, and giving you the context – and confidence – to apply these algorithms in the field.
Next in the series of articles on Data Science. Find all articles and further information on the Data Science MIG page.
The Data Science MIG is seeking more members to write articles, get involved in events, Kaggle competitions and education. Or, if you would just like to learn more please register your interest through the Data Science MIG webpage.
There are five workstreams you can choose from: Collaboration, Education and Lifelong Learning, Membership, Regulation and Ethics and Research.
Louise Pryor, incoming President-elect at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, discusses the use of models and their limitations.
There’s a lot of talk about models at the moment. Because COVID-19 is so new, we don’t have much else to go on – no actual experience, just some projections of what might happen. So it’s worth thinking about how much reliance we should place on models and what their limitations are.
IFoA Professional Standards require Scheme Actuaries to put in place appropriate arrangements to cover any period of absence. Read the blog from Mark Williams, IFoA Pensions Practice Board Chair, on how best to prepare for this eventuality while working in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Britain faces a new model of working due to the lockdown imposed by the Government due to COVID-19.
Visesh Gosrani, Chair of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Cyber Risk Working Party, and Stephanie Eybers, Infrastructure and Managed Services Consultant and Account Manager at Cynance/Transputec explore the risks insurers and employees.
The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus is growing as are the anxiety levels of businesses around the globe.
Mark Williams, IFoA Pensions Practice Board Chair, on the necessity for pension scheme actuaries to plan for periods of absence.
Your GI practice area research & thought leadership committee (“GIRTL”) is exploring three research projects, all with the theme of reaching outside of our immediate professional body. These initiatives ‑ Super Trends, Learning from Other Professions, and Public Data ‑ cover three angles of collaboration and knowledge interchange, that have the aim of enriching the offerings by the members of the practice area. Read on to learn more and keep in touch!
In light of the events of the last few days, Rishi Sunak’s first Budget was always going to be dominated by the Government’s fiscal response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is sweeping the world.
The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered his Budget to Parliament today (Wednesday 11 March). The Policy and Public Affairs team at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries has identified areas of work relevant to the budget announcements and developed this response.