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In this blog post Alan Newton, of the IFoA’s COVID-19 Action Taskforce (ICAT) Social Security group, looks at the characteristics of various forms of government income support during the pandemic and discusses the challenges of assessing their value to society.
Hi, I am Simon Gilliat and am Chair of the Pensions Research Sub-committee.
We want to hear your views on the IFoA’s formal training for actuaries in Risk Management – exam subject SP9 (Enterprise Risk Management). This exam also provides the qualification path for IFoA members for the global CERA (Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary) certificate.
With approximately US$33 trillion in assets under management (AUM), insurers rank alongside pension funds as the world’s largest long-term investors. Historically, insurers invest less than 2.5% of their portfolio in infrastructure, even though infrastructure offers an attractive long term investment opportunity. Additionally, as underwriters, insurers are well-positioned to understand physical climate risks and the advantages of investing in infrastructure that is low carbon and resilient to climate change.
The producers of the Our Planet documentary series have released a new film, Our Planet: Too Big to Fail, which focuses on the role that the finance sector can play in transitioning to a sustainable economy. Expect stunning visuals and silky narration by Sir David Attenborough, alongside insightful interviews with leaders in the sector.
Denis Walsh, Senior Investment Consultant and Insurance Client Segment Leader with Mercer Australia, with input from within the COVID-19 workstream, provides initial observations considering the topic of pro-cyclicality and its prevalence across the financial industry arising from the use of quantitative models.
Has Solvency II remained resilient in light of this pandemic? Have your say.
This survey gives you the chance to express your views on the impact of the pandemic on Solvency II from a practical perspective.
IFoA has been been recognised by the membership sector’s leading awards programme, the MemCom membership excellence awards, which celebrate outstanding achievement among professional bodies, associations, charities and the wider not-for-profit sector.
In the first of a series of six blogs, Gordon Woo, catastrophist at RMS, Will Davies, chief actuary at Insurem, Matt Attard, senior analyst at Marsh analytic solutions and Sophie Weisenberger, senior consultant at RPC Tyche, consider outcome bias and its impact on actuarial analysis in the context of COVID-19. They are part of G19, one of the workstreams of the IFoA’s Covid-19 Action Taskforce
The Health and Care Board and Sustainability Board are jointly launching a new short-term (six months) working party to produce a short paper to identify climate change issues and their implications relevant to H&C actuaries and recommend topics that where further in-depth research should be carried out.
This is a short term working party and the timing of meetings will be established at a first meeting. Meetings will be by conference call to allow us to widen this opportunity to all members. There will be no requirement for volunteers to meet in one place.