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In this blog, Bethan Goddard, a Trainee Consultant at Barnett Waddingham, takes us through her experience of securing an actuarial internship, with some helpful tips along the way.
Russell works at Nationwide Building Society leading the Market Risk, Pension Risk and the Treasury Product Control teams.
“I have found that actuarial skills and experiences are very transferable, but they are not an end in themselves. Seek out new challenges within your current company and be helpful to others.”
The IFoA is currently seeking experienced volunteers for vacancies in the Health and Care practice area:
The IFoA is currently seeking experienced volunteers for vacancies in the Life practice area:
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Engagement and Learning Directorate are seeking to hear from applicants who would like to be considered for senior positions in Health and Care.
As a first for the IFoA, the 2019 Protection, Health and Care Conference will be joining forces with the Mortality and Longevity Symposium. These two high quality conferences will run back-to-back at the same venue, with:
Online materials from November’s CPD Co-ordinators’ briefing are now available for all IFoA members to access on our website.
Key presentations from the event suitable for claiming CPD include:
- Lifelong Learning: changing direction
- Inputs v Outcomes based CPD
- Diversity and Inclusion panel discussion
- Climate-related Risk Alert - for all actuaries
Each online video includes accompanying resources and allows you to directly claim CPD.
To recognise your success your names were published in The Times newspaper on Friday 11 January.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) congratulates everyone listed below on their new status as Fellows, Associates and Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuaries. This notice publicly recognises the many hours of hard work that it takes to reach this significant academic and professional achievement. Well done; we look forward to hearing more from you during your career and as you help to shape the future of the actuarial profession.
In a lightly publicised move, all UK regulators (PRA, FCA, TPR, FRC) are listed by DEFRA in their list of organisations reporting on climate change. This is a significant increase from the previous reporting round when only the PRA reported.
The Research Sub-committee of the Life Board at the IFoA is looking to commission three to four new working parties in 2019 and we are keen to hear your thoughts on potential topics for research. We will be meeting in January to discuss the research agenda for 2019/2020.
Other actuary news
Added: Fri, 15/02/2019 - 15:56FTSE 100 companies are leaving their workers' pension savings highly exposed to the potential impacts of climate change, research from ShareAction has revealed.
Added: Fri, 15/02/2019 - 15:50The majority of UK pension trustees and sponsors expect to convert Guaranteed Minimum Pensions (GMP) into other benefits when carrying out equalisation, a survey has found.
Added: Wed, 13/02/2019 - 17:10Successful implementations of the incoming accounting standard IFRS 17 have taken a three-step approach, with rushed projects resulting in suboptimal results and increased effort.
Added: Tue, 12/02/2019 - 11:30More than 10 million Brits are now saving into a workplace pension thanks to automatic enrolment, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) confirmed yesterday.
Added: Mon, 11/02/2019 - 14:40Defined contribution (DC) pension scheme assets now account for over half of total assets in the world's seven largest pension markets for the first time ever.
Added: Fri, 08/02/2019 - 16:46Just half of senior executives and managers in the UK believe their organisations have good strategies in place to deal with cyber attacks, new research has revealed.
Added: Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:00Financial institutions are looking to emerging technologies at a greater rate than most vertical market businesses, and are facing an acute shortage of skills as a result.
Added: Wed, 06/02/2019 - 13:00Investment in financial technology start-ups more than doubled last year to hit an all-time high, with firms increasingly turning to algorithms and advanced modelling to inform business decisions.
Added: Tue, 05/02/2019 - 14:30The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published new guidance to help asset managers better communicate how they invest consumers' money.
Added: Mon, 04/02/2019 - 13:00A quarter of UK homes have no insurance covering their possessions, despite the cost falling to the lowest levels recorded by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) since 2012.