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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 examining teams.
The first London Climate Action Week is being held on 1-8 July 2019. Louise Pryor, outgoing* Chair of IFoA’s Resource and Environment (RE) Board, discusses the unique opportunity for London to play a leading role in addressing climate change.
The Pensions Consultations Sub-committee is seeking to appoint a member with expertise in defined contribution (DC) pensions to join this group. The role would suit a pensions actuary, ideally with technical expertise in DC pensions, and an interest in broader social and regulatory policy.
This consultation sub-committee works closely with the Policy team to advise policymakers on regulatory and legislative decisions, many of which will have a significant and lasting effect on the public and the industries that actuaries work in.
In this blog, Neil Buckley, the IFoA’s newly appointed Chair of Regulation Board, talks about his vision as he starts his term
At the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) Annual General Meeting on 26 June 2019, the new President John Taylor launched our new certificate in Data Science.
Available in 2020, the standalone online Certificate in Data Science will be available to members at all stages of their careers, wherever they are located across the globe.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) Actuarial Research Centre’s (ARC) has today published an initial report on ‘Economic Thinking and Actuarial Practice’.
The report provides a picture of the current opinions of a range of actuaries and economic experts on the subject of economic thought, how the traditional concept of economic thought is changing and the likely impact this change could make on approaches towards long-term investment and risk.
We recently ran a very successful series comprising 15 webinars. There are directly relevant to actuaries working in Health and Care, Life and Pensions areas. However, some of the webinars such as Access to insurance are relevant to all practice areas.
Those who registered as delegates for the live webinars can now watch the films on the IFoA website. You can also purchase individual videos if you did not register to attend the lie webinar.
In this blog, Andrew Mason, Trainee Consultant at Barnett Waddingham, talks about the challenges in moving from a student to professional life, with some helpful tips to manage.
Changes to the Regulations approved by Council are now being shared with members.
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Added: Tue, 25/06/2019 - 16:06The European Commission has published a new guide to help around 6,000 insurance firms, banks and listed companies report how their activities impact the climate.
Added: Mon, 24/06/2019 - 16:50Around one in three women don't save into a pension, compared with less than a fifth of men, a survey of 1,070 UK adults by investment firm Willis Owen has uncovered.
Added: Mon, 24/06/2019 - 12:45The majority of North American life insurers deploying predictive analytics have experienced productivity gains as a result, research from Willis Towers Watson (WLTW) has uncovered.
Added: Fri, 21/06/2019 - 15:50UK shoppers are being offered vastly different insurance prices and policies depending on which comparison websites they use, new research has uncovered.
Added: Thu, 20/06/2019 - 17:04Membership of occupational pension schemes in the UK has increased by almost five million in just one year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed.
Added: Thu, 20/06/2019 - 11:31The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has published a new guide to help UK pension funds comply with environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements coming into force later this year.
Added: Wed, 19/06/2019 - 16:00There were more insurance claims to cover the non-payment of debts in the first three months of this year than in any other quarter over the last decade, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has revealed.
Added: Tue, 18/06/2019 - 15:30The UK's National Employment Saving Trust (Nest) pension scheme has pledged to end all its investments in the tobacco industry within two years.
Added: Mon, 17/06/2019 - 15:00A group of investors with nearly $10trn (£8.9trn) of assets has today launched a campaign demanding hundreds of companies disclose their exposure to climate change.
Added: Fri, 14/06/2019 - 17:00Artificial intelligence (AI) and automation are expected to replace one in five jobs within the next five years, a global survey of over 3,600 IT leaders by KPMG and Harvey Nash has found.