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Closing Date: 12 March 2019
The Health and Care Research Sub-committee is looking for volunteers interested in writing and presenting short research papers (approx. 5-10 pages) for thier annual Hot Topics event (4 November 2019), in London. These short research papers are intended to provoke discussion and lead to possible further research and debate.
The committee is open to all current hot topics (which should have a technical actuarial focus), however, there is a particular interest in the following areas:
Submission closing date – 12 March 2019
The Life Insurance Lifelong Learning (Life LLL) Sub-committee are busy preparing their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme for 2019, and has issued a call for speakers to support the events listed below. Speakers are welcomed from regulatory bodies, consulting firms and industry (both large and small companies). We are particularly interested in finding experienced, confident speakers who are willing to make their sessions interactive and also practical.
The Bulk Annuities and Longevity Swaps Member Interest Group (MIG) is seeking to appoint a volunteer Chair and volunteer members of the Managing Committee.
The Pensions Research Subcommittee is an extremely productive group of people. Despite all being volunteers, mostly with demanding day jobs, there are currently 10 active working parties researching an array of topics including the future pensions landscape, the impact of the changes in working patterns, savings in retirement and the taxation of retirement savings.
Several of the working parties have submitted reports, which include responses to consultations on Collective Defined Contribution Schemes (CDC), CDC consultation and the Pensions Dashboard.
The cross practice Consumer Risk Metrics Working Party (Life and Risk Management) has recently published their final report, and now invite you to review the report on their website.
The aim of the working party was to examine the way in which consumers understood risks, and as part of this process, a survey of consumers was undertaken via YouGov. The research report includes the full survey questions and data.
This paper is an addendum to the interim report, “Cashless Society- Benefits Risks and Issues”, published by the Cashless Society Working Party, in December 2017. In the process of researching into the various aspects of a cashless society, Quick Response codes (QR codes) featured as a popular and widely adopted technology as part of the digital economy and payment system.
This paper seeks to understand the phenomenal rise of QR codes use by:
The following consultations and reports have recently been launched:
The 2017 interim report from the Cashless Society Working Party, and its later addendum, focused on the “Cashless Society- Benefits and Issues”, and reported on global developments for the topic during the year. The 2018 version of the “Cashless World in Motion” is now available.
The paper first identifies the driving trends for the year, pointing to structural disruption of the payments ecosystem from conflicting forces. It then reports on regional developments for the topic, with emphasis on India, Kenya, the UK and Australia.
Last year we announced that the GI Practice Area was undergoing a restructure and two new subcommittees were forming to replace the General Insurance Organising Committee (GIRO) and GI Education and Continuing Professional Development (GI ECPD) Committee.
InsurTech has gone from the new kid on the IT block to becoming well enough established to attract the attention of risk teams. But how do we assess the delivery and BAU risks?
Each InsurTech project can be very different and aimed at a wide variety of end users. You may not have a previous example of a similar project to use as a guide in assessing the risks. Or you may need to employ a wider range of risk disciplines than you have done historically.
Other actuary news
Added: Tue, 26/02/2019 - 12:28All professional pension trustees in the UK will be expected to abide by a new set of standards to demonstrate that they have a higher level of expertise than other trustees.
Added: Mon, 25/02/2019 - 17:24The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has proposed a new model that better reflects historic UK house prices for equity release mortgage calculations.
Added: Fri, 22/02/2019 - 15:00A group of leading global insurers has today published a practical guide to help investors better understand how climate change could impact their portfolios.
Added: Fri, 22/02/2019 - 10:56Car manufacturers must not be able to describe their vehicles as autonomous if drivers are expected to handle emergencies, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has warned.
Added: Thu, 21/02/2019 - 14:30The success of Amazon, Airbnb and other digital businesses has forced insurers to make radical technological changes as they aim to satisfy evolving customer expectations.
Added: Wed, 20/02/2019 - 14:05Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to have a highly disruptive impact on insurance claims management worldwide, leading to a more than four-fold increase in cost savings.
Added: Tue, 19/02/2019 - 15:14Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are becoming increasingly important to investors worldwide, an annual survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has found.
Added: Tue, 19/02/2019 - 13:00Communication skills are the most valued quality in actuarial consultants, a survey of 100 senior pension trustees has found, but many are finding this to be in short supply.
Added: Mon, 18/02/2019 - 12:53Defined contribution (DC) pension scheme members could enjoy a 10% boost to their savings by adding illiquid assets to their default investment strategies, new research has found.
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.