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Katy Little, Policy and Public Affairs Assistant, looks at how the move to digital is impacting on the IFoA's enagement with Parliament.
Scott Reid, Chair of the IFoA’s Health & Care Research sub-committee and member of the Health & Care Practice Board, blogs about our virtual round table on mental health.
IFoA’s Head of Engagement, Debbie Atkins, marks Volunteers’ Week and celebrates one of the IFoA’s greatest assets: our volunteers who continue to dedicate their time and energy to the actuarial profession throughout the global crisis.
The first week of June is Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), a chance to celebrate and thank IFoA volunteers.
The IFoA would like to announce that the Disciplinary Appointments Committee (DAC) is currently appointing to the ‘Disciplinary Panel Pool - Actuary member’ and ‘Investigation Actuaries (IA) - member of the IA Pool’. All roles are advertised on our volunteer vacancies website.
We would particularly welcome expressions of interest from IFoA Fellows in the General Insurance area. If you are based in or outside of the UK we would be keen to hear from you.
The latest paper from ICAT provides insights into the impact on mortality and morbidity at a high level from the perspective of an insurer, and also how COVID-19 may impact insured populations and which customers are likely to be most at risk. Download Identifying insured customers more at risk by Scott Reid, David Beddows, Raunak Jha, Nicola Oliver and John Ng.
Richard Purcell and Nick Reilly consider the potential direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19 on customers and what can be done by government and UK providers of protection insurance and long-term savings products to support them. Read the ICAT paper, Supporting protection insurance and savings customers.
Shalin Bhagwan, member of the IFoA’s Finance and Investment Board, provides notes for those involved in the stewardship of pension fund investment strategy.
For the second time in just over decade, pension funds find themselves faced with a challenging set of circumstances, one that is characterised by not just risk, but also opportunity.
Norman Peard is an independent consultant with Investment Committee chairing experience and experience as a Director of a Corporate Pension Trustee, working with leading life insurers and roles in investment banking and regulation.
During the coronavirus pandemic, the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) is publishing weekly UK mortality analysis through its mortality monitor. This week’s update shows the position as at week 20 of 2020 (9 May to 15 May) based on provisional England & Wales deaths data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 26 May 2020.
The key points of this update are: