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The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)'s is seeking to appoint up to four experienced, proactive and innovative volunteers to join the Health and Care Board.
These volunteers will ideally already have a good industry profile and an excellent network of contacts. They will be someone who is keen to build on the excellent foundations already created and have a passion to help shape and drive forward the Health and Care practice area for the future.
The Lifelong Learning (Life Practice) Sub-committee is seeking to recruit up to four members to join them, who should be a Fellow or Associate member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).
The sub-committee oversees the Life Conference Sub-committee and runs up to eight one day workshops annually, alongside up to six evening CPD and Networking events. Sub-committee members will be expected to lead on the development of the programme of one or more of these annual events.
The significance of the Matching Adjustment (MA) for annuity writers is well understood – with David Rule recently confirming the value to UK firms to be £66bn. With strong growth forecast in the bulk annuity de-risking market, this figure will get bigger and bigger.
This new working party of the IfoA’s Financial and Investment practice area held its first meeting recently, having attracted interest from over twenty members from across the industry (consultants, asset managers and insurers).
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The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) have launched a consultation on changes to regulations for pension fund trustees.
The consultation features a climate risk maturity model from consultancy Grant Thornton, as well as input from selected individuals and institutions – in particular Sackers, Hermes and Nico Aspinall. A key driver for the consultation, is the conclusions the DWP have reached:
In January 2018, the IFoA’s ESG Investment Working Party published its Thoughts on Terminology to use when seeking to engage actuaries on topics related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in investment. Further to this, the working party has now published a guide to help IFoA staff and volunteers use ESG termionolgy appropriately (see table below). Note that the definitions given below reflect typical usage in 2018, but the definitions are evolving and there is not yet universal agreement.
The Actuarial Post has published an article, reporting on a survey recently carried out by Aon, which says that regulatory changes, demographic shifts and the increased availability of quality data has prompted a dramatic upsurge in the number of institutional investors who are interested in exploring or implementing responsible investing initiatives.
On 12 May 2017, the IFoA published a risk alert on climate-related risks. Actuaries should ensure that they understand, and are clear in communicating, the extent to which they have taken account of climate-related risks in any relevant decisions, calculations or advice.
Make sure you keep up-to-date on this, and other important issues, by keeping an eye on our Risk Outlook page.
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Added: Wed, 27/06/2018 - 18:30FTSE 350 companies will need to give around 40% of all new leadership roles to women over the next two years if they are to meet targets for female representation on boards by 2020.
Added: Wed, 27/06/2018 - 13:26Adults aged 40 and over should pay a new tax to help fund the unsustainable costs of social care in the UK, two House of Commons select committees have said today.
Added: Tue, 26/06/2018 - 18:20Almost half of European insurers think Solvency II has restricted their ability to make long-term investments, with many worried the regulation has negatively impacted their products.
Added: Mon, 25/06/2018 - 14:33The overwhelming majority of company board members across the world believe their firms should spend more money on cyber security, new research has found.
Added: Fri, 22/06/2018 - 18:18There were more insurance claims made across England and Wales to cover the non-payment of debts in the first quarter of this year than at any time since 2009.
Added: Fri, 22/06/2018 - 15:40Almost a quarter of the jobs held by workers aged 55 and over in the UK could be displaced by automation technology over the next decade, new research has found.
Added: Thu, 21/06/2018 - 18:37Harnessing the power of data analytics could help insurers make significant cuts to the rising cost of workforce healthcare benefit programmes around the world.
Added: Thu, 21/06/2018 - 16:35Eight in ten insurance executives across the world will look to acquisitions and partnerships in search of growth over the next three years, a new survey has found.
Added: Wed, 20/06/2018 - 18:05Nearly half of the global reinsurance market has now divested some or all of its assets from coal, after Hannover Re revealed it had adopted a new exclusion policy today.
Added: Wed, 20/06/2018 - 12:30Europeans face a looming crisis that could see their personal finances wiped out should the EU and UK not come to an agreement on cross-border contracts post-Brexit.