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On International Nurses Day and the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale (12 May 2020), Kendra Felisky of Marcuson Consulting celebrates the actuarial skills of one of the world’s most famous nurses.
In November 2019 we invited all IFoA members to take part in a short online survey to help us monitor member engagement and satisfaction.
This is part of an ongoing IFoA research programme, begun with our online Member Survey back in December 2018, designed to help us understand what our members most value about their IFoA membership, the challenges and issues members face and what we could change or improve to deliver better value to our members.
Voting in the 2020 IFoA Council elections is now open
Alongside this year’s Council elections, we are also holding a vote to elect two new Honorary Fellows of the IFoA: Dr Amlan Roy, and Paul Johnson.
IFoA members who are eligible to vote in the Council elections and the Honorary Fellows vote (Fellows, Associates, and Honorary Fellows) will shortly receive an email from Civica, our election services provider, with a unique link to our election website that will enable you to cast your vote.
Matthew Levine, Policy Manager at the IFoA, blogs about the IFoA’s work on social impact investment, including a recent webinar.
Rosalind Rossouw of the IFoA’s Diversity Advisory Group reflects on different experiences of lockdown during the global coronavirus crisis
I have been reflecting on the diversity of experiences over lockdown recently. My own situation is unusual in that I have been working from home since mid-January due to a sporting injury.
Working from home
Andrew Smith is an assistant Professor at University College Dublin, who specialises in the application of advanced mathematical and statistical methods to solve problems in the financial services industry. In his blog, Andrew discusses principles that can be used to manage uncertainty in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.
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 17 of 2020 (18 April to 24 April) based on provisional England & Wales deaths data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 5 May 2020.
The key points of this update are:
Gareth Mee, Deputy Chair of the IFoA’s Finance and Investment Board, blogs on volatility in the insurance market.
Adele Groyer, Deputy Chair of the IFoA’s Health and Care Practice Board, blogs on issues before the board during the coronavirus crisis.
The Health and Care Board met on 28 April. This was our board’s first 100% socially distant meeting – and we can confirm the IFoA did not provide refreshments, but did provide the BlueJeans conference call system!
Voting members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) are called upon to vote on the election of the following individuals as Honorary Fellows nominated in 2019. These nominees are held by Council to have given service to the actuarial profession, directly or through achievements in related fields.
How to vote