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In this blog, Mia Collier, Actuarial Consultant at Barnett Waddingham, talks about the differences in moving from University to the actuarial exams, with some helpful tips to manage.
Voting for the IFoA Council Elections 2019 closes at 12:00 (BST) on Monday 24 June.
Council elections are your opportunity to influence the strategic direction of the IFoA. Make sure you use your vote!
Seventeen candidates are standing for eight vacancies in the General constituency and three candidates are standing for two vacancies in the Scottish constituency.
The GI board has opened nominations for its Outstanding Achievement Award. The criteria for the award have been revamped to reflect a diverse range of ways that GI actuaries could have made outstanding contributions. The criteria can be found on the website here. If you would like to nominate someone for the award, please email GI.email@example.com outlining how you think they meet one or more of the criteria. Nominations close Monday 15th July.
Marjorie Ngwenya, Immediate Past President of the IFoA, blogs on the actuarial profession in Africa.
The actuarial profession in Africa is in an exciting growth phase. The IFoA has 2,246 registered members in the region (representing 7% of its global membership).
Policy manager Matthew Levine talks about why infrastructure finance is being put under the spotlight.
Carol Storey, Manager (Sustainability & Climate Change), PwC and Resource and Environment Research and CPD committee member, explains why a new IFoA working party will be looking at the role of energy in the economy and invites you to get involved.
Nothing happens in our world without energy. Global economic growth has depended on harnessing ever increasing amounts of energy. Since overall investment returns depend on economic growth, changes in the patterns of energy use should be of great interest to actuaries.
Saunak is currently working as a Pricing Actuary in the Casualty Asia Team for Swiss Re Global Services and currently based out of Bangalore, India.
In his current role, he leverages his knowledge on pricing and is heavily involved in providing analytical support for a wide variety of projects across the Asian region.
I am a qualified actuary and currently working in the AM Best Analytics team in Singapore.
The US Society of Actuaries has issued a request for proposals to produce introductory educational research papers in the Resource and Environment field and would welcome applications from IFoA members, or teams involving them, including academics. Detailed knowledge of the North American market is not a key requirement.
The deadline for submissions is 1 July but an intention to submit a proposal is requested by 17 June.
Other actuary news
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.
Added: Thu, 13/06/2019 - 12:00Legacy IT infrastructure and business models pose the greatest threat to the global insurance sector, a poll of more then 900 senior industry experts has found.
Added: Wed, 12/06/2019 - 17:15There has been a significant fall in interest around who should pay for social care in the UK amid a policy paralysis widely blamed on Brexit, new research has uncovered.