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The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has appointed Dr Iain Clacher (Leeds University Business School) to carry out a survey of current practice in the use of economic theory, both explicitly and implicitly, by firms which employ actuaries in the UK. A report summarising the findings will be published by the IFoA, under the sponsorship of the Research and Thought Leadership Committee, and disseminated online and at relevant events.
As the demand for actuarial exams has increased we have worked hard to improve the choice and capacity of our exam centres
When booking exam centres we take into account the demand for exam places, together with the resources available, with the aim of offering as many places as possible to meet that demand. We also set up new exam centres in locations where they were previously not available.
We continue to address the demand for exam places in an attempt to offer as many students as possible a convenient and local exam centre
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) experienced the annual changing of the guard as Marjorie Ngwenya took over the role of President from Colin Wilson at the AGM on 28 June.
Marjorie is based in South Africa and becomes the first President to live and work outside the UK.
Fellows and Associates were recently asked by Council to vote on the election of new Honorary Fellows of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).
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The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has awarded the Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) accreditation to Cartwright Group Limited (actuarial services) after its successful application for inclusion in the flagship scheme.
Five eminent individuals are being put forward for election as Honorary Fellows of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).
If you have not already done so, please remember to cast your vote.
The Life Board is currently seeking a deputy chair and members to support their strategy going forward.
Other actuary news
Added: Wed, 14/03/2018 - 12:00Some 83% of asset and wealth management firms are somewhat or extremely concerned about over-regulation this year, according to a global survey of CEOs by PwC.
Added: Tue, 13/03/2018 - 14:21The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) expects UK GDP to grow by 1.5% this year after previously forecasting an expansion of 1.4%, Philip Hammond revealed today in his spring statement.
Added: Tue, 13/03/2018 - 11:00Six out of 10 investors with no current exposure to digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum would consider including them in their investment portfolios.
Added: Mon, 12/03/2018 - 16:53There was a rise in the number of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) completed across the global insurance sector in the second half of last year the first increase recorded since 2015.
Added: Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:22Thousands of businesses across the UK face an uncertain future, with one in five unable to operate as usual after March 2019 without a Brexit transition deal agreed.
Added: Fri, 09/03/2018 - 17:08The UK health insurance sector is lagging behind other financial services in its ability to implement effective digital marketing campaigns, despite growing online interest from consumers.
Added: Fri, 09/03/2018 - 11:00Very few companies are prepared for an expected surge in automation over the next few years, with the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics set to almost double by 2021.
Added: Thu, 08/03/2018 - 12:53London is rated as having the best pool of talent for financial services in Europe by 89% of institutional investors around the world, new research has found.
Added: Thu, 08/03/2018 - 09:35Four in ten women in the UK feel nervous about the impact starting a family might have on their career a life choice often cited as a cause of the 'gender pension gap'.
Added: Thu, 08/03/2018 - 09:00We held our most recent Council meeting across dual locations London and Mumbai as 19 Council members travelled to India for a trip coinciding with the Global Conference of Actuaries (GCA), the largest annual gathering of actuarial professionals in South Asia.