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This week we’re proud to announce the launch of an innovative, pensions-focused research paper from the Actuarial Research Centre (ARC), the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) and the Society of Actuaries (SOA).
The climate-related risk alert issued in May 2017 by the IFoA stated that “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”. Building on this, the IFoA have recently released a practical guide to climate change relating to general insurance work. Containing practical advice into how climate risks may impact the work of GI practitioners, the guide aims to assist actuaries in developing judgements and providing appropriate advice.
The ABR working party’s report and associated models are now published.
Cases have been reviewed and sanctions have included a suspension from sitting the profession’s assessments for a period of up to 2 years.
If you are a current, or recent, holder of a Scheme Actuary Practising Certificate please consider volunteering to in the Practising Certificates Committee (PCC).
The 2019 Directory of Opportunities has been refreshed this September. The Directory still provides you with an overview of our governance structure, plus all the ways you can support the profession and get involved.
The Directory can be used in a number of ways:
Author: Alex Labram
Actuaries are increasingly being asked to understand and apply the new field of Machine Learning to solve complex problems. This article explains how ML approaches differ from the classical statistics with which most actuaries will be familiar, and describes the empirical framework within which they may be applied and evaluated. Find all articles and further information on the Data Science MIG page.
The Life Lifelong Learning Sub-committee is seeking a volunteer to design the technical programme and chair the bi-annual Mortality and Longevity Seminar, due to take place in June 2020 in London. This is a very popular event, with between 90-120 delegates attending.
Visit the IFoA volunteer vacancies web page to find our more about the role, or to volunteer.
In the sixth of our series on the work of the IFoA’s Practice Area Boards, outgoing Chair, Louise Pryor, details how the Resource and Environment Board is working to help members account for environmental risks in their work.
Other blogs in this series: