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The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has launched a pilot to investigate how an outcomes focused Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme might benefit our members.
Outcomes focused CPD is gaining recognition across sectors as better able to take account of CPD scheme participants’ current role, specialism and individual needs.
The partnership with our volunteers is central to making the IFoA a sought after, leading, professional body. Our volunteers give their time, effort and expertise in a wide range of roles, from speakers at our conferences to IFoA Council members and Board Chairs, all working in true partnership to support and develop our global profession.
The IFoA invites you to a networking event on 12 September at Staple Inn Hall, London.
How much surplus do we require under a 1inX event?
This talk aims to answer this question and will include an introduction to the use of stochastic full balance sheet models in addition to discussing the application of such models within risk management.
Shubhanjali Gupta, fellow actuary, talks about what she learnt from her fails and how they have made her a better actuary.
Nothing holds more truth than the statement above if you are studying actuarial science. The journey from a student actuary to a qualified actuary is dotted with passes and fails. Results day is often filled with dread. Sometimes you get through with a pass and there are other times where you don’t. And it’s these fails that make it all the harder to get up and do it all over again. But you do; you have to.
The accessing illiquidity working party was commissioned to explore the practical challenges which exist for UK Defined Contribution (‘DC’) pension schemes in relation to investment in illiquid assets and to explore existing and potential solutions. As part of their research into available and potential solutions for this paper, they have spoken to key industry DC platform providers and fund managers to consider the potential for development and to understand their own views on the viability of various options
Six members of the IFoA (Andrew Hitchcox, Chinu Patel, Chris Ramsey, Lok Ma, Marian Elliott and Tim Keogh) presented a sessional meeting paper on “IRM for DB Pension Schemes” in March 2017. This year, the paper was awarded the Best Paper Award in the IAA Consulting Actuaries Section of the International Congress of Actuaries 2018 in Berlin.
Read the article (page nine) in The Actuary
In 2014, the Catholic Church put engagement with impact investing on the forefront of its agenda. Four years on, the Vatican has held its third conference on the topic with the focus being on health, climate change, migrants and refugees and youth employment. Read the full report by The Economist here.
The recording of the Club Vita webinar, held on 4 July, to discuss both the current understanding of climate change and the potential implications for pension schemes and insurance companies, is now available to download.
The webinar recording covers what is happening now and what may happen in the future, how this will affect investments and pension scheme demographics and how the developing regulatory environment will affect those responsible for pension scheme funding.
Other actuary news
Added: Thu, 02/08/2018 - 17:00Failure to close the gap between male and female pay is disproportionately excluding women from workplace pension auto-enrolment and driving income inequality in retirement.
Added: Wed, 01/08/2018 - 13:30Brexit fears did not stop the UK's financial technology industry attracting over $16bn (£12bn) of investment in the first half of 2018, more than any other country.
Added: Tue, 31/07/2018 - 18:00Global investors managing more than $2.8trn (£2.1trn) in assets have joined forces to put an end to forest loss driven by commodity production in Brazil's Cerrado region.
Added: Tue, 31/07/2018 - 13:50Insurers face a significant challenge ensuring they do not introduce artificial noise or volatility into their financial reporting under the incoming accounting standard IFRS 17.
Added: Mon, 30/07/2018 - 17:18Security professionals across the world are more than twice as worried about data breaches and cyber attacks today than they were this time last year.
Added: Mon, 30/07/2018 - 14:02The UK's insurance sector has failed to rank among the country's top 10 industries for customer service and experiences for a second year in a row.
Added: Fri, 27/07/2018 - 17:00London is set for a 25% increase in the number of residents aged 65 and over by 2026 more than in any other region in England, research by Just Group has found.
Added: Fri, 27/07/2018 - 14:47Nearly half of audit inspections carried out by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in 2017/18 found problems in the way pension schemes' valuations are reported.
Added: Thu, 26/07/2018 - 18:28The UK government should abolish lifetime individual savings accounts (LISAs) just 16 months after they were launched, a cross-party group of MPs has said today.
Added: Thu, 26/07/2018 - 13:00Natural disasters cost the global insurance industry approximately $21bn (£16bn) in the first half of 2018, far less than the average of $35bn recorded over the last decade.