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The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), through its Actuarial Research Centre, is inviting research teams and organisations to submit proposals for a research project on behavioural finance.
On Tuesday 7 February 2017, the General Insurance (GI) Board hosted an open forum at Staple Inn Hall to enable members to address and represent the GI perspective on the review of the Ogden discount rate. The occasion attracted 104 delegates who joined a hearty discussion around the possible impact of a rate change on reserving, capital modelling, underwriting and other areas.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has awarded the Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) accreditation to Steve Dixon Associates llp (SDA llp) after its successful application for inclusion in the flagship scheme
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has today (Friday 10 February 2017) responded to the Task Force for Climate-Related Financial Disclosure’s (TCFD) consultation on Recommendations for Climate Change Disclosure launched in December of last year.
In October 2016 we announced the changes that are being made to our curriculum in preparation for its launch in 2019.
The full new curriculum will be introduced from the April 2019 exam sitting. However, we will be introducing the new Personal and Professional Development (PPD) structure (which is replacing work-based skills) and the new format CA3 (now called CP3) from September 2017.
The International Actuarial Association Mortality Working Group, Chair Brian Ridsdale, works on mortality and longevity issues within the framework of the International Actuarial Association Mortality Group (IAA). It has now produced an Update from its latest meeting held in Cape Town, South Africa, on 19 and 21 November 2016
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all members and friends of the IFoA a very happy Chinese New Year.
Looking forward to the year ahead, I know the rooster is one of the most energetic, optimistic and confident of signs, and in that spirit I hope that we can work together to push actuaries and the IFoA to the forefront of people’s thinking. I am particularly excited about the IFoA’s Asia conference being held this May in Hong Kong and I hope to see many of you there, both old friends and new. With all the best for the year ahead.
Once the exam results have been released we provide an exam counselling service for students who were unsuccessful in the the CA, ST and SA subjects
Andrew Chamberlain, Chair of the IFoA’s Life Board, appeared today before the Treasury Select Committee, at a hearing on the subject of ‘EU Insurance Regulation’.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) entered into a joint venture agreement with the Society of Actuaries (SOA) on 20 October 2016. As a consequence of that agreement, and the creation of a new company, CAA Global Limited, to administer, develop and promote the CAA qualification globally, the IFoA will close its current Student Actuarial Analyst category of membership to new members.
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Added: Wed, 28/02/2018 - 17:03Investment in financial technology ventures increased by 18% to hit a record high of $27.4bn (£19.9bn) in 2017, according to research by consultancy firm Accenture.
Added: Wed, 28/02/2018 - 11:32Women hold just one in five executive and board positions at insurance firms in the UK, despite the gender balance being split evenly across the industry as a whole.
Added: Tue, 27/02/2018 - 13:52Around two-thirds of the world's largest companies face high levels of industry disruption, with almost half already showing severe signs of future susceptibility.
Added: Mon, 26/02/2018 - 17:04The UK government must agree a straightforward Brexit transition deal now to provide clarity on a whole range of insurance-related issues, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI).
Added: Mon, 26/02/2018 - 11:51There is a significant disconnect between what investors view as the biggest threats facing businesses in the UK and what CEOs perceive as the greatest risks.
Added: Fri, 23/02/2018 - 13:59Carillion was approved a pension funding 'holiday' so it could continue borrowing, despite trustees repeatedly warning that contributions were already not at the levels required.
Added: Fri, 23/02/2018 - 11:34Artificial intelligence (AI) vulnerabilities could see cyber criminals crash whole fleets of driverless cars during the next decade, experts have warned.
Added: Thu, 22/02/2018 - 17:24Fragmented government policies and regulatory frameworks continue to act as key barriers to the insurance industry supporting a transition to a low-carbon economy.
Added: Thu, 22/02/2018 - 13:26Just less than a third of people around the world expect to still be working at the age of 70, with this rising to almost half of workers in Japan and two-fifths in Australia and the US.
Added: Wed, 21/02/2018 - 11:19Banks are increasing the types of insurance they sell to customers around the world, highlighting the continued importance they place in loan-related products.