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On the 16 July, the UK Government presented its first Voluntary National Review (VNR) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 goals are a universal call to action to end all forms of poverty and protect the planet.
Limiting global warming to 1.5°C may still be feasible, the UK Government state in their recently released Green Finance Strategy. The strategy sets out how the UK Government plans to accelerate the growth of green finance whilst strengthening the competitiveness of the UK financial sector.
We are considering nominations for the Brian Hey Prize.
The prize was established 20 years ago, and has served as a reminder, that research excellence is an indispensable ingredient to the success of the GI actuarial community. Past winning papers were penned on an excitingly wide range of topics by a diverse set of authors, reflecting the multitude of challenges faced by the GI industry.
Yours could join them this year!
Over the past three years the IFoA has been carrying out a review of all aspects of our learning offer.
Katy Little, Policy and Public Affairs Assistant, looks at Boris Johnson's new Cabinet and how this will impact on the IFoA's policy work.
Earlier this year, the Cashless Society working party engaged with the "Access to Cash” review and attended its first roundtable. Recently, one of its members also attended a Payment Services Regulator led event focused on reviewing the structure of the Link interchange fees. Moreover, its “Cashless Society in 2018” paper has been attracting interest, notably as supporting material for a House of Commons session in May about financial exclusion and access to cash.
In the second of our series on the work of the IFoA’s Practice Area Boards, Martin Noble, outgoing Chair of the IFoA’s General Insurance Practice Area Board, sets out recent achievements and his ambitions for the Board.
Other blogs in this series:
Voting members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) are called upon to vote on the election of the following individuals as Honorary Fellows nominated in 2018. These nominees are held by Council to have given service to the actuarial profession, directly or through achievements in related fields.
How to vote
In response to feedback in the 2018 membership survey, subscription rates for Fellows and Students have been reduced for 2019/2020 to offer greater value for IFoA members.
The new rates are as follows:
- Fellow £715 (down from £730)
- Fellow (partial) £360 (down from £365)
- Students £236 (down from £241)
Other membership categories will be frozen at 2018/2019 levels for the next year and practising certificate fees will also be unchanged.
Congratulations to all our recent qualifiers on their new status as Associates, Fellows and Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuaries.
To celebrate your success your names have been published in Friday 26 July's copy of The Times newspaper.
View the qualifiers lists: