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Disbanded research working parties

Listed below are the cross practice working parties which have now completed their research and are disbanded. Please use the links provided to find out more about the area of research each working party undertook and to view their final output
  • Banking Debt - investigating bad debt reserving for banks in UK, Europe and USA
  • Centralised Clearing of OTC Derivatives - looks at the education of actuaries on the impact of central clearing of Over the Counter (OTC) derivatives
  • Communicating Defined Ambition - builds on previous research to develop an IFoA proposal for the Department for Work and Pensions to shape pensions policy - This is a Cross Practice Working Party, shared with Pensions
  • ESG Investment - working to co-ordinate and expand the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) ESG-related investment activities and advance actuarial capacity in this field - this is a Cross Practice Working Party shared with Resource and Environment and Finance and Investment
  • Investigating the Herd Mentality Amongst Actuaries (GI ROC) - exploring the reasons we follow the herd
  • The Relevance of Resource and Environment Issues to Pension Actuaries - a cross practice Working Party examining the main implications of Resource and Environment issues for Pension actuaries and identifying the best ways to manage those implications

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