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Diversity Action Group

The Diversity Action Group (DAG) is committed to supporting the IFoA in developing, delivering and evolving its strategic diversity objectives as set out in its Diversity Strategy and Diversity Action Plan.

In particular, these objectives, as set out in the latest Action Plan are to:

  • create and support an inclusive environment;
  • embrace the value of diverse perspectives; and
  • build awareness and understanding of diversity within the profession for the benefit of our members, the public and profession as a whole.

The DAG seeks to support the IFoA by leading work-streams on:

  • Toolkits:  Developing diversity toolkits for a range of situations to showcase and share best practice - e.g. maternity and paternity provision and returnships
  • Campaigns:  Leading campaigns and initiatives to promote diversity amongst IFoA members, volunteers and staff
  • Resource and capability:   Establishing effective communications across a range of online and other channels to maximise our reach and impact, including on IFoA website and LinkedIn
  • Mentoring:   Supporting the Actuarial Mentoring Programme (AMP), a cross-company mentoring programme designed to improve diversity within the actuarial profession
  • Events:   Initiating and delivering diversity events
  • Data:  Gathering and analysing information and data to support or inform actions and strategy, and to measure progress
  • Communications:   Promoting the diversity agenda through various means including case studies, blogs, news articles and social media

Members who are interested in supporting one of these work streams should contact diversity@actuaries.org.uk

You can join the conversation around diversity in the actuarial profession through our LinkedIn group.

In addition to joining the LinkedIn group, we invite members to play a potentially more proactive role by signing up to the DAG Volunteer Group.

You can learn more about the IFoA's approach to diversity and find the latest content on diversity in the actuarial profession - all supported by the DAG - in the About Us section.


Members of the DAG managing committee:

  • Chika Aghadiuno (chair)
  • Rosalind Rossouw
  • Zoe Burdo
  • Helena Ingram
  • Mahima Agarwal

Chika Aghadiuno, DAG chair"As a profession representing members from a multitude of organisations, we are no less impacted than any other individuals and groups in terms of matters relating to representation and inequities. Alongside the IFoA, myself and fellow volunteers of the DAG are working hard to tackle these issues and exploit our skills and understanding of risk and data in the pursuit of progress."

Chika Aghadiuno, DAG chair

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  • Spaces available

    The General Insurance (GI) Spring Conference is a result of the General Insurance Lifelong Learning Committee (GILL) combining this year’s 'Current Issues in General Insurance' (CIGI) and 'Technical Issues in General Insurance' (TIGI) conferences into a virtual webinar series over 19 – 25 May that will be available to watch online globally.

  • CILA 2021

    Available to watch globally in May.
    19-21 May 2021
    Spaces available

    We continue to live in a world of global uncertainty. Survival depends on our ability to simultaneously navigate through the diverse root-causes, ranging from: the consequences of Climate Change; on-going financial consequences of the COVID pandemic; or self-imposed changes in regulatory requirements and accounting standards.

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar on the consultation on changes to the Practising Certificates (PC) Scheme.

    The proposals come from a recent review of the PC Scheme which was the first substantive look at the IFoA’s approach to the requirements and process for PCs since 2010. It responds directly to feedback received on how the current scheme works especially that received from members and PC Holders.

  • Spaces available

    Behavioural Science Webinar SeriesThe world is changing. The fourth industrial revolution, globalisation and the COVID-19 pandemic are up-ending traditional social and business norms around the world; changes that were once predictable and steady are now faster and more profound.

  • Spaces available

    Risk Management Webinar PrgrammeTools like python/R are being heavily used to provide end-to-end analytical solutions for risk management. They help to set up a framework/platform to collect risk data and work out stochastic analytics to provide insights into the risks faced by a firm, be it in any sector.

  • Spaces available

    The webinar will look at several aspects of intergenerational fairness and our panel of experts will challenge you, society, taxpayers and generations X, Y and Z on key aspects of DB v DC pensions, public v private sector pensions, state benefits and key aspects of sustainability.

  • Pensions Conference 2021

    Online webinar series
    16-22 June 2021
    Spaces available

    Welcome to the programme for our 2nd Virtual Pensions Conference. This year's conference features 11 webinars offering members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the pension industry. There will also be opportunity to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.

  • Spaces available

    Mathematical Futures: The Actuary in a World Transformed – Sir Adrian Smith will outline how advances in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence in the world of big data will transform the nature of many industries, including financial services. The broader environment within which mathematics is applied will change rapidly, often led by innovative yet disruptive forces outside. These changes will undoubtedly have an impact on the work of actuaries - and the profession will need to adapt quickly to thrive.

     

  • Spaces available

    Given our commitment to the safety of our members and employees, and as the easing of restrictions in respect of COVID-19 cannot be guaranteed at this point in time, we have decided to hold our AGM virtually again this year.

    The Business of the AGM

  • Spaces available

    Join newly inaugurated IFoA President Dr. Louise Pryor as she explores what we need to do to keep abreast of the changing world – and how we can seize the resulting opportunities – in her Presidential Address, ‘A Learning Society’

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar on the consultation on changes to the Practising Certificates (PC) Scheme.

    The proposals come from a recent review of the PC Scheme which was the first substantive look at the IFoA’s approach to the requirements and process for PCs since 2010. It responds directly to feedback received on how the current scheme works especially that received from members and PC Holders.

  • Spaces available

    The paper “Asset liability modelling in the quantum era” shall be presented by its authors, Tim Berry and James Sharpe, and chaired by Andrew Smith, Assistant Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at University College Dublin.

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    Risk Management Webinar ProgrammeInternal audit is often the Cinderella of the audit world. It’s a regulatory requirement for insurance companies to have an internal audit function, so why not make it as useful as possible?  This session will look at how to link an internal audit plan to the risk register, and how that helps audit committees and boards to spot problems and fix them.