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About Finance and Investment

Finance and Investment actuaries work in a wide range of roles for many different types of employer

Investment actuaries work in areas such as investment management, investment consulting, investment banking and retail financial advice. Actuaries bring strong analytical skills to these roles and have a deep understanding of how assets interact with liabilities which is particularly important in managing or advising on the assets backing insurance or pensions liabilities.

Finance actuaries work in areas such as financial reporting, capital management, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Actuaries bring strong understanding of financial issues in insurers and other financial institutions allowing them to hold senior management or advisory roles. 

Finance and investment interact closely with all other actuarial practice areas so strong communication and engagement skills are very important.

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has around 3000 members who belong to the Finance and Investment practice area.

The IFoA actively supports members who are involved in finance and investment by:

  • providing relevant information on industry and regulatory developments
  • influencing local and international policy, for example by responding to consultations
  • promoting and supporting cutting edge research
  • providing CPD opportunities
  • shaping the investment related exam material to be up-to-date and relevant to members and their employers.

The Finance and Investment Board actively influences the environment in which finance and investment actuaries practice

The Finance and Investment Board is member-led by senior volunteer actuaries and advises the IFoA on important finance and investment issues. It is a source of expertise within the profession on matters relating to the finance and investment practice area and also supports and promotes the interests of practice area members in accordance with the IFoA’s strategic objectives. The Finance and Investment Board set key objectives annually and has oversight of the Finance and Investment LifeLong Learning (F&I LLL), Finance and Investment Global and Finance and Investment Research sub-committees. 

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Contact Details

For more information about Finance and Investment working parties contact the Communities Team.

professional.communities@actuaries.org.uk

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  • Autumn Lecture 2020: Professor Elroy Dimson

    Online webinar
    14 October 2020

    Spaces available

    Many individuals and institutions have a long-term focus, and invest funds for the benefit of future generations. Their strategy should reflect their long horizon. University endowments are one of the oldest classes of institutional investor, and I will present the first study of the management of these endowments over the very long term.

  • GIRO Conference 2020 Webinar Series

    Available to watch globally in November.
    02-13 November 2020
    Spaces available

    This year's GIRO has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the general insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's GI Online Learning Resource area.

  • Life Conference 2020 Webinar Series

    Online
    16 November 2020 - 27 November 2020

    Spaces available

    This year's Life Conference has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the life insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's website.

  • Spaces available

    The webinar will discuss the challenges and opportunities schemes face in evaluating end game options, choosing a target state and understanding the impact this strategic decision could have on member outcomes long after the “end state” is reached. Adolfo, Kevin and Rhian bring over 60 years of experience in the industry and a variety of perspectives as scheme actuary, covenant adviser, trustee, de-risking adviser and insurer.

  • Spaces available

    Cash-flow driven investing is a game-changer for DB pension funds navigating their end-game. Suitable for sponsors who want to reduce risks on their balance sheets. And for trustees, it shifts the focus to providing greater certainty of returns, managing funding level volatility and ensuring they have enough income to pay cash-flow requirements.

  • Spaces available

    The talk will provide an understanding of the priorities and relationships between deficit reduction contributions, in the context of wider scheme funding, and different types of value outflow from the employer based on the working party’s recently published report.