The Banking MIG was set up to promote actuarial involvement in this area and deliver its objectives

Welcome to the Banking Member Interest Group (MIG), which is here to support our members in banking, those interested in banking as a career, or those wanting to find out more about actuaries in banking.

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  • Panel Discussion- How Banks are responding to COVID-19 Pandemic - 16 July 2020
  • Banking MIG webinar - Career Opportunities in Banking: Retail and Group Risk (Event held on Tuesday, 6 November 2019)

Moderated by: Dick Rae, Chair, IFoA's Finance and Investment Board and the Banking Member Interest Group
Presented by:  Clare Beale, Global Head of Model Risk Management and Model Risk Steward at HSBC, Aonghas McIntosh, Customer Journey Manager at RBS and Antonie Jagga, Financial Management Leader for Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Singapore and South East Asia Consulting

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Banking MIG management committee

A management committee has been established to set and deliver the MIG's objectives. The committee has identified a number of short term and medium term goals and the main objectives are:

  • Implement a programme of events, articles and presentations to facilitate knowledge sharing, education (CPD) and networking.
  • Understand the extent to which members of the profession are currently involved in banking, or would like to become involved in banking, and to ensure the programme of events meets their needs.
  • Research the extent and way that other actuarial societies support and encourage their members' interests in banking.
  • Encourage members to become involved. Ideas and volunteers for events or working parties will be gratefuly received. If you are keen to get involved then please contact any of the management committee or email
Professional development
  • Build a knowledge base of actuarial techniques used in banking as a means to equip members for work in the banking sector and as a means to promote the profession's skill sets within the banking industry.
Focal point
  • Act as a point of contact for Public Affairs/Policy Managers on banking related consultations.
The Banking MIG management committee members
Dick Rae (Chair)

Mahidhara Davangere

Colm Kelly
Aonghas McIntosh
Damian Mitcham

Iain Allen

Martin Collins

Kudzai Chigiji

Krystna Dougall

Elvis Gannon (IFoA)

Vacancies exist for individuals with complementary skill sets and experience. Please email if you would like to take an active part in the Banking MIG.

Members of this MIG have experience in the Banking, Finance and Investment practice area. The groups’ objectives hope to determine how best members in this area can get involved in consultations; share ideas; and feed ideas on content for banking related events to the F&I Education and Continuing Professional Development committee. 

The Banking MIG hopes to create a community of banking actuaries. The ambition would be to transform banking as an activity for actuaries and to achieve this; the MIG has set up several linked work streams:

  • To create an ongoing stream of high quality papers for the actuary magazine and other journals that will also provide ongoing CPD for actuaries in banking. The papers look to cover areas of work where the actuarial skills set have proven valuable, responses to industry and regulatory issues and educating actuaries or bankers. The papers should “sell” actuarial skills and insights to an intended audience of bankers
  • Organise and run social events to enable sharing of ideas and experience
  • Create and maintain a central SharePoint where ideas, papers and contacts are accessible to members
  • Engage with other bodies such as the South African Actuaries who are developing a course or the Chartered Institute of Bankers in the UK.

In addition, the MIG in conjunction with the IFoA hopes to consider how to assist actuaries of the future understand banking in order to make it easier for members to move into banking as a career path.

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Events calendar

  • GIRO 2020 Virtual Conference

    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

  • 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

    Retail banking is going through a period of substantial change as it moves into the digital age. Banks have large amounts of data about their customers and about their risks. Open data application programming interface (APIs) and data science are enabling banks to use their data to offer innovative and sometimes personalised services. Data science is also adding value in risk areas such as fraud detection and cyber security. At the same time, the move to online banking is making it easier for firms including fintechs to enter banking without having to establish branch networks.

  • 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

    Patrick Kennedy, Partner at Gateley Legal and Founding Director of Entrust (a leading professional pensions trustee company), will be delivering an update on the latest legal developments during the course of 2020. With both a pensions legal perspective and over 25 years of trustee service, Patrick will seek to highlight how the letter of the law has continued to evolve against the backdrop of a difficult and challenging year

  • 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. 

  • Spaces available

    Covid-19 has required an urgent and cross-practice initiative to facilitate the extensive impact this pandemic has across all industries. IFoA members have been keen to contribute in a different way, so we developed the IFoA Covid-19 Action Taskforce [ICAT] to coordinate our effort, with a more efficient governance.

    We have over 500 volunteers and countless topics which we have amalgamated into 93 workstreams.