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Watch selected sessions from GIRO 2019

For those who could not attend GIRO 2019, we are pleased to offer recordings of some of the sessions which are available to purchase, download and view from your device.

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Plenary 1: Responding to the Climate Crisis: Can Actuaries Save the World?

Temperatures are rising, extreme weather events are being amplified and insured losses are increasing. David Saddington asks what the role of actuaries is in responding to the climate crisis, the global challenge which is already pushing insurance to new limits.

In this opening keynote David talks about the climate-linked risks & opportunities for the insurance sector, reflecting on his work with the United Nations, national governments and multi-national businesses. He discusses how actuaries can help deliver a better world as well as seeking out new opportunities for better managing risk.

Speaker: David Saddington

 

Capital Core Topic: Looking to the future – Capital Modelling in 2025

An interactive panel discussion on how capital modelling may change over the next 10 years, considering the potential impact of and changes in technology, data, model use and regulations.

 

Pricing Core Topic: Peeling the Pricing Onion

We will be exploring the making of the Pricing onion: from its core – modelling and technology to the different layers.. These include increasing data, its use, what it takes for us to becoming an expert, as well as ethics and regulation.

Speakers: Chloe Paillot and Mahima Agarwal, Deloitte

 

Reserving Core Topic: The Future of Reserving Market Review

There is huge potential for innovation within reserving, and significant benefits to insurers from investing in enhancing their reserving processes.

During this session, we will share the key results and findings from our latest market review on the future of insurance reserving, based on interviews with 36 insurers during 2019.

The session will focus on key trends, including:

  • Identifying the ideal future reserving processes for insurers
  • Insurers’ short term priorities and longer term objectives
  • How insurers are overcoming the barriers to change

Speaker: Tom Durkin, LCP

 

Plenary 4: The Fourth Industrial Revolution: The Insurance Opportunities

Right now, across the world, human progress is moving at pace. Society, business and governments are confronted with enormous change. With that change comes new challenges and new risks. As technology and data envelop us, the risk landscape increases in complexity, and the insurance sector is in a great position to make the most of the opportunities that all this change will bring. An exploration of how insurance can do its bit to enable that human progress and nudge it in the right direction.

Speaker: Dame Inga Beale, Noringa Consulting

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Hot Topic: Drones, everything you need to know

This presentation aims to give a comprehensive overview of the drones/UAVs sector. This is particularly of interest given the recent events at Gatwick (and other airports) and also near misses with drones! The presentation has already been given at a number of Chartered Insurance Institut) events as part of their CPD and as such is aimed at insurance professionals.

Learning objectives:

  • Explain the terminology and technology related to drones
  • Explore how they are used in today’s industry with specific use cases
  • Describe the regulation which applies to drones and their pilot
  • Explain and understand the risks and perils that this new technology created
  • Describe the insurance coverage available and how this is rated by insurance companies
  • Understand the potential claims which could happen within this sector

Speakers: Tom Chamberlain and Tony Avery, Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty

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    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.

  • UK Town Hall 08:30-09:30

    Webinar
    4 December 2020

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    IFoA President Tan Suee Chieh would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual UK Town Hall 2020, hosted by Tan Suee Chieh with IFoA’s Immediate Past President, John Taylor, President Elect, Louise Pryor and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.  

  • UK Town Hall 10:00-11:00

    Webinar
    4 December 2020

    Spaces available

    IFoA President Tan Suee Chieh would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual UK Town Hall 2020, hosted by Tan Suee Chieh with IFoA’s Immediate Past President, John Taylor, President Elect, Louise Pryor and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.  

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    Running off the £2 trillion of UK corporate sector defined benefit liabilities in an efficient and effective fashion is the biggest challenge facing the UK pensions industry. Trustees and sponsors overseeing those schemes need to be clear on their target end-state and the associated journey plan – but too few have well articulated and robust plans.

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