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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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    Frank Redington is recognised as one of the most influential actuaries of all time. In this talk, Craig will review some of Redington's most important ideas. He will identify the consistent actuarial principles that form a common thread across the contributions Redington made to a broad range of actuarial fields, and will highlight the ongoing relevance of Redington's thinking to 21st century actuarial practice.

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    The IFoA Mental Health working party look back over their week of blogs and podcasts considering all aspects of the relationship between mental health and life insurance. The expert panel spans adviser, underwriter and actuarial experience and they  explore triggers for purchasing insurance relating to mental health, the various routes to insurance and how these may be more suited to different people depending on their conditions and preferences, the products and processes involved in purchasing these as well as what claims and support are available to policyholders and how to access them.

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