Actuaries work within Life insurance in various roles including:
- designing and pricing contracts
- monitoring the funds required to provide the benefits promised
- recommending bonuses to be added to with-profit policies
- providing expert advice on investment
- getting involved in the planning and marketing of products
- advising on strategic risk measurement.
Life is the largest of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' (IFoA's) seven practice areas
The Life practice area is integral to the IFoA in all of its key areas of influence: research, continuing professional development (CPD), public affairs and regulation.
The Life Board actively influences the environment in which Life actuaries practice
The Life Board, a member-led Board of senior volunteer actuaries, advises the IFoA on important Life issues. The Life Board sets key objectives annually and has oversight of three subcommittees:
- Life Research Sub-committee (LRC)
- Life Standards and Consultations Sub-committee (LSCC)
- Lifelong Learning Sub-committee (Life) (LLL)
- Life Asia Sub-committee
- Life Conference Sub-committee
The Life Board and its subcommittees shape the IFoA’s education, standards, CPD, events and research
The Life Board and its subcommittees are committed to ensuring that their members are educated and practice in an environment of the highest standard. The Board and its sub-committees are responsible for:
- developing topics for member-led research working parties and helping push through research outputs, such as sessional research papers, presentations or articles in the British Actuarial Journal (BAJ)
- pushing forward timely CPD opportunities and events, ensuring all Life members have access to CPD of the highest standard
- helping to shape IFoA responses on consultations
- raising issues of strategic interest to the profession.
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Opportunity to participate in a virtual Roundtable Discussion hosted by the IFoA in conjunction with the City of London Corporation’s Socio-economic Diversity Taskforce
In the spirit of fostering the IFoA’s vibrant, global community and enabling our members to participate, we have decided to hold our AGM virtually again this year. This allows for greater accessibility to this important annual event, and for greater accountability of our organisation.
The Business of the AGM
Join newly inaugurated IFoA President, Matt Saker, for his Presidential Address.
We’re delighted to welcome you back to our first in-person conference since early 2020, also being delivered virtually in our first-ever hybrid event. The theme of our inaugural two-day conference is ‘Focusing on tomorrow’s actuary’ and will explore the contribution actuarial science is making to some of tomorrow’s biggest issues.
This webinar will cover:
• Some background on the risks of misselling in an ESG context, including the DWS case
• Achieving positive impact is a strong antidote to the risks of greenwashing or ESG misselling, however this risks having a tension with fiduciary responsibilities
• This tension can be resolved with a concept called Universal Ownership
• Under Universal ownership, investors have an appetite to make a loss in order to achieve positive impact, and yet still have no compromise on their fiduciary responsibilities
This session will focus on the transformation roadmap of the healthcare sector in KSA and the role of actuarial capabilities in enhancing its evolution to the desired end stage as per the objectives of the Vision 2030. The discussion will focus how the system has evolved so far and shed light on the expected future changes. Through examining the transformation, we will highlight how the sector is and can use actuarial expertise to not only assist with this transformation but also use basic actuarial principles to identify the key risks and their respective mitigation strategies.