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      • Implications of 2019 IFRS 17 Exposure Draft

        Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
        24 July 2019

        Fully booked.

        The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) recently published an Exposure Draft (ED) of limited changes to its insurance contracts standard IFRS 17, effective date 2022.

      • Insurance Investment Roundtable with the IFoA & PRA - 25 July 2019

        EY Offices 1 More London Place London, SE1 2AF
        25 July 2019

        Fully booked.

        The IFoA hosts regular roundtable meetings with the PRA on best practice in insurance investment and the application of the Prudent Person Principle, which governs insurance investment under Solvency II.

      • SIAS Event: Climate Zero to Climate Hero

        Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
        3 September 2019

        Spaces available

        An introductory session to help you get ahead with climate change.

        • Science, terminology and initiatives: handy facts to keep in your back pocket 
        • Getting your point across: how to influence people and avoid common traps and pitfalls
        • Taking action: what are actuaries expected to do...and what are we actually doing?
      • KSS event – The Regulatory Perspective

        Deloitte Saltire Court 20 Castle Terrace Edinburgh EH1 2EG
        5 September 2019

        Spaces available

        This KSS talk, presented by the FCA Head of Department in Scotland, will focus on the following 3 main areas:

        • FCA business plan priorities
        • The future of regulation
        • FCA Engagement in Scotland
      • Sessional Research Event - Risk Margin Working Party

        Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn London, WC1V 7QJ
        9 September 2019

        Spaces available

        For life insurers in the UK, the risk margin is one of the most controversial aspects of the Solvency II regime. Following its implementation, the risk margin came under considerable criticism for being too large and too sensitive to interest rate movements. These criticisms are particularly valid for annuity business – such business is of great significance to the national system for retirement provision. This criticism has led to political interest, and the risk margin was a major element of the Treasury Committee inquiry into Solvency II.

      • GIRO Conference 2019

        EICC, The Exchange, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE
        24-26 September 2019
        Spaces available

        GIRO is attended annually by over 800 delegates and speakers who are keen to discuss key topics such as Pricing, Reserving, Modelling and the future of the insurance industry. GIRO 2018 was a huge success and we have opened bookings early for what we hope will be another brilliant conference at the EICC in Edinburgh this year. 

         

      • The Future of the Actuarial Profession

        Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn London WC1V 7QJ
        3 October 2019

        Fully booked.

         

        Three actuaries – and CEOs – discuss their views on how the business world is changing and what that might mean for actuaries in the future.

      • Spaces available

        Have you ever thought about working in wider fields? Would you like to play a role in the fight against climate change to make the planet better? 

        It can be difficult to do this - but seeing an example you can follow can make it more realistic. In this ‘green’ case study a template is outlined to show how actuaries can apply their skills more broadly - and in doing so, to make a difference.

      • Sessional Meeting - Autonomous Vehicles and impacts on the wider insurance industry

        Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ         
        28 October 2019

        Spaces available

        The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries is running a sessional meeting on autonomous vehicles on 28th October.  The session will showcase the work of the IFoA “Autonomous Vehicles” working party alongside a number of expert external presenters. 

      • Life Conference 2019

        The Convention Centre Dublin, Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1
        20-22 November 2019
        Spaces available

        The Life Conference is the premier event for professionals interested in life insurance.  Offering a wide range of workshops and plenary sessions it’s the perfect opportunity to discover what’s hot and current in life insurance ensuring you get up to date on the latest thinking and innovation whilst meeting and exchanging ideas with a broad range of professionals.

      • Autumn Lecture 2019, London - Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP

        Lincoln's Inn The Treasury Office, London WC2A 3TL
        2 December 2019

        Fully booked.

        The IFoA is pleased to announce that this year’s Autumn Lecture will feature the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP as its guest speaker.  Nicky has previously served as Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Minister for Women. She now chairs the Treasury Select Committee whose remit is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of HM Treasury, along with all of its agencies and associated bodies.

      • Autumn Lecture 2019: Live Streaming

        Webinar 
        2 December 2019

        Spaces available

        Watch the live stream of this year's Autumn Lecture with guest speaker Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP.