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Risk management research working parties

The Risk Management practice area is active in member-led research

Member-led research working parties are volunteer-led working groups which conduct research on timely topics of wide interest in the practice area and the profession.

The Risk Management Research and Thought Leadership Committee has oversight of all the working parties listed below and encourages them to undertake research that can be shared with Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) members via sessional papers, articles in The Actuary or the British Actuarial Journal (BAJ), and presentations at conferences and workshops.

Risk Management research working parties:

  • Cyber Risk Investigation - providing insight to actuaries working on capital requirements for insurers setting out the potential impact of cyber risk events and the measures available to mitigate this risk
  • Data Visualisation - to raise awareness of visualisations, useful when performing risk modelling
  • Innovation of Risk Management - researching the extent to which innovation of second line activity is possible over a 5, 10 and 20 year horizon
  • Operational Risk (OR) - a Cross Practice Working Party that acts as the conduit for Operational Risk (OR) research across all practice areas
  • Risk Management in a Digital World - forming views and recommendations to assist actuarial practitioners in risk management considerations relating to operating in a digital world
  • Wider Fields Group - the general purpose of the working party is to help promote the potential for actuaries to use their risk skills to work in areas beyond the traditional practice areas

If you have your own ideas for member-led research you would like to pursue, please refer to our Guidance for Research Working Parties or contact Dawn.McIntosh@actuaries.org.uk

All members are encouraged to volunteer for a research working party

Members interested in volunteering for a research working party should check Volunteer vacancies for current and new working parties.

The IFoA is also actively involved in commissioning strategic and external research relating to Risk Management

Information on research undertaken by universities and other external agencies which receive funding and/or support from the IFoA, as well as the IFoA’s strategy for involvement, the process for calls for research, current research initiatives and funding, can be found in Research and Knowledge.

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Contact Details

For more information about Risk Management working parties contact the CommunitiesTeam.

professional.communities@actuaries.org.uk

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Events calendar

  • Autumn Lecture 2020: Professor Elroy Dimson

    Online webinar
    14 October 2020

    Spaces available

    Many individuals and institutions have a long-term focus, and invest funds for the benefit of future generations. Their strategy should reflect their long horizon. University endowments are one of the oldest classes of institutional investor, and I will present the first study of the management of these endowments over the very long term.

  • GIRO Conference 2020 Webinar Series

    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.

  • Life Conference 2020 Webinar Series

    Online
    16 November 2020 - 27 November 2020

    Spaces available

    This year's Life Conference 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 life insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's website.

  • 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

    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.