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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
  • Proxy Model Investigation - the topic of proxy modelling is broad, so the aim of this working party is to focus on some of the key points highlighted by the PRA
  • Risk Management in a Digital World (Dormant) - 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 the IFoA Communities team.

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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  • Spaces available

    A panel discussion with investment representatives discussing the impact of investment on climate change and vice versa.

    This event is part of The Road to Glasgow: IFoA’s Sustainability Thought Leadership Series which will provide a platform for prominent contributors so that our members and others can understand the perspectives of a wide range of parties interested in the climate debate.

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    Climate change is one of the greatest risks facing our world today. Addressing it will require multi-faceted solutions. Through this panel session, we will explore the different levers that can be used to meet net-zero targets including climate science and data, government engagement, and mobilising green finance.

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    How governments and societies collectively respond to the climate crisis is increasingly being analysed through the lens of intergenerational fairness. Our expert panel will assess and explore the extent to which inter-generous fairness is being considered in climate policies, the lessons from those countries who are leading the way on fairness and justice in climate interventions, and more.

  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Spaces available

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

  • Spaces available

    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

  • Spaces available

    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.