The seminar was one of the recommendations of the CERA Board, when it reviewed our provision of the CERA qualification.
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If you passed Subject SP9 after 1 September 2012, or who were granted an exemption after 30 January 2013 you will need to attend this seminar
Before you can attend the CERA seminar you will need to have passed, or been granted an exemption from, the SP9 exam. You do not need to have completed all the other exams yet.
Following successful attendance, those who have qualified as an Associate or as a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries will be eligible to apply for the CERA designation.
You can book your place online, or download the CERA seminar application form to pay by bank transfer or cheque.
What’s involved in the seminar?
Before the seminar you will be sent a pre-seminar workbook giving details of some preparation work you'll need to do:
- calculations for a team presentation
- reading for a governance case study
- preparation for a debate
On the day of the seminar you will:
- take an active part in discussions, lively debates and case studies
- have the opportunity to meet and talk to senior risk officers
- build on the pre-seminar work that you will have already done
- undertake challenging and thought provoking team exercises.
Before joining the seminar you will be put in touch with your allocated team members using an online community on the website where you can get to know each other, as well as discuss the preparatory work you will have already done.
The seminars are held in London and around the UK, and the cost of attendance is £500.00
However, delegates living overseas who are eligible to take the seminar, may be able to attend at a venue closer to home rather than coming to the UK. We currently have reciprocal agreements with the societies in South Africa and Australia, and with the Casualty Actuarial Society in the United States.
You will pay the local costs of the seminar and if you can produce a certificate of attendance/participation the IFoA will recognise this as part of the process of obtaining the CERA designation.
Please contact the Partnership Executive if you have any questions about where you can attend the seminar.
The 2019 seminar dates
There are 24 places available on each seminar and they will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Seminars can fill up very quickly, so make sure you book your place in good time.
Would you like to attend a seminar that is now fully booked?
If a seminar you would like to attend is fully booked, you can register your interest by emailng Partnership Executive. We will email you when new dates become available.
|Seminar dates and locations||Closing date for bookings||Pre-seminar work issued||Pre-seminar work to be returned by||Access to communities available|
|Thursday 8 August 2019 (London)||Fully booked||11/07/2019||25/07/2019||01/08/2019|
|Thursday 31 October 2019 (Dublin)||Fully booked||26/09/2019||17/10/2019||24/10/2019|
|Thursday 12 December 2019 (London)||Fully booked||07/11/2019||28/11/2019||05/12/2019|
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This KSS talk will explore how the Actuarial Profession is changing by looking at the past, the current and the future; considering what will be the key issues impacting the Profession over the next 20 years and why this will be different from today. Why will areas like data science be important? What does the future hold for reserved roles? What impact will the Profession have on other professionals? And much more!
Presenter Jon Spain
This event is now fully booked.
Please click here to register for the wait list.
Join us and leading actuarial employers at our free Count Me In STEM careers event in Edinburgh organised by the IFoA.
Find out more about a range of rewarding careers in actuarial science and how we are supporting and promoting diversity in the profession.
Three actuaries – and CEOs – discuss their views on how the business world is changing and what that might mean for actuaries in the future.
This will be a panel discussion involving speakers from the IFoA, Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures and PRMIA comparing the practical approaches taken by banks, insurers and firms as they try to manage these risks.
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.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and the Royal Statistical Society have worked together to develop joint ethics guidance on data science. This is the culmination of an 18 month programme of practitioner led work.
Join us for the launch of this new guidance, with a high-level panel discussion which will explore the role of data science practitioners and professional bodies in data ethics.
The SIAS Annual General Meeting will commence at 5.45pm and be followed by a talk given by the well known economist and author, Steve Keen, at 6pm. A live webinar will be available.
Join us and leading actuarial employers at our free Count Me In STEM careers event in London organised by the IFoA.
The Government Actuary’s Department (GAD) marks its centenary this year. George Russell, formerly Deputy Government Actuary, who currently heads up GAD’s Edinburgh office, leading on GAD support to the devolved administrations in Scotland and Northern Ireland, will outline GAD’s development over that period and its range of work today. Having just “celebrated” his 25th anniversary of joining GAD, George will also reflect on some of the challenges and opportunities of advising at the interface of the actuarial and the political worlds.
This is a co-branded KSS/Heriot-Watt University event. Equity release mortgages (ERMs), also called lifetime mortgages, have played an increasing role in generating income for retired home-owners. As new liquidity rules have reduced the supply of bank lending, so insurers have stepped in, encouraged by generous regulatory treatment for annuity writers.
Presenter Simon Louw
The Sessional Meeting is now fully booked.
Please click here to register on the waiting list.
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.
ARC Event: Beyond Proportional Hazards: Statistical methods for assessment of the impact of medical advances and health interventions on longevity and population projections.
This workshop is being delivered by the Actuarial Research Centre’s (ARC) ‘Big Health and Actuarial Data’ Research Programme.
This evening will feature two new cases studies that highlight the implications for insurers of issues impacting on health and mortality for life, pensions, and health and care products; Impactability modelling: a worked example in Type II diabetes presented by Josephine Robertson, and Seasonal Mortality in England and Wales 1993-2016 presented by Mary Hall, Dublin City University.
The MRSC is responsible for guiding the profession’s research in the areas of longevity, mortality and morbidity such that it is recognised as a thought leader in this area. It has recently been reviewing what the priorities and have identified 6 areas that we believe are the most important areas of research that should be the current focus and these are:
The theme of this year’s annual briefing is: Lifelong Learning – providing continuous development for our members.
This event is primarily for volunteer CPD Co-ordinators, who attend to represent their organisation. CPD Co-ordinators play a key role in effective engagement between organisations who employ our members and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFOA).
In conjunction with the Scottish Board and supporting the IFoA’s focus on data science.
The IFoA’s Scottish Board have arranged for UK pioneer in Computer Vision and Machine Intelligence, Professor Andrew Blake to speak to delegates on the subject of AI in Autonomous driving. This lecture will focus on safety-critical operation and the computation of risk.
Join us for this brand new seminar that brings together our Current Issues in Pensions, Pensions and the Law, and Investment for Pension Actuaries events. The seminar builds on the IFoA’s Annual Pension Conference with sessions covering CDC, TPR’s code of practice, investments, legal updates and Professional Skills Training with a focus on interactive discussion throughout.
The National Records of Scotland (NRS) collects, preserves and produces information about Scotland's people and history to inform current and future generations - work that underpins the fabric of Scottish society and tells the story of our nation. This KSS talk will explore the following and other areas impacting Scotland’s changing population, and assess the potential implications of the changes:
- population statistics
- life expectancy
- changes in age structure
- birth and death rates, including causes of death statistics.
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.
Presenter Gaurang Mehta
The workshop will give participants detailed insights into how a large and detailed dataset can be used to assess levels of mortality inequality in England, using a number of novel statistical methods. We will also address the question: are regional variations in mortality real or imaginary?
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.
Watch the live stream of this year's Autumn Lecture with guest speaker Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP.
This talk will be given by Jon Spain who, as far back as 1983, has been working independently, trying to bring “long-term” back to UK actuarial thinking. His current focus is on discount rates (see discrate.com).
Presenter Russell Osman, FIA
Patrick Lee is an actuary who has made the transition to working in software architecture and artificial intelligence (AI). He holds Microsoft Professional qualifications in Data Science, Big Data and AI and is currently working towards a DevOps (the automation of software testing and deployment) qualification. He is a member of the IFoA Council and is also President of the Wessex Actuarial Society. He is also a member of the IFoA and the RSS's joint Data Science Focus Group and will talk on the ethical use of AI.
We are delighted to announce the launch of the findings from our ARC funded Behavioural Finance research with a special evening event at Staple Inn on Tuesday 14th January 2020. Entitled Behavioural Aspects of Institutional Investment Decision-Making, this research programme is being delivered by City, University of London, Leeds University Business School and Ipsos.
This event is now full. Please register for the waiting list.
Presenters: Rebecca Deegan, Head of Policy, IFoA, and Faye Alessandrello, Policy Manager, IFoA
This sessional meeting will be of direct interest to actuaries and others working in the in the Health and Care, Life or Pensions sectors or indeed actuaries with an interest in morbidity or mortality.
Presenter: Mark Pibworth
Presented By: Rebecca Deegan, Head of Policy, IFoA, and Catherine Burtle, Senior Policy Analyst, IFoA