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We seek the views of actuaries, their employers and other interested parties, including users of actuarial advice and regulators, on a range of consultations and discussion papers

Consultation on proposed changes to the Regulatory Framework on Climate Change and Sustainability

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has today launched a consultation on proposals for changes to the regulatory framework on climate change and sustainability.

The consultation sets out, for feedback, some proposed approaches that we are considering in relation to our charter commitments under the UK’s Green Finance Education Charter (GFEC) and our regulatory framework, including the Actuaries’ Code. The aim is that these proposals will benefit our Members and support them to ensure they are aware of and equipped to deal with their professional responsibilities related to climate change and sustainability issues.

The consultation will close on 2 December 2021.

We encourage Members, employers, users of actuarial work and others with an interest in this topic to read the proposals and give us your views. 

Download the full consultation package here.

Take part in the online consultation:

Download the MS Word version of the consultation survey here

Consultation on Practising Certificates (PC) Scheme Proposals

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is consulting on proposals for changes to its Practising Certificates (PC) Scheme, which is a key part of the IFoA’s UK regulatory framework.

The proposals come from a recent review of the PC Scheme which was the first substantive look at the IFoA’s approach to the requirements and process for PCs since 2010. It responds directly to feedback received on how the current scheme works especially that received from members and PC Holders.

The review identified a number of ways in which we believe the scheme can be improved to ensure that it is as effective, fair and proportionate as possible, including proposals that should make the process more efficient for applicants to do

The proposals would also change the IFoA’s approach to and process for determining the suitability of candidates for PCs.

The proposals would involve:

  • More emphasis on the initial PC application stage than on annual renewals;
  • The introduction of a competency-based criteria (rather than the current requirements for technical experience of particular work), and
  • Enhanced support for Members throughout the different stages of the PC process, including the pathway to being a PC Holder.

Stephen Mann, IFoA Chief Executive Officer says that: “being a PC Holder brings a mix of recognition, value and responsibility for specialist and senior roles. The proposed changes to the PC Scheme supports the IFoA’s commitment to providing value to its members and by modernising our key processes so that they remain effective but are pragmatic and easier for our members to experience. I also hope that the proposals further demonstrate that we listen to the feedback we get from members as to how the scheme can be improved, as well as to make it more user-friendly”.

All members, and non-members, views are invited. You can complete the questionnaire in the consultation package or on Survey Monkey.

If you have questions around the proposals, you will shortly be able to book a place on our webinars through the IFoA website which are scheduled to be held on 27 May and 30 June 2021.

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