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Archived versions of our Actuarial Profession Standards (APSs) are provided in this listing

Current versions of our APSs are available on the Professional Standards Directory page.

Archived Actuarial Profession Standards (APSs)

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Conflicts of Interest and Actuaries: A Note for Pension Scheme Trustees v1.1

Conflicts of Interest: A Guide for Employers of Actuaries v1.0

The Actuaries’ Code

The Actuaries’ Code Version 1.0 (October 2009)

The Actuaries' Code Version 2.0 (October 2013)

Replaced by Version 3.0 (effective 18 May 2019)

The Standards Decision Tree

The Standards Decision Tree

APS X3 The Actuary as an Expert in Legal Proceedings

The Actuary as an Expert in Legal Proceedings (Version 1.0) (effective 01.01.2015)
(replaced by Version 2.0) (effective 20.04.2018)

APS D1 Investment Related Business Activities for Authorised Professional Firms Version 1.0 (effective 01.12.2009)
Replaced by Version 2.0 (effective 01.03.2013)
Replaced by Version 3.0 (effective 01.07.2016)

The Chief Actuary in Non-Life Insurance (Version 1.0) (effective 01.01.2016)
Replaced by Version 2.0 (effective 01.09.2017)


Actuarial Reporting for Lloyd's Syndicates Writing US Business Version 1.0 (effective 15.12.2010)
Replaced by Version 1.1 (effective 01.04.2014)


Duties and Responsibilities of Life Assurance Actuaries (Version 1.1) (effective 01.04.2014)
Replaced by Version 2.0 (effective 01.01.2016)
Replaced by Version 3.0 (effective 01.09.2017)


Duties and Responsibilities of Life Assurance Actuaries Version 1 (effective 01.10.2011)
Replaced by Version 1.1 (effective 01.04.2014)

APS L2 The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Communications by Actuaries) Regulations 2003 Version 1.0 (effective 01.10.2011)
Replaced by Version 1.1 (effective 01.04.2014)

Duties and Responsibilities of Pensions Actuaries Version 1.0 (effective 01/04/2011)
Replaced by Version 2.0 (effective 01.07.2013)


Compliance review: Pensions Version 1.0 (effective 01.04.2011)
Replaced by Version 1.1 (effective 01.04.2014)

Compliance review: Pensions Version 1.1 (effective 01.04.2014)
Replaced by APS X2: Review of Actuarial Work (effective 01.07.2015)


The prudential supervision outside the UK of long-term insurance business Version 3.0 (effective 01.09.2003)
Replaced by Version 3.1 (effective 01/12/2007 - withdrawn on 01.07.2017)


Occupational Pension Schemes – Advisers to the Trustees
Version 6.0

(effective 06.04.2005) Withdrawn

Occupational Pension Schemes – Advisers to the Trustees
Version 7.1 (effective 31.03.2008)

Withdrawn 31.03.2011


The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (communications by Actuaries (Regulations 2003) Version 2.0 (effective 01.02.2006)
Withdrawn 30.09.2011


General Responsibilities of and Relationships Between Actuarial Function Holders, With-profits Actuaries, Appropriate Actuaries, and Reviewing Actuaries, of UK Life Insurance Firms and Friendly Societies
Version 1.0
(effective 31.12.2004)

General Responsibilities of and Relationships Between... Version 1.1 (effective 31.12.2004)

General Responsibilities of and Relationships Between... Version 2.0 (effective 01.02.2006)

General Responsibilities of and Relationships Between... Version 2.1 (effective 01.02.2006)
Withdrawn 30.09.2011


The Reviewing Actuary Version 1.0 (effective 31.12.2004)
Adopted by BAS on 19.05.2006

The Reviewing Actuary Version 2.0 (effective 01.06.2006)
Re-adopted by the Actuarial Profession on 01.12.2008

The Reviewing Actuary Version 2.1 (effective 01.12.2008)
Withdrawn 30.09.2011


Compliance Review: Pensions Version 1.0 (effective 31.12.2004)

Compliance Review: Pensions Version 2.0 (effective 01.01.2007)

Compliance Review: Pensions Version 2.1 (effective 01.02.2010) Withdrawn 31.03.2011


Retirement Benefit Schemes – Modification of Subsisting Rights Without Consent Version 1.0 (effective 06.04.2006)

Retirement Benefit Schemes – Modification of Subsisting Rights Without Consent  Version 1.1 (effective 06.11.2006)

Retirement Benefit Schemes – Modification of Subsisting Rights Without Consent Version 1.2 (effective 01.12.2008)
Withdrawn 31.03.2011

Acting as Non-Executive Directors  effective from 18.05.19

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  • Autumn Lecture 2020: Professor Elroy Dimson

    Online webinar
    14 October 2020

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    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.

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    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.

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