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Standards updates

The updates on this page provide details of Actuarial Profession Standards (APSs) which have been amended, withdrawn or newly issued, and updates from the Financial Reporting Council
2018 Updates  
Update 44
Issued 20 April 2018

Revised Standard: APS X3 The Actuary as an Expert in Legal Proceedings  
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2017 Updates  
Update 43
Issued 1 August 2017
Revised Standards come into effect on 1 September 2017:
APS G1: The Chief Actuary in Non-Life.  Version 2.0
APS L2: Duties and Responsibilties of Life Assurance Actuaries.  Version 3.0
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Update 42
Issued 29 March 2017
TAS 100: Prinicples for Actuarial Work
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2016 Updates  
Update 41
Issued 16 December 2016
APS X1: Applying Standards to Actuarial Work; and TAS 100: Principles for Actuarial Work
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Update 40
Issued 18 May 2016
Revised Standard:  APS D1 Investment Related Business Activities for Authorised Professional Firms
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2015 Updates  
Update 39
Issued 1 December 2015
Revised Standard: APS L1 Duties and Responsibilities of Life Assurance Actuaries
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Update 38
Issued 1 December 2015
New Standard: The Chief Actuary in Non-Life Insurance:  APS G1 Introduced
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Update 37
Issued 30 November 2015
New Standard: Duties and Responsibilities for Actuaries Working for UK Trust-Based Pre-Paid Funeral Plans: APS Z1 Introduced
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Update 36
Issued 08.07.2015
New Guidance on the Actuary and Activities Regulated under FSMA 2000 and the withdrawal of the IAN: The Actuary and Activities Regulated under FSMA 2000
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Update 35
Issued 16.03.2015

Withdrawal of APS P2, effective 1 July 2015
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Update 34
Issued 29.01.2015

APS X2: Review of Actuarial Work – Version 1.0, effective from 1 July 2015
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Update 33
Issued 09.01.2015

AS TM1: Statutory Money Purchase Illustrations – Version 4.1, effective from 6 April 2015
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2014 Updates  
Update 32
Issued 24/10/2014
APS X3: The Actuary as an Expert in Legal Proceedings - Version 1.0, effective 01.01.2015
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Update 31
Issued 28.02.2014

APS P2: Compliance Review - Pensions - Version 1.1

APS G2: Actuarial Reporting for Lloyd's Syndicates writing US business - Version 1.1

APS L1: Duties and responsibilities of Life Assurance actuaries - Version 1.1

APS L2: The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Communication by actuaries) Regulations 2003 - Version 1.1

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2013 Updates  
Update 30
Issued 26.09.2013
Actuaries' Code (version 2.0) Update
Update 29
Issued 31.05.2013
APS P1: Duties and Responsibilities of Members Undertaking Work in Relation to Pension Schemes (version 2.0) Update
Update 28
Issued 15.02.2013
IAN: The Actuary as an Expert Witness (version 2.0) Update
Update 27
Issued 29.01.2013

APS D1: Investment Related Business Activities for Authorised Professional Firms (version 2.0) Update

AS TM1: Statutory Money Purchase Illustrations (version 3.0) Update

2012 Updates  
Update 26
Issued10.05.2012
Deletion of IAN : The Risks of Derivative Exposure Update
Update 25
Issued 20.01.2012
TM1 Statutory Money Purchase Illustrations (Version 2.0; 22 December 2011) Update
2011 Updates  
Update 24
Issued 01.09.2011
Cross-practice Area Announcement: New TASs and Withdrawal of GNs (effective 1 October 2011) Update
Update 23
Issued 01.03.2011
New Pensions APS
APS P1: Duties and Responsibilities of Pensions Actuaries (effective 1  April 2011; Version 1.0) Update
 
APS P2: Compliance Review - Pensions (effective 1 April 2011; Version 1.0) Update
Update 22
Issued18.02.2011
Funeral Plans TAS Update
2010 Updates  
Update 21
Issued 02.12.2010
Amendments to GN09: Funding Defined Benefits (version 9.0)
and GN12:  General Insurance Business - Actuarial Reports (version 5.0) Update
Update 20
Issued 15.11.2010

APS G2: Actuarial Reporting for Lloyd's Syndicates Writing US Business Update
This Actuarial Profession Standard replaces GN33 which will be withdrawn by the Board for Actuarial Standards from 15 December 2010.

2009 Updates  
Update 19
Issued 29.12.2009
GN48: Compliance Review - Pensions (effective 1 February 2010) Update
Update 18
Issued 31.10.2009
APS D1 - Investment Related Business Activities for Authorised Professional Firms which (effective 1 December 2009) Update
Update 17
Issued 01.09.2009
Presidents Endorse new Actuaries' Code Update
From 1 October 2009, any reference to the PCS in existing Guidance Notes maintained by the Profession or the BAS, should be read as referring to the Actuaries' Code.
2008 Updates  
Update 16
Issued 01.11.2008
Re-adoption of Guidance Notes Update
Members will be aware that responsibility for Technical Standards passed to the Board for Actuarial Standards with effect from April 2006.  As part of this process, the Profession transferred the responsibility for a large number of its Guidance Notes to the BAS on 19 May 2006.
Update 15
Issued 22.09.2008
BAS Standards - GN11: Retirement Benefit Schemes - Transfer Values Update
Update 14
Issued 25.03.2008
BAS Standards - GN19: Retirement Benefit Schemes Winding-up and Scheme Asset Deficiency Update
Update 13
Issued 13.03.2008
Actuarial Profession Standards - GN29: Occupational Pension Schemes - Advisers to the Trustees Update
Update 12
Issued 31.01.2008
BAS Standards
GN09: Funding Defined Benefits - Presentation of Actuarial Advice Update
GN11: Retirement Benefit Schemes - Transfer Values Update
GN22: Disclosure - FSA Rules Update
2017 Updates  
Update 11
Issued 30.11.2007
GN20: Actuarial Reporting under the Lloyd's Valuation of Liabilities Rules Update
Update 10
Issued 30.10.2007

Actuarial Profession Standards (formerly known as MAP)
GN5: The Prudential Supervision Outside the UK of Long-term Insurance Business (version 3.1) Update

GN5: Letter from the Chairman of the Life Board Update

Update 9
Issued 20.06.2007 
Professional Conduct Standards (PCS) (effective 1 August 2007; version 3.0) Update
Update 8
Issued 11.04.2007
GN11: Retirement Benefit Schemes - Transfer Values  (effective 30 December 2006; version 9.2) Update
 
GN19: Retirement Benefit Schemes - Winding-up and Scheme Asset Deficiency (effective 3 September 2005; version 4.7) Update
 
GN28: Retirement Benefit Schemes - Adequacy of Benefits for Contracting-out (effective 29 July 2006; version 2.1) Update
 
GN49: Occupational Pension Schemes - Scheme Funding Matters on Which Advice of Actuary Must be Obtained (effective 30 December 2005; version 2.0) Update
 
GN51: Retirement Benefit Schemes - Modification of Subsisting Rights Without Consent (effective 6 November 2006; version 1.1) Update
 
Technical Memorandum (TM1): Statutory Money Purchase Illustrations (effective 1 November 2006; version 1.2) Update
Update 7
Issued 27.02.2007

GN29: Occupational pension schemes - Advisers to the Trustees (effective 1 April 2007; version 7.0) Update

Update 6
Issued 19.01.2007
GN46: Individual Capital Assessment (version 2.0 BAS amendment 1) Update
2006 Updates  
Update 5
Issued 27.12.2006

GN44: Mathematical Reserves and Resilience Capital Requirement (version 2.0 BAS amendment 1) Update 
 
GN45: Determining the With-profits Insurance Capital Component (version 2.0 BAS amendment 1) Update
 
GN46: Individual Capital Assessment (version 2.0 BAS amendment 1) Update
 
GN47: Stochastic Modelling of Economic Risks in Life Insurance (version 2.0 BAS amendment 1) Update
 
Members were alerted to near final versions of the GNs in Professional Standards Directory (PSD) Update 4 issued on 20 December 2006.  The GNs have now been replaced with final versions which take effect on 31 December 2008.
 
As stated in the PSD Update of 20 December, the Profession considered what changes to the GNs might be appropriate as a result of the proposals in PS06/14 and shared its work with the BAS as input to the BAS's thinking.  

Paul Seymour, Chairman of the BAS, has written to the Presidents setting out the various options which the BAS considered in amending the GNs.

Update 4
Issued 20.12.2006
Due Process for approving Actuarial Profession (AP) Standards (effective 1 January 2007; version 1.0) Update
 
Protocol for Information and Assistances Notes (IANs) (effective 1 January 2007; version 1.0) Update
 
Due Process for Responding to Proposals from the IAA for International Actuarial Standards of Practice (IASPs) (effective 1 January 2007;version 1.0) Update
Update 3
Issued 30.11.2006

GN48: Compliance Review – Pensions (effective 1 January 2007; version 2.0) Update

GN48: Covering Letter  from the Chairman of the Pensions Board

Update 2
Issued 03.10.2006

GN51: Retirement Benefit Schemes - Modification of Subsisting Rights Without Consent (effective 6 November 2006; version 1.1) Update

GN51: Covering letter from the Chairman of the Pensions Board

Update 1
Issued 07.07.2006
GN28: Retirement Benefit Schemes - Adequacy of Benefits for Contracting Out (effective 29 July 2006; version 2.1) Update 

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  • Data Science: Opportunities for Actuaries

    The IFoA's first virtual event   
    26 February 2019 - 28 February 2019

    Spaces available

    The IFoA are launching their first virtual conference on the topic of Data Science, that is free to attend. This is an exciting and forward thinking move to reach members all over the world and to share knowledge and discuss developments and techniques within data science.

  • Leicester Actuarial Science Society presents the 5th Annual Worshipful Company of Actuaries Lecture

    The University of Leicester, Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 3 (see map and directions)
    27 February 2019

    Spaces available

    IFoA President-Elect, John Taylor will discuss his work on 'robo advice' and the implications of technology for the future of the profession, but also his thoughts about the immediate priorities for the actuarial profession based on his first year with the Presidential Team. 

    The Worshipful Company of Actuaries will also be explaining their work and presenting two prizes: one each to the best performing 2nd year and 3rd year BSc Mathematics and Actuarial Science student at the University during the session.

  • ARC: ERM Results Launch Event

    Staple inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    28 February 2019

    Fully booked.

     

    This event is now full. We do operate a waiting system for this event should there become availability, which you can register for here and be added to the waitlist. We will email everyone on the waiting list nearer the time to confirm whether there is availability for them to attend.

     

  • Actuaries Rock event – What happened at GIRO?

    Gibraltar Financial Services Commission P O Box 940 Suite 3, Ground Floor Atlantic Suites Europort Avenue GX11 - 1AA Gibraltar
    28 February 2019

    Spaces available

    This event is run by Actuaries Rock, the regional society for actuaries in Gibraltar. To register please email:  kmorgan@gfsc.gi 

  • SIAS Event: Challenges and Opportunities for Actuaries Working in Data Science

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    4 March 2019

    Spaces available

    This talk will present examples of the use of data science in the General Insurance and Health and Care practice areas. It will highlight some of the opportunities and challenges for actuaries in using the latest data science techniques in these fields.

    1. Lisa Balboa will present on using predictive analytics to improve health care forecasting.
    2. Alexander Hanks will present a practical example of training a neural network to fit curves to general insurance claims data.
  • Highlights of the Life Conference 2018 - London

    Ect Venues, 200 Aldersgate, St. Pauls, London EC1A 4HD
    5 March 2019

    Spaces available

    IFoA event AllThis event will cover the highlights from the Life Conference 2018 held in Liverpool. The Conference Committee has reviewed session feedback and has put together a high-quality technical programme featuring the best sessions from the Life Conference 2018.  Book now to ensure your place.

  • Life and F&I One Day Workshop

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    11 March 2019

    Spaces available

    IFoA Event Logo AllThis cross-practice event for Life actuaries and those in finance and investments roles offers high-quality CPD with a series of thought-provoking presentations covering economics and financial markets, responsible investment, CMA review outcome, FCA requirements, asset analytics, and much more.

  • Spring Lecture 2019, Edinburgh - Sir John Curtice

    Royal College of Physicians, 9 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
    13 March 2019

    Fully booked.

    In conjunction with the Scottish BoardEdinburgh is now full. However, you can still register here to view the event live online, allowing those who cannot attend in person to stream the lecture to their computer, laptop, tablet, and phones wherever they are in the world. 
    We do operate a waiting system for each of the Edinburgh and London venues should there be availability, which you can register for here and be added to the waitlist. We will email everyone on the waiting list nearer the time to confirm whether there is availability for them to attend.
  • Spring Lecture 2019, Live stream at Staple Inn - Professor Sir John Curtice

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    13 March 2019

    Fully booked.

     
    In conjunction with the Scottish BoardFollowing the popularity of this year’s Spring Lecture, delivered by Professor Sir John Curtice, an additional venue has been sourced for Members to attend a London Livestream event at the Lloyd's building. Please register here. Alternatively, you can still register here  to view the event live online, allowing those who cannot attend in person to stream the lecture to their computer, laptop, tablet, and phones wherever they are in the world. 
     
  • Sessional Meeting: Investment risk for long term investors - risk measurement approaches

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    18 March 2019

    Spaces available

    The term ‘investment risk’ is often used loosely, and frequently confused with the notion of short term price volatility, particularly for equity instruments. For the long term investor, however, what is most apposite is the ability to meet future real cash flows as they become due.

  • KSS event – Index Based Longevity Hedging

    Royal London St Andrew House, 1 Thistle St, Edinburgh EH2 1DG
    18 March 2019

    Spaces available

    This KSS talk on Index Based Longevity Hedging  -  The Dutch Experience and implications for the UK market will cover the structure of deals to date in the Dutch market; the challenges in determining the Solvency 2 capital treatment for such deals and the work done by the Longevity Risk Transfer Working Party of the Dutch Insurance Association; a proposal for a method for quantification of Basis Risk based on a recent paper “Basis Risk in Index Based Longevity Hedges: A Guide for Longevity Hedgers” by Cairns & El Boukfaoui, and implications for the future, both in terms

  • Highlights of the Life Conference 2018 - Edinburgh

    Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS
    19 March 2019

    Spaces available

    This event will cover the highlights from the Life Conference 2018 held in Liverpool. The Conference Committee has reviewed session feedback and has put together a high-quality technical programme featuring the best sessions from the Life Conference 2018.  Book now to ensure your place.

  • KSS event - FinTech and The Actuarial Profession

    Barnett Waddingham 163 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 2JJ
    20 March 2019

    Spaces available

    This KSS talk from FinTech Scotland's CEO will explore the mission to create an integrated Fintech ecosystem through provision of funding, support, infrastructure and talent that recognises and responds to the needs of all stakeholders - and the overarching aim for Scotland to be one of the top 5 Fintech global leaders by 2020.

  • IFoA’s Diversity Advisory Group: The Power of Deep Listening

    Aviva, The Agora, Level 2B, St Helens, 1 Undershaft,  London EC3P 3DQ
    21 March 2019

    Spaces available

    8th March is International Women’s Day. The IFoA’s Diversity Advisory Group will be facilitating a session later in March as part of this celebration. Subject to availability. All members are welcomed. Please contact Susan Hunter Jones (susan.hunterjones@aviva.com) to register for the session.

  • Professional Skills Training - Edinburgh (26 March 19)

    IFoA (Edinburgh), Level 2, Exchange Crescent 7 Conference Square Edinburgh EH3 8RA
    26 March 2019

    Spaces available

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2018/2019.  This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • Ogden Discount Rates Round Table

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn London WC1V 7QJ
    9 April 2019

    Spaces available

    Amid significant UK political uncertainty, the bodily injury settlement framework has continued to make progress. At the time of the Ogden discount rate change of early 2017 and throughout that year, Staple Inn was host to a set of events to discuss the changes and the subsequent MOJ review. This provided an important forum for debate, supporting your own thinking while helping inform the IFoA of the wide range of views on the subject.

  • Professional Skills Training - London (16 April 19)

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn London WC1V 7QJ
    16 April 2019

    Fully booked.

    Please register here to join the wait list

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2018/2019.  This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • TIGI 2019 (Technical Issues in General Insurance)

    Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE
    25-26 April 2019
    Spaces available

    This General Insurance CPD offering has been changed from former years of individual one day seminars to include individual sessions for IFRS 17, Pricing, Capital Modelling and Reserving over a two-day event  packaged as Technical Issues in General Insurance, providing attendees with a varied program . The event is suitable for anyone who works, or are interested, in these areas.

  • Professional Skills Training - Edinburgh (30 April 19)

    IFoA (Edinburgh), Level 2, Exchange Crescent 7 Conference Square Edinburgh EH3 8RA
    30 April 2019

    Spaces available

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2018/2019.  This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • IFoA Asia Conference 2019, Chengdu

    Crowne Plaza Chengdu Panda Garden, Poly Park 198, No. 1980 ShuLong Avenue,Xindu District, Chengdu
    09-10 May 2019
    Spaces available

    IfoA Logo for eventsOffering a diverse selection of plenary sessions and cross-practice workshops, the annual Asia Conference is the perfect opportunity to discover and discuss current and developing actuarial topics in Asia, whilst providing excellent opportunity to grow your network of contacts.

  • CILA 2019

    30 Euston Square, London NW1 2FB
    14 May 2019

    Spaces available

    CILA is one of the pre-eminent events in the annual Life calendar. It is aimed at practicing life actuaries from life offices, consulting firms and other employers of actuaries. It will also be of interest to all those who work in or advise on, the life assurance market in the UK and Europe.

  • KSS event – Bulk Annuity Market Update

    Willis Towers Watson 2 Lochrin Square, 96 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QA
    15 May 2019

    Spaces available

    This KSS talk will give a bulk annuity market update over 2018 and for 2019 and beyond.  The presenters will also consider bulk annuity options as part of pension scheme de-risking strategies, and how pension schemes can best prepare when requesting a quote in order to achieve a favourable outcome. To book please email Dawn.Neil@willistowerswatson.com.

  • KSS event – Bulk Annuity Market Update

    Willis Towers Watson 2 West Regent Street Glasgow G2 1RW
    16 May 2019

    Spaces available

    This KSS talk will give a bulk annuity market update over 2018 and for 2019 and beyond. The presenters will also consider bulk annuity options as part of pension scheme de-risking strategies, and how pension schemes can best prepare when requesting a quote in order to achieve a favourable outcome. To book a place please email Dawn.Neil@willistowerswatson.com

  • Risk and Investment one day Conference 2019

    Amba Hotel, Charing Cross, Strand, London WC2N 5HX
    20-21 May 2019
    Spaces available

    This year's Risk and Investment Conference will be taking place at Amba Hotel, Charing Cross, London.

    To book your place click here.

     

  • Sessional Research Event - Saving for Retirement: Rules of Thumb

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn London WC1V 7QJ
    20 May 2019

    Spaces available

    How much does the average person need to save over a full working life to provide a decent retirement income? We call this the Lifetime Pension Contribution (LPC) and have attempted to quantify it.

  • Professional Skills Training - London (12 June 19)

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn London WC1V 7QJ
    12 June 2019

    Spaces available

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2018/2019.  This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • NED Event: Behavioural Finance and Boards

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    18 June 2019

    Spaces available

    Substantial work has been undertaken in the field of behavioural finance to explore the psychological factors affecting investment decisions made by individuals.  In contrast, “behavioural” factors (such as politics or human psychology) affecting decisions and actions made by institutional investors, such as insurers or pension schemes, are less understood.

  • Pensions Conference 2019

    Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre, 2 Lower Castle Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS1 3AD
    18-19 June 2019
    Spaces available

    This year's Pensions Conference will be taking place at the Bristol Marriott City Centre.

  • Current Issues in General Insurance (CIGI) 2019

    Inmarsat, 99 City Road, London, EC1Y 1BJ
    19 June 2019

    Spaces available

    CIGI will provide an excellent and diverse line-up of speakers, each providing their insight and knowledge on a range of topics.  The programme will be broad in nature, so will be of most value to those with some experience in the industry. 

  • Professional Skills Training - London (25 June 19)

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn London WC1V 7QJ
    25 June 2019

    Spaces available

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2018/2019. This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.