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The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) Council sets the strategic direction of the IFoA, provides effective, transparent governance and is a compelling advocate on our members’ behalf.
IFoA Council elections are your opportunity to ensure the actuarial profession is fit for the future, by voting for the candidates that you feel can best guide the IFoA through the ever-changing environment that actuaries are working in, bringing their insight and experience to help us navigate the complex challenges ahead.
The Pensions Board has developed a strategy for its engagement on defined contribution pensions. The paper sets out those areas where the Pension Board believes the IFoA can make a valuable contribution to policy, regulatory and industry developments. The Board will do this by working with our members to develop our evidence base and by engaging with stakeholders.
In this blog, Chloe Hung, Amazon best-selling author, gives advice and guidance on 5 steps in creating your own effective study plan.
Do you know that your actuarial exam success is largely determined by how effective your study plan is? How many of you actually spend time crafting an exam study plan that will help you boost your efficiency and productivity?
Following a substantive review and public consultation the IFoA has published changes to the Actuaries’ Code.
The changes to the Code reflect the ongoing growth and diversification of our membership and aim to make the Code clearer, more concise and ensure that it remains relevant to all members.
The revised Code will come into force on 18 May 2019. Until then, the existing Code will continue to apply.
In this blog, Shubhanjali Gupta, fellow actuary, talks about her journey into the profession and some of the challenges she’s faced.
I am an actuary.
Unabashedly and unapologetically in love with numbers.
I am an actuary, and I am proud!
But who is an actuary? What do they do? Is it all Maths? Do you study all the time?
These are a handful of the questions I get when I tell someone I am an actuary.
In this blog, Chloe Hung, Amazon best-selling author describes some of the challenges students face when prepping for exams and gives tips on how to overcome them.
After a rigorous selection process, we’re delighted to announce that the IFoA’s Actuarial Research Centre (ARC) has awarded a grant to support a significant behavioural finance research programme; specifically focusing on decision-making by institutional investors.
The practical application of data science is quickly moving from the frontiers of the profession to the mainstream. Today we are delighted to announce a partnership that will further develop the skills and expertise necessary for the profession to grasp the opportunities that the field of data science represents.
Booking is now open for our latest series of Professional Skills webinars.
The webinars will take place on 7 June, providing an excellent opportunity to fulfil your Professional Skills training requirement before the end of the CPD year on 30 June.
Each webinar will feature unique content focusing on aspects of the revised Actuaries’ Code under this year’s theme of ‘Actuarial Interaction and Challenge’ and will include a video case study and interactive panel discussions.
Antibiotic Resistance ('ABR') has featured heavily in the news, and has been a particular concern of the nation's Chief Medical Officer. ABR has the potential to wipe out the future mortality/longevity improvements we might otherwise reasonably expect from general medical/lifestyle advances. In January 2017 the IFoA set up a working party under the Health and Care Board to model the likely impact of ABR. The working party presented as a SIAS meeting on 8 May and will a
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Added: Tue, 08/05/2018 - 11:00Retirement saving is only the seventh most important financial concern for employees in the UK, with leisure and general household costs among the top priorities.
Added: Fri, 04/05/2018 - 15:51Allianz has announced today that it will no longer offer stand-alone insurance coverage for coal power plants following intense pressure from environmental groups.
Added: Thu, 03/05/2018 - 18:17Financial services companies are the most likely firms to be targeted for privacy requests following the introduction General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) next month.
Added: Wed, 02/05/2018 - 15:04Insurers are struggling to attract young workers as senior staff head into retirement, with decisive action needed to tackle an employment crisis facing the industry.
Added: Wed, 02/05/2018 - 12:23Millions of UK adults aged 40-54 are underestimating how long they are likely to live by around a decade, leaving their financial security at risk in later life.
Added: Tue, 01/05/2018 - 18:02The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) has today launched an online platform providing guidance for businesses looking to report accurate climate risks to investors.
Added: Tue, 01/05/2018 - 16:03The combined deficit of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the UK's private sector has almost halved in the last 12 months, according to a monthly index by JLT Employee Benefits.
Added: Mon, 30/04/2018 - 15:29The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has appointed two new directors as it looks to promote the profession to a wider audience and open up new markets.
Added: Mon, 30/04/2018 - 14:19Technology is set to transform the motor insurance industry over the next decade, with telematics-based premiums predicted to be widespread within five years.
Added: Fri, 27/04/2018 - 13:32The UK must broaden its economic indicators in order to obtain a more accurate picture of the risks facing the country, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).