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This sessional research meeting will feature two complementary presentations by the Antibiotic Resistance Working Party and the Wearable Technology and Internet of Things Working Party.
The Health and Care Board are considering a new research project on Income Protection, to enable a better understanding of the UK Income Protection market, and the current (and possible) future issues presented by the reduction in state benefits for some customers who have private IP provisions. A research scope is currently bring put together and the board will be approaching the IFoA research and Thought Leadership Board to bid for funding for the project.
Following our consultation submission earlier this year, the IFoA has been invited to provide oral evidence to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee and the Health Committee as part of their joint inquiry on the funding of long-term care.
Jules Constantinou appeared before the Committees on 24 April to discuss ways of balancing State and personal funding to meet the challenges of an increasing population ageing.
Graduates who apply for work in the actuarial profession has risen by 9.1%, according to a newly published report.
The UK Graduate Careers Survey 2018, produced by High Fliers Research, is the largest annual survey of final year students at the UK’s leading universities.
In the report, actuarial work has risen by 9.1% compared to the same time last year. It is within the top three professions which has had an influx of applications from ‘transport and logistics’ and ‘technology’.
In this blog, Chloe Hung, Amazon best-selling author talks through the reality of actuarial exams alongside full-time work, and some of the mental challenges students are faced with.
Did you know that actuarial science is said to be one of the most difficult courses to study? When I first started studying actuarial science, I found myself wondering what is it that makes actuarial science so difficult?
Whether it’s attending a flagship IFoA Conference, a training event or taking part in an online webinar – events are a great way to meet your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.
If you are in CPD categories 1, 2 and 4 you are required to complete a certain number of CPD hours at external events. These can include any training or development activity which exposes you to an exchange of viewpoints and includes individuals from outside your own organisation.
As you may be aware, the biggest change in data protection for a generation, the General Data Protection Regulation, will become law on 25th May.
Like many organisations, we’re getting in contact with our members to ask them to ensure their preferences are up to date and they’re getting the right emails for them.
The Life Board and their Lifelong Learning Sub-committee have arranged this seminar, which will provide topical and practical updates and discussion on the latest thinking and innovations in mortality and longevity. The programme is designed for life, pensions and health and care actuaries eager to learn about the latest developments in mortality and longevity. The sessions are designed to be very accessible to a broad range of experience. The seminar is being chaired by Beverley Alford, Head Longevity, Legal & General.
Booking is now open for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The IFoA’s Annual General Meeting is an excellent opportunity to network with your peers, meet the IFoA’s Directors and share your views with the IFoA members and staff that set the strategic direction of your professional body.
This year’s Annual General Meeting will take place at Staple Inn Hall, London on the 28 June.
Our Director of Engagement and Learning, Clifford Friend, blogs on the issues raised by Dr Daniel Susskind’s new book.
On 1 May we’re delighted to welcome Dr Daniel Susskind to Staple Inn London for the latest in our professionalism lecture series entitled How Technology will Transform the Work of Human Experts.
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Added: Thu, 26/04/2018 - 17:56Reforms introduced last November to reduce CO2 emissions in the EU have helped create a marginally better outlook for global warming, according to new research from Schroders.
Added: Thu, 26/04/2018 - 11:04The NHS will need an additional £50bn each year by 2030 if funding is to return to its long-term trend, with patients facing longer waiting times and a re-emergence of rationing.
Added: Wed, 25/04/2018 - 12:46The majority of insurers around the world are failing to ensure the data that feeds their artificial intelligence (AI) systems is accurate, potentially undermining their business decisions.
Added: Tue, 24/04/2018 - 15:56The number of personal injury motor insurance claims in the UK has fallen to the lowest level recorded in almost a decade, official government figures reveal.
Added: Mon, 23/04/2018 - 18:26South Korea, Germany and Singapore are the top three most prepared countries for integrating intelligent automation into their economies, with the UK in eighth position.
Added: Mon, 23/04/2018 - 12:20Low-income pensioners in the UK have among the highest levels of home ownership in the country, according to new analysis of government figures by Just Group.
Added: Fri, 20/04/2018 - 15:49Insured losses from disaster events hit a record-breaking $144bn (£103bn) worldwide in 2017, yet the total economic costs were more than double this at $337bn.
Added: Thu, 19/04/2018 - 12:19Lending activity in the UK equity release market hit a record £870m in the first quarter of 2018 120% more than the £394m registered in the first three months of 2016.
Added: Wed, 18/04/2018 - 11:00More than 30% of UK consumers would purchase some form of insurance product from 'alternative providers' like Google, Amazon and Facebook, new research has found.
Added: Tue, 17/04/2018 - 13:39The number of cyber attacks with the potential to cause damage or result in the loss of high-value assets more than doubled in the first month of this year compared to January 2017.