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Following consultation with the relevant Boards, it has been agreed that separating the Pensions and Risk Investment conference into two individual events will allow for greater focus on each area’s topics thereby delivering a full and topical one-day conference programme fully dedicated to your sector. A pre-conference dinner the previous evening will allow for greater networking opportunities with peers and colleagues in your field.
In this blog, Debbie Atkins, IFoA's Head of Engagement, talks about volunteering.
Take part in the forthcoming Volunteer Survey and help shape the volunteering experience at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
Volunteers, past and present, are at the heart of our profession.
The IFoA congratulates everyone listed below on their new status as Fellows, Associates and Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuaries. To recognise your success your names have been published in today’s copy of The Times newspaper. Well done; we look forward to hearing more from you during your career and as you help to shape the future of the actuarial profession.
The IFoA ensures the professionalism of our members remains world-class and is reflected in the value that is attributed to their expertise.
The IFoA is aligning its new curriculum to the agreed International Actuarial Association standard.
Owing to syllabus changes approved by the International Actuarial Association (IAA) in October 2017, it is necessary to consider the relevance of the Business Awareness module, CT9, to the IFoA’s new syllabus. This will consequently impact the CB3 exam, which is due to replace CT9 in the new curriculum.
We have therefore decided to suspend all current and future CT9 examinations.
We hope to communicate the final decision on CT9 to you by the end of January 2018.
The IFoA has made every effort to ensure our website is able to cope with traffic ahead of the publication of pass lists on December 21. However if any student does have difficulties, we are also going to publish pass lists on a webpage outside of the IFoA website. If you are unable to access the website, please visit the following url: http://bit.ly/ifoa-exam-pass-lists
Our sincere apologies for the unacceptable issues encountered in accessing pass lists on IFoA’s website. Although our team worked with the hosting provider through the evening to try to alleviate the issues, this took considerably longer than it should have. All our web servers had been significantly upgraded and we were assured that we had significantly more resources than required. A full review will be undertaken and we will do our best to ensure that this is not repeated for the next batch of results later in the month.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has awarded the Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) accreditation to Redington Limited after its successful application for inclusion in the scheme.
If you are waiting for your final exam results you need to start preparing your work-based skills documents for their final sign-off
To help prevent any delays in qualifying you need to make sure that the documents you submit to us have been completed correctly.
We find some regular issues with students’ learning logs, so please take a moment to ensure that you avoid these. We can then finalise your qualification as quickly as possible for you.
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The dream of pensions policy visionaries to create a better retirement income model that was both affordable and fair appear to have run aground, with many viewing the forthcoming Government white paper as a last-chance saloon. Professor Hugh Pemberton from the University of Bristol looks back at how we got here.
“Gender diversity is not just about increasing the number of women in the profession, it is about what we will lose if we don’t."
These are the words of our Past President Nick Salter who made diversity his Presidential Theme in 2015. With this in mind, the IFoA jumped at the chance to support a mentoring programme specifically designed to help build a pipeline of senior female talent.
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Added: Wed, 21/03/2018 - 11:44Just one-quarter of investment professionals around the world are confident that Brexit negotiations between the UK and EU will result in a comprehensive trade deal covering goods and services.
Added: Tue, 20/03/2018 - 14:13Three-quarters of citizens across the UK, US, Australia, France, Germany and Singapore are willing to use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve retirement incomes.
Added: Tue, 20/03/2018 - 11:39The Ministry of Justice has unveiled changes to the way insurers calculate personal injury compensation payouts using the discount rate in its Civil Liability Bill today.
Added: Mon, 19/03/2018 - 13:56The Pensions Regulator (TPR) will be given the power to issue punitive fines to companies that deliberately put defined benefit (DB) pension schemes at risk, the government confirmed today.
Added: Mon, 19/03/2018 - 11:25
Added: Fri, 16/03/2018 - 15:49Brits could see more than a fifth of their disposable incomes eaten up by pension saving as a result of minimum contribution increases over the next couple of years, new research has found.
Added: Wed, 14/03/2018 - 12:00Some 83% of asset and wealth management firms are somewhat or extremely concerned about over-regulation this year, according to a global survey of CEOs by PwC.
Added: Tue, 13/03/2018 - 14:21The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) expects UK GDP to grow by 1.5% this year after previously forecasting an expansion of 1.4%, Philip Hammond revealed today in his spring statement.
Added: Tue, 13/03/2018 - 11:00Six out of 10 investors with no current exposure to digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum would consider including them in their investment portfolios.
Added: Mon, 12/03/2018 - 16:53There was a rise in the number of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) completed across the global insurance sector in the second half of last year the first increase recorded since 2015.