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2018
The CMI Webinar - "S3" Mortality Tables
Friday 14 December 2018
(Length 00:58:24)

Pensions Conference 2018
4-5 June 2018

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Plenary 1: Transparency
(Length 00:50:39)

Plenary 2: The Pensions Solution at the Royal Mail
(Length 00:54:41)

Plenary 3: Climate Risk - Practical Steps to Move Forward on an Informed Climate Strategy and Avoid Liability
(Length 01:00:25)

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Members £35 per plenary or £105 for all sessions
Non-members £55 per plenary or £165 for all sessions

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2017

Thatcher Pension Reforms Witness Seminar
(Length 01:54:20)
Wednesday 6 December 2017

Personal Risk Management for Non-Executive Directors
(Length 01:32:02)
Tuesday 14 November 2017

Retirement Readiness
(Length 01:12:06)
Thursday 12 October 2017

This international research examines individual’s expectations and preparations for retirement, across generations, genders, and three countries, Australia, United Kingdom, and United States. The report also proposes a number of recommendations to help individuals better prepare for retirement based on these results

Risk, Investment, Pensions Conference 2017
5-7 June 2017

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Plenary 2: The Professional Toolkit: A Simple Approach to Managing and Assessing Culture in the Workplace 
(Length 01:03:45)
Pensions session: Workshop A1: Making tax on retirement savings fair and efficient
(Length 00:49:08)
Pensions session: Workshop B1: Is Selling Gilts for Buy-in the Best Way of Securing Pension Promises?
(Length 00:46:13)
Pensions session: Workshop C2: Running off Mature Schemes
(00:42:38)
Risk and Pensions Plenary 5: If DB Pensions Didn’t Exist, Would We Invent Them?
(00:58:41)
Finance and Investment Sessions: Workshop D5: QE and the Inflation Dogma; Does it Work and Does it Make Sense?
(Length 00:48:31)
Pensions Sessions: Workshop E2: Fiduciary Duty - The Past, the Present, the Future
(Length 00:43:02)
Finance and Investment and Pensions Plenary 6: Intergenerational Fairness
(Length 00:59:38)
Plenary 7: Future for Actuaries?
(00:54:29)

 

2016

Momentum 2016
30 November - 2 December 2016

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Plenary 1: Why networking is important for your career and the skills to succeed
Plenary 2 Lightning talks (hot topics in 60 minutes)
Plenary 3: Winners curse - Game theory and insurance pricing
Plenary 4: Panel discussion on Brexit

Current Hightlights in Pensions 2016
24 November 2016

Plenary 1 - Professional Skills
Workshop A1 - The PLSA DB Taskforce
Plenary 2 - Intrapreneurship for Actuaries

Pensions Risk and Investment Conference 2016
 31 May - 2 June 2016

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Sessions available:
Plenary 2: Is the New Normal High Risk and Low Returns?
Plenary 3: Have we Undermined the Ability of Pension Funds and Life Companies to Invest Long-term?
Plenary 5a: Risk Plenary; Building Better Judgements
Plenary 5b: Helping People Make the Most of Their Pensions
Plenary 6: The End of Certainty – Why we Should Regret the Passing of DC, What Caused it and What can We Do – A Challenge?
Plenary 7: The Magic of Behavioural Economics

 

Current Issues in Pensions
20 April 2016, video

Sessions available:
Plenary 1: An Economist’s perspective on the UK economy
A commentary on the current UK and global economic environment and implications for markets and interest rates.
Speakers from Deutsche Bank

Plenary 2: Integrated Risk Management
This session will look at integrated risk management from a consultant’s perspective and how the principles can be applied in practice
Speakers from KPMG
 

Plenary 3: The Increasing Influence of the Employer Covenant
This session will highlight the impact of employer covenant on actuarial assumptions, recovery plan length and investment strategy from the perspective of a covenant assessor, using case studies to highlight the implications of movement in covenant ratings.
Speakers from Lincoln Pensions

Plenary 4: The Customer’s View
A professional trustee will look at what Trustees expect from their Scheme Actuary and consider what is good and what is bad from the perspective of the “customer”. 
In addition, this session will offer some examples of good and bad practice from the perspective of a regular user of these services within the context of issues that Trustees struggle to get to grips with in the current climate.
Speakers from Capital Cranfield

Plenary 5: Pensions Freedom, DB transfers and the future
A senior TPAS official and an experienced industry practitioner give their views on pension freedoms experience to date and their impact on member choices and on DB transfer advice in the new environment.  They will also share their thoughts on the direction of travel of pensions in the future.
Speakers from TPAS and Deloitte

2015
Duties and Responsibilities for Actuaries Working for Trust-Based Pre-Paid Funeral Plans
Video
Changes to the State Pension Ages
Video
Pension Funds and Life Companies: Are they fit for purpose?
Video

Current Issues in Pensions Seminars 2015
24 March 2015, video

Sessions available:
Plenary 1: DB Risk Management and Liability Reduction Session
Speaker:David St Cyr, First Actuarial
Plenary 2: Implications for DB Schemes of the New Flexibilities in DC
Speaker: Richard Gibson, Barnett Waddingham LLP
Plenary 3: New European Parliament, new European Commission, new solvency requirements for pension schemes
Speaker: Mark Dowsey, Towers Watson
Plenary 4: Helping guide people to through their retirement options
Speaker: Michelle Cracknell , Pensions Advisory Service
Plenary 5: Summary of presentation: “Recent case law and future implications”
Speaker: Anne-Marie Winton, Nabarro
Plenary 6: A new approach to reviewing actuarial work and other regulatory developments
Speakers: Graham Everness, Towers Watson and Christine McConnell, IFoA

Health and Care 2015: Workshop A2: protection and Care Needs in Later Life
Video
Actuaries of the Future
Video

Pensions Conference 2015 - Plenary Videos
24-26 June 2015

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Sessions available:
Plenary 1 - How to see into the future
Speaker : Tim Harford, The Undercover Economist
Plenary 2 - Adventures in de-risking
Speakers: Adrian Hartshorn, Mercer; Emma Watkins, Scottish Widows and Clive Wellsteed, LCP LLP
Plenary 3 - Why mental accounting matters: an introduction to the everyday instincts that guide our decisions about money
Speaker: Nick Southgate
Plenary 4 - Panel discussion - 101 uses of an actuary
Speakers: Zahir Fazal, BESTrustees plc; Padraig Floyd, Journalist and Alan Dick, fortytwo
Plenary 5 - The new normal - creating diverse and inclusive cultures
Speaker: Charlotte Sweeney, Charlotte Sweeney Associates Ltd
Plenary 6 - What’s next for the world economy?
Speaker: Frances Cairncross, Economist, Journalist and Academic

Momentum Conference 2015
2-4 December 2015, video

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Videos available are:
Plenary 1: We Need to Talk about Sustainability - How are Actuaries going to Face Climate Change and Other 21st Century Issues
Speakers: Nico Aspinall, Towers Watson and Louise Pryor
Plenary 2: Behavioural Finance and Retirement Decision Making
Speaker: Iain Clacher, Leeds University Business School
Plenary 3: Expert Judgement
Speakers: Kieran Barnes, Bank of England and Stephen Makin, Hymans Robertson
Plenary 4: A Career as a Chief Investment Officer - Could You Have What it Takes?
Speakers: Jan Coetzee, Swiss Re; Alasdair MacDonald, Towers Watson and Ian McKinlay, Lloyds Banking Group

GIRO 2015 Plenary Videos
20-23 October 2015

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Sessions available:
Plenary 1: Insurance in a Changed World
Plenary 2: Who Profits? Delivering an Ethical Return
Plenary 3: Alleviating Reserving Stress
Plenary 5: Modelling: The Next Generation
Plenary 6: Tomorrow's World: Customer, Investor or Risk?
Plenary 7: Keynote Speaker - Professor John Kay CBE
Plenary 8: Professional Skills - Members Behaving Badly?

2014

Current Issues in Pensions Seminars 2014
25 March 2014, video

Session available:
Do defined ambition schemes have longevity? An analysis of how defined ambition will survive the test of time
Jenny Richards, Punter Southall & Michael Hendry, Towers Watson
'What's hot in the regulatory world'
Speakers: Neil Hilary & Christine McConnell, IFoA
Current issues in investment
Speaker: David Bennett, Redington
Experian and changes to the PPF risk measure
Speaker: Chris Collins, PPF & Rob Haslingdon, Experian
Legal developments in pensions
Speaker: Alastair Meeks, Pinsent Masons
What makes a good buy-in transaction?
Speakers: Colette Christiansen, Towers Watson & Uzma Nazir, Pensions Insurance Corporation

Pensions Conference 2014 - Plenary Videos
18-20 June 2014

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Sessions available:
Plenary 1: A View from the Pensions Lifeboat - an Eight Year Perspective
Speaker: Martin Clarke, PPF
Plenary 2: If we knew then what we know now: how Medical Advances have Influenced Longevity in the Past, Along with Expectations for the Future
Speakers: Aubrey de Grey, Sens Research Foundation and Daniel Ryan, Swiss Re
Plenary 4: The Risky Business of Being a Pensions Actuary
Speaker: Sally Bridgeland
Plenary 5: Decisions, Biases and Heuristics: Implications of Behavioural Finance for Pension Funds, their Members and their Advisors
Speakers: Gordon Clark, Oxford University, Iain Clacher, Leeds University Business School, Marcus Hurd, Buck Consultants and Steve Vernon, Stanford Center on Longevity

The Implications of the Scottish Independence Referendum for Financial Services
Video
2013
Spring Lecture 2013
Video
Pensions Investment in Infrastructure
Video
Autumn Lecture 2013
Video

Current Issues in Pensions 2013
April 2013, video

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Sessions available:
IORP II - Where Are We Now?
Speaker: Dave Roberts, Towers Watson
Assessing Sponsor Covenant for the Holistic Balance Sheet
Speaker: Craig Turnbull, Barrie & Hibbert
Funding in the Current Climate
Speakers: David Hamilton, JLT and Danny Vassiliades, Punter Southall
Cautionary Tales
Speaker: Keith Webster, Osborne Clarke
Effective Liability Management
Speaker: Mark van den Berghen, Buck Consultants
Member Options - Getting it Right
Speaker: Alan Smith, First Actuarial
Improving DC member outcomes
Speaker: Marcus Mollan, Legal & General

Current Highlights in Pensions Seminar 2013
Video
Momentum Conference 2013
If you attended this conference you cannot claim CPD for watching the conference videos online.
Video
Conflicts of Interests, Interactive Session (Pensions)
21 January 2013, video
2012
Momentum Conference 2012
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Video

 

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  • Pensions Conference 2019

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

    Five plenaries and 13 workshops cover current topics and industry trends in the Pension sector with the opportunity to develop your network at the pre-conference evening dinner (18 June).  There is also a day ticket option available for the 19 June. 

  • KSS event – FinTech and The Actuarial Profession

    EY, Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh
    19 June 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.

    To book your place, please email Barry_Shannon@standardlife.com 

  • Current Issues in General Insurance (CIGI) 2019

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

    Fully booked.

    CIGI is a well-established one-day seminar designed to increase awareness and encourage discussion on a variety of topical issues across the general insurance industry. 

    There will be an excellent and diverse line-up of speakers to provide a variety of perspectives and challenge covering technical and professional areas. 

  • Cass Event – New Thinking about Deferred Annuities

    Cass Business School, Executive Education Facilities 200 Aldersgate St, London EC1A 4HD
    25 June 2019

    Spaces available

    Our motivation for discussing this important subject comes from some exciting recent research which has analysed the impact of behavioural factors on the decision to purchase an annuity. This work has shown that behavioural factors can explain the well-known low demand for immediate annuities but this research also identifies an important opportunity in relation to deferred annuities (DA). The research suggests that these factors lead to positive incentives to purchase a DA and that, for longer deferred periods, a DA could be an attractive product for both consumers and insurers.

  • IFoA/SAS Joint Professional Skills Training – Singapore

    Room 903, NTUC Centre, Level 9, One Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018989
    25 June 2019

    Spaces available

    The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and Singapore Actuarial Society (SAS) are organising a joint Professional Skills Training (PST) in Singapore. This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Life, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • Webinar Series: Risk and Investment Conference 2019, 26 June

    These are online webinar events.
    26 June 2019

    Spaces available

    The IFoA’s Risk Management and Finance and Investment Boards are delighted to host a series of webinars covering a range of topical and trending topics ranging from climate related risks to Brexit.

  • AGM and Presidential Address 2019 + Volunteer and Member Drinks Reception

    The Hub  Castlehill Edinburgh EH1 2NE
    26 June 2019

    Spaces available

    Notice is hereby given that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the INSTITUTE AND FACULTY OF ACTUARIES will be held at The Hub, Edinburgh on Wednesday 26 June 2019 at 16.30 (Preceded by tea from 16.00) and followed by a PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS given by John Taylor.

  • IFAM event - Actuarial Teachers’ & Researchers’ Conference 2019

    Institute for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics Department of Mathematical  Sciences The University of Liverpool Mathematical Sciences Building Peach Street Liverpool, L69 7ZL
    27 June 2019 - 29 June 2019

    Spaces available

    The Institute for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (IFAM) at the University of Liverpool is pleased to host the 2019 Actuarial Teachers’ and Researchers’ Conference from 27-28 June 2019. This annual two-day event has been running annually now for many years, each time hosted by a different university, and provides all those interested in actuarial research and education a great opportunity to share their ideas and catch up on the latest developments.

  • IFoA/ASM Joint Professional Skills Training – Kuala Lumpur

    Menara AIA, Auditorium, 99 Jalan Ampang, 50450, Kuala Lumpur
    28 June 2019

    Spaces available

    The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and Actuarial Society of Malaysia (ASM) are organising a joint Professional Skills Training (PST) in Kuala Lumpur. This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Life, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • SIAS: The Impact of Air Pollution on Health and Life Expectancy

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    2 July 2019

    Spaces available

    Air pollution has gained increasing attention lately. Nicola Oliver, head of longevity and mortality research for Medical Intelligence, will discuss not only the impacts of air pollution on health and life expectancy but also how as an industry we should be addressing it.

  • Spaces available

    The actuarial profession has much to offer the world of banking. In this webinar actuaries with experience in various fields of banking will talk about the opportunities there are in banking; describing the actuarial aspects of the work they do as well as other roles within their area of banking.

  • Implications of 2019 IFRS 17 Exposure Draft

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    24 July 2019

    Spaces available

    Towards the end of June, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is expected to publish an Exposure Draft (ED) of limited changes to its insurance contracts standard IFRS 17, effective date 2022. To help IFoA members, the IFoA’s cross-practice Financial Reporting Group (FRG) is hosting an event at Staple Inn covering these developments. 

    For more information on the FRG please visit this webpage

  • KSS event – The Regulatory Perspective

    Deloitte Saltire Court 20 Castle Terrace Edinburgh EH1 2EG
    5 September 2019

    Spaces available

    This KSS talk, presented by the FCA Head of Department in Scotland, will focus on the following 3 main areas:

    • FCA business plan priorities
    • The future of regulation
    • FCA Engagement in Scotland
  • Sessional Research Event - Risk Margin Working Party

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

    Spaces available

    For life insurers in the UK, the risk margin is one of the most controversial aspects of the Solvency II regime. Following its implementation, the risk margin came under considerable criticism for being too large and too sensitive to interest rate movements. These criticisms are particularly valid for annuity business – such business is of great significance to the national system for retirement provision. This criticism has led to political interest, and the risk margin was a major element of the Treasury Committee inquiry into Solvency II.

  • GIRO Conference 2019

    EICC, The Exchange, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE
    24-26 September 2019
    Spaces available

    GIRO is attended annually by over 800 delegates and speakers who are keen to discuss key topics such as Pricing, Reserving, Modelling and the future of the insurance industry. GIRO 2018 was a huge success and we have opened bookings early for what we hope will be another brilliant conference at the EICC in Edinburgh this year. 

     

  • Life Conference 2019

    The Convention Centre Dublin, Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1
    20-22 November 2019
    Spaces available

    The Life Conference is the premier event for professionals interested in life insurance.  Offering a wide range of workshops and plenary sessions it’s the perfect opportunity to discover what’s hot and current in life insurance ensuring you get up to date on the latest thinking and innovation whilst meeting and exchanging ideas with a broad range of professionals.

  • Autumn Lecture 2019, London - Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP

    Lincoln's Inn The Treasury Office, London WC2A 3TL
    2 December 2019

    Spaces available

    The IFoA is pleased to announce that this year’s Autumn Lecture will feature the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP as its guest speaker.  Nicky has previously served as Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Minister for Women. She now chairs the Treasury Select Committee whose remit is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of HM Treasury, along with all of its agencies and associated bodies.