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The Libraries offer Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) members free access to eJournals and eBooks via the new Actuarial Knowledge Hub

Full text access is available to thousands of journal papers as well as over 200 eBooks covering all areas of professional practice.  You can log in with your IFoA website credentials here.  If you are not an IFoA member you can view records as a guest user.

More sources of actuarial research

The IFoA online library catalogue allows you to search the complete library collection including hard copy books you can request on loan and our comprehensive database of abstracts from actuarial journals

Conference papers and presentations from IFoA events.

Sessional meeting papers

Member led and commissioned research in progress

Papers from actuarial journals worldwide

Journal coverage via the Actuarial Knowledge Hub

Cambridge Journals Coverage
Ageing and society 2016-present
ASTIN Bulletin 1958-present
Annals of Actuarial Science 2006-present
British Actuarial Journal 1995-present
European Journal of Risk Regulation 2017-onwards
Journal of Applied Probability 2012-present
Journal of Demographic Economics 2011-present
Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 2004-present, Also JSTOR: 1966-2010
Journal of the Institute of Actuaries 1974-1994, Also JSTOR 1850-1994
Journal of Pension Economics & Finance 2002-present
Journal of the Staple Inn Actuarial Society 1911-1993
Transactions of the Actuarial Society of Edinburgh 1886-1901
Transactions of the Faculty of Actuaries 1901-1994, Also JSTOR 1901-1994
Taylor & Francis Coverage
Applied Mathematical Finance 1997-present
North American Actuarial Journal 1997-present
Population Studies 2005-
Scandinavian Actuarial Journal 1997-present
Springer Coverage
European Actuarial Journal 2011-present
Journal of Population Ageing 2008-present
Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 2015-, Also JSTOR 1988-2011

Wiley

Coverage
Encyclopedia of Actuarial Science All 3 volumes
Journal of Finance  2012-present, also JSTOR 1946-2012
Journal of Risk & Insurance 2002-present, Also JSTOR: 1964-2011
Risk Management & Insurance Review 1997-present
Significance 2004-present

StatsRef: Encyclopedias of Actuarial Science, Biostatistics, Clinical Trials,
Environmetrics, Quantitative Risk Analysis and Assessment, Statistical Sciences,
Statistics in Behavioral Science and Statistics in Quality and Reliability

All 30 volumes
Science Direct Coverage
Insurance: Mathematics & Economics 1995-present
JSTOR (Selected highlights) Coverage  (Use the main JSTOR search box to search across the full text archive of all 500+ titles)
The American Economic Review 1911-2012
The American Statistician 1947-2009
Biometrika 1901-2009
British Medical Journal (BMJ) 1857-2011
Econometrica 1933-2012
Financial Analysts Journal 1948-2011
The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Theory 1976-2004
Mathematical Gazette 1894-2009
Population Index    1937-1999
Journal of the American Statistical Association 1922-2009
Journal of Applied Probability 1964-2011
The Journal of the Operational Research Society 1978-2011

Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: A, B, C and D

Varies by title, from 1887-2013
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Varies by title, from 1665-2011
Risk Management 1999-2011
Science 1880-2009
SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics 1966-2009
Palgrave Macmillan Coverage
Geneva papers on Risk and Insurance: Issues and Practice 2012-present, also JSTOR 1990-2009
Geneva Risk and Insurance Review 2012-present, also JSTOR 2005-2009
Journal of Asset Management 2012-present

Claims Reserving Manual

The Claims Reserving Manual can be accessed at the bottom of this page, however please note that the Claims Reserving Manual has not been updated in many years, it should be viewed as a reflection of practice at the time of its publication (1997) rather than a current guide.

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We try to respond to email queries within one working day. Researcher access to historical resources may require notice in advance of visit in order to retrieve items from storage.

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  • Webinar Series: Risk and Investment Conference 2019, 17 June

    These are online webinar events
    17 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.

  • Spaces available

    Increasing global concern over the impact of climate change has recently led to public scrutiny over the adequacy of existing risk management practices by insurance firms and pension schemes in dealing with these challenges, that potentially impact both individual actuaries and the IFOA generally.

     

  • 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

    Spaces available

    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
    21 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. 

     

  • 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.