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New acquisitions and subject search

The IFoA Library Service offers these prepared searches of its library catalogue to find recent research and publications acquired on subjects of actuarial interest.

Please click on the 'Articles' or 'Books' links to search the IFoA Library catalogue for new print and e-books, or articles and papers in actuarial journals and magazines subscribed to by the Library and that it indexes on the subjects and world regions shown in the tables:

Subject Library catalogue links

Actuarial education and profession

Articles or Books

Business and management

Articles or Books

Mortality, longevity and ageing population

Articles or Books

Risk management and Enterprise ERM

Articles or Books

Statistical methods, models and data science

Articles or Books

General insurance (non-life)

Articles or Books

Health, care and protection

Articles or Books

Life insurance

Articles or Books

Pensions and retirement

Articles or Books

Environment and climate change

Articles or Books

Economics and Finance and Investment

Articles or Books

Regulation including Solvency II

Articles or Books

Reinsurance

Articles or Books

Actuarial and insurance history

Articles or Books

 

World region Library catalogue links
Africa

Articles or Books

America Central and South

Articles or Books

America North (Canada, USA)

Articles or Books

Asia

Articles or Books

Australia and New Zealand

Articles or Books

Europe

Articles or Books

    ​​​Notes:

    These searches mostly find articles of the current and previous year and books of a longer range of recent years. Users can adapt the search terms to more specific topics of their choice and with a longer span of publication dates, then export the results into lists using the Library catalogue tools.For example, use 'Change display' to show article references in a citation reference format.

    Select book titles and click 'Request' to email the IFoA Library Service to reserve the book and supply it on loan.

    Searches on the world regions will find publications relating to any of the other subjects shown but resulting references will have focus on a country for a case study or data set featured.

    'Books' results include print and 'ebooks' purchased by the IFoA Library for members to access via its eLibrary, and also book review articles from actuarial journals and magazines indexed.

    The IFoA Library Service welcomes feedback on these subject searches or suggestions for other broad headings that can provide reading lists for members' interest and current awareness - please contact libraries@actuaries.org.uk.

    Additional search tools for resources on subjects

    The Actuarial Knowledge Hub is a tool for search across indexed library holdings and will also find papers beyond those in the library catalogue. Users can export their search results into reading lists.
    You can search the Hub as a guest user. To access full text, there is an invitation link to 'Please login with your Athens password'.

    Members can login here through the 'Athens' portal to reach the Actuarial Knowledge Hub with full access using the same member credentials they use to access their member account on the IFoA website.

    Some resources can require an individual Athens acccount to access them. Please contact Library Service to request an Athens account, available to IFoA members and Affiliates.

    Search too for topics on the IFoA website search as for this example, replacing the 'actuarial subject' then applying filters for 'conference papers', conference presentations' and 'sessional research papers'.

     

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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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    Events calendar

    • 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.