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  • 2018 Asian Actuarial Conference (AAC)

    Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong T:(852) 2252 5888
    16 September 2018 - 19 September 2018

    Spaces available

    2018 AAC – Be Part of this Exceptional Conference!
     

    The Actuarial Society of Hong Kong (ASHK) is proud to host the 2018 Asian Actuarial Conference (AAC), themed “Redefining the New Insurance World”, which will take place in Asia’s World City – Hong Kong from 16 to 19 September 2018. This Conference will be held at the prestigious Kerry Hotel with an expected attendance of over 500 actuaries and insurance professionals across Asia as well as other parts of the world.

  • Investment Strategy for Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Pension Funds 2018

    Staple Inn Staple Inn Hall High Holborn London WC1V 7QJ
    25 September 2018

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    IFoA Logo for EventsThe Investment Strategy for Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Pension Funds is a one day session designed for actuaries with all levels of experience and background, aiming to bring the latest thinking, expert opinion and also offers networking opportunities. This session will look at global macro trends, climate change as a financial risk, the important role that the actuarial profession can play in transparancy within the financial sector, equity protection, the current market for private credit, biases in trustee decision making, and pension fund investment relating to governance in the mid twentieth century.

  • Volunteer Recognition Reception, London

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn London WC1V 7QJ
    27 September 2018

    Spaces available

    As a tIFoA Logo for Eventshank you to all our Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) volunteers you are invited to join us at Staple Inn Hall, for an evening of drinks, canapes and networking, in London.

  • KSS Event – Strategy Risk and Stress and Scenario Testing

    Royal London St Andrew House, 1 Thistle St, Edinburgh EH2 1DG
    1 October 2018

    Spaces available

    This talk will be in two parts: the first considers Strategy Risk, defining this in terms of risks to future sales and initiatives to drive value from the back book.  External and internal risks are considered along with how we may mitigate these.  A key mitigant of Strategy Risk is Stress and Scenario Testing (SST) which helps firms to identify risks to strategy as well as understand how strategy impacts on financial strength.  The second part of the talk covers practical aspects of SST including scenario development and quantification.

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    ARCThrough its Actuarial Research Centre (ARC), and in partnership with the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, the IFoA is sponsoring a research programme that seeks to develop a new generation of mortality and morbidity models, with a specific focus on the drivers for mortality.

    Join this webinar to hear more from Co-Investigators of this research programme, Dr Torsten Kleinow (Heriot-Watt University) and Dr George Streftaris (Heriot-Watt University).

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    ARCThrough its Actuarial Research Centre (ARC), the IFoA is sponsoring a research programme that seeks to develop pension product designs that keep the customers’ needs at the forefront, with a real income in retirement while minimising costs for the customer.  

    Join this webinar to hear more from one of the Principal Investigators of this research programme, Dr. Catherine Donnelly (Heriot-Watt). 

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    ARCThrough its Actuarial Research Centre (ARC), the IFoA is sponsoring a research programme that seeks explore the decision-making of institutional investors, in particular insurers and pension schemes, and the biases that may affect their investment decisions.

    Join this webinar to hear more from the Principal Investigator of this research programme, Professor Peter Ayton (City, University of London) and co-researcher Dr. Iain Clacher (University of Leeds).

  • Workshop for Chief Actuaries and Senior Life Actuaries

    Staple Inn Hall High Holborn London WC1V 7QJ
    4 October 2018

    Spaces available

    IFoA Logo for EventsThis session, now in its fifth year, is aimed at senior actuaries working in life insurance - predominantly Chief Actuaries, but also Reviewing Actuaries and others working in risk and financial reporting.

    The session is intended to give participants a briefing on current and upcoming considerations for year end reporting and we are aiming to make it as interactive as possible in order to maximise sharing of perspectives and ideas across the group.

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    The UN’s 17 global goals for sustainable development and their associated targets would eradicate all forms of poverty, in developed and developing nations, by 2030. Achieving the goals would have a transformative effect on the lives of all, right across the world. 

  • Staying Afloat in the Tidal Wave of Regulation

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    9 October 2018

    Spaces available

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    This event is an opportunity for you to discuss how firms and their boards can most effectively anticipate and respond to regulatory change and enhance your understanding of what it means to act in the public interest whilst also staying true to your responsibilities as a director.  As part of the discussion we also aim to help you to develop a better understanding of the principles behind acting ethically in a commercial environment. Horizon-scanning and the potential challenges these might bring including stimulating and digesting useful input on the possible competitive implication of changes and ways to respond to these, thinking about organization capabilities needed to live with change as ‘business as usual’, and making sure the executives’ decision-making framework enables it to spend enough time and resource on growing the business, not just protecting itself.

  • Girls – Count Us In, STEM Event, 10 October, London

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    10 October 2018

    Spaces available

    The event will be appealing to girls who are interested in pursuing a career in STEM and therefore potentially a career as an actuary.

    This is the first event in a series of events we will be holding over the next year to promote diversity in the profession. 

  • Volunteer and Members Drinks Reception, Edinburgh

    The Scottish National Portrait Gallery 1 Queen St Edinburgh EH2 1JD
    10 October 2018

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    IFoA Logo for EventsAs a thank you to all our Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) volunteers (past and present) you are invited to join us at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery for an evening of drinks, canapes and networking, in Edinburgh.

  • Singapore Actuarial Society Event – Health and Retirement Conference 2018

    Virgo 1-4, Resorts World Convention Centre, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
    11 October 2018 - 12 October 2018

    Spaces available

    Singapore Actuarial Society SASThe diversity of retirement and healthcare needs in an ever more challenging ecosystem of providers, payors and members, is pushing us to look for multi-disciplinary ideas and solutions.  How will technology transform the playing field?  What relevance will this have for actuaries? 

    This year, our stellar line-up of thought leaders and practitioners sharing their ideas, experiences and solutions includes Dr Bern Shen and Mr Soh Chin Heng as keynote speakers with Vincent Lepez, Rosaline Koo, Colin Priest, Dr Tan Geok Leng, Christopher Gee and many others.

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    Cyber risk is routinely cited as one of the most important sources of operational risks facing organisations today.  Further, in recent years, cyber risk has entered the public conscience through highly publicised events involving affected UK organisations such as TalkTalk, Morrisons and the NHS. Regulators and legislators are increasing their focus on this topic, with GDPR a notable example of this.

  • IFRS17 Workshop (half day)

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    16 October 2018

    Spaces available

    IFoA Logo for EventsIn this half-day workshop the Life Board and Life Lifelong Learning Sub-committee will provide a detailed understanding of the key concepts of the standard, as well as thought provoking sessions on how implementation will impact people, process and systems. We will also share views on how the new standard will change the way insurers are viewed in the market, and share perspectives from within and outside of the profession. 

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    For all members (especially volunteers) of the IFoA involved in member led research, or who are thinking of getting involved, it is vital that you are aware of the importance and issues involved in complying with Competition Law. 

  • Health and Care Networking Event - Future of Insurance in a Changing World

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    18 October 2018

    Spaces available

    IFoA Logo for EventsThe rapid convergence of the skilled human with the intelligent machine is changing business models and transforming the playing field at breath-taking speed. It is no longer a question of “what if” but rather one of “so how”. In 2016 the futures based documentary, The Incredible Curious Adventure, explored how South African insurers were attempting to answer this challenge. In 2017 the research went global with alternative findings on how the world not only views this future but is adapting to survive and succeed in this exponential space. This session presented by Peter Temple, Gen Re, shares highlights of the global documentary and new emerging insights.

  • Sessional Research Event: Improving the Success of InsurTech Opportunities Including a Guide for Ris

    The Royal College of Physicians 9 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
    22 October 2018

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    IFoA Logo for EventsThe Risk Management in a Digital World Working Party will present their report and findings at the Sessional Research event on 22 October, and will use the opportunity to launch their “Guide for Risk Considerations During the Innovation Journey”, in order to support the further development of risk considerations in decision making throughout the InsurTech investment process.

    The event may be of interest to actuaries and risk practitioners working in the innovation and digital teams of insurance companies, as well as to those who have an interest in InsurTech and digital developments more generally.

  • GIRO Conference 2018

    ICC, Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA
    23-26 October 2018
    Spaces available

    GIRO Join over 800 fellow delegates and speakers to discuss key topics such as pricing, reserving, modelling and the future of the insurance industry as part of another brilliant conference at the ICC in Birmingham this year. Confirmed speakers include Bronwen Maddox, Director of the Institute for Government, Martin Elliot, Professor of Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at UCL, Emeritus Professor of Physic and Fellow at Gresham College and Claudia Olsson, CEO and Founder of Exponential AB will be delivering plenaries at this year's GIRO Conference.

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    IFoA Logo for EventsJoin our international experience networking event to understand more about how working overseas has helped our members to develop their career.  At this event you will have the opportunity to hear first hand from a number of members who have worked overseas.  They will share their experiences not only of actuarial work overseas, but their practical experience of living and working overseas, what they w

  • Discount rates must die

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn London WC1V 7QJ
    31 October 2018

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    IFoA Logo for EventsMost DB pension space actuaries use compound interest over long periods. Since gaining his FIA, speaker Jon Spain has been (and remains) puzzled by how discount rates should sensibly be set (depending upon the purpose). Having tried to find a way of defining the problem using an off-market approach (as opposed to mark-to-market) for long-term entities, he eventually realised that using discount rates is actually the problem.

    Should DB actuaries be using something else? Join him at this breakfast event and let him explain …

  • IFoA CPD Co-ordinators’ Briefing

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn London WC1V 7QJ
    1 November 2018

    Spaces available

    IFoA Logo for EventsThe theme of this year’s annual briefing is: Lifelong Learning – fit for the future

    This event is primarily for volunteer CPD Co-ordinators, who attend to represent their organisation. CPD Co-ordinators play a key role in effective engagement between organisations who employ our members and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).

    Organisations with three or more qualified actuaries are encouraged by the IFoA to appoint a CPD Co-ordinator. This is an IFoA recommendation.

  • The Actuary as a Data Scientist – What, How and Why?

    Staple Inn Hall High Holborn London WC1V 7QJ
    5 November 2018

    Spaces available

    IFoA Logo for EventsActuaries are well placed to introduce data science techniques into their toolkits and organisations as we equip the profession for the future. This one-day conference builds on recent IFoA events and is a call to action for actuaries and students in all practice areas interested in this exciting topic.

  • Autumn Lecture 2018: In investment how do we define long term?

    Assembly Rooms, 54 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2LR
    7 November 2018

    Spaces available

    IFoA Logo for EventsRegistration NOW OPEN for the IFoA's forthcoming Autumn Lecture with speaker and former Financial Services Secretary (sometimes referred to as City Minister) in HM treasury, Lord Myners.

    This event is also being live streamed online and is available to members and non members. Please register here to book for the live stream.

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    This talk will outline the structure of deals to date in the Dutch market, the challenges in determining the Solvency 2 capital treatment and the work done by the Longevity Risk Transfer Working Party of the Dutch Insurance Association, a proposal for a method for quantification of Basis Risk based on a recent paper “Basis Risk in Index Based Longevity Hedges: A Guide for Longevity Hedgers” by Cairns & El Boukfaoui, and implications for the future both in terms of the UK market and further academic research.

  • KSS event – Artificial Intelligence and our actuarial future

    Edinburgh Hymans Robertson, 1 Exchange Place, Semple St, Edinburgh EH3 8BL
    14 November 2018

    Spaces available

    This talk will explore on the potential opportunities for actuaries given developments in AI, in traditional and wider fields. What might they be and how do we harness and create them? Do we need to evolve to stay relevant? Against a backdrop of broader technological developments, this session will explore audience views and ideas. The aim is to get us all thinking and talking about how we can embrace and lead technology change for a better future for our clients, society and for long and prosperous careers.

  • Girls – Count Us In, STEM Event, Edinburgh, 14 November

    Village The Hotel Club Edinburgh, 140 Crew Road South, Edinburgh, EH4 2NY
    14 November 2018

    Spaces available

    The event will be appealing to girls who are interested in pursuing a career in STEM and therefore potentially a career as an actuary.

    This is the first event in a series of events we will be holding over the next year to promote diversity in the profession. 

  • Life Conference 2018

    ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4FP
    21-23 November 2018
    Spaces available

    LIFEThe 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.

  • Volunteer Recognition Reception, Liverpool

    ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4FP
    22 November 2018

    Spaces available

    IFoA Logo for EventsAs a thank you to all our Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) volunteers you are invited to join us at the ACC Liverpool, for an evening of drinks, canapes and networking.

    IFoA President, Jules Constantinou will be making a speech between 18.30 and 19.00

  • Current Issues in Pensions Seminar - Bristol

    Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre, 2  Lower Castle Street, Bristol BS1 3AD
    29 November 2018

    Spaces available

    IFoA Logo for EventsThese seminars cover current issues and highlights in the UK pensions sector.

  • KSS Event – The optimal design of pension contracts

    IFoA (Edinburgh), Level 2, Exchange Crescent 7 Conference Square Edinburgh EH3 8RA 
    30 November 2018

    Spaces available

    This talk will introduce a new pension contract that protects customers from adverse asset price movements, while keeping the potential of positive returns.  It has a transparent structure and clear  distribution rule, which can be easily understood by the customer. By comparing with other pensions contracts under a behavioural model (the Cumulative Prospect Theory), we show that this new contract can be the optimal choice for customers.

  • SIAS Event: Talk on Pension Freedoms

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    4 December 2018

    Spaces available

    This talk will be given by Ian McKeever, and provides a different take on the problem of investment after retirement.

    • Current Issues in Pensions Seminar - London

      Rooms on Regent’s Park 27 Sussex Place Regent’s Park London NW1 4RG
      10 December 2018

      Spaces available

      IFoA Logo for EventsThese seminars cover current issues and highlights in the UK pensions sector.