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Networking event: Life actuaries and global markets - opportunities and learning from experience?

Thursday 25 October 2018 17:00 - 19:45

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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 wished they understood before the embarked upon this opportunity and how they successfully returned back to the UK.  The event is open to members at all stages of their career and will offer plenty of opportunities to network with your fellow members over a glass of wine

This event will suit all actuaries working in the Life practice area or related areas, with an interest in actuaries and actuarial science as a global market and development opportunity.

You will hear from a broad range of international speakers including:

  • Individuals that worked across different geographies – i.e. Europe, Asia, South America, North America, Australasia and Africa
  • Individuals that moved aboard with their existing employee and those that sought out a new role overseas
  • Individuals that moved at different stages of their career – e.g. nearly qualified, significant post qualification experience
  • Individuals that moved at different life stages – e.g. single, young family
  • Individuals that work in different fields – e.g.  life, pensions, non-life, wider fields etc. and a recruiter
  • Two films of international actuaries

With:

  • Vikas Newatia, India, IFoA
  • Wen Li, China and South Asia, IFoA 
  • Mark Dainty, Group Commercial Director, HFG (actuarial recruiter) 
  • Gianmario Afeltra, KPMG (global work experience) 
  • Leane Harding, Regional Lead: Global Mobility, EY (experience of supporting actuarial to moving globally within a company)  
  • Yeside Kazeem, Senior Business Development Manager, Prudential Africa (experience of moving globally and working in multiple continents)

 

You will find out about:

Getting the role

  • Research – plenty of online resources available to prepare for the culture
  • Actuarial Directory – reaching out to other actuaries in different countries
  • In-person visit beforehand – are you prepared to cover costs and do you know what costs will be covered?
  • Consideration of timescales: what is required to get the right opportunity abroad and what are the challenges of returning with different experiences and a different profile? (Long term strategy)
  • Awareness of what is attractive to employers country to country and planning accordingly
  • When is it appropriate to enquire about costs and culture / expectations in the recruitment process?

 

Work culture/considerations

  • Expectations around work start / finish time
  • Gender protocols
  • Compromises before moving
  • Levels of responsibility in different countries (those migrating from developed to developing countries may find an increase in their seniority and thus an increase in responsibility, for example)
  • If you are opening a new office, what do you have to consider these things (such as accommodation requirements) for staff

 

Lifestyle considerations

  • Support network and emotional wellbeing in the face of possible isolation
  • Setting reasonable expectations
  • Economic impacts (different currencies, rates of pay and cost of living)
  • Crime
  • Language

 

Practicalities

  • Visas
  • Costs of a) funding a trip to have an interview and b) of relocation that are and are not covered by the company
  • Opening bank accounts
  • Finding accommodation
  • Transport / driving license
  • Medical care
  • Schools
  • What your partner / spouse will do
  • Moving pets

Event organiser

Contact Events Team for more information.

eventmanagement@actuaries.org.uk

0207 632 1498

17.00 - 17.30

Registration

17.30 - 17.40 Chair's introduction
17.40 - 18.00

Presentations from international actuaries

Vikas Newatia, India, IFoA

Wen Li, China and South Asia, IFoA 

18.00 - 19.30

Networking, table discussion and drinks reception

Mark Dainty, Group Commercial Director, HFG (actuarial recruiter) 

Gianmario Afeltra, KPMG (global work experience) 

Leane Harding, Regional Lead: Global Mobility, EY (experience of supporting actuarial to moving globally within a company)  

Yeside Kazeem, Senior Business Development Manager, Prudential Africa (experience of moving globally and working in multiple continents)

19.30 - 19.45 Chair's closing remarks

 

Location

Address

Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, WC1V 7QJ

Nearest Public Transport

Chancery Lane underground station

Pricing information

Member £35.00
Non Member £35.00
Student Free of charge

 

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