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Students at the IFoA may submit an appeal against an exam result decision. If you are thinking about making an appeal, please be aware of what grounds you can base your appeal on.
When you submit a Stage 1 appeal, the IFoA will make an initial assessment of your application to ensure it meets the appeal threshold for further investigation. You may submit appeals for the following reasons:
1. Irregular procedure or improper conduct of an assessment
One of the key performance indicators in the IFoA annual corporate plan measures volunteer satisfaction. This is measured by the annual volunteer satisfaction survey undertaken in February 2019, and we are delighted to report that this year, the 2018/2019 Volunteer Satisfaction Survey has succeeded in achieving a result of 82% ‘satisfied / ver
Rebecca Deegan, Head of Policy at the IFoA considers whether it’s time to take another look at UK pensions uprating.
Today the House of Lords Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee has recommended that ‘the triple lock for the State Pension should be removed. The State Pension should be uprated in line with average earnings to ensure parity with working people.’
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If you are a Fellow or Associate of the IFoA and want to make your mark on the global actuarial profession, you should consider applying to join our Council. As a member of Council you will help to set the strategic direction of the IFoA and deliver the IFoA’s public interest objective. Becoming a Council member offers a valuable opportunity to develop your skills, experience and networks and to bring your unique insight and knowledge to shape the future of the actuarial profession.
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The webinars will focus on key elements of the revised Actuaries’ Code and the IFoA Disciplinary process and there will be a selection of video and illustrated case studies to bring the discussion to life. You can also put questions via a live feed to our panel of experts and join in the debate wherever you are located.
Grahame Stott, Fellow of the IFoA and Chair of the IFoA’s Management Board, talks about his work experiences.
Q: Grahame, you describe yourself as a “businessman who happens to be an actuary”, why do you think that description fits you best?
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Life Research Sub-committee is seeking to recruit up to two new members, who could be Fellows or Associates or academics with expertise in actuarial, life insurance or related fields, to volunteer to join this sub-committee to help drive the development of actuarial practice in the Life area. The Life Research Sub-committee oversees between 14 and 20 working parties undertaking resear
Mercer has published the sequel to its widely-cited 2015 “Investing in a time of climate change” report. The report models three climate change scenarios, a 2°C, 3°C and 4°C average warming increase on preindustrial levels, over three timeframes - 2030, 2050 and 2100. It assesses the effects of both climate-related physical damages (physical risks) and the transition to a low-carbon economy (transition risks) on investment return expectations.
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Added: Mon, 13/05/2019 - 17:05The first three months of 2019 saw global InsurTech investment surpass $1bn (£0.6bn) for the third consecutive quarter as multiple records were smashed.
Added: Fri, 10/05/2019 - 18:00Insurers face threats from a lack of underwriting discipline, more robust market regulation and scrutiny and consequent exposure of management deficiencies.
Added: Thu, 09/05/2019 - 09:00Regular charity runner Charles Cowling recently completed one of the world's six marathon majors, Tokyo, with son and actuarial student Tom.
Added: Thu, 09/05/2019 - 09:00Congratulations to our most recently accredited organisations, Little & Company, Lux Actuaries & Consultants and AIA Thailand.
Added: Wed, 08/05/2019 - 15:15Global oil and gas firms are not disclosing enough information for investors to weigh up how growing concerns about climate change might affect that company's future production and long-term viability, Carbon Tracker has said.
Added: Wed, 08/05/2019 - 14:30Defined benefits (DB) pensions schemes are approaching an endgame, pensions consultancy Barnett Waddingham has said in its annual survey of the sector.
Added: Wed, 08/05/2019 - 13:00The actuarial profession is among the top 10 jobs for salary and growth potential, American jobs listing portal CareerCast.com has said.
Added: Tue, 07/05/2019 - 17:00Oil companies will not remain attractive investments unless they adopt business models that support the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, a survey of 39 fund managers with $10trn (£7.8trn) of assets under management has found.
Added: Wed, 01/05/2019 - 16:30Retired people's reliance on state benefits is at highest level in decades, pensions administrator Equitini has said.
Added: Wed, 01/05/2019 - 16:00A record number of people used the new freedoms to take part of their pension in cash in 2018-19, but pensions firm Aegon has said this was with some caution as lower average amounts were withdrawn.