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Examination bookings open on January 14 2019 but owing to resource constraints there will be restrictions on available examination places at centres.
Whilst we will make every effort to find alternative places we cannot guarantee that all students, especially for the CS1 and CM1 examinations, will be accommodated.
As ever, the earlier you book the better your chances of avoiding difficulty.
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Earlier this year, the Government appointed Sir John Kingman to lead an independent review of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).
The review, put in place to assess the effectiveness of the FRC’s governance, impact and powers, has been published.
Update: A global adjustment was made to the pass mark for the CP3 exam.
In light of the technical issues experienced by candidates sitting the September CP3 exam, the matter was referred to the Board of Examiners for further consideration.
It was concluded by the Board that the extent of the problem was significant enough to consider implementing a global adjustment. An adjustment was agreed, and resulted in the pass mark of the CP3 exam being reduced to 58.
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The IFoA’s Actuarial Research Centre (ARC) is convening a research event on the subject of Periodical Payment Orders (PPOs) in late February 2019.
Last month saw the launch of the second year of the AMP. Over 100 people attend the launch event at the Pension Insurance Corporation offices in London, which included a Masterclass and panel discussion hosted by Sarah Winckless MBE.
During some of the most turbulent months the government has seen, the IFoA has still been making an impact in Parliament. This time showcasing our research on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate change. In November, a debate was held to discuss the progress made across government departments in integrating the Universal Sustainable Developments Goals into domestic policy in preparation for the United Kingdom’s Voluntary National Review presentation at the United Nations in September 2019.
Claire Jones, Chair of the IFoA’s Resource and Environment Research and CPD Committee, reports on a recent sessional meeting.
The New York state attorney general is suing ExxonMobil in a landmark case about climate change disclosures. The suit claims that the company made “materially false and misleading” statements to its investors about the risks posed to its business by climate change regulations. The case is especially significant because it’s not about the physical risks of climate change, but is focused on the transition risks, and because it reinforces the likelihood of climate-related liability risks.
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Added: Wed, 16/01/2019 - 13:45Rising geopolitical tension is the most urgent risk facing the world this year, a survey of nearly 1,000 business leaders, politicians and academics has found.
Added: Tue, 15/01/2019 - 12:40UK motorists are paying 6% less for car insurance today than they were this time last year, data from Confused.com and Willis Towers Watson (WLTW) reveals.
Added: Mon, 14/01/2019 - 17:10The last three months of 2018 saw total business volumes in the UK's financial services sector fall for the first time since September 2013, a survey has found.
Added: Fri, 11/01/2019 - 11:50Less than a third of wealth managers in the UK agree their clients are growing more concerned by data breaches and cyber crime, a new survey has found.
Added: Wed, 09/01/2019 - 17:10There was $160bn (£125bn) worth of economic damage caused by natural disasters across the world last year, just half of which was covered by insurance.
Added: Wed, 09/01/2019 - 13:05Blockchain and cryptocurrency developers received record levels of investment in the UK last year, with the country's FinTech sector continuing to be among the most attractive in the world.
Added: Tue, 08/01/2019 - 15:45Institutional investors are increasing their asset allocations to private markets amid rising concerns about a downturn in the economic cycle, a global survey has found.
Added: Tue, 08/01/2019 - 13:00As many as 15 of the UK's 100 largest listed companies are set to offload their defined benefit (DB) pension schemes to insurers in the next three years, new research suggests.
Added: Mon, 07/01/2019 - 16:00A sharp decline in the US stock market during the final quarter of 2018 dashed hopes that the nation's largest corporate pension plans would enjoy consecutive years of improved funding.
Added: Fri, 21/12/2018 - 13:13Price caps could be introduced to ensure insurance customers are not ripped off for their loyalty under new proposals unveiled by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).