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In this blog, Chloe Hung, Amazon best-selling author, describes some essential skills required to become an actuary.
During the journey to becoming an actuary, many students tend to focus on the academic aspect. But while passing the actuarial exams are important, these only make up a small part of your entire actuarial journey.
Faye Alessandrello, Policy Manager at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, talks about the importance of understanding and disclosing exposure to climate risk.
The IFoA congratulates everyone listed below on their new status as Fellows, Associates and Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuaries. To recognise your success your names have been published in today’s copy of The Times newspaper. Well done; we look forward to hearing more from you during your career and as you help to shape the future of the actuarial profession.
The IFoA ensures the professionalism of our members remains world-class and is reflected in the value that is attributed to their expertise.
This year the Solvency II Working Party is focussing on Pillar III and Regulatory Reporting issues affecting the market, following on from last year's overview. This survey gives you the chance to express your views on Pillar III or Solvency II, and other aspects of regulatory reporting, from a practical perspective.
The purpose of the survey is to gather relevant, useful and constructive information to the PRA and the wider market on practical issues.
Every year our Membership team carries out an audit of our members’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD) records to ensure that members have fulfilled the requirements of the CPD Scheme.
Chris Reynolds provides feedback on the June Health and Care Sessional event:
In June this year I chaired a Sessional meeting for the Health and Care practice area. A slightly unusual format was adopted whereby instead of focusing on a single topic the event showcased the work of two working parties within the Health and Care space. Specifically, the Wearables and Internet of Things and Antibiotic Resistance working parties provided an overview of their research to date.
In this blog, Chole Hung, Amazon best-selling author, describes some hurdles which could come in your way during your actuarial career.
Actuarial science is not an easy course to pursue. You have to be prepared for roadblocks along the way in your actuarial journey.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has launched a pilot to investigate how an outcomes focused Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme might benefit our members.
Outcomes focused CPD is gaining recognition across sectors as better able to take account of CPD scheme participants’ current role, specialism and individual needs.
The partnership with our volunteers is central to making the IFoA a sought after, leading, professional body. Our volunteers give their time, effort and expertise in a wide range of roles, from speakers at our conferences to IFoA Council members and Board Chairs, all working in true partnership to support and develop our global profession.
The IFoA invites you to a networking event on 12 September at Staple Inn Hall, London.
How much surplus do we require under a 1inX event?
This talk aims to answer this question and will include an introduction to the use of stochastic full balance sheet models in addition to discussing the application of such models within risk management.
Other actuary news
Added: Thu, 09/08/2018 - 16:20The first six months of this year saw an unprecedented £21.8bn in longevity risk transfers undertaken for UK pensions plans, shattering the £11.8bn record set in the first half of 2014.
Added: Wed, 08/08/2018 - 13:20Life expectancy improvements in the UK were among the worst recorded across the developed world between 2011 and 2016, new official figures have revealed.
Added: Tue, 07/08/2018 - 15:30Three British insurance companies have been reported to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for failing to disclose climate change risks in their annual reports.
Added: Mon, 06/08/2018 - 15:50The global insurance industry is forecast to spend approximately $2.4bn (£1.9bn) on big data in 2018 as firms increasingly look to improve claims processing and fraud detection.
Added: Mon, 06/08/2018 - 15:17Munich Re has announced today that it will end insurance coverage for new coal-fired power plants in industrial countries following months of pressure from environmental groups.
Added: Fri, 03/08/2018 - 14:16The UK's services sector expanded slower last month than at any point since April, with employment growth at is weakest in almost two years, new research has found.
Added: Fri, 03/08/2018 - 13:00The UK's 350 largest listed companies have seen their pension schemes' accounting deficits fall by more than half so far this year, analysis from consultancy firm Mercer shows.
Added: Thu, 02/08/2018 - 17:00Failure to close the gap between male and female pay is disproportionately excluding women from workplace pension auto-enrolment and driving income inequality in retirement.
Added: Wed, 01/08/2018 - 13:30Brexit fears did not stop the UK's financial technology industry attracting over $16bn (£12bn) of investment in the first half of 2018, more than any other country.
Added: Tue, 31/07/2018 - 18:00Global investors managing more than $2.8trn (£2.1trn) in assets have joined forces to put an end to forest loss driven by commodity production in Brazil's Cerrado region.