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Join our international experience networking event on 25 October at Staple Inn Hall, London, 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 Funeral Plans MIG Managing Committee are putting together an excellent programme for the annual CPD event for 2018, which is now open for bookings.
We are delighted that LGT Vestra LLP have agreed to host the event this year, which will take place on 29 October 2018 with registration from 15.00 and the event running 15.30 – 18.00.
For more information and to book your place, please email Funeral.Plans@actuaries.org.uk with:
Ken Buffin, Founder of the US-based Buffin Foundation, discusses the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the innovative ways actuaries can harness their skills to drive progress towards achieving them by 2030.
The IFoA believes we all need to take steps to reduce our environmental impact, but knowing how to begin and which steps to take can be a challenge for all of us – simply put, where do we start?
The CA1 paper 1 and the CT5 exams on Monday 17 September have been postponed in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Hanoi, and will not take place on this date, and the exams will be rescheduled.
All affected candidates have been emailed about this. We will be in contact with new exam dates early next week.
In this blog, Chloe Hung, Amazon best-selling author, talks about things you should consider before pursuing an actuarial career.
Are you currently unsure whether actuarial science is really your thing? Here are some things to help you decide whether actuarial science is the right choice for you. First, let’s take a look at reasons why you might want to pursue this field of study.
A) You’re passionate about numbers
Submit your nominations for IFoA Gold and Finlaison Medals and Honorary Fellowship
We recognise and celebrate the commitment and achievement of individuals who have supported and advanced the profession.
Honorary Fellowship is awarded to those who have achieved distinction in related fields or given significant service to the actuarial profession and who are able to add value to the profession and can have an active and ongoing involvement with the IFoA.
Philippa King will be stepping down as chair of the GI Flood Working Party this autumn, after two years of leading the group. She has taken up a role on the GI Board, which will focus on engagement of early career members with the IFoA.
Philippa said “Volunteering for the IFoA continues to be very rewarding for me. The Flood Working Party has enabled me to get to know other actuaries in the industry, and has opened career opportunities. I would like to thank the many people who have supported the work we’ve done.
In the run-up to Pension Awareness Day 2018, IFoA Policy Manager Henry Thompson challenges everyone to check the value of their pension
Mark Wilson of Aviva will formally launch the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) on 24 September, at an evening reception at the New York Public Library on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly 2018.
The WBA is supported by over sixty leading organisations and aims to provide consistent, comparable and publically available corporate benchmarks to measure and compare performance of companies on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Other actuary news
Added: Fri, 28/09/2018 - 12:55UK customers are being overcharged by £4.1bn a year for staying loyal to certain companies, with home insurance providers among the firms handing out 'loyalty penalties'.
Added: Wed, 26/09/2018 - 17:25Financial services companies responsible for nearly $100trn (£76trn) in assets have now given their support to the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
Added: Wed, 26/09/2018 - 16:00Broker commissions, entry fees and other transaction costs make up nearly one-quarter of the total investment charges borne by the world's largest institutional investors.
Added: Tue, 25/09/2018 - 15:30There was no improvement in life expectancy for people born in the UK between 2015 and 2017, with newborns actually predicted to live shorter lives in Wales and Scotland.
Added: Tue, 25/09/2018 - 15:00More than half of businesses in the UK's financial services sector struggle to use and understand the customer data they collect, a survey of IT decision makers has found.
Added: Mon, 24/09/2018 - 17:30Committee and local pension board members have revealed compellingly high levels of confidence in their management of the UK's Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
Added: Mon, 24/09/2018 - 15:30Geopolitical tensions have become a reoccurring and material cost for businesses worldwide, with the majority of large organisations experiencing losses of at least $100m (£76m) as a result.
Added: Fri, 21/09/2018 - 16:40There were a record-breaking number of insurance technology investments made in the second quarter of 2018, with incumbent firms showing an unprecedented level of interest.
Added: Wed, 19/09/2018 - 18:00The majority of insurance companies worldwide are expecting an increase in cyber-related losses over the next 12 months, with the frequency of large-scale attacks also predicted to rise.
Added: Wed, 19/09/2018 - 15:35Life insurers in the UK can look forward to a period of stability over the next 12 to 18 months, with strong operating profits underpinned by continued solvency resilience and increasing demand for products.