You can opt to join the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), based in the United Kingdom or the SOA Center for Certified Actuarial Analysts, a subsidiary of the Society of Actuaries (SOA), based in the United States.
Once you've passed all the exams and met the requirements, you will qualify as a Certified Actuarial Analyst
As a Certified Actuarial Analyst you can use the designation CAA after your name and you will be required to join an accredited association.
Currently there are two accredited bodies - ourselves and the SOA - but over time this will change as other actuarial associations join CAA Global.
You can find out more about what happens after you qualify on the CAA Global website.
Once you've qualified as a Certified Actuarial Analyst, are there routes to the IFoA Associate and Fellowship qualifications?
Having qualified as a CAA and gained some valuable work experience, you may wish to consider embarking on an actuarial career by undertaking the professional IFoA examinations through to Associate and Fellow. The IFoA are committed to developing a pathway for these individuals, which will be available from the September 2019 examinations. In recognition of the studying you have already undertaken, we are offering the opportunity to gain exemptions from CS1 and CM1 as follows:
- You will gain exemption from CS1 providing you sit the CS1 problem based assessment and a short (1hrs 30mins) examination. This short examination is designed to fill the knowledge gaps between the CAA syllabus that you have completed and the IFoA syllabus. Both the problem based assessment and the short paper will need to be sat at the same time.
- You will gain exemption from CM1 providing you sit the CM1 problem based assessment and a short (1hrs 30mins) examination. This short examination is designed to fill the knowledge gaps between the CAA syllabus that you have completed and the IFoA syllabus. Both the problem based assessment and the short paper will need to be sat at the same time.
Details of the syllabuses, sample examination papers and marking guides for CS1 and CM1 are available at:
If you decide to join the IFoA you will be eligible for benefits such as:
- Professional recognition
You are part of a highly respected profession. Your membership of a globally respected actuarial body will be recognised, wherever you are in the world
Your commitment to life-long learning and development allows you to enjoy a rewarding and successful career
You are part of a global community which will support your development and encourage you to share ideas and advice
Whether it is our extensive library resources, our exam counselling service, or guidance on ethical and technical enquiries that may arise in your day-to-day actuarial work we will support you no matter what stage of your career you are at
- Research and knowledge
You have access to a range of high quality focused publications, journals and events. You can contribute to and access original research that advances actuarial science
As a regulated professional you have credibility as an expert that is internationally recognised
- Promotion and policy development
You are a member of a Royal Chartered professional body with a remit to act in the public interest. We actively seek opportunities for actuaries to contribute to public policy debates, helping secure a healthy future for the profession
Please view our membership page on gaining Certified Actuarial Analyst membership to understand how to become a member of the IFoA now that you are qualified.
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Five plenaries and 13 workshops cover current topics and industry trends in the Pension sector with the opportunity to develop your network at the pre-conference evening dinner (18 June). There is also a day ticket option available for the 19 June.
This KSS talk from FinTech Scotland's CEO will explore the mission to create an integrated Fintech ecosystem through provision of funding, support, infrastructure and talent that recognises and responds to the needs of all stakeholders - and the overarching aim for Scotland to be one of the top 5 Fintech global leaders by 2020.
To book your place, please email Barry_Shannon@standardlife.com
CIGI is a well-established one-day seminar designed to increase awareness and encourage discussion on a variety of topical issues across the general insurance industry.
There will be an excellent and diverse line-up of speakers to provide a variety of perspectives and challenge covering technical and professional areas.
Fake news, post truth, mistrust of experts... a familiar roll call of anxieties – or perhaps clichés – about our data rich world. They point to an underlying fear that in this data abundant age the bad data drives out the good and we are left with a broken public discourse.
This event is now fully booked. Please click here to register on the waiting list.
The pensions dashboard has been talked about across the industry for a long time and now nears implementation with DWP’s consultation ending in January 2019.
Our motivation for discussing this important subject comes from some exciting recent research which has analysed the impact of behavioural factors on the decision to purchase an annuity. This work has shown that behavioural factors can explain the well-known low demand for immediate annuities but this research also identifies an important opportunity in relation to deferred annuities (DA). The research suggests that these factors lead to positive incentives to purchase a DA and that, for longer deferred periods, a DA could be an attractive product for both consumers and insurers.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and Singapore Actuarial Society (SAS) are organising a joint Professional Skills Training (PST) in Singapore. This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Life, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.
The IFoA’s Risk Management and Finance and Investment Boards are delighted to host a series of webinars covering a range of topical and trending topics ranging from climate related risks to Brexit.
Notice is hereby given that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the INSTITUTE AND FACULTY OF ACTUARIES will be held at The Hub, Edinburgh on Wednesday 26 June 2019 at 16.30 (Preceded by tea from 16.00) and followed by a PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS given by John Taylor.
The Institute for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (IFAM) at the University of Liverpool is pleased to host the 2019 Actuarial Teachers’ and Researchers’ Conference from 27-28 June 2019. This annual two-day event has been running annually now for many years, each time hosted by a different university, and provides all those interested in actuarial research and education a great opportunity to share their ideas and catch up on the latest developments.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and Actuarial Society of Malaysia (ASM) are organising a joint Professional Skills Training (PST) in Kuala Lumpur. This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Life, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.
Presented by Louise Pryor
Air pollution has gained increasing attention lately. Nicola Oliver, head of longevity and mortality research for Medical Intelligence, will discuss not only the impacts of air pollution on health and life expectancy but also how as an industry we should be addressing it.
The actuarial profession has much to offer the world of banking. In this webinar actuaries with experience in various fields of banking will talk about the opportunities there are in banking; describing the actuarial aspects of the work they do as well as other roles within their area of banking.
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For more information on the FRG please visit this webpage.
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This KSS talk, presented by the FCA Head of Department in Scotland, will focus on the following 3 main areas:
- FCA business plan priorities
- The future of regulation
- FCA Engagement in Scotland
For life insurers in the UK, the risk margin is one of the most controversial aspects of the Solvency II regime. Following its implementation, the risk margin came under considerable criticism for being too large and too sensitive to interest rate movements. These criticisms are particularly valid for annuity business – such business is of great significance to the national system for retirement provision. This criticism has led to political interest, and the risk margin was a major element of the Treasury Committee inquiry into Solvency II.
GIRO is attended annually by over 800 delegates and speakers who are keen to discuss key topics such as Pricing, Reserving, Modelling and the future of the insurance industry. GIRO 2018 was a huge success and we have opened bookings early for what we hope will be another brilliant conference at the EICC in Edinburgh this year.
Presenter Jon Spain
The Life Conference is the premier event for professionals interested in life insurance. Offering a wide range of workshops and plenary sessions it’s the perfect opportunity to discover what’s hot and current in life insurance ensuring you get up to date on the latest thinking and innovation whilst meeting and exchanging ideas with a broad range of professionals.
The IFoA is pleased to announce that this year’s Autumn Lecture will feature the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP as its guest speaker. Nicky has previously served as Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Minister for Women. She now chairs the Treasury Select Committee whose remit is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of HM Treasury, along with all of its agencies and associated bodies.