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In this blog, Khushil Modi talks about his journey from studying actuarial science at LSE to working at Deloitte as a consulting analyst.
In 2016 the Scottish Parliament voted to create a Lobbying Register, designed to make interactions between organisations like the IFoA and Scottish Policymakers more accountable. The law now requires all activities that meet the definition of ‘regulated lobbying’ to be recorded, and if you come into contact with Scottish Policymakers or their staff, you may have to let the Public Affairs Team know. Make sure you are aware of the IFoA’s policy on the register, and what activities need to be logged.
In this blog, Chika Aghadiuno, Chair of the IFoA Diversity Advisory Group, talks about female representation in the actuarial profession this International Women’s Day.
In the context of gender equality, there is much that we could point to as a sign of progress over the years. Since the 1950s the face of the profession has changed dramatically. Monica Allanach, the first woman on Council is pictured below left as the sole female in the room. The photo below right, at the Monica Allanach event in 2015 is in stark contrast.
In this blog, we speak to Chloe Hung about her book on breaking into the actuarial industry called 'Strength in Numbers', and find out a bit more about what inspired her this World Book Day.
Can you tell us a bit more about your book ‘Strength in Numbers’?
The IFoA Membership Team are currently carrying out an audit of reduced rate subscription fee paying members for the 2016/2017 membership year.
We undertake an audit of members paying reduced rate subscription fees to ensure that members paying the reduced rate meet the required level of income from all sources, including pension and investment income.
We are introducing a new process for dealing with members experiencing significant health issues, who are facing an allegation under the Disciplinary Scheme.
IFoA Council took the decision to align Curriculum 2019 with the new syllabus announced by the IAA in October 2017.
We have consulted widely on this and there has been significant support for this alignment as it provides qualifiers with the confidence that their qualifications are internationally benchmarked and continue to be transferrable across the globe. The decision by the IAA required us to complete a final review of the IFoA’s new curriculum late in 2017 to ensure our full compliance.
In this blog, Marjorie Ngwenya, President, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, discusses the importance of meeting actuarial professionals in India and our Council meeting at the 19th Global Conference of Actuaries meeting in Mumbai.
Following consultation with the relevant Boards, it has been agreed that separating the Pensions and Risk Investment conference into two individual events will allow for greater focus on each area’s topics thereby delivering a full and topical one-day conference programme fully dedicated to your sector. A pre-conference dinner the previous evening will allow for greater networking opportunities with peers and colleagues in your field.
In this blog, Debbie Atkins, IFoA's Head of Engagement, talks about volunteering.
Take part in the forthcoming Volunteer Survey and help shape the volunteering experience at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
Volunteers, past and present, are at the heart of our profession.
Other actuary news
Added: Fri, 16/03/2018 - 15:49Brits could see more than a fifth of their disposable incomes eaten up by pension saving as a result of minimum contribution increases over the next couple of years, new research has found.
Added: Wed, 14/03/2018 - 12:00Some 83% of asset and wealth management firms are somewhat or extremely concerned about over-regulation this year, according to a global survey of CEOs by PwC.
Added: Tue, 13/03/2018 - 14:21The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) expects UK GDP to grow by 1.5% this year after previously forecasting an expansion of 1.4%, Philip Hammond revealed today in his spring statement.
Added: Tue, 13/03/2018 - 11:00Six out of 10 investors with no current exposure to digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum would consider including them in their investment portfolios.
Added: Mon, 12/03/2018 - 16:53There was a rise in the number of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) completed across the global insurance sector in the second half of last year the first increase recorded since 2015.
Added: Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:22Thousands of businesses across the UK face an uncertain future, with one in five unable to operate as usual after March 2019 without a Brexit transition deal agreed.
Added: Fri, 09/03/2018 - 17:08The UK health insurance sector is lagging behind other financial services in its ability to implement effective digital marketing campaigns, despite growing online interest from consumers.
Added: Fri, 09/03/2018 - 11:00Very few companies are prepared for an expected surge in automation over the next few years, with the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics set to almost double by 2021.
Added: Thu, 08/03/2018 - 12:53London is rated as having the best pool of talent for financial services in Europe by 89% of institutional investors around the world, new research has found.
Added: Thu, 08/03/2018 - 09:35Four in ten women in the UK feel nervous about the impact starting a family might have on their career a life choice often cited as a cause of the 'gender pension gap'.