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Wind farm in rolling green hills
In this article, Keziah Baskerville-Muscutt interviews Louise Pryor, who is a sustainability actuary and President-elect of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). Keziah asks Louise about her work, her views of the actuarial profession and how it links to sustainability, and her advice for aspiring members.
Old man in surgical mask riding subway car
In light of the pandemic, the IFOA Covid-19 Action Taskforce (ICAT) Social Security Group has been re-examining retirement ages. In particular, whether earlier access to state pension benefits should now be considered despite this being in the opposite direction of travel from government policy in most western economies.
Piles of coins
Rahul Kapur is a student member of the IFoA working for E&Y in Delhi, India. He believes that Impact Investing provides a win-win for investors and society and that it’s worth a closer look by the actuarial profession. In this article, the first of a 3-part series, Rahul introduces Impact Investing and explains how historical returns are higher than you might think.
Two people looking at a financial report on a screen
IFoA’s COVID-19 Action Taskforce (ICAT) Financial Reporting Group (FRG) with input from within the COVID-19 workstream, provides initial observations considering the topic of Covid-19 reporting implications for actuaries working on insurance companies/pension plans.
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Alan Marshall, Review Actuary in the IFoA Actuarial Review Team, talks about the success of the first Thematic Review Report and looks ahead to the next reviews being planned.
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Harshitta Malakar, from the IFoA’s COVID-19 ICAT General Insurance Claims Inflation group, looks at the impact of the pandemic on the frequency and severity of motor claims and the issues which reserving actuaries should consider.
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A group of general insurance actuaries working as part of the IFoA Covid-19 Action Task Force have been studying the impact of Covid-19. This blog discusses the changes in social inflation caused by pandemic.