The IFoA Foundation is the dedicated charitable arm of the IFoA and is hoping to raise funds this festive season to support the ongoing delivery of the Foundation’s ambitious three-year plan. This includes a grant programme that supports actuarial students across the globe who need financial assistance to complete their studies.
Compared with other features of insurance underwriting, mental health is inadequately understood. It is a multifaceted and emotive topic that will require the combination of understanding, experience, and open collaboration to help millions of people. In this blog, Jon Loach sheds a little light on the work of the IFoA’s Mental Health Working Party.
The Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) Self-administered Pension Schemes (SAPS) Committee has published its latest annual analysis of the mortality experience of pension scheme members. This covers the period 2013-2020, so is the first to include experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. This blog briefly summarises key points from the analysis.
The Sustainability Finance Community (SFC) Book Club was launched in December 2020 to provide an inclusive environment for members to discuss sustainability-themed books. In their latest review, the SFC Book Club review 'The Ministry for the Future' by Kim Stanley Robinson, described as a well-balanced mixture of science/climate fiction and real-life climate change issues.
The Risk Management workstream of the IFOA’s Life Board Climate Risk Working Party is tasked with looking to support life insurers with embedding climate change risks into their risk frameworks. This is the first blog of a series focusing on specific aspects of embedding climate risk into an insurer's overall risk management framework.
Chair of the IFoA Infrastructure Working Party Chris Lewin shares key insights from recent IFoA evidence on infrastructure resilience, provided in collaboration with the Institution of Civil Engineers, to the UK Government.
David Thomson, Head of Policy and Research at the IFoA, rounds up some of the key takeaways from the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference and what it might mean for the work of the IFoA and the actuarial profession.