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When: 17th December 2012, 17:30 to 20:30
Where: Staple Inn Hall, London WC1V 7QJ
A helpful event where delegates gain a range of perspectives on the emerging markets for trading longevity risk.
Panellists will present their views on a number of issues such as: overview of the market and its economic function, key risks involved and challenges, emerging themes, the role of regulation and Solvency II and perspectives from risk sellers and buyers.
- Douglas Anderson, Hymans Robertson LLP
- Pretty Sagoo, Deutsche Bank AG
- David Epstein, Aviva
- Emma McWilliam, Milliman
To book your place email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last month Dr Geraldine Kaye and Kerry Lofts ran GAAPS annual CV and Interview skills workshops at LSE Actuarial Society. It is always a pleasure in my line of work to help those just starting out along the long road of Actuarial exams.
This year’s students were thoroughly engaged, asking fantastic questions whilst we dissected their CVs and naturally we were also delighted to receive such positive feedback from the LSE Actuarial Society, with all students giving us 100% on their feedback sheets.
So, thanks again to everyone who attended the workshop. It was a pleasure meeting you all and we look forward to seeing you again next year.
GAAPS Actuarial is one of the most respected specialist Actuarial Recruitment Consultancies worldwide, and has earned a reputation for providing an efficient executive service to both candidates and employers.
50 business leaders, academics and MSPs met at the Scottish Parliament to celebrate the opening of the new Actuarial Research Centre (ARC) earlier this month.
Mark McDonald, MSP welcomed the audience and outlined some of the areas where the profession has already been interacting with politicians. He also said that they would welcome any input from the profession, which aligned to their public affairs objective.
The centre is set up in the same month that marks 250 years since the birth of actuarial work in life offices. The first Director of the ARC, Professor Andrew Cairns spoke of his vision for the centre, collaborating with business, developing academic disciplines and researchers that will be an asset to industry.
If you would like to propose a session for one The Institutes residential conferences, we want to hear from you. Session proposals will be reviewed by the conference programme committee. The more detail you can give about your proposed session, the more it will help the programme committee with the selection process. Please see below for how to submit a proposal.
The programme committee is looking for session proposals that offer:
•new and relevant subject matter contributions from more than one company
•practical experience presentations from working parties
•contributions from practitioners in the products, distribution and customer area case studies
•contributions from non-actuarial speakers
•contributions from wider fields
•dynamic and entertaining speakers
For more details, e-mail: email@example.com
The Conflicts of Interest Working Party of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries has now put the final touches to its package of conflicts of interest material.
The full package of material, which includes Actuarial Profession Standards (APSs) for pensions (APS P1) and life actuaries (APS L1 – which came into force on 1 October 2011), a guide for actuaries on conflicts of interest and a note for pension scheme trustees, can be found here.
The Working Party is also planning information evenings to explain how the conflicts of interest package will operate and to discuss the potential implications and practical effects it may have on members. The sessions are designed to help prepare members and firms in advance of the full regulations implementation date of 1 July 2013. The dates and venues are:
•12 July – London, Staple Inn: 5.30–7.00pm
•19 July – Edinburgh, Maclaurin House: 5.30-7.00 pm
•2 August – York: Aviva Office, Board Room 6th floor, Wellington Row, York, YO90 1WR: 5.30-7.00pm
These initial evenings are open to all members of the institute but are primarily targeted at CPD co-ordinators and professionalism committee members. More events targeted at members in general will be held during October to December 2012. Further information will be made available closer to those dates.
Members are entitled to claim up to one and a half hours of CPD for their participation in one of these evenings. Please remember to sign the attendance sheet to verify your attendance and to record it in your on-line CPD record.
If you plan on attending one of the above events, it would be appreciated if you could RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Drinks and nibbles will also be provided.
The programme for this year’s annual seminar on the legal developments in the pension industry that takes place in September has been released.
The seminar will take place on 13 September 9:30 to 16:15 with registration 09:30 – 10:00. The seminar will provide some insights into the recent developments, in what has been a year of major change for the pensions industry.
James Rickards from Outer Temple Chamber will be leading the session on current Case Law exploring:
•the complexities of Statutory Employer
•how Section 75 debts and Flexible Apportionment Arrangements may impact on advice to client
•helping to protect yourself against professional negligence
•how to protect yourself in cyberspace reflecting the changing world in which advice is given
The Event will take place at Staple Inn and if you book before 16 August you will be entitled to an early bird discount. After this date the cost will be as follows:
Members: £345.00 Non-members: £445.00
A limited number of bursary places are available for those who are not in remunerative employment, or who work within a university. A group discount of 10% is available for six or more attendees from the same company booking at once. Please contact 0207 632 1498 for more information.
A free talk for actuarials on the methods used when forecasting interest rates will take place at Staple Inn, London on Tuesday 17 July 2012 at 18:00. The talk will help to broaden understanding on the following topics by,
· providing an overview of the methods available and their possible uses.
· Highlight the importance of the many assumptions and choices to be made by the modeller
· Discuss how a business’s assets and liabilities should be considered when constructing an interest rate model
· Place such issues in the context of a Solvency II internal model, touching on issues relating to curve fitting and tail behaviour.
Guests are invited to turn up on the night and are invited to enjoy a free drink at buffet at a nearby pub after the talk. Please contact 0207 632 1498 for more information.
Whether it’s for an atuarial job interview or a promotional oppertunity, you already know how important first impressions are. But do you know how to maximise your chances of making that first impression a good one? Image and impact is critical as people subconsciously associate your visual impact with your abilities and values. This workshop session at Momentum conference 2011 was extremely popular and so we have decided to run it as a masterclass.
- Enhance your professional image
- Manage the perceptions others have of you
- Personify your values through your non-verbal communication
- Dress to impress
For more details and to book a place visit:
The SIAS are running a Poker Night onThursday 22 March 2012 at 18:00 taking place at The Loose Cannon Club, 13-16 Allhallows Lane
To bluff or not to bluff… that is the question!
After the success of last year’s event, SIAS are hosting another poker night on 22nd March. No experience needed. If you’re a beginner then you can take part in the practice sessions beforehand, and if you’re unlucky in the tournament then you can carry on the fun playing on other tables.
There will be cash prizes for everyone who makes it to the last table. Email email@example.com to reserve your place. Places are limited.