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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 email@example.com
GAAPS are very pleased to announce that we have been accredited with the ISO certification following a detailed inspection of our working recruitment methods in the actuarial profession.
The report which took place in early February highly praised our up to date audits and systems. Findings from both the internal and management review led to confidence that the systems will be well maintained. Unfortunately the recruitment industry has many companies who are sales led, rather than based upon sound processes and integrity. At GAAPS Actuarial Recruitment we have always prided ourselves on the robust processes and systems that we work to.
As well as the positive comments included within the report about our recruitment systems, our staff were commended for their knowledge of the actuarial industry, their specific roles and their responsibilities.
It was another successful dinner at this months Argonauts Club and it was my pleasure to bring along guests Sandeep Varma, Samantha Hu and Richard Hartigan who reported to me that they all had an enjoyable evening.
We had two guest speakers; the first was Martin Shaw a partner of Midas Charity Appeal. He gave a thought-provoking talk on ‘Investing in charities a good idea or not?’ it is true that charities and their Guerrilla style tactics have earned them some bad press but we must take a step back and look at how we can support the sector. Martin made some interesting observations on this topic.
Our second speaker of the evening was Jane Curtis, the first lady President of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries with her talk, ‘Public affairs: the problem with keeping everyone happy.’ Both speakers were excellent, after the speeches everyone enjoyed after dinner drinks in the Court Dinning Room.
After such a great night we will all be looking forward to our next dinner on the 17th May at The Ivy.
To find out more information on joining the Argonauts Club contact Geraldine Kaye on 020 7397 620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and mark your e-mail ‘Argonauts’
Last Saturday I attended the 10th anniversary of the Louise Gergel (nee Wolffe) Foundation. The Foundation was set up by her family after her untimely death from Hughes Syndrome also know as “sticky blood”. The purpose of the foundation is to facilitate research and disseminate information about this little known disease which is far more prevalent and causes many secondary problems for which it is not recognised as the cause.
As the first GAAPS employee, she was instrumental in helping me set GAAPS on its successful path.
The aim of this foundation is to raise public awareness of the disease and to help finance research into Hughes Syndrome at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. They have already raised over one quarter million pounds since they started and I wish them all the possible success for this noble cause.
If you consider contributing into this mission, you can visit http://www.lgfellowship.org/index/Home.html
Dr. Geraldine Kaye
Last week Dr Kaye attended the annual gathering of Australian actuaries.
The president of the Australian association gave a very usefull and infrmative talk and the dinner following the presidential address was equally enjoyable.
Everyone present participated in the discussions; informal comparisons with the other exams systems aroud the world were commented on on and ideas for ongoing networking events were suggested.
Dr Kaye said that “These gathering of the Australian actuaries are one of the highlights of my year.”
Much credit must go to Samantha Hu for arranging such a delightfull evening.
GAAPS is delighted to announce the 5th Annual GAAPS Group Faith Calendar. This calendar highlights the dates of the major festivals for various religions. Why not use it to ensure that your meetings and events don’t clash with key dates, when people in your workforce or customer base may be unavailable? If you would like a hard copy please let me know.
We have already had a positive response to this years calendar.
Our office has its copy in its traditional place on the wall.
It is about the only piece of advertising we pin up from anybody so it is obviously appreciated.
From everyone at GAAPS, a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
Chaim Coutts attended the 34th annual conference of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) in Tel Aviv as a guest of the British Embassy. Discussions centred around the current economic climate as financial and securities commissioners were brought together on a global scale for a very successful event.
Prof. Stanley Fischer, governor of the Bank of Israel and past chairman of the IMF was prominent throughout the conference. Lord Turner, Chairman of the FSA, presented the opening remarks on the final day. He discussed responding to the economic crisis and priorities for the reform of global regulation and Ms Mary Schapiro, Chairman of the U.S. Securites and Exchange Commission spoke by video link from the White House, citing her need to be in Washington to consult with President Obama as a ‘justifiable excuse’ for not attending the conference in person.
A highlight of the conference was a speech by Shimon Peres, President of the State of Israel, against the backdrop of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. He spoke powerfully about having optimism in the current climate or, in his words “The world is changing: We are changing. … I don’t understand why people are pessimistic … when there is so much room for optimism.”
On that positive note we look forward to a successful year and to next year’s IOSCO conference in Montreal.
The UK/China Graduate Work Experience Programme is a joint project of the UK Government’s Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills and the Ministry of Education in China. The programme aims to promote academic, cultural and business understanding between the two countries; and therefore offers up to 200 of China’s most promising university students the opportunity to live and work in the UK for 3 to 12 months. There are presently over 100 graduates from China in employment with UK companies as part of this programme; many of whom have already impressed their employers so much that they have been offered full time roles with these employers both in the UK and upon their return to China.
To date over 50% of the sixty businesses taking part in the programme are from the banking and finance sector with companies such as Standard Chartered Bank, Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan, Swiss Re, Royal & Sun Alliance, Nomura, ISI Emerging Markets, Euromoney and the CLSA supporting the programme.
GAAPS is participating in this year’s programme and welcomes Jason Li who has joined us as a trainee consultant for the upcoming year.
Ish and Jane welcomed Jason when they attended the welcome event of the UK / China Graduate Work Experience Programme at London Zoo.
32 new interns and their employers had the opportunity to meet and mingle. The event organizers – GTI gave introductory talks and we could finally put names to faces. GTI have been excellent and involvement in the programme has been seemless and effortless from our end.