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All presentations will take place in the SRC Board Room at the Conference Centre
10:00—10:05 Word of welcome by Prof Anton Ströh
10:05—10:10 Response by Dr Geraldine Kaye (GAAPS)
10:15—10:45 Deloitte Actuarial & Insurance Solutions
10:45—11:15 First National Bank
11:15—11:45 Hannover Re SA
12:15—12:45 Lunch break
Last Monday evening, Dr Kaye went to a gathering of South African Actuaries at Old Mutual, in a room leading onto a terrace overlooking the Thames.
Peter Temple of Gen Re – who regularly commutes between London and Johannesburg – gave a short but really interesting talk on the issues involved in such international commuting.
The employers attending the GAAPS Actuarial Careers Fair at the University of Pretoria on the 27th of August 2010 have been confirmed as:
Association of South African Black Actuarial Professionals (ASABA)
Deloitte Actuarial & Insurance Solutions
First National Bank
South African Actuaries Development Programme (SAADP)
The Health Monitor Company
The Actuarial Profession is an international profession and the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries has agreements for the mutual recognition of qualifications with the following organisations:
* Actuarial Society of India
* Actuarial Society of South Africa
* Canadian Institute of Actuaries
* Casualty Actuarial Society
* Groupe Consultatif (Europe)
* Institute of Actuaries of Australia
* Institute of Actuaries of Japan
* Society of Actuaries
Additionally, the CERA (Charted Enterprise Risk Actuary) qualification is a truly international qualification which can be awarded by the individual institutes.
The next GAAPS Actuarial Careers Fair at the University of Pretoria in South Africa will be on the 27th of August 2010.
The next event at Heriot Watt University in Scotland will be on Wednesday the 3rd of November 2010.
If you are a student or graduate who is interested in attending either of these events please sign up as a fan of our Facebook page to receive regular updates.
If you are an actuarial employer please contact email@example.com.
As a member of the International Actuarial Association Life Committee I had an hour long international phone conversation this afternoon and I am pleased to report that excellent progress is being made with the ideas for the new IAA website.
We will be having another teleconference in February before we all meet up, face-to-face at the Cape Town conference in March.
On Monday night the Actuarial Society of South Africa held a formal dinner to launch their new actuarial qualification to the media and external stakeholders.
The launch of the new qualification is linked to a wider strategy of establishing the Actuarial Society as a full service professional body and is a tremendous milestone for the Society. The qualification is internationally recognised and a Mutual Recognition Agreement was signed with The Actuarial Profession (UK) in May.
The move is intended to ensure that actuaries have an in-depth knowledge of South African practice, products, legislation and tax, while also understanding international best practice.
The Actuarial Society of South Africa is looking to incorporate Enterprise Risk Management as part of the South African qualification at the earliest possible opportunity as this is a field of increasing interest to South African actuaries.
At GAAPS we wish the Actuarial Society of South Africa the best of luck in their latest venture.
GAAPS showed a global presence once again at the 3rd Annual Careers Fair, held at the University of Pretoria, in the capital city of South Africa.
The event was officially opened at 10am by myself, Lance Randles, a consultant from GAAPS’ London office, and Prof Stroh, Dean of the Faculty.
Despite the economic doom and gloom, 46 representatives from over a dozen companies attended the fair. The mood was very positive all round, with students finding great value in meeting potential future employers, learning about the actuarial industry, possible career paths and various bursary opportunities. During the day, many of the companies made presentations to students, detailing the areas they operated in and potential future opportunities. The fair also offers a good opportunity to representatives to network amongst qualified actuaries. Prof Stroh also spoke about various postgraduate research opportunities within the Department of Insurance and Actuarial Science.
I also used my time in South Africa to meet with various clients and candidates in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. There is a constant interest from South Africans in working in various global markets, as well as many “home-comers” who return to South Africa after a stint working abroad.
If you want to be notified of upcoming careers fairs in the UK and South Africa register as a fan of GAAPS on Facebook and if you would like to read more about my visit to South Africa, go to my blog post on TravelGAAPS.com.
Since 2002 GAAPS Actuarial has regularly organised careers fairs for candidates, which are attended by leading actuarial recruiters. These fairs provide a unique opportunity to candidates to meet face to face with the employers and find out first hand what the top actuarial employers are looking for.
The next GAAPS Actuarial Careers fair will be on the 24th of April at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. We will also be holding events at Heriot Watt and Imperial College London later in the year.
If you are an actuarial employer that would like to participate in these events please contact Dr Geraldine Kaye at GAAPS on 020 7397 6200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.