A dinner was held by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries to celebrate the anniversary of the Sir Joseph Burn prize and the profession’s commitment to excellence in learning and research. Over 70 guests attended the dinner at London’s Staple Inn Hall in March, including past winners and representatives from a range of academic, regulatory and public policy bodies.
Allister Heath, editor of daily business newspaper City A.M, guest speaker for the evening, highlighted a lack of basic financial understanding in the industry which needs to be urgently addressed. The Profession plans to make a significant contribution in this area as part of its public affairs programme over the coming year.
Derek Cribb, chief executive of the institute closed the evening by outlining the range of research initiatives being undertaken by the Profession in the year ahead.
The Sir Joseph Burn prize is awarded to a student who has completed the Profession’s examinations to become a fellow of the institute of an exemplary standard. Established in 1952 the award is a legacy from the family of Sir Joseph Burn KBE