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The Actuary The magazine of the actuarial profession
Friday 29 July 2016


  • Trading placesIn the wake of Brexit, Richard Purcell discusses global shifts in economic activity and the new challenges actuaries face
  • A refreshing view on IFoA strategyDerek Cribb outlines some of the key changes to the new IFoA strategy
  • Letter: Dodgy StatisticsIn last month's issue (bit.ly/28WopBZ), Fiona Morrison wrote an interesting article on how we should promote the value of the actuarial skillset.


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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is perceived as a growing threat to health and well-being globally. It has led to a global increase in morbidity and mortality due to resistant bacterial infections.

This edition of the Longevity Bulletin examines the clinical implications, impacts on longevity and the potential economic cost of current trends in AMR. It also goes into detail on new research and discoveries in creating new antibiotics.

View the issue here

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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published a consultation on proposed changes to Technical Actuarial Standards (TASs)

The consultation invites comments on revisions to proposed changes to Specific TASs for specified areas of work in insurance, pensions and funeral plan trusts where there is a high degree of public interest.

Comments should be submitted before 5 August 2016. 

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Do you want to help shape the future of the actuarial profession?

Voting is currently open for the IFoA’s 2016 Council elections and all eligible voters are encouraged to have their say. This is a prime opportunity to take an active role in helping to build a Council that supports the future of your profession. Below is an overview of each candidate’s professional history and priorities.

Council elections (PDF)


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Risk Modelling Challenges – Towards the Cloud


John Winter, director of product management, insurance, FIS 

Rick Yuan, head of actuarial modelling and transformation, AIA Group

Werner Matula, chief actuary, Vienna Insurance Group 

Risk Modelling Challenges – Towards the Cloud: Q&A

FIS webinar MPU on demand
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