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SIAS events

Monday 9 February
Programme Event: Replicating Portfolios
Staple Inn Hall,
5:30pm for 6pm

Martin Muir and Vanessa Leung will be discussing the applications of replicating portfolios in today’s insurance industry. As well as explaining the technique and typical applications, they will discuss some of the practical difficulties and how these can be overcome. This talk will cover:
>> An introduction to replicating portfolios
>> Applications and limitations
>> Dealing with the practical implementation difficulties and getting a good fit
>> Case studies.

There will be no paper for this meeting. There is no need to register for this event in advance. A buffet supper will be provided at the Cittie of Yorke after the meeting.

Thursday 19 February
SIAS Social Event: Ceilidh
Cecil Sharp House
2 Regents Park Road
London NW1 7AY

So, you thought Salsa was good fun last year? Well, see if you can get your dancing shoes on again for a floor-filled night of Ceilidh. Let the band whisk you away to the far Scottish highlands. This night promises to be so much fun you could potentially dance your socks off! There will be plenty of food and drink to replenish your energy so all you need to do is come along with comfortable shoes and a big smile.

There is no need for any previous dance experience for you to attend. All the dances are explained beforehand and there is a caller on hand to shout out the right moves at the right time to help keep you on course. For those of you who are slightly shy, SIAS will be providing welcome drinks to help loosen your feet, so there is no excuse to miss out.

The venue has a bar and there will be a finger buffet served during the evening. Tickets: £10 for SIAS members, £12 for non- SIAS members.

To reserve your tickets please e-mail Nilantheny Christie nilantheny.christie@aig.com Please note that we will allocate places on a first-come, first-served basis so be sure to reserve quickly to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday 3rd March
Programme Event: Some Specifics about Generic Standards
Staple Inn Hall,
5:30pm for 6pm

By the end of next year you won’t have to comply with any of the Board for Actuarial Standards’ adopted Guidance Notes, as they will all have been replaced by the new Technical Actuarial Standards (TASs). Development of the three Generic TASs (on data, modelling and reporting) is well under way — do you know what they will cover and how they will affect your work?

Louise Pryor, director of the BAS, will lead a discussion of some of the points to emerge from the recent consultations. There is no need to register for this event in advance. A buffet supper will be provided at the Cittie of Yorke after the meeting.

Thursday 29 January
SIAS Social Event — SOLD OUT: Poker Tournament
Loose Cannon Club,
13-16 Allhallows Lane,
London EC4R 3UL
6.30pm to 1am

The poker is now sold out subject to payments being received. Please e-mail James.Williamson@Barnett-Waddingham.co.uk to see if any late spaces become available.

Tickets: £20 for SIAS members, £25 for non- SIAS members. The main event will kick off at 6.30pm with beginners’ tuition starting at 6pm. The game will be Texas Hold‘em, no-limit poker played for chips with cash prizes for those who make it to the final table.

For anyone unlucky enough to be knocked out early, the dealers will be on hand organising separate side games for the whole evening. The venue has a bar, and buffet food will be served during the evening (included in the ticket price).