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Forthcoming events

Life conference 2010
7–9 November,
ICC, Birmingham

Collateral damage: life insurance after the credit crunch 2010 and looking forward — the Life conference and exhibition 2010 is the premier professional event for UK life actuaries. This year’s conference will take place at the ICC in Birmingham. For further information, visit www.actuaries.org.uk/life2010

Predictive modelling using R
11-12 November
Staple Inn Hall, London
08.45 (registration) for 09.15 to 17.00

This workshop is an opportunity for actuaries to learn about one of the most powerful statistical languages: R. It provides an introduction to statistics and predictive modelling in general, and is intended for actuaries, student actuaries and insurance professionals who wish to learn the basic concepts of predictive modelling and its applications to insurance rating and risk selection. No prior knowledge of R is required. Basic knowledge of statistics will be an advantage. This workshop is computer-based and it requires delegates to bring their own laptop computer with R installed and tested (instructions will be sent prior to the course). For further information, visit www.actuaries.org.uk/events/one-day/predictive-modelling-using-r

Banks’ ERM — a risk committee perspective networking evening
15 November
Staple Inn Hall, London
17.45 (registration) for 18.00 to 20.30
How do banks manage risk? The chance to question a major bank’s risk committee member on risk management practices, structures and how they work. This event will be of interest to all ERM professionals, particularly those with an interest in life and general insurance. For further information, visit www.actuaries.org.uk/events/one-day/banks-erm-risk-committee-perspectivenetworking-evening

Current issues in health and care
3 December
Staple Inn Hall, London
09.00 (registration) for 09.30 to 16.30

The protection market is facing forces for change from both evolving regulation and the changing economic and healthcare environment. This one-day seminar combines both technical updates on financial management, and best practice in various areas of the protection insurance industry, with a review of the current drivers for change. It will be of interest to all health and care actuaries working in the protection market, and the increasing number of protection actuaries involved in Solvency II and enterprise risk management. For further information, visit www.actuaries.org.uk/events/one-day/current-issues-health-and-care

Networking event: positive leadership
6 December,
Staple Inn, London

This easily digestible presentation will show you some simple behavioural changes to improve the mood of your team and help you achieve your full potential. Mike Fiszer’s presentation will:
- Offer insights on how you come across as a team member
- Give practical guidance — what can I do about this now?
- Help you minimise the negative impact of hijacking, anxiety and envy in your team
- Leave you with some effective strengths-based leadership tools.
For further information, visit www.actuaries.org.uk/events/one-day/networking-event-positive-leadership