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Editorial: Striding forwards

The agenda was designed in a manner that encouraged members to get
to know one another better and agree what we needed to achieve.

We also discussed our priorities for the year, which was extremely useful for me as a new addition to the team. I feel proud to represent my profession in this way and thank those of you who have written in with your kind words of congratulations.

Our themes for August are investment and life insurance. Peter Gatenby, senior actuarial partner at Mazars, stands on his soapbox to comment upon the Dilnot report on long-term care proposals for the UK. The report has created significant media interest and promises to be well received by the public.

Our interview of the month is with Paul Sweeting, fellow member of Council and European head of J.P. Morgan Asset Management's Strategic Investment Advisory Group. As if having a full-time industry role, volunteering for the profession and having a family is child's play, Paul also holds a part-time post as professor of actuarial science at the University of Kent.

In upcoming events, SIAS urges you to keep your calendars free on the evening of 1 November for its annual general meeting followed by the Jubilee Lecture delivered by Roger Bootle, an honorary fellow and leading economist. The Actuary had previously published an interview with Roger in November 2009 and in this lecture Roger will discuss the changes needed to make the financial system resilient to a repeat of the financial crisis.

The process for appointing The Actuary's next editor is under way and we plan to make an announcement on these pages soon. Watch this space!

Finally, the team has been working feverishly to launch our new website at www.TheActuary.com. We hope you approve of the results.

Marjorie Ngwenya
Editor
editor@the-actuary.org.uk