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06 DECEMBER 2018 | DEREK CRIBB


Derek Cribb
Derek Cribb

We last conducted a full survey of our members in 2011, and we want you again to tell us how we can support you in your careers both now and in the future, given the changes we have seen during the intervening period.

While we regularly gather feedback through smaller groups, including the 400 Club, our membership has changed materially in the last eight years, and so have many of your needs. Our member numbers have risen 50% to over 32,000, students now outnumber qualified actuaries, our General Insurance membership has more than doubled, and member numbers outside of the UK have risen from 42% to almost exactly half.

With technology evolving fast, we see more threats and opportunities arising and disappearing at an unprecedented rate. The work our members do has necessarily changed to reflect this, even within our traditional domains. 

How we support our members in their careers has also changed; we now have a greater variety of online content and reinvigorated regional activity in the UK and beyond. Our Asia conference, for example, is scheduled for 9-10 May 2019, and will hopefully attract more than 300 members from the region.

I’m asking you to share your views in the IFoA 2018 Members Survey. It gives you the opportunity to share your perspectives and let us know what you value and where we can improve. Your views will provide the IFoA with the evidence base needed to ensure our strategic decision making reflects your needs and delivers relevant, tailored support for your career.


Derek Cribb is the chief executive of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

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