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  • Nick Salter - President's comment Riding the highs and the lowsPicking the right debates with which to engage is key to our growing reputation, says Nick Salter 06 November 2014
  • AOTF NOVEMBER Actuary of the future - NovemberThomas Smith of AIG General insurance, reserving. 06 November 2014
  • Africa calling - Fig1 Africa callingMarjorie Ngwenya reports on the Lord Mayor of London's trip to Africa, and the launch of the Certified Actuarial Analyst qualification 06 November 2014
  • Trevor-Llanwarne Interview: Trevor LlanwarneTrevor Llanwarne was, until recently, the Government Actuary in the UK. Following his six-year tenure, he spoke to Peter Tompkins as he reflected on this latest phase of his extensive career 06 November 2014
  • Torchlight On board with fraudIn the second of our series of articles on the role of an actuary as a non-executive director, Colin Czapiewski looks at financial crime and highlights the issues of which to be aware 06 November 2014
  • Building the reporting platform - Figure1 Solvency II: Building the reporting platformThe Solvency II regulatory regime expected to govern the capital adequacy of EU insurers is fast approaching Insurers need to consider the systems implications carefully, says Madhu Senthil Thanikasalam 06 November 2014
  • Steve Webb and Steve Groves SIAS Jubilee Lecture 2014Mark Dainty reports back on an evening of passion, policies and political persuasion 06 November 2014
  • November Student Monitoring the experienceJessica Elkin takes a tongue-in-cheek glimpse at life in an Orwellian dystopia and asks if this could mean an end to flawed actuarial data 06 November 2014
  • AOTF OCTOBER Actuary of the future - OctoberCraig Moran of First Actuarial Pensions 02 October 2014
  • Nick Salter - President's comment Big plans in a small worldIncreasing globalisation means sharing actuarial knowledge and practice, says Nick Salter 02 October 2014
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UK Actuarial Profession qualifications

Actuarial student
The aim of the actuarial education strategy is to equip the actuaries of the future with the skills they will need for their employers and clients. All exam subjects can be taken by well-established distance learning methods, but the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries also makes use of university-based education.
 
Associate
Students can become Associate members of the Institute and Faculty and gain the right to describe themselves as an actuary and to use the letters AIA or AFA.
As an actuary and an Associate of the Institute and Faculty, members have a breadth of expertise that brings wide and varied opportunities.
 
Fellow
Members of the profession who wish to continue their studies to an advanced level, or who specialise in a particular actuarial field, may take further specialist exams to qualify as a Fellow. Fellows use the letters FIA or FFA and are highly sought after as experts in their chosen field.
 
Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary
CERA is a global risk management qualification which the UK Actuarial Profession is accredited to award to members who meet certain criteria. It aims to address the urgent need for highly-qualified risk management professionals worldwide, especially in the financial sector.
 
Affiliate
Affiliates have the same rights and privileges as Honorary Fellows except that an annual subscription is payable and they are not entitled to use designatory letters.

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