An update for June on what our society has been up to...
Rewarding the fundraisers
Each year the Worshipful Company of Actuaries (WCA) makes an award to an actuary who has made a significant difference to a charity. This may be via a special fundraising effort, through acting as a volunteer or even from helping to run a charity. You do not have to be a member of the WCA to be nominated.
The award, which is traditionally presented at a WCA dinner, is known as the Phiatus Award. Phiatus was a dining club set up originally by actuaries whose careers were interrupted by the Second World War (‘Phiatus’ being a loose mix of ‘FIA’ and ‘hiatus’); when the club was wound up, the remaining monies were passed to the WCA and are now used to fund this annual award.
If you know of an actuary whom you feel would deserve this year’s award, please send their details to [email protected] by 29 June 2020. The award also comes with a £500 cheque for the winner’s charity.
Last year’s winner David Collinson (back), together with Alex Lewis (left), set up the Wild Wheelchairs Project. They ascended Ethiopia’s highest mountain with Emebet Ale Dires (right), created a wheelchair manufacturing facility in Ethiopia, and made a documentary about the project
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Actuarial Network at Cass (TANC) has decided to postpone future events until we are able to safely host them. Our members enjoy the social spirit of our events and we believe that their nature does not translate well virtually. We have a fabulous line-up of events for you when there’s a return to normality, so please stay tuned! If you haven’t signed up to our mailing list yet, or would like to revisit any of our past events, please visit www.tanc-cass.co.uk
What’s on the web
Craig Turnbull: Independent Consulting Actuary and Scholar
It’s always an honour to make even a very brief contribution to The Actuary magazine....this time in one of my rare forays into the age-old yet currently germane topic of the funding of Defined Benefit pension schemes.
It took me 4 hours & 61 years to write the following tips for young actuaries based on frequently asked questions.
@SOActuaries @actuarynews @ActuariesInst @TheActuaryMag @ActuaryStudents @COVID19actuary tiny.cc/b5ayoz
Latest edition of @TheActuaryMag includes “The co-morbidity question” in which Matthew Edwards and I delve deeper in a topic first addressed in a @COVID19actuary bulletin. The article is much improved by feedback received - we’re grateful to contributors.
Mr Alastair Robertson, based in Scotland, gained fellowship in 1957, passed away aged 89.
Mr John Rogers, based in the UK, gained fellowship in 1968, passed away aged 86. Mr Arthur John Briggs, based in Scotland, gained fellowship in 1965, passed away aged 82.
Mr David Newman, based in the US, gained fellowship in 2001, passed away aged 44.
Professor Mark Davis, based in the UK, gained honorary fellowship in 2001, passed away aged 74.