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Forthcoming SIAS events

Tuesday 17 May
Programme event: Practical challenges for GI actuaries under Solvency II
Staple Inn, High Holborn, London 5:30pm for 6pm

Do you find Solvency II requirements for internal model approval unclear? How high is the hurdle firms need to clear? How can you apply the requirements in a way that adds, rather than detracts, value from the capital modelling process?
Melinda Strudwick and Gabriela Chavez-Lopez will talk on the GIRO working party’s continuing research into how firms are responding to specific, practical modelling challenges under the internal model approval process. In particular, they will look at model validation, use of third-party catastrophe models and embedding models in the business.

Thursday 19 May
Social event: Race night
Steam Wine Bar, 1 St. George’s Lane, London EC3R 8DJ 6pm

Bored of studying? Well, now there’s something to look forward to! SIAS is hosting a race night for the post-exam social. Come and test your actuarial forecasting techniques, and bet £1,000s with no risk at all. The evening includes six thrilling races with each person receiving £3,000 play money to bet, with form guides for all horses, including great odds and, full running commentary. All this and more in the comfort of a classy wine bar.
Tickets are £8 per member, or £11 for non-members, and this includes food. Venue capacity is limited to a maximum of 100, so it’s first-come, first-served (don’t leave it until after the exams). Email social@sias.org.uk with your name, company and membership status. We will confirm your entry and advise payment details at the time. All the best to those sitting for the exams, and looking forward to a good time after.

Thursday 16 June
Social event: Bowling tournament
Palace Superbowl, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, London SE1 6TE. Time TBC

The SIAS ten pin bowling tournament is back by popular demand. It is that time of the year for a chance to show off your bowling skills and strike out the competition to claim the title of ‘SIAS Bowling Champions of 2011’!
Teams should consist of three players. Prizes will be awarded for the highest and lowest scoring teams, highest and lowest individual scores over both games and for the best team name. Don’t worry if you don’t have a team - we will assign you to one.
Food and drink will be served and are included in the ticket price of £18 for SIAS members and £20 for non-SIAS members. Places are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email social@sias.org.uk to reserve your place.