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Climate change and resource depletion: The challenges for actuaries
4 November 2010,
Staple Inn,

This event will launch a review of research into the impact of climate change and the opportunities for actuaries. There will be presentations by Professor Steve Rayner, (Oxford University) and Stephan Harrison (Exeter University), followed by discussions exploring the possible implications for actuaries and actuarial judgment posed by resource depletion. For further information and to express an interest in attending, visit http://tinyurl.com/3a26vfe

Oxford and the actuarial profession: the secret mathematicians
10 November 2010,
17:30 to 20:15

Professor Marcus du Sautoy will be giving a talk at Staple Inn Hall to discuss the hidden mathematical ideas which can often underpin creativity. Professor du Sautoy will examine how the mathematician’s palette of shapes, patterns and numbers has provided inspiration to artists such as Dali, Laban and Borges. The talk is open to both members and non-members. More information can be found at http://tinyurl.com/38uz4qo

Banks’ ERM — a risk committee perspective networking evening
15 November 2010,
Staple Inn Hall,
17.45 (registration) for 18.00 to 20.30

The chance to question a major bank’s risk committee member on risk management practices, structures and how they work. What can banks and insurance companies learn from each other? How can actuaries contribute? What skills do they need? What prospects are there? This event will be of interest to all ERM professionals, particularly those with an interest in life and general insurance. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/38mgzkq

Caribbean Actuarial Association’s 20th Annual Conference,
Barbados 2-3 December 2010,
Hilton Barbados

Further details, including the conference programme, conference and hotel registration forms and how to earn Continuing Professional Development credits, can be found on our website www.caa.com.bb

Current issues in health and care
3 December 2010,
Staple Inn Hall,
09.00 (registration) for 09.30 to 16.30

The protection market is facing forces for change from both evolving regulation and the changing economic and health-care environment. With such influences it is essential that practitioners stay abreast of current practice and future developments. This one-day seminar combines both technical updates on financial management, and best practice in various areas of the protection insurance industry, with a review of the current drivers for change.

This seminar is designed to be informative and to provoke thought and discussion. It will be of interest to all health and care actuaries working in the protection market, and in particular the increasing number of protection actuaries involved in Solvency II and enterprise risk management. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/386yubu

Networking event: positive leadership
6 December 2010,
Staple Inn,

It is sometimes difficult for us to know the full effect of the way we react to and talk to people. This short, easily digestible presentation will show you some simple changes you can make to your own behaviour to improve the mood of your team and help you achieve your full potential. After the presentation delegates will have the opportunity to network with associates and members of The Chartered Institute of Bankers. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/3xysukv

Momentum conference 2010
8-10 December 2010,
Celtic Manor,

The Momentum conference is designed for professionals working in pensions, life insurance, general insurance, investment or health and care. The programme is developed for actuarial students just joining the profession, through to recently qualified actuaries and those with up to five years’ post-qualified experience. For further information, visit http://tinyurl.com/3xrvmjb