We want our members to have rewarding and fulfilling careers. There is no set ‘landing zone’ for this, but underpinning our approach is the belief that the best thing we can do is ensure actuaries have a vision for the future, a growth mindset, and the knowledge that we will help them develop the skillsets and learning they need.
Council met for its first meeting of the 2021/2022 sessional year on 15 September. We were pleased to welcome new Council members, who were elected at our AGM in June. Once again it was an online meeting, though we are hoping to hold an in-person meeting before the end of the session.
At present, around 4,000 IFoA members choose to volunteer with the IFoA. From providing valuable feedback via the 400 Club to sitting on boards and committees that produce content, their efforts contribute not just to the development of the IFoA but also to the wider profession.
October was a great month for The Actuary magazine. We were delighted when the magazine’s website won Best Website at the Memcom awards, which recognise excellence in professional membership. The website was up against some stiff competition, including the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine and the UK Council for Psychotherapy.
After a pandemic-induced hiatus, the IFoA’s Public Affairs team returned to the party conference circuit this year, attending both the Labour and Conservative conferences in Brighton and Manchester respectively. The party conferences provide a unique opportunity to engage with multiple parliamentarians and stakeholders on the IFoA’s policy priorities, and this year’s events felt even more important, given the lack of face-to-face engagement during the past 18 months. It also enabled us to foster new relationships (and cement existing ones), build the IFoA’s reputation as a trusted voice, and i
One of the IFoA’s many roles is to help our members achieve their potential. In a changing world, we can support you as you develop the skills, competencies and mindsets you need for successful, fulfilling and sustainable careers.
Welcome to the November issue of The Actuary. This month I interview Sid Malik about the non-traditional role of the actuary as a regulator in a central bank (p13), as part of the magazine’s support for actuaries considering wider fields and developing the skills they might need for successful careers in a changing world.