Information gathering exercise re: APS P1's conflicts provisions
The new conflicts provisions in APS P1 v.2.0 (tinyurl.com/pzxegbg) have been in place now since July 2013. To understand and assess how these new provisions are working in practice, the IFoA will launch an anonymous information gathering exercise regarding the application of these new provisions. The exercise will be directed at scheme actuaries using the practising certificates renewal process and will begin from 1 January 2014. We will be writing to scheme actuaries in more detail about this exercise shortly.
Conflicts: new guide for employers of actuaries
A new guide for employers of actuaries (tinyurl.com/omzsshr) regarding actuaries' conflicts of interest has recently been published. The guide is designed to assist employers in understanding the obligations that actuaries have as regards identifying and addressing conflicts of interest, as it may be necessary for employers to take these into account when considering their own organisation's approach to conflicts of interest. If you have any queries on this or any other regulatory issues then please contact the Professional Support Service (tinyurl.com/psadgjl) or email:
Is your organisation represented at our CPD co-ordinators' briefing?
The IFoA is holding its CPD co-ordinators' briefing session on 20 November at Staple Inn Hall, London from 09.30 to 14.00. David Hare, president, will be chairing the meeting which will be based on "Ramping up our relevance - ensuring we meet members' varied and evolving needs." The IFoA would like hear views from as many organisations as possible. If you look after CPD at your firm, please attend this free event. Contact Debbie Atkins: [email protected]
Call for medal and Honorary Fellow nominations
Nominations for a Gold or Finlaison medal (tinyurl.com/nes8s4r) and Honorary Fellow (tinyurl.com/ov49guz) status are now open. All members are eligible to put forward a nomination by 18 November. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.