Paul Reynolds, director of public affairs, outlines a very busy year for his team
The IFoA is pleased to announce that, on 7 November, the Privy Council granted formal approval to the amendments to the IFoA's bye-laws, which are required to introduce the new membership categories associated with the Certified Actuarial Analyst qualification.
This significant milestone means that we can now formally proceed with plans to introduce the certification, which will provide those working in financial and actuarial roles at a technical level around the world with both valuable skills and a qualification that is well respected.
If you would like to register your interest in the qualification, please get in touch at [email protected].
Read all about it: more e-books for members
Members now have access to double the number of e-books from the library service following further investment in the Athens information portal.
New titles include the recently published Loss Models: From Data to Decisions, 4th Edition and Risk Modelling in General Insurance, as well as another 20 titles appearing in the recommended additional reading for the exams.
Access is available via computer, tablet or mobile phone with an internet connection, and sections can also be downloaded or printed for reading offline. For an Athens password and further details, contact [email protected]
Going in search of pastures new
The 'How and why to get actuaries into wider fields' working party was established to investigate how actuaries might be able to apply their professional skills and experience outside the 'traditional' fields of insurance, pensions and asset management.
The working party would like to invite those currently engaged in (or have experience of) working in areas and industries outside of these traditional fields to complete this short survey: tinyurl.com/qdxzwya.
They are particularly interested in exploring opportunities in education and would welcome contact with members involved in such work, whether full or part-time. This will help to broaden the options for actuaries and ensure that the IFoA continues to remain influential and relevant.