Over the past decade, the number of Chinese actuarial practitioners in the UK has been increasing rapidly. The Chinese Actuarial Network UK (CANUK) is an independent and non-profit organisation for Chinese actuaries in the UK. Its vision is to provide a networking platform and a communication channel to other Chinese actuarial associations and networks in the rest of the world.
It is also dedicated to advising and supporting Chinese students in the UK who are interested in the profession through educational as well as social events.
CANUK was founded by Feifei Zhang and his committee members in 2011. We also have subgroups in London and Edinburgh, as well as China.
We hold regular events to help our members keep up to date with industry knowledge, as well as providing networking opportunities. We had our fourth anniversary event earlier this year at Staple Inn, London, with almost 100 members in attendance.
We are about to hold a summer social event, which will enable members to share experiences from the IFoA Asia conference, which took place in Beijing in May.
Last year, we also held joint events with other actuarial societies, such as Southern African Actuarial ConneXion (SAAX) and Knowledge Sharing Scotland (KSS). This provides exciting opportunities to broaden our social network and encourage cooperation. We look forward to similar initiatives in the near future.
How to join
We have reached a milestone of 400 members and would like to thank everyone for their continuous support.
I'm sure we have the capacity and potential to grow to a much larger community.
Full details of our committee members can be found here: chineseactuary.org/about-us
If you would like to join us, please register at: chineseactuary.org/register