The IFoA recognises excellence and achievement via a number of prizes and awards. The Gold and Finlaison Medals and the award of Honorary Fellow are among the highest honours bestowed by the IFoA.
The Gold Medal, established in 1919, is awarded to IFoA members in recognition of work "which is of pre-eminent importance, either in originality, content or consequence, in the actuarial field" and is a most prestigious award. Previous recipients include George James Lidstone (1870-1952), the eminent actuary, lawyer and mathematician, who lends his name to the Lidstone series in mathematics; professor David Wilkie, recipient of the Faculty and Institute Gold Medals prior to the merger and the Finlaison Medal; and professor Phelim Paul Boyle, best known for initiating the use of Monte Carlo methods in option pricing.
The Finlaison Medal was first awarded in 1985, and recognises services to the actuarial profession, in furtherance of the objectives set out in the IFoA Royal Charter: " in the public interest, the advance of all matters relevant to actuarial science, and to regulate and promote the actuarial profession". Recipients include recent Honorary Fellow Andrew D Smith, former government actuary Sir Edward Johnston (1929-1991), renowned academic professor Angus MacDonald and Doreen Hart (posthumously).
Honorary Fellows are eminent individuals in business, academia, government and public bodies. The IFoA has over 100 Honorary Fellows worldwide, who contribute to the work of the membership. Notable Honorary Fellows include Sir Philip Mawer and Sir Andrew Dilnot and, back in the mists of time, eminent persons such as Charles Babbage and William Farr.
Members are invited to nominate for Honorary Fellowship candidates who have made a significant contribution to the profession and have an ongoing involvement.
Nominations received by 23 November 2015 will be considered by the Awards Committee.
To nominate a member for a Gold or Finlaison Medal, visit bit.ly/1Ndopen
For details regarding IFoA Honorary Fellows and to complete the nomination form,