The Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA) showcased the International Association of Consulting Actuaries (IACA) on 2-3 February by inviting me to moderate a half day International Seminar to its members.
The Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA) showcased the International Association of Consulting Actuaries (IACA) on 2-3 February by inviting me to moderate a half day International Seminar to its members. A record 74 actuaries registered to attend.
The ACA programme featured three speakers: Vincent Powers on Brexit - facts and fictions, process and prospects; Carol Hipwell on US pension taxation, considering cross border issues with pensions; and Kenneth Donaldson on international actuarial adventures. In addition, the ACA put on two other international topics: the international dimension presented by Carla Lakey and Isabel Coles; and international pension plans for people on the move presented by Stephen Ainsworth.
IACA's membership stretches across 40 countries with the highest concentration in the UK. We are proud to have four UK actuaries, Nigel Sloam, Brian Spence, Philip Simpson and Chintan Gandhi on our committee. We want to build a community of consulting actuaries who have an interest in tackling topics that can make communities more informed. This would be in areas where we have expertise, want to invest in ourselves and our profession, push actuarial boundaries and create more jobs, enhance business development, and help young members in transforming themselves as we continue to be distinctive.
The IACA is where you can drive development even in other countries, so please come forward and join. Next year is election year so look out for our call for nominations later this year. In addition, every two years the IACA offers the Max Lander Award and the Geoffrey Heywood Award, each to an outstanding consulting actuary. A number of UK actuaries have won this prize: John Martin, Chris Daykin, Paul Thornton, Chintan Gandhi and Marian Eliott.