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March news in brief 


Paper: A Cashless Society in 2019

Cash is under pressure. A tense 2018 led to a tumultuous 2019: Facebook’s announcement of plans to launch its Libra cryptocurrency with a consortium of companies united all regulators against the project. The IFoA’s Cashless Society Working Party has now released A Cashless Society in 2019: The Cashless World in Motion Review, which can be found at bit.ly/2SpA1V6). The paper reviews 2019 events and developments from 2018 themes, as well as the risks and issues associated with a cashless society. Its author, Sabrina Rochemont, shares her predictions for 2030 in her blog on the IFoA website – read it at bit.ly/2SJs6Rp

Social impact investment webinar

The IFoA’s Social Impact Investment Working Party is delivering a webinar for actuaries and external stakeholders. Presenters will use their international experience of this significant, growing market to:

  • Clarify confusing terminology
  • Describe key trends
  • Explore actuaries’ role in this field.

The speakers are: actuary and working party member Kudzai Chigiji; Kurt Morriesen, head of sustainability in Europe for the UN Development Programme; and Shilpi Nanda, an actuary involved in microinsurance and former Impact Insurance Fellow at the International Labour Organisation.

The webinar will take place on Thursday 19 March from 09:00 -10:00, plus time for questions. Please register at bit.ly/2UZKKrc