From 26 April to 7 May, the IFoA will be running a series of events – including webinars, panel sessions and a hackathon – to showcase the range of ways in which the actuarial profession has added value to the understanding and management of the current pandemic through insight and learning.
Drawing on the broad range of activity undertaken by members from across the IFoA, including the IFoA COVID-19 Action Taskforce (ICAT), the COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group and the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI), the programme’s aim is to offer something to all actuaries who wish to hear about their peers’ experiences during the pandemic.
The first week will be oriented towards content by and for IFoA members, in order to encourage sharing of approaches and insights gained across the profession. Sessions will include updates from the CMI, a hackathon, and a panel discussion from members of the International Actuarial Association, the Actuarial Association of Europe and the IFoA on the international actuarial response. There will also be updates from actuaries who work across the health and care field, and from ICAT.
The second week will focus on informing a wider external stakeholder audience, including perspectives from actuaries in Asia, Africa and the US, looking at how actuaries have charted the course of COVID-19 and what it means for future pandemic prediction methods. There will also be insights from the Actuaries Response Group, and a look at how, conversely, the pandemic has highlighted society’s environmental impact through the effects of lockdown on the climate.
Confirmed speakers include: IFoA president-elect Louise Pryor; Stuart McDonald, head of demographic assumptions and methodology at Lloyds Banking Group; and Colin Dutkiewicz, global head of life at Aon Reinsurance Solutions.
Registration will open shortly for what we anticipate will be a diverse and stimulating programme covering the past year’s most crucial actuarial topic.
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