Derek Cribb looks ahead to the benefits that the third year of the IFoAs strategy will bring
As we come to the end of the financial year, I find myself looking ahead to what's in store for the IFoA.
In the third year of delivering on our strategy, we will really start to see some of our most important projects and priorities come to fruition. Later this year, we will be running the first Certified Actuarial Analyst exams, our new professional qualification and membership category for professionals in technical roles. This initiative will facilitate the development of the profession globally.
We will also be introducing phase one of our new website, which via improved content and functionality will better meet our members' needs, providing a single, valuable touch point for access to the IFoA. We will be making more CPD learning material available online, with the launch on the virtual learning environment later in the year.
In addition, we will be launching the Quality Assurance Scheme, which will help us to support employers in ensuring that their staff demonstrate an appropriate level of regulatory competence, meeting their individual requirements and providing greater client assurance.
These developments will take place against a backdrop of improving our 'business as usual' activity. More students are taking our exams and we will maintain the high standard of service they receive, sourcing more exam centres, improving the assessment process and streamlining the support we provide wherever they are based.
At our flagship events and conferences, members will benefit from the same high-quality content with improved technology and visuals. And we will carry on raising the profile of the profession through our public affairs activity.
All of our work is undertaken in partnership with thousands of our volunteer members, whose dedication and expertise we rely on to deliver what the actuarial profession needs to remain relevant around the world. This promises to be a busy and exciting year for the IFoA, and if you want to get involved and make a difference to your profession - through research, education or special projects - we would be delighted to hear from you.
Email [email protected] to register your interest or for details of current opportunities.