In February this year we launched our first online Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA) seminar. After years of holding successful and popular seminars in a face-to-face setting (predominantly in the UK), the COVID-19 pandemic compelled us to revisit the format of these events in order to continue meeting members’ needs.
Council met for its first meeting of the 2021/2022 sessional year on 15 September. We were pleased to welcome new Council members, who were elected at our AGM in June. Once again it was an online meeting, though we are hoping to hold an in-person meeting before the end of the session.
At present, around 4,000 IFoA members choose to volunteer with the IFoA. From providing valuable feedback via the 400 Club to sitting on boards and committees that produce content, their efforts contribute not just to the development of the IFoA but also to the wider profession.
October was a great month for The Actuary magazine. We were delighted when the magazine’s website won Best Website at the Memcom awards, which recognise excellence in professional membership. The website was up against some stiff competition, including the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine and the UK Council for Psychotherapy.