In April, the Climate Risk and Sustainability course will be one year old. During its first year, we welcomed 155 participants and awarded 148 certificates. Members from more than 19 countries came together at the seminars to discuss and share what they had learnt.
The IFoA is consulting on proposals to introduce a revised Actuarial Profession Standard (APS) Z1 on ‘Duties and responsibilities of members undertaking work in relation to UK trust-based pre-paid funeral plans’. APS Z1 sets out specific ethical and professional obligations that apply, in addition to the Actuaries’ Code, for members providing advice relating to funeral plan trusts.
Every year the IFoA recognises excellence in research by awarding prizes for outstanding research papers in actuarial science or related disciplines. These awards continue the IFoA and its predecessor bodies’ tradition of awarding excellence.
The Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS), the IFoA’s voluntary, outcomes-based accreditation scheme for employers of actuaries, was reviewed last year to optimise value to members. It now operates with streamlined digital-first processes, offers access to exclusive QAS insights and best practice, and supports the latest diversity standards.
Are you an experienced pensions actuary who is keen to be involved in responding to pensions industry consultations? Do you have technical expertise in UK defined benefit and/or defined contribution occupational pensions, and an interest in broader social and regulatory policy? If so, the Pensions Consultations Sub-committee of the Pensions Board is looking to appoint a new member.