In his latest blog, Henry Thompson, the IFoA’s new head of public affairs, takes a look back at some of 2019’s highlights for policy and public affairs at the IFoA, and gives a glimpse of some of the projects to look forward to in 2020.
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.
With the consultation on proposals for a new CPD scheme for IFoA members closing on 17 April (see here), members who have questions about the proposals are encouraged to sign up to participate in our final webinar.
The Terminator is coming! At least that's one potential vision of the future, invoked by Boris Johnson at the UN last year while he speculated about artificial intelligence (AI). We can certainly debate how realistic that vision is, and what the possible timescales might be.
In January, the IFoA welcomed its new chief executive, Stephen Mann. Mann originally qualified as a lawyer, and has worked extensively with the actuarial community throughout a career in financial services.