At the beginning of next month, the United Nations will continue its custom of convening nearly every country for a global climate change summit. This year’s Conference of Parties – the UN’s 26th, and thus known as COP26 – gets underway in Glasgow, Scotland, on 1 November, and is where world leaders will strive to tackle the uniquely urgent challenges in sustainability today.
It was with much sadness that we learned of the premature passing of our friend, university classmate and fellow actuary Jim Galbraith. He died suddenly in April 2021 at the age of just 58, leaving family, friends and colleagues devastated.
On 24 and 25 June 2021 the Adjudication Panel considered an allegation of misconduct against Mrs Bayliss (the respondent). Between February and May 2020, while acting in the role of Director of Company C, she accepted a joint instruction from solicitors acting on behalf of Person A (the referrer) and Person B (his wife) to prepare an expert report on pension sharing on divorce.
As part of our commitment to our members, the IFoA is holding membership fees at 2019 levels for another year. And, of course, members can now access all IFoA online events for free. To help the IFoA support members worldwide – and to avoid late payment surcharges – we ask that members renew before 31 October 2021.
This month, actuaries will be receiving their annual reminder to renew their IFoA subscription. The IFoA and the IFoA Foundation are taking this opportunity to reach out to the membership, thanking those who have generously supported the Foundation so far and explaining more about the work it has done since its launch in 2020.
When we started discussing the 2021 IFoA’s Thought Leadership Series and how we could position it in support of our purpose – that is, to be the voice of actuaries, and to support, develop and be the voice of our members – we knew member involvement had to be at its heart, not least because thought leadership is often described as being when one person’s thoughts are used to lead others.