S3 Ep1: The IFoA Podcast - Pilot
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
by The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
2y ago
The IFoA podcast showcases the activities of our Members, who are engaged in a wide range of activities to influence society in the public interest.  In the pilot episode of our podcast you can listen to: The editor of The Actuary magazine Dan Georgescu reflects on his tenure, explaining how he dealt with the challenge of Covid-19 and much more.  Then Louise Pryor discusses the recent COP26 summit, and reflects on the IFoA sustainability webinars.  ..read more
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S2 Ep1: Net Zero Investment Portfolios - Episode 1: Prudential plc’s Net Zero investing journey (so far)
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
by The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
2y ago
Brandon Horwitz, co-chair of the IFoA Net Zero Portfolio Alignment Working Group discusses the journey Prudential plc has gone on towards making Net Zero investments with Kerry Adams-Strump, Prudential plc’s Director of Group ESG and Roelof Coertze, Senior Manager, Actuarial Function Team at Prudential plc (and also the co-chair of the Actuaries’ Carbon Collaboration). Kerry and Roelof also talk about using the right investment framework along with the challenges faced in moving to a Net Zero approach ..read more
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19: 6. Disaster Protection
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by The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
3y ago
The latest IFoA SDG’s podcast focuses on Disaster Protection with Daniel Clarke from the Centre for Disaster Protection (CDP).     In this episode, Shyam Gharial explores how Daniel’s work is linked to many of the SDGs, including climate change, inequality decent work, partnerships for the goals, and how an actuarial skillset can be utilised in this area of work.   Daniel’s work aims to improve efficiencies in the areas of Disaster Risk Financing. The CDP’s role in the Crisis Lookout Coalition is highlighted in their call for G7 leaders to better predict and prepare for crises ..read more
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18: Expanding Horizons podcast series — Episode 3 with Tom Philp
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by The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
3y ago
A discussion with Tom Philp, CEO of Maximum Information, about his vision of the changes needed around exposure management, his own experiences as an academic, as a catastrophe modeller, and how the insurance industry should view risk.  ..read more
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17: Expanding Horizons podcast series — Episode 2 with Geoff Saville and Nalan Cabi
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
by The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
3y ago
A discussion with Geoff Saville and Nalan Cabi on how the industry can bridge the gap between the practitioners and academia, the common mistakes made by insurers when modelling catastrophe risk, and a discussion specifically on flood modelling.  ..read more
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16: Expanding Horizons podcast series — Episode 1 with Tan Suee Chieh
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
by The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
3y ago
In the first episode, we introduce the podcast series with an interview with Tan Suee Chieh on his vision for the IFoA during his tenure as the IFoA President (2020-2021). Hear him talk about his vision, adaptability of the IFoA during the pandemic, and some experiences from his long and successful career.  ..read more
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15: Exploring the Change - A Global Profession
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by The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
3y ago
In the latest episode of our 'Exploring the Change' series Nicholas Yeo and Baiyan Cao discuss with IFoA President Tan Suee Chieh the global reach of the actuarial profession and what this perspective means for actuaries now and in the future ..read more
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14: 5. Universal Ownership
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
by The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
3y ago
In this episode sustainability board member Lucy Saye speaks to Dr Ellen Quigley from the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at Cambridge University on the topic of Universal Ownership. We explore the relevance of Universal Ownership to actuarial practice and the achievement of the SDG’s, covering topics such as climate change, inequality, the Covid 19 pandemic and actions Universal Owners such as pension funds and Life insurers can take to mitigate systemic risks. More information about Universal Ownership can be found in the following papers:    Universal Ownership in the An ..read more
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13: 4. Mental Health
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by The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
3y ago
In this episode, Melissa Leitner (Swiss Re, and Sustainability board volunteer) speaks to Sumit Misra (Bupa) and Kenneth McIvor (Willis Towers Watson) about how mental health is reflected in the SDGs, what the insurance industry is doing to better support people with mental health challenges, and the IFoA working party advancing this important work ..read more
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12: Exploring the change - Grey swans
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by The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
3y ago
IFoA President Tan Suee Chieh and Matthew Edwards of Willis Towers Watson discuss the concept of 'grey swans' - world changing events from COVID-19 to the emergence of AI where the actuarial skill set can played a major role in mitigating risk ..read more
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