The IFoA launched the programme in September 2019, as part of the Actuarial Monitoring Scheme (AMS)
Our Thematic Review Programme (TRP) is based on collaboration between the IFoA, our members, and the organisations for which they work.
We have a devoted Actuarial Review Team in place to undertake reviews on topics identified as having the potential to provide useful insight into the work of our members. The Team's work will be supplemented by specialist actuarial advice that will be obtained from time to time, for example to assist with reviews on specialist topics.
The TRP will involve review of how work is being carried out in practice by actuaries, including review of the work itself, which will allow the IFoA to share useful learning and good practice with members and their employers. The IFoA hopes that the benefits to organisations will include enhanced information about the quality of the actuarial work upon which they rely to make significant decisions.
You can find up to date information on the current and planned reviews page.
The form of reviews will depend on the particular theme and will involve a mixture of smaller targeted and larger scale reviews. It is expected that, for many of the reviews, the format will involve a site visit and interview with a member of the Actuarial Review Team and/or a review of particular work. There may also be scope for reviews to be carried out by providing documents to the IFoA for a desk based review and/or for them to be done by video or telephone conference.
The outputs of the reviews will be used by the IFoA to ensure its standards, guidance, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events, and qualifications are as effective and relevant as possible, helping it to safeguard the reputation of the profession and serve the wider public interest.
Read our reports at Actuarial Monitoring Scheme publications. This page features our most recent report, and links to all reports published since the launch of the programme in 2019.
Recordings of our webinars are available for members on the IFoA's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
The thematic reviews will potentially apply to any area of actuarial work and themes will be identified using a range of sources, including:
It is anticipated that thematic reviews will not be restricted only to UK work but might have a wider geographic scope.