Thought leadership initiatives

Our policy and campaigns work articulates the IFoA’s stance on a range of topics and seeks to impact public policy. This is all part of our thought leadership. But we also recognise the importance of ‘pure’ thought leadership activity, which focuses on working with our stakeholders to develop new perspectives on key issues.

‘think’ thought leadership series

The ‘think’ series celebrates the value of challenge and debate in thought leadership. It is an opportunity to articulate views that may be controversial, and to address a wide range of subjects, not only traditional actuarial concerns.

The platform, launched in 2023, is open to non-members as well as members. Read all editions of the series at ‘think’ thought leadership series.

Revolutionising fairness to enable digital insurance

Read our first ‘think’ thought leadership piece (5.83 MB PDF). Author: Duncan Minty
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The Frank Redington prizes

This open essay competition generated high-quality submissions on the nature of a sustainable financial system and pension system in the public interest. It was run in 2022 and named in honour of distinguished 20th century actuary Frank Redington. Learn more about the Frank Redington Prizes.

Portrait of Frank Redington with his quote: "The actuary who is only an actuary is not an actuary."
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The IFoA seeks to inform policy debates in the public interest.
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Thought leadership campaigns

Our thought leadership campaigns reflect the IFoA’s objective to be the voice of the profession.
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IFoA blog

Read insights from members and colleagues on topics affecting actuaries, from banking to biodiversity.
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If you have any questions regarding our policy and public affairs work, please contact the IFoA Policy Team.

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