Latest updates

  • Wednesday 27 May, 2020

    Now that the April 2020 sitting has closed, we understand that you are keen to know our plans for September.

    After considering initial feedback and lessons learned from April, we are now in a position to tell you that in September 2020 we are planning to offer all IFoA examinations online. We have been working hard to ensure that as many of you as possible are able to progress through your qualification journey, so are pleased to confirm that we will now be able to offer all CM and CS examinations online in September in addition to all those we offered in April.

    You can find more information about all our online examinations and their booking dates by visiting our 2020 Examinations web page. You will also see that we have revised our examination booking periods because of what we believe will be unprecedented numbers of candidates wishing to book onto some of our examinations.

  • Wednesday 27 May, 2020

    We have updated our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) web page to provide further information about our plans for September. We will continue to update these regularly in response to Student and Employer enquiries and feedback.

    Unfortunately all our offices still remain closed and all of us are therefore working remotely.  This continues to reduce our capacity to provide detailed responses to individual enquiries about the September examinations.  However, please be assured that we will respond to questions by producing regular updates to our FAQ web page.

  • Thursday, 2 April, 2020

    In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic we are moving the majority of our centre-based examinations to online delivery.

    We are doing this to balance the wellbeing of our candidates and their families with the desire of many student members to complete their current studies despite these unprecedented global circumstances.

    We recognise that many candidates will not be in a personal position to take these online examinations and so there is no obligation to sit the assessments and candidates can withdraw penalty-free.

    You can find further information about the April examinations on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

    These FAQs will be updated regularly in response to further questions we receive.

  • Thursday, 2 April, 2020

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IFoA has reviewed all April examination dates for 2020. Please read check the IFoA wevbsite for exam timetable for the April 2020 examinations and the revised dates for publication of results.

  • Tuesday,14 Jan, 2020

    We would like to take this opportunity to wish all members, friends of the IFoA and their families a very happy Chinese New Year. In Chinese culture, rats are seen as a sign of wealth and surplus, and represent wisdom and quick thinking. We do hope that, in line with these good values and excellent prospects, we can continue to work together to drive our profession forward this year.  The flagship IFoA Asia Conference 2020 will be held on 24-25 June in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We look forward to seeing you there.   Wishing you all the best for the year ahead. Stephen Mann, Chief Executive and Tan Suee Chieh, President-elect, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

  • 3 Jan 2020

    On 23 December 2019, the IFoA released the New Qualifier pass-list of the class December 2019. We are glad to have 8 new Associates and 4 new Fellows in China. So far, the Greater China region has 20 new Associates,10 new Fellows and 1 new CERA in 2019. Many congratulations to those who passed their exams, in particular newly qualified Fellows and Associates. The names of our new qualifiers will be published in The Times on 10 Jan 2020, following the publication of the exam results. The list will include all those who have now fulfilled all the requirements for the Associateship, Fellowship and CERA qualifications. Please visit the “IFoAOfficial” for more details.

  • 26 June 2019

    At the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) Annual General Meeting on 26 June 2019, the new President John Taylor launched our new certificate in Data Science.

    Available in 2020, the standalone online Certificate in Data Science will be available to members at all stages of their careers, wherever they are located across the globe.

    It will focus on areas such as Data Visualisation, Machine Learning, AI and Ethics, and the relevance of these to the future work of our members in established and newer areas of actuarial work. As this is such a fast-moving field, it is expected that Certificate holders will also need to demonstrate relevant elements of continuing professional development (CPD) within their normal annual CPD requirement.

    We will be finalising development of the Certificate over the next few months and expect enrolment to start in March 2020. More details will be available on our website shortly, alongside an opportunity to express interest in registering for this credential. You can access our new data science hub on our website for a wide range of data science content.

  • 27 May 2019

    The IFoA is pleased to launch the IFoA in South-East Asia webpage. With a rapidly growing membership in South-East Asia and a unique network of businesses, governments and academic institutions, we are committed to supporting our members, their employers, students and educators all across the region. Please visit the IFoA in South-East Asia webpage to learn more about the services we offer in the region.

  • 10 May 2019

    The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is very pleased to announce that its prestigious Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) accreditation has been awarded to AIA Company Limited (Thailand Actuarial Department), known as AIA Thailand, on 9 May 2019 at the IFoA Asia Conference in Chengdu, China. This is the first time the award has been made to an organisation in Thailand. Find out more about the QAS