The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is the UK's only chartered professional body dedicated to educating, developing and regulating actuaries based both in the UK and internationally. We represent and regulate our members for the benefit of the outside world and oversee their education at all stages of qualification and development throughout their careers. In seeking to fulfil our vision that where there is uncertainty of future financial outcomes, actuaries are trusted and sought after for their valued analysis and authority, we offer varied routes to fellowship: enterprise risk management, finance, general insurance, health and care, investment, life insurance and pensions. We also offer the Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA) qualification, designed to equip actuaries to fulfil senior risk roles in fields such as manufacturing, technology, infrastructure, energy and consulting markets. Our rigorous examination system is supported by a programme of continuous professional development and a professional code of conduct underpins high standards, reflecting the significant role of actuaries in society.
Société Générale is one of the largest European financial services groups. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group strives to combine financial solidity with a strategy of sustainable growth, and aims to be the reference for relationship banking, recognized in its markets, close to clients, and chosen for the quality and commitment of its teams. Around 154,000 employees, based in 76 countries, accompany more than 32 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. SG Americas Securities, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Société Générale. Société Générale is headquartered in Paris and rated A, A+ and A2 by Standard & Poor's, Fitch and Moody's Investor Services, respectively (as of July 9, 2013). The Cross-Asset Solutions Group ("SOL"), part of the Global Markets Division of SG CIB, is an integrated multi-asset market solutions provider. SOL offers customized solutions to a wide variety of clients, based on a comprehensive range of underlyings (equities, commodities, interest rates, currencies, credit, hidden assets, hedge funds, mutual funds, and multi-asset/hybrid products).
Through the use of derivatives, combined with a dedicated approach to its clients, the Cross Asset Solutions Group works closely with institutional investors, family offices and funds of hedge funds to tailor solutions that specific risk/reward appetites. The department offers a full range of financial solutions, including: principal protected notes, leverage/credit facilities, portable alpha structures, hidden assets and hedge fund exposures.
Société Générale was named "Best Global Structured Product House" in 2012 by Euromoney and "Equity Derivatives House of the Year " in 2012 by both IFR and Risk Magazine.
SCOR Global Life, the life arm of the SCOR Group is a top 5 Life reinsurer in the world with extensive operations throughout Asia including China. SCOR Global Life is particularly interested in risks related to ageing population and has renowned dedicated R & D Centres focused on Longevity and Long Term care development amongst others. SCOR Global Life is also an active player in UK longevity risks market, the largest in the world.
Hannover Re, with a gross premium of around EUR 13.8 billion, is the third-largest reinsurer in the world.It transacts all lines of non-life and life and health reinsurance and is present in all continents with around 2,300 staff.The rating agencies most relevant to the insurance industry have awarded Hannover Re very strong insurer financial strength ratings (Standard & Poor's AA- "Very Strong" and A.M. Best A+ "Superior").
RMS is the world's leading provider of software, services, and expertise for the quantification and management of catastrophe risk. More than 400 leading insurers, reinsurers, trading companies, and other financial institutions rely on RMS solutions to quantify, manage, and transfer risk. Committed to delivering solutions with the scale and capacity to help businesses leverage the benefits of computing in the cloud and through hosted services, RMS helps clients build resiliency into their risk management framework. RMS models, metrics, and analytics are trusted as reliable benchmarks for strategic pricing, risk management, and risk transfer decisions, enabling unparalleled risk intelligence for all markets served, worldwide
The Society of Actuaries (SOA) is the world's largest professional organization for actuaries, serving the public and 23,000 members worldwide. The SOA, through research and education, advances actuarial knowledge and improves decision making to benefit society. We enhance the ability of actuaries to be trusted financial and business advisors on problems involving uncertain future events. We provide and ensure the integrity and relevance of our credentials. The SOA's vision is to be the leading provider of globally recognized credentials establishing actuaries as business leaders who measure and manage risk to support financial security for individuals, organizations and the public. The SOA currently offers six tracks to Fellowship: Corporate Finance and ERM; Quantitative Finance and Investment; Individual Life and Annuities; Retirement Benefits; Group and Health; and General Insurance. In addition, the SOA offers the Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA) credential, which is the most comprehensive and rigorous demonstration of enterprise risk management (ERM) expertise available. Working to advance actuarial knowledge across disciplines, the SOA conducts various events and professional development opportunities to ensure excellence in its actuaries' work in providing expert advice and relevant solutions for financial, business and societal problems. For more information, please visit www.soa.org
Cathay Life Insurance Co., Ltd. was founded in 1962 and became the first publicly-listed insurance company following its listing in November 1964. Over last years, Cathay has maintained steady growth in revenues, assets, and in-force policies, and it has become the leading brand in the life insurance market in Taiwan.
In 2012, Cathay Life Insurance recorded US$19.33 billion in premium income and US$125.1 billion in assets and rank number one in the industry by market share and total assets. Cathay were only the insurance company in the list of the Top 100 Taiwan Brands selected through an activity organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade in conjunction with Taiwan's centennial celebration in 2011. Furthermore, Cathay were recognized in the "Taiwan Insurance Excellence Award " , the highest honor in Taiwan's insurance industry by being a four-time winner and receiving the highest number of awards.
In response to the increased globalization and the changes in the insurance sector, Cathay has been actively developing overseas markets, with an emphasis on employee training and balanced organization at development. Cathay focuses on the needs of our customers and seeks to strengthen our operational efficiency while expanding our business. Looking into the future, Cathay will continue to seek growth and steady profits, and offer proactive services to enhance customer satisfaction as Cathay move towards to the goal of becoming one of the leading financial institutions in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Waterloo Research Institute in Insurance, Securities and Quantitative Finance - is a world class centre in financial risk management, that brings together a strong research team of specialists in actuarial science, computer science, optimization, econometrics, finance and statistics to develop global solutions for financial risk management. It promotes excellence in the science and practice of risk management through research, consulting and world-wide seminars and workshops and conferences.WatRISQ works with industry and government partners to develop effective quantitative solutions in risk management and finance. Seminars and presentations by WatRISQ experts are organized on a regular basis both in Waterloo and around the world. They provide an opportunity to share new research with academic and practitioner colleagues.A unique centre for research and advanced training in quantitative finance and risk management at the University of Waterloo, WatRISQ coordinates the University's related research activities in finance, mathematics, scientific computing and actuarial science. WatRISQ is directed by Thomas F. Coleman, Ophelia Lazaridis University Research Chair. Over 40 faculty members and their graduate students are associated with the Institute.