The Groupe Consultatif Actuariel Européen is organising the first European Congress of Actuaries in Brussels on 7 and 8 June, which will unveil how actuaries are looking at the financial crisis and what advice these professionals provide, within the overall theme of The European Actuary of the Future.
Speakers and format
Speakers include leading experts from the actuarial profession, as well as officials from the EU institutions, EIOPA, influential figures from industry, and national regulatory authorities.
The format of the Congress will have three parallel streams (Solvency, Enterprise Risk Management and the Role of actuaries), plenary sessions and smaller discussion groups on current and emerging issues.
The parallel stream on Solvency will look at the European actuarial world which is significantly affected as a consequence of the Solvency II Directive for insurers.
The parallel stream on Enterprise Risk Management is considered an exciting and important emerging working area for actuaries, since their technical skills have added value not only within the field of the financial industry, but in the so-called "wider fields" as well.
The parallel stream on the Role of the Actuary will look at whether the number of actuaries, although increasing, can meet the strong demand expected with the implementation of Solvency II for insurers, IFRS4 Phase II and the development of solvency rules for pension funds.