Actuaries: we can do better

ACTUARIES: WE CAN DO BETTER Many believe the UK Actuarial Profession's website (UKAPW) needs significant work. This is my contribution. myFIA includes: My personal doorway: functionality to the left, links below Case studies comparing UKAPW to other financial sites Constructive criticism of the UKAPW design and functionality Positive alternatives to show that other approaches can work

World class member support: the presidential target Ronnie Bowie's Faculty Presidential address The world needs actuaries stated: "... the UK Profession will strive to become a world class member support organisation, supporting our members so that it is as easy as possible for them to continually develop and enhance their skills to meet each new challenge." The UKAPW should support this aim.

Selling the actuarial profession short We have a problem: despite several redesigns, the UKAPW fails to reach basic standards of transparency and ease of use. The site issues potentially affect: Insiders: Members and students struggle with the basics e.g. logging CPD, finding papers relating to past actuarial events. Outsiders looking in: users of actuarial advice and graduates who are potential actuaries. What impression does the site create? The UKAPW site does not live up to the "world class support" aim, especially contrasted with (e.g.) the SOA site – see our SOA review But it's within our capabilities to fix it – fast. If we don't why should anyone believe we can tackle the harder problem of making financial sense of the future? How can we fix the site?

My doorway to the UKAPW The left hand column has the UKAPW functionality and links I use regularly. Immediately below are my favourite external actuarial links.

UK actuarial sites

The Actuary


SIAS meetings



Guidance notes

US actuarial sites

Other associations

Academy of Actuaries


Society of Actuaries


Casualty Actuarial Society


Next steps: 3 ways forward for myFIA The more important thing is "what's next for the UKAPW?" Read more ...

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Actuaries: we can do better

ACTUARIES: WE CAN DO BETTER Many believe the UK Actuarial Profession's website (UKAPW) needs significant work. This is my contribution. myFIA includes...

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