Guest speaker: Donal Duval, an international expert in pension and investments

Series Name Leicester Actuarial Science Society
Speaker Donal Duval
Type Lectures & Talks
Starts at Mar 18, 2015 02:30 PM
Ends at Mar 18, 2015 03:30 PM
Venue Attenborough Lecture Theatre 1
Open To University staff and students
Ticket Price Free

The next meeting of the newly registered Leicester Actuarial Science Society will be the Worshipful Company of Actuaries lecture on Wednesday 18 March 2015 at 2.30 pm in Attenborough Lecture Theatre 1. We have the Master of the Worshipful Company of Actuaries and Donald Duval a talk to oval, an international expert in pension and investment issues, coming to talk to us.

Each year, the Worshipful Company of Actuaries sponsors lectures at some of the actuarial universities in the UK, promoting the actuarial profession to undergraduate and postgraduate students. And this year they have agreed to Leicester hosting one of them! In the past the lectures have been delivered by some of the most senior actuaries in the profession and covered a variety of important current topics linked to actuarial science. Typically students and locally based actuaries attend each lecture, with the programme reaching over 1,000 students annually and giving them the opportunity to network and gain further insights into a future actuarial career.

Our guest speaker providing the lecture is Donald Duval. Donald is Chief Actuary at Aon Hewitt. He is an international expert in pension and investment issues, having been Australian Government Actuary from 1991 to 1996, and having advised on pension reform in Hungary, Zimbabwe, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and South Korea. He is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in the UK, a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, and an Associate of the Society of Actuaries in the US.

He has written numerous papers and articles on pensions issues, is a regular speaker at pensions conferences, and has also appeared on radio and television. He is one of the leading figures in the UK pensions industry, being particularly involved in discussions with Government on pensions policy and legislation. Until June 2008, he was a member of the Main Committee of the Association of Consulting Actuaries. He has been Chairman of the Occupational Pensions Joint Working Group and President of the Society of Pensions Consultants.

So come along - this is a great opportunity to meet someone who has been at the cutting edge of what actuaries have been doing at the highest level for decades. There will be refreshments and a chance to chat to the speakers after the event in Bennett Lower Ground seminar room 5.

LASS has four main aims:

  • To give students exposure and access to a range of potential employer organisations, increasing both students’ appreciation of what an actuarial career involves and potential employers’ awareness of what our students have to offer.
  • To allow actuarial students at different stages of their courses to compare experiences and have access to the actuarial science staff in an informal setting.
  • To create opportunities for actuaries and actuarial students in the region to develop professionally.
  • To provide a forum for thought leadership in actuarial science within the East Midlands and raise the national profile of the Leicester actuarial science courses and current research.

We hope to stage a number of events over the next academic year which will be of interest to professionals working in actuarial, economic and other finance-related areas as well as students.

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