Objectives of Section
a) To contribute towards the development of a growing role for actuaries internationally and in individual countries in the fields of pensions, employee benefits and social security;
b) To provide information and development opportunities for individual actuaries working in or interested in the fields of pensions, employee benefits and social security;
c) To promote and facilitate an international exchange of views, advice, research and practical information among actuaries and other experts involved with public and private pensions, social security, employee benefits and related public policy issues1;
d) To organize Seminars, Colloquia and other meetings, on-line exchanges, websites and publications, and links to other organizations and IAA Sections;
e) To engage in other activities that promote the role and activities of pensions, employee benefits and social security actuaries within and outside the profession, support formal IAA activities with a pensions, employee benefits or social security content and interact with pensions and social security committees of IAA member actuarial organizations and other IAA Sections;
f) To encourage and promote actuarial and related research in the fields of pensions, employee benefits and social security and to develop and grow the intellectual capital of the worldwide actuarial profession in this area;
g) To exploit the opportunities provided by the website to promulgate relevant information regarding the activities of the section, and other materials of interest to pension, employee benefits and social security actuaries;
h) To focus on topics of interest internationally and to bring a big picture perspective to actuaries working in or interested in the fields of pensions, employee benefits and social security;
i) To help to get the work of actuaries known and their voice heard in international debates and discussion in the relevant fields.
1 Such issues include pension reform and policy, employee benefits, share options and other total compensation components, planning, design, adequacy and system sustainability, the economics of pensions and social security, insurance, pre-funding and other financing methods, investment, asset/liability management, risk benefits and research.