Founded in 1895, and reformed in 1998 with a new constitution, the International Actuarial Association (IAA) is the worldwide association of professional actuarial associations, with a number of special interest sections for individual actuaries. The IAA exists to encourage the development of a global profession, acknowledged as technically competent and professionally reliable, which will ensure that the public interest is served.
The actuarial profession is globally recognized as leading experts in risk and financial security, contributing to the well-being of society.
The mission of the IAA, as the worldwide organization of actuarial associations, is to:
- Inform and influence global stakeholders
- Assure the reputation of the profession
- Advance the competency of the profession
The IAA adheres to the values of integrity, accountability, transparency and objectivity when dealing with Member Associations, other stakeholders and the public.
The strategic objectives of the IAA are to:
Impact: Supranational Relationships
Develop relationships with key supranational institutions, providing actuarial expertise on issues of relevance in global forums.
Assure: Promotion of the Profession
Support the development of the actuarial profession worldwide and promote appropriate professional/education standards through Member Associations.
Advance: Development of Competence
Promote the advancement of scientific knowledge and the skills of the actuarial profession.