About the IAA

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, diversity and inclusion, accountability, transparency and objectivity when engaging with our volunteers, Member Associations, other stakeholders and the public.

Strategic Objectives

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.