The International Actuarial Association (IAA), in collaboration with the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii), has unveiled a mini-series of seminars focused on Risk-based Financial Management and Supervision.  This series is intended to partially fill the gap left by the curtailment of face-to-face training opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic, but in future may also constitute an additional resource available to complement face-to-face training sessions.

This mini-series target audience consists of supervisory staff at any level, including, but not limited to, developing countries. However, the material and seminars will also be available to the IAA’s broader audience, including actuaries and other interested parties. The three part mini-series will be held in January, focusing on Asia-Pacific time zones. In February, the focus will be time zones covering the Americas and Africa, and will also feature simultaneous translation to French and Spanish. 

Watch our video introduction to the mini-series presented by Fred Rowley


Fred Rowley has worked for over 40 years in the life insurance industry. He qualified as an actuary in the UK, and relocated to Australia in 1990 and has fulfilled a range of senior financial and general management roles.

As a senior actuary, he has advised companies, boards, and insurance regulators, on matters including: financial reporting, embedded values, capital and risk management; corporate reconstructions, demutualisation, and M&A transactions; and, product development, corporate planning and strategy.

From 2007 to 2009, Fred was instrumental in negotiating the CERA treaty, which brought together leading actuarial associations worldwide to create the first global credential for actuaries in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). He was President of the International Actuarial Association in 2015.

This IAA mini-series will feature three modules:

  • ORSA – The Core Tool of Risk-Based Supervision
  • Using Actuarial Reports – Getting the Added Value
  • Proportionate Risk Assessment – The IAA Risk Tool in Action