Professionalism within the Business Context

Cathy Lyn~Chris Daykin~Maria Teresa Palandra, Jamaïque

This paper is a contribution to the current discussion about future developments in professionalism. The work of professionals generally is now subject to greater public scrutiny than there has ever been, with actuaries being no exception. Actuarial bodies are reviewing their position, with a view to reinforcing principles introduced at the level of Fellowship qualification and making changes where deemed necessary. A fundamental objective of the reviews is to ensure the integrity of the profession. This paper argues the importance of ensuring the work of actuaries be respected and understood and suggests that future actuaries will be best served by the profession taking a more proactive public role.
Date: 30 May - Time: 13:45 to 15:15 - Room: 252A
Theme: 2.A. The responsibility of the actuary