The FRC aims to maintain high standards and guidance in actuarial work to protect the public interest from the risks arising from actuarial work. In addition to its own promoting of high standards of equality, diversity, and inclusion among our regulated community, the FRC is interested in gathering evidence specifically on the extent of, and reasons for, gender imbalance among Scheme Actuaries (for Pension Schemes) and Chief Actuaries (for Insurers).
The objectives of this research project are to:
- Gather and assess primary evidence on the reasons for gender imbalances among senior actuaries (Scheme Actuaries for Pension Schemes, and Chief Actuaries for Insurers).
- Assess the barriers/disincentives for women to progress towards senior actuarial positions. Are there consistent themes to such barriers? At what point(s) in a person's career path do the identified barriers tend to be most often experienced?
- Identify (and document) cases where good practice has facilitated women's progression to senior positions in the actuarial profession