2016 WCA Lecture - Tuesday 6 December 2016
The Worshipful Company of Actuaries Lecture is an annual event for actuarial students in the School of Mathematics, although all students with an interest in the subject are welcome to register. The 2016 lecture will be delivered by Ian Burns (JLT Group).
This year's lecture will be held on Tuesday 6 December, 2016 at 5 pm in Theatre B, University Place.
All actuarial students are required to attend this lecture, any other students or professional actuaries wishing to attend the talk should email Helen Harper to request a space.
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Ian Burns is a Director at JLT Employee Benefits’ investment consulting practice. Ian is a qualified actuary with 20 years industry experience including 16 years experience providing investment advice to institutions including large pension schemes, charities, endowments and companies. Ian manages a team responsible for developing bespoke investment solutions for JLT clients. His focus is on efficiently mitigating investment risks through the careful choice of investment strategy. Ian graduated with a first class degree in maths from the University of Manchester Institute in Science and Technology. Prior to JLT Ian previously worked for a big four accounting firm.