The Convention Prize
The Actuaries Institute Convention Prize is awarded each year to an outstanding paper presented at either the Actuaries Summit or the Financial Services Forum.
Following the event, a shortlist is put forward by the events organising committee and prize winners are determined by the Prizes Committee, a sub-committee of the Research Council Committee.
The Conventions Prize consists of a certificate and monetary award.
The Taylor Fry Gold and Silver Prizes
Taylor Fry may award a Silver or Gold prize for an outstanding paper presented at either the Injury Schemes Seminar or the General Insurance Seminar.
The Silver Award may be made to the author(s) of a paper considered by the judging panel to have:
- effected significant advance in the profession's understanding or knowledge of a specific subject or sphere of knowledge or;
- collected or presented existing material in such a way as to raise the awareness of the profession regarding an important contemporary issue.
The Gold Award may be made to the author(s) of a paper considered by the judging panel to have achieved:
- quality sufficient for the Silver Award;
- significant theoretical, methodological, or analytical advance.
The analytical advance need not be completely original but, if not, should be novel to the actuarial mainstream.
The judging panel may award a prize only if the subject paper is considered sufficiently meritorious. It need not make any award in relation to a particular seminar.