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Dear SAS members,

Mr. Tan Suee Chieh, IFoA’s President-elect, will be hosting a series of webinars across South-East Asia on “COVID-19 – Risk, Uncertainty, Psychology and Judgement”. The session for IFoA members in Singapore has been graciously extended to all SAS members for free.

About the Speaker

Mr. Tan will speak about the actuarial risk of the COVID-19 epidemic and the statistical factors which drive this contagion. He will initially use an actuarial risk-based approach in analysing the risk of infection and deaths, and contrast these to other risk types. There are limits to the efficacy of this approach because of the uncertainty, fear and biases inherent in the human psyche, and the complexity of extricating signals from noise. He will also discuss different risk appetites tied to personality profiles and the validity and role of rationality and emotions in mankind’s evolution. Participants are encouraged to participate in the discussions.

Kindly note that the views and analysis presented in this presentation are of Mr. Tan’s personal narrative and not of IFoA’s official policy.

Topic: COVID-19 – Risk, Uncertainty, Psychology and Judgement

Date: 8 April 2020 (Wednesday)


  • 9.45am – 10am: Login via Zoom
  • 10am – 11.30am: Presentation and discussion

1.5 CPD Hours will be credited for attending this forum.

Dial-in details will be sent once registration is confirmed. Capacity is limited, so please sign up early to guarantee your place.

On the day of the event, you will need a stable internet connection to your device and to ensure your speakers/headsets are working. Questions during the Q&A portion of the presentation can be typed into the application on your device.


  • Free for SAS member
    • If you are a SAS and IFoA member :
      • If you have already registered with IFoA, please do not register under SAS website again.
      • If you have yet to register, please log in with your username and password before signing up for the Forum. Kindly indicate your ARN under section “Professional Association” after checking the box “Please input your ARN”.
    • If you are a SAS and non-IFoA member:
      • Please log in with your username and password before signing up for the Forum


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For more information or non-members who are interested in this webinar, please contact


Thank you.

Toh Yun Ying
Forum Co-ordinator

Education and Career Committee



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