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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 11:30

Pamela Robertson, Senior Actuarial Analyst, Lloyds Banking Group, Edinburgh

CERA – a passport to new and exciting opportunities

The IFoA celebrates its 500th CERA! The Globally-Recognised Risk Management Qualification, which is seeing record growth


The IFoA is pleased to announce that Pamela Robertson has become its 500th member to earn the prestigious CERA (Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary) credential.

Ron Hersmis, Chairman of the CGA, is delighted to congratulate Pamela on this significant achievement and recognise this important step forward for global risk management. “There is a global demand for skilled enterprise risk management professionals. CERA is one of the most comprehensive and rigorous enterprise risk management qualifications available.” A CERA, because of their training and experience, can assess and manage the entire risk spectrum of an organisation including financial, operational and strategic risk. Pamela and the other CERAs across the globe add value to enterprise risk management through their rigorous training, making them the best equipped to provide a 360° view of an organisation’s risk profile.”

Pamela said “I’m delighted to receive the CERA qualification. It’s great to be recognised internationally as an enterprise risk expert. It’s also a pleasure to see that there are now – at least! – 500 of us in the UK, and see that the popularity and recognition for this qualification is continuing to grow.

“Enterprise Risk Management has been an interest of mine since I first started reading about it, and I knew I would like to be more involved with this in the future. The CERA qualification shows that I have the expertise to help companies with their ERM programmes.

“Additionally, the actuarial profession and the environment in which we work is changing. As a modern and up to date qualification, CERA gives me a good base to deal with those future challenges.

“The CERA qualification opens a lot of doors for me, particularly in terms of career flexibility. As a globally recognised qualification, it opens up options abroad. There are a lot more options of areas to work in, from the traditional actuarial areas to new and exciting opportunities elsewhere.

“As the CERA qualification is only awarded after a series of exams are completed, companies can be sure that any CERAs they employ have the skills to identify, measure and manage risks. Employing actuaries with this qualification will also bring a different point of view and perception to actuarial work, which can provide additional opportunities and insights.”

For more information about becoming a CERA or how employing a CERA can benefit your business, visit the website www.ceraglobal.org


About the CERA credential and the CERA Global Association

The CERA Global Association (CGA) grants actuarial organisations the right to award the global CERA credential to individual actuaries who have satisfied the requisite education and training requirements. Organisations are first subject to a rigorous review of their proposed CERA program, ensuring it meets the Association’s demanding standards. Currently organisations in Australia, Austria, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the US are authorised to award the CERA credential.

The CERA was initially established in the United States by the Society of Actuaries in 2009. In 2009, 14 national associations from 12 countries joined to create the global CERA credential that addresses the growing need for highly qualified risk professionals, especially in the finance sector.