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The Actuary The magazine of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries
Saturday 23 September 2017
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Opinion

  • Grasping the green opportunitiesAlthough I have long appreciated the impact of climate change on many areas of our work for example, the emergence of new risks and stranded assets it wasn't until I met professor Aled Jones to conduct this month's interview for The Actuary (p14) that I realised the real pervasiveness of climate change underlying our work.
  • Clarity on nutritionI read with interest the interview with Dr John Schoonbee (Changing world health, August 2017), particularly the section regarding dietary guidelines and the concept that dietary fat is not the reason for increasing rates of obesity and diabetes.
  • A valuable commodityIt's that time of year again summer is drawing to an end, the days are shortening and the subscription-renewal reminders are arriving in our inboxes (you should have received yours on 1 September).
PREDICTIONS - Summer 2017

Challenging the way we think

Welcome to the second issue of Predictions, a supplement produced by The Actuary magazine, and sponsored by Aon. Political events around the world over the past year have set us on a different course. But with change comes opportunity, and that has never been so true as it is today, with the capabilities technology can offer. In this issue we explore this idea with a focus on modelling.


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PREDICTIONS


Welcome to the first issue of Predictions, a supplement and dedicated microsite produced by The Actuary magazine, and sponsored by Willis Towers Watson, exploring the challenges and new opportunities technology presents for the financial sector and the actuarial profession.


Predictions


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Careers AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • Microinsurance on a macro scaleWhy isn't microinsurance fulfilling its potential? Scott Swanay, April Li, Keith Lau and Tom Johansmeyer look at some of the challenges involved and how they can be overcome
  • Supervised space for innovation testingChristopher Woolard lifts the lid on the Financial Conduct Authority's regulatory sandbox, which allows firms to try out their innovative products and services in a live environment
  • Take charge of your own destinyYanum Venkatrathnam, chair of a panel discussion on career ownership at the IFoA Asia Conference, recalls how panelists John Chen, Mark Saunders and KaMan Wong all agreed that taking the initiative pays off
  • A missing antidote to terrorismDr Rachel Anne Carter and Dan Kaszeta explain how actuaries can assess the risk of terrorism and make decisions on cover
  • Are you a pusher or a puller?Ally Yates explains how to use the right strategy for the right situation when negotiating and influencing

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Webinars 

LESSONS FROM PRIIPS IMPLEMENTATIONS & UPDATE ON ESA PRIIPS Q&AS

Speakers:

George McCutcheon, Research Director, Financial Risk Solutions (FRS)

John O’Donnell, Director, Regulatory Services, KPMG

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PRIIPS PITFALLS AND EFFICIENCIES, COMBINING TECHNOLOGY AND EXPERTISE

Speakers:

George McCutcheon, Research Director, Financial Risk Solutions (FRS)

John O’Donnell, Director, Regulatory Services, KPMG

PRIIPs WEBINAR ON DEMAND

OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNIT LINKED MATCHING - ON PREMISES OR IN THE CLOUD

Speakers:

Naomi Burger, Partner, Deloitte

George McCutcheon, Research Director, Financial Risk Solutions (FRS)

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