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The Actuary The magazine of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries
Thursday 24 August 2017
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Opinion

  • Slowing advancesThe slowing pace of mortality improvements observed recently for the UK general population has generated much discussion in the actuarial and political community, and even made the national headlines. It's a trend seen elsewhere in the world too, and so in this issue we put the spotlight on these changes.
  • Polls and predictionsThe statistics of voting are now topical, so the time is ripe to comment on the remarks journalists have been making. Shortly after the UK election exit poll, a former Lib Dem MP, Ming Campbell, commented to this effect: One thing is certain, Theresa May will not get the huge landslide result she sought.
  • Erratic expectationsI was interested to learn from Alex Waite's July article (bit.ly/AnimalSpiritsAW) there is an Economic Modelling Group aiming at improving forecasting of economic outcomes. I wish this the best of luck, but would not be surprised if the results prove inconclusive. Honorary fellows are eminent individuals in business, academia and government.
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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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.


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