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  • Huw Evans Flying the flag for insuranceHuw Evans, director-general of the Association of British Insurers, talks to Yves Colomb and Richard Purcell about Brexit, rebuilding public trust and going digital 09 February 2017
  • iStock What if: We found a cure for cancer?Nay Wynn investigates the streams of research that could one day lead to a remedy for cancer and the likely ramifications for the insurance industry 09 February 2017
  • Andrew Brem The digital revolutionaryAndrew Brem, chief digital officer of Aviva, talks with Richard Purcell and Stephen Hyams about the challenges of digital transformation to create a better customer experience 01 December 2016
  • Gross redemption Back to bondsGross redemption yield (GRY) is an inaccurate and inappropriate measure of bond value because it rejects the concept that a longer investment and coupon re-investment term equates to a riskier investment and should therefore attract higher rates of return. 03 September 2015
  • Man standing on stage - illustration Present and correctThe role of an actuary calls on the skill of presenting advice with a variety of different approaches, says Samir Parikh 03 September 2015
  • The sweetest taboo The sweetest tabooJean Eu looks at the effects sugar has on human health and how its consumption could be used as a rating factor in the underwriting process 03 September 2015
  • Agony aunt Dear Agony actuaryDear dear Agony actuary... 03 September 2015
  • Cakes artwork Unqualified successJessica Elkin looks at the surprising similarities and the differences between students and qualified actuaries 03 September 2015
  • Hand holding crystal ball - Ikon Leading the wayWith Solvency II model applications now in, attention is turning to the strategic implications of the new regime. Simon Woods explores the challenges and opportunities 06 August 2015
  • Price slicing Slicing and pricing: medical underwritingMedical underwriting is not new to the bulk annuity transfer market, having been used by life insurers in recent years to price typically smaller schemes. It can also be used, though, to manage risk concentration in larger schemes through 'top-slicing', says Costas Yiasoumi 06 August 2015
  • Fiona Matthews A vision for varietyFiona Matthews, chairman of the Staple Inn Actuarial Society, and managing director of LifeSight, Towers Watson's master trust solution, talks to Gemma Gregson about opportunities for actuaries, engaging with pension scheme members and diversity in the profession 06 August 2015
  • Spotlight - Shutterstock Home alone too?As I negotiated the traffic between my bedroom and my study this morning, I wondered how many other actuaries have the luxury of working from home? Indeed, how many would consider it a benefit? asks Darryl Boulton 06 August 2015
  • Businessman using binoculars-shutterstock Capital ideasMultiple approaches to capital allocation bring multifarious insights, says Paul Johnson 06 August 2015
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