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Opinion

  • Francesco Sebastian Human naturePeople are creatures of habit. Regularity brings comfort, removing the need to think about what is happening next and the effort that comes with it.
  • Jules Constantinou Jules Constantinou: out of the shadowsWhere will our profession be in 2023?
  • Derek Cribb Forward togetherAt the end of August, I met with a number of our sibling actuarial associations in Utrecht for an extraordinary meeting of the International Actuarial Association (IAA).
  • Jules Constantinou Value of the volunteerI am a firm believer in the value of volunteering, both for the individual concerned and for the IFoA.
  • Francesco Sebastian A career in modellingWhat do Donald Trump's foreign policy and natural catastrophes have in common? Both have causes and consequences that are extremely difficult 
to understand, even for the most seasoned actuaries.
  • Derek Cribb Support network for overseas studentsI have spoken before about lower exam pass rates outside the UK and our commitment to supporting these learners in their path to qualification.
  • Create an open-door environment in the office ©Ikon Take the strain off of workersMike Blake explores the impact of workplace stress, and suggests some measures employers should be taking to tackle the issue.
  • Francesco Sebastian The key to longevityAccording to Prince, the musician, the key to longevity is to learn every aspect of music that you can.
  • Assisted suicide: a need for compassionRoy Colbran in The Actuary, July responds to Tony Ratcliff's challenge for the profession to think about assisted suicide, making the case in favour on the basis of personal autonomy and also as a cost-saving measure.
  • Assisted suicide: not the profession's roleThe earlier responses to Marjorie Ngwenya's April article on the need to explore the implications of increased longevity (Antony Ratcliff, June, and Roy Colbran, July) both support the legalisation of assisted suicide (AS) as a partial solution.
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