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Investment

  • ISA market attracted more than £58bn in contributions last year ©Shutterstock European bond markets yet to see MiFID II benefitsThe Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) has failed to boost competition, investor protection, and transparency in European bond markets. 07 December 2018
  • ©IKON images Eastern PromiseHaijing Wang discusses the opening up of Chinese capital markets, and the ways foreign investors can access them. 06 December 2018
  • Digital-currency Take the reinsCentral bank digital currencies would radically transform the way our financial systems work. Orla Ward and Ian Collier of the Cashless Society working party examine their potential. 06 December 2018
  • Actuary Collage Can we help consumers avoid running out of money in retirement?Pensions are all about providing an income for life, right? 08 November 2018
  • HIRES_shutterstock_1141509668new2.jpg When cash becomes kingJohn McAleer and Graham Wardle of the Running Off Mature Schemes Working Party discuss the rise of cashflow driven investment. 08 November 2018
  • The transition brings considerable uncertainty ©iStock LIBOR reform: A seismic shiftHetal Patel, Cyprian Njamma and the IFoA working party on LIBOR reform discuss the process and implications of transitioning away from the scandal-hit benchmark rate. 11 October 2018
  • ©iStock With-profits benefits: In the eye of the beholder?Studies show consumers and providers view a with-profits benefits statement in different ways, so should we be communicating value more clearly? Rosalind Rossouw and Ben Stroud investigate. 11 October 2018
  • ©iStock Foundations for growth in AsiaRapid economic development in Asia means its relatively untapped infrastructure market is starting to attract interest from investors, writes Dalila Atiqah Hashim. 06 September 2018
  • 1200px-Bank_of_England.svg A career at the Bank of EnglandRuth Hendon and Vanessa Leung provide insight into opportunities for actuaries within the Bank of England, and what it is like to work in the 300-year-old institution. 06 September 2018
  • RemitRix Application of machine learning for actuariesIn recent years, Machine Learning (ML) based algorithms have become popular in almost every industry, providing more accurate solutions to various problems, be it customers' churn predictions, users' segmentation or risk assessments 22 June 2018
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Actuaries in finance and investment

Finance and investment actuaries work in many areas, including institutional, equity, bond, real estate and other investment.

Investment today centres around the capital markets: that is, stock and bond markets, and currency, property and derivatives markets.

Many actuaries are involved in day-to-day activity in these markets (on behalf of their clients or employers), while others advise on the longer-term characteristics and implications of different investment stances.

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