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Investment

  • Coins money ISTOCK Don't block DB to DC transfers, Treasury toldThe government has been urged not to block the transfer of pension funds from defined benefit schemes to defined contribution for members who have not yet retired 23 May 2014
  • EU Solvency II insurance pensions Interest rate rise 'good for life insurers', says S&PStandard & Poor's has raised the possibility that most life insurers could profit from an increase in interest rates as it would take away some pressure on net investment returns 14 May 2014
  • Over-55s saving more for retirement, Aviva poll findsSavings levels for over-55 have vastly improved as they attempt to cushion themselves against the rising cost of living and the fear of not having enough money in retirement, Aviva has claimed today. 07 May 2014
  • BRICs countries 'face heightened political risk'All five of the emerging-market 'BRIC' countries will face increased political risks this year, according to analysis by Aon Risk Solution. 14 April 2014
  • TPR study highlights investment charge ignoranceAlmost a quarter of private sector defined benefit pension scheme trustees are failing to identity what they are paying for in investment charges despite this being the second largest expense for schemes, the Pensions Regulator revealed today. 10 April 2014
  • Pension funds increase exposure to global assetsThe number of pension funds that now have exposure to a range of global assets to decrease market volatility shot up by 65% compared to last year, according to a international investment management firm. 12 March 2014
  • Insurer Aviva has today announced that European agreement on the implementation of the Solvency II regulations has allowed it immediately to commit £500m to invest in UK infrastructure projects. Solvency II progress unlocks insurer infrastructure investmentInsurer Aviva has today announced that European agreement on the implementation of the Solvency II regulations has allowed it immediately to commit £500m to invest in UK infrastructure projects. 19 December 2013
  • PwC poll highlights effect of low gilt yields on DB schemesCompanies need at least 11 more years to meet their pension shortfalls despite diverting more cash into their schemes, PricewaterhouseCoopers said after conducting an analysis that found low government bond yields were to blame. 29 November 2013
  • Savings slump for pre-retirees, Aviva findsFour out of ten people aged between 55 and 64 saved nothing during the past year as the cost of living continued to rise, according to a report by insurers Aviva. 10 October 2013
  • Pension schemes 'open to attraction of alternative assets'Pension trustees are now willing to accept that alternative assets have both a key role to play in reducing portfolio risk and offer the chance of delivering attractive returns, according to a poll by Aon Hewitt. 08 October 2013
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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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