As we were putting this issue together, the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced. In recognition of Her Majesty’s extraordinary reign, we have included the tribute that you can read on the facing page.
After a hot summer, we enter September – when many graduates start their new actuarial careers. With articles on hard technical topics and softer careers themes, I hope this issue will give our profession’s newest members a taste of actuarial discourse.
What is an actuary? Not only is this the most common reaction from new acquaintances when I explain what I do (with “An actress?!” a distant second), it is also a question that we, as a profession, have been asking ourselves.
Happy New Year, and happy Lunar New Year to those who celebrate it. Welcome to the first issue of The Actuary for 2022. I’d like to start by thanking Dan Georgescu for his work on the magazine during the past couple of years. I’m delighted to be taking over as the new editor.