The Professions eShop staged a book signing for author Paul Sweetings warmly received new title Financial Enterprise Risk Management at the Actuarial Profession's Life Conference.
Many purchasers commented that a subject as big and important as ST9 had finally received the textbook required to do it justice, while managing to present challengingly complicated information in a readable style.
Sweeting is justly proud of this. "I think it's fair to say that this book took a lot longer to write than originally envisaged when signing the contract," he said, "but I was aware this was an important opportunity to express the subject in a style that actuarial students require.
"I wanted to accomplish a defi nitive book on the subject, and thus put in the required hours - but had I realised just how much time I'd be spending on it, I would probably have agreed a higher fee!"
The book provides all the tools required to build and maintain a comprehensive ERM framework, covering a range of qualitative and quantitative techniques and their uses in identifying, assessing, modelling and measuring risk.
Sweeting said: "Having been an actuarial student myself, I recognise the importance of ensuring that the book reads well in a coherent and understandable style."
This view was shared by contented purchaser Catherine (also pictured), who commented: "The skill lies in Sweeting's ability to unpack highly complex material" - something he undoubtedly achieves across the book's 550 pages, using over 100 diagrams in the process to explain lucidly the range of available risk-management approaches.
The book can be ordered for £58.99 - £6 less than the RRP - from: bit.ly/yGRQ90