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The Actuary The magazine of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Opinion

  • Jules Constantinou A gold standardAs big data and artificial intelligence collide with deep social and environmental trends, the world is looking to skilled professionals, bound by a code of ethics, to safely navigate these turbulent times.
  • Derek Cribb Balance mattersIn October and November, a number of young women gathered in London and Edinburgh for the IFoA's first 'Count Us In' events educational forums centred on helping girls better understand career opportunities in STEM, and especially the actuarial field.
  • The adaptable actuaryI recently attended the IFoA's event The Actuary as a Data Scientist, which gave an interesting window on the profession's future.
  • p12_leeter_istock_ Uphill struggle?The trouble with the truth is that motives can be misconstrued. However, as Churchill said, The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
  • Jules Constantinou Boosting recognitionOne of the themes of my presidency is to encourage all actuaries to step out of the shadows.
  • Derek Cribb A fine balanceIn the week before Christmas, the final report of the Independent Review of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), led by former senior civil servant Sir John Kingman, was published.
  • Francesco Sebastian Crisis talkJust over a decade ago, the world experienced the financial crisis: ultra-high levels of financial volatility and a period of sharp decline in economic growth.
  • Letters: out of pocketI was disappointed at the All change for small change article in October's magazine.
  • Letters: film editsThe Secret Actuary's exposé of actuaries in films in the November edition of The Actuary missed a few tricks.
  • Jules Constantinou The future of social careJust over a year ago, I was invited to sit on a panel of independent experts advising the UK government on the development of the social care green paper, and as I mentioned last month, this has been a big project for me.
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