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The Actuary The magazine of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries
Monday 20 May 2019
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Opinion

  • Derek Cribb Giving good councilThe IFoA's annual general meeting, to be held at Staple Inn on 28 June, will not only see the inauguration of Jules Constantinou as our new president but also the IFoA Council election results.
  • Marjorie Ngwenya Striving for sustainabilityPreviously, I have written about the importance of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the ways in which our profession engages with the aims of the SDGs.
  • Francesco Sebastian Lessons definedProfessor Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest thinkers of our time, sadly passed away in March. His research on gravitational singularity changed the orbit of theoretical physics and cosmology. And his non-conformist personality earned him a place in our hearts.
  • Francesco Sebastian Green issuesEvery year, the spring season has two conflicting effects on me. The longer and brighter days raise my spirits and encourage me to bolster my vitamin D levels, by enjoying the outdoors
  • © iStock Changes to data protection lawThe biggest change to data protection law in 20 years is imminent. After six years of debate, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will finally become law on 25 May 2018.
  • Francesco Sebastian Surviving changeProfessor Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest thinkers of our time, sadly passed away in March. His research on gravitational singularity changed the orbit of theoretical physics and cosmology. And his non-conformist personality earned him a place in our hearts.
  • Marjorie Ngwenya Time to tackle an age-old issueWe live in societies that celebrate longevity. In the UK, reaching the age of 100 is commemorated with a congratulatory message from the queen.
  • Derek Cribb Seen and heardThe actuarial world is developing at a fast pace with regard to technology, business areas and geography.
  • p12-13-Opinion-Pound-coin- EIOPA not careless but complacentThe IFoA Risk Margin working party gives its view on risk margin, possible future changes and the review of its purpose
  • Francesco Sebastian Variety showNever think that lack of variability is stability. Here, Nassim Nicholas Taleb flags a cognitive bias that affects how many of us perceive risks.
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