I read with interest the interview with Dr John Schoonbee (Changing world health, August 2017), particularly the section regarding dietary guidelines and the concept that dietary fat is not the reason for increasing rates of obesity and diabetes.
A little over two months has now passed since the Financial Reporting Councils revised framework of Technical Actuarial Standards (TASs) came into force. For many of our members carrying out work within the scope of the standards, the transition has passed without much ado. In general, the simplification of the framework and the consolidation of the old, generic TASs into a single, high-level generic TAS (the TAS 100) have been welcomed
Although I have long appreciated the impact of climate change on many areas of our work for example, the emergence of new risks and stranded assets it wasnt until I met professor Aled Jones to conduct this months interview for The Actuary (p14) that I realised the real pervasiveness of climate change underlying our work.