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General insurance

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  • Helping-Hand- A helping hand: supporting developing countriesEvie Calcutt considers the actuary's role in helping developing countries to build decision-making capacity for financial protection against disasters. Thursday, September 6, 2018
  • FEATURE-BACKGROUND Catastophe modelling: out in the openTransparency and technology are driving a revolution in catastrophe modelling, says James Lay. Thursday, September 6, 2018
  • IFRS ©iStock IFRS 17: sharing the loadTrevor Howes discusses why International Financial Reporting Standard 17 is a joint actuarial and accounting responsibility from start to finish. Thursday, September 6, 2018
  • iStock-849307122-[Converted]n.jpg A big market reaches new heightsThe global catastrophe market has proved itself a powerful force in reinsurance.Thomas Johansmeyer reports on its performance Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Antigua, Guatemala @iStock Insurance penetration in Latin America and the CaribbeanRicardo González reports on the state of insurance penetration in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the key factors that will influence it going forward Thursday, July 12, 2018
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Actuaries in general insurance

Actuarial involvement in general insurance has grown significantly in recent years. Nowadays, general insurance actuaries might help insurance companies estimate the reserves they require for future claims as well as identify the other management information they need.

Actuaries will also work on rating insurance products in areas such as motor and household insurance where large volumes of data exist. In other fields, they will advise building societies on the capital requirements for their own insurance companies, and advise reinsurance companies on their rates for 'excess of loss reinsurance'.

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