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  • p28-29_reporting__Ikon_00017028 Where standards intersectEve Pastor reports on the interaction between IFRS17 and IFRS9, and its implications for asset liability management, valuation and financial reporting 06 June 2019
  • p32-33_goose_bitcoin_iStock-954601234 Alive & kickingAlex Krüger looks at cryptocurrencies and asks what their relevance is for investors today 06 June 2019
  • web_wind_turbines_istock-685189020_0.png Financial services stand to gain most from low-carbon transitionThe financial sector is set to gain most from creating new sustainable products and services in response to climate change, a groundbreaking international study has revealed. 04 June 2019
  • Hetan Shah Interview: Hetan ShahHetan Shah is a man who wears a lot of hats: chair of the Friends Provident foundation, deputy chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute, visiting professor at King's College London, and member of the advisory board of the Science Media Centre among other non-executive commitments. Most days, however, he can be found at the Royal Statistical Society, where he is executive director. It's at the Society's offices, near Old Street in London, that I sit down with Shah to discuss his work and the work of the society 09 May 2019
  • Oil Donkey Head Oil and gas firms not transparent on future resources riskGlobal oil and gas firms are not disclosing enough information for investors to weigh up how growing concerns about climate change might affect that company's future production and long-term viability, Carbon Tracker has said. 08 May 2019
  • web_global_investment_iStock-942365974.png Global venture capital investment fallsVenture capital investment dropped in the first quarter of this year from record heights in the last quarter of 2018. 01 May 2019
  • IA technology failing to make a big impact ¬©iStock Failure to scale automation technology hindering returns, KPMG warnsStrong investment in intelligent automation (IA) technology has failed to deliver fast enough returns, with many projects stuck in pilot mode as firms struggle to scale. 02 April 2019
  • p22-24_Ikon_iStock-525330931-[Converted] Seeing the bigger pictureNico Aspinall explains why the ESG approach's holistic view of risk is increasingly attractive to investors 07 March 2019
  • Hilary Salt Interview: Hilary SaltHilary Salt talks to Stephen Hyams about collective defined contribution pension schemes and how actuaries should engage more with the public 07 March 2019
  • A seat at the table @ iStock A seat at the tablePauline Gordon, Monica Ho, Lesley-Ann Morgan, Reena Thakkar and Theny Thiagarajan discuss why so few women work in senior finance roles and how this might be addressed 07 March 2019
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Actuaries in finance and investment

Finance and investment actuaries work in many areas, including institutional, equity, bond, real estate and other investment.

Investment today centres around the capital markets: that is, stock and bond markets, and currency, property and derivatives markets.

Many actuaries are involved in day-to-day activity in these markets (on behalf of their clients or employers), while others advise on the longer-term characteristics and implications of different investment stances.

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