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  • iStock Drilling down into dataJohn Taylor, new president of the IFoA, shares his views on the ways in which the actuarial world is being affected by the inexorable rise of data science 08 August 2019
  • iStock Ahead of the packPrepare for augmented underwriting, says Lara Korz or be left behind 11 July 2019
  • John Taylor Interview: John TaylorIncoming president John Taylor met with Francisco Sebastian to discuss his priorities for his term, the issues the profession faces, and how globalisation, technology and consumer education will be key themes on the agenda 11 July 2019
  • iStock Capitalising on change in ChinaHaijing Wang examines the opportunities to be had within China's increasingly open markets 11 July 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
  • 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
  • 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
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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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