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  • 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
  • p18-19__dominos_IKon_11980048 An orderly transitionIn a follow up to their October article, Simon Richards and members of the IFoA Working Party on LIBOR reform give feedback on the latest consultations and explain their potential consequences 07 March 2019
  • New valuation expectations ©iStock TPR publishes guidance for scheme valuationsThe Pensions Regulator (TPR) has today published guidance outlining how it expects employers and trustees to approach upcoming scheme valuations. 05 March 2019
  • Investors positive about Brexit ©iStock Majority of private investors see Brexit 'opportunity'More than half of private investors in the UK view Brexit as an opportunity, with the overwhelming majority confident about the outlook for their investments. 04 March 2019
  • Record FinTech investment recorded ©iStock Global FinTech investment doublesFinancial technology investment more than doubled across the world last year, with the UK and US both enjoying record levels of fundraising. 01 March 2019
  • New equity release mortgage modelling ©Shutterstock ARC considers alternative models for Equity Release Mortgage calculationsThe Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has proposed a new model that better reflects historic UK house prices for equity release mortgage calculations. 25 February 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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