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Investment

  • The transition brings considerable uncertainty ©iStock LIBOR reform: A seismic shiftHetal Patel, Cyprian Njamma and the IFoA working party on LIBOR reform discuss the process and implications of transitioning away from the scandal-hit benchmark rate. 11 October 2018
  • ©iStock With-profits benefits: In the eye of the beholder?Studies show consumers and providers view a with-profits benefits statement in different ways, so should we be communicating value more clearly? Rosalind Rossouw and Ben Stroud investigate. 11 October 2018
  • ©iStock Foundations for growth in AsiaRapid economic development in Asia means its relatively untapped infrastructure market is starting to attract interest from investors, writes Dalila Atiqah Hashim. 06 September 2018
  • 1200px-Bank_of_England.svg A career at the Bank of EnglandRuth Hendon and Vanessa Leung provide insight into opportunities for actuaries within the Bank of England, and what it is like to work in the 300-year-old institution. 06 September 2018
  • RemitRix Application of machine learning for actuariesIn recent years, Machine Learning (ML) based algorithms have become popular in almost every industry, providing more accurate solutions to various problems, be it customers' churn predictions, users' segmentation or risk assessments 22 June 2018
  • p20-22-IIRM-Juggling-man- The great juggling actThe current pace of change in regulatory and accounting standards makes now a better time than ever for firms to revisit their asset liability management strategies, argues Richard Schneider 10 May 2018
  • p.18 When long-term is too longPeru Govindasamy looks at the liquidity and pricing consequences of developed market ultra long-term bonds 10 May 2018
  • Mark_Azzopardi_002 Investing in changeMark Azzopardi talks with Stephen Hyams about how asset managers advise insurance companies in a rapidly changing world 10 May 2018
  • shutterstock_666230269 The case for consolidationJohn Herbert discusses the merits of consolidating defined benefit pension plans using a sectionalised master trust approach 10 May 2018
  • Doors-iStock-506181864 How's your risk appetite?Chris Makomereh outlines principles for a practical approach to setting risk appetite statements 10 May 2018
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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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