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  • istock New approaches to cash investmentSimon Richards looks at new approaches to cash investment when regulatory change requires more liquidity Thursday, June 8, 2017
  • Brexit is overshadowing other issues ¬©iStock Brexit shakes businesses' view of UKBusiness advisor KPMG has said that the UK remains an attractive place to do business but less so because of its decision to leave the European Union. Thursday, April 13, 2017
  • p26-27-Assesstment-risk--Feet-balancing-on-pie-charts-Ikon--11800321.png A valuation methodology for M&A transactionsEd Morgan and Jeremy Kent describe a valuation methodology for insurance merger and acquisition transactions, the 'Solvency II Appraisal Value, or SII-AV Thursday, April 13, 2017
  • PRIIPS Pitfalls and efficiencies, combining technology and expertise PRIIPs Pitfalls and efficiencies, combining technology and expertiseFollowing on from the recent adoption of the revised regulatory technical standards by the European Commission, PRIIPs providers urgently need to address how they will produce the required key information documents. Wednesday, April 5, 2017
  • Huw Evans Flying the flag for insuranceHuw Evans, director-general of the Association of British Insurers, talks to Yves Colomb and Richard Purcell about Brexit, rebuilding public trust and going digital Thursday, February 9, 2017
  • web-p26-27-Unit-Businessman-under-three-tiered-umbrella--Ikon--11591106.jpg Tailoring guaranteesDavid Macdonald discusses how new hedging techniques are increasingly being used by life insurers to deliver unit-linked guarantees Wednesday, February 8, 2017
  • Webinar Opportunities for unit linked matching - on premises or in the CloudThe introduction of Solvency II has created the opportunity for life companies considering how to structure their unit-linked matching processes in order to reduce exposure to market risks and maximise capital efficiency. Thursday, January 26, 2017
  • Ready for robo-advice Ready for robo-adviceDavid Stevens examines how robo-advice could change the face of consumer financial planning and the ramifications for the pensions industry and UK as a whole Thursday, December 1, 2016
  • Banking on building in Brexit Britain Banking on building in Brexit BritainFrancisco Sebastian explains the possible impact of Brexit on infrastructure investment in the UK Thursday, December 1, 2016
  • young employees 'Crucial' that young employees evaluate properly if giving up a pension for a LISAMore than a third of younger employees would prefer to save into a Lifetime ISA (LISA) than a pension, even if taking this step meant losing an employer's contribution. Friday, October 7, 2016
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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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