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Modelling / Software

  • August 2015 - cover feature Math happyDr Rajat K Sinha attempts to conceptualise the hidden mathematics of non-financial sectors through a hypothetical illustration, and argues that the mathematics visualised is more complex than that of the financial sector 06 August 2015
  • Businessman using binoculars-shutterstock Capital ideasMultiple approaches to capital allocation bring multifarious insights, says Paul Johnson 06 August 2015
  • Typhoon Chan-hom July 2015 © Stuart Rankin Typhoon Chan-hom cost insurers 2.2bn yuanInsured losses from typhoon Chan-hom in China are not expected to exceed 2.2bn yuan (£228m), according to AIR Worldwide. 24 July 2015
  • A man holding an iPad for cloud computing © Shutterstock Four in 10 insurers may struggle to keep up with technological changeSome 40% of firms may not be spending enough on IT to meet future business and client demands, according to a study. 01 July 2015
  • Big data measurement Data dangerBig data benefits organisations, but there are important drawbacks. Dina Gray, Pietro Micheli and Andrey Pavlov explain how relying on too much data can lead to measurement madness 02 April 2015
  • Stack-of-coins Rise and rise of the central bankerAfter years of unlimited fiat money, central bankers are firmly in control of the world's financial systems. Detlev Schlichter explains why this is leading to the death of free markets 04 December 2014
  • Confused-man-with-counting-calculator Greater than the sum of the partsActuaries and underwriters operate differently, but the positive effect of their complementary skills is undeniable, says Rob Barritt 04 December 2014
  • AoTF-R-Hechter Richardt HechterActuary Of The Future 04 December 2014
  • Cyber-Economy Cyber CatastropheAndrew Coburn, Simon Ruffle and Louise Pryor are developing frameworks for cyber catastrophe analysis. They explain how mapping the cyber economy enables risk modelling of systemically important IT providers 04 December 2014
  • Blueprint-for-urban-planing Risks and gains of non-traditional assetsAhead of a sessional paper release early next year on the potential risks and gains of non-traditional assets, Gareth Mee and Gareth Jones give an update from the IFoA working party to address these questions 04 December 2014
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