How much is in your pension


First up – a quiz question. According to Aviva’s ‘Savers vs Spenders’ report, where in the UK are people most likely to identify as a saver? I’ll reveal the answer at the end of the article. Now, this is going to sound like the introduction to a cliched speech, but the Oxford Dictionary definition of an actuary is a ‘person who compiles and analyses statistics and uses them to calculate insurance risks and premiums’.

The actuarial small print

“Your statutory rights are unaffected”, “subject to approval”, “terms and conditions apply.” There is plenty of small print in our lives; some of it we cheerfully ignore, and some of it we gloss over with no idea of whether it’s important. Do you really know what protection is offered by ATOL? Why is a service charge not the same as a tip? Who ever retains the packaging for future reference? In our actuarial work there is one phrase you will see again and again:

The Winners of the Actuarial Post Awards 2018

Welcome to our main Awards issue for 2018. Once again, a big thank you to all of our readers for your thousands of nominations and votes, making this year the most voted awards since we began in 2011. We need to congratulate all of our winners as the voting in every category was extremely close. We also need to thank our sponsors Aon Remetrica for their sponsorship of Actuary of the Year and Bolton Associates who sponsored the GI Actuary of the Year.

IFoA Education Team explain Curriculum 2019

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Lifestyle Actuary

This Summer, London Market headhunter, Constance Longden of Bolton Associates, is heading off around the world of re/insurance - and is taking the Actuarial Post with her!

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