Insurers and ETFs


Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are gaining traction with insurers. This increased usage is highlighted by the Greenwich Associates European survey (2013), which reported that 42% of 102 insurance and reinsurance institutions expect to increase their allocation to ETFs over the following twelve months.

Value for Money

The expression ‘value for money’ has no meaning until after the event. It is a goal; something that we strive to deliver, something for which we plan. It is, however, a staple of the marketing toolkit. It’s claimed for every level of customer: from the manufacturer’s board, through the sales process to the eventual consumer, everyone is assured that whatever they are being asked to buy represents ‘value for money’.

Products are for life, not just for Christmas

The other week I was asked to speak at a Society of Actuaries in Ireland meeting on the subject of product governance. Gone are the times when products could be designed, priced and forgotten about – unless of course sales weren’t hitting target or profit numbers looked terrible in which case the product became top of everyone’s agenda.

Mental Health in the workplace

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Lifestyle Actuary

The trappings of fast paced city lifestyles rarely take into account the charm and elegance that a room, a dinner or a cup of tea can afford; characteristics lost to a by-gone era of debutante balls and black tie for dinner.

The Luddite

Sam Richardson looks into the up and coming and the outgoing of the technology and gadgetry world in 2014.

Travelling Actuary

This month's Travelling Actuary takes us to the iconic Boston to experience New England at it’s very best.

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