Searching for the antidote to the scorpion's sting

Seven years on from the Valentine's Day launch of the Pensions Regulator's scorpion campaign, the scorpion has technically disappeared and been replaced by a jet skier – but its memory lives on. I look back in this, my seventh annual piece for Actuarial Post, at developments in the world of pension scams over the past year, particularly on a heightened focus on the harm suffered by victims of pension scams to date and what prospects they have of achieving redress.

The Connected Approach Delivering Customer Service at Scale

For 77% of insurance providers, better, faster, more intuitive service and better customer retention is the stated goal. These companies have their focus where it should be because the research shows clearly that it is the quality of the customer experience that drives growth, grows profits, and cultivates loyalty.

Longevity impact of Covid19 on pension schemes and annuities

Pension schemes and annuity portfolios will not escape the effects of Covid-19. At this stage it is unclear how many excess deaths we may see from the coronavirus and that position could change rapidly. If controls on movement prove effective, and the number of excess deaths is around 20,000, then the impact on longevity is likely to be small and mainly down to a reduction in projected mortality improvements.

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Lifestyle Actuary

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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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