FOMC and the implications for UK's looming general election


Despite the relatively upbeat tone of the Budget, the UK faces sizeable structural challenges over the next five years. As has been noted, the UK faces a productivity problem, where average output per head lags that of France by a fifth. This has probably been the single biggest reason as to why UK living standards have been slow to recover after the crisis.

PRA's final rules, Solvency II: A new regime for insurers

“Solvency II represents a fundamental change in the way that insurers are regulated. The papers published today provide clarity for UK firms on how the PRA will implement the new regime – acting in the interests of the wider economy and ensuring an appropriate level of policyholder protection. These publications will allow firms to finalise their preparations for Solvency II in order to be ready for the start of the regime on

The Missing Link

The fall in the oil price has affected pension schemes in a number of different ways, relating to both assets and liabilities. But what exactly have the effects been and how should they react? On the liability side, the biggest impact is on inflation. Because oil and its derivatives are an input to a range of items in price indices, a drop to the extent we have seen is bound to have an impact.

Milliman Risk Talks: Monitoring and updating risk data

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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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