Where does abridged advice fit

There’s a new kid on the advice block – abridged advice for transfers from policies with safeguarded rights. The intention is to allow the ‘screening out’ of obviously unsuitable transfers at an early stage which is highly laudable but does mean that members may now have to go through a 3-stage process before they can transfer their money. So, where does abridged advice fit and is it a welcome protection or an unnecessary hassle?

Anti Anti Fragility

The Coronavirus pandemic has reminded everyone how difficult prediction really is. Black Swans are, by now, somewhat canonical. One of Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s (who popularised the term) other big ideas, anti-fragility, has been less thoroughly embraced. This is a brief exploration of whether anti-fragility is a viable target for a portfolio.

Vehicle data can help insurance providers become educators

In 2020, most new cars in the UK come fitted with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) . But do consumers really know what they are buying, what these features do or if they are even activated? Several research studies suggest not . Insurance providers could help solve this problem through access to vehicle build data at point of quote. Confirming ADAS features to the customer at quote could do more than enlighten the customer, it could also positively impact driver safety.

IFoA President on reinventing the actuarial profession

Lifestyle Actuary

Amy Sutherland and Raluca Stanescu interview Louise Pryor, who is a sustainability actuary and incoming President Elect of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). We’ve asked Louise a few questions about her work, and were also keen to find ou...Read More

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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