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Stars of the Future Voting Is Now Open

Stars of the Future highlights the rising talent in the actuarial industry. We know how hard you all work to qualify as actuaries and this is the perfect way to acknowledge those who strive and go above and beyond. Thank you for your votes, the winners will be announced in the November issue of Actuarial Post.

Posted on Tuesday Sep 10

Delivering Future Readiness for Insurance Carriers

Ever the double-edged sword, advances in technology have arguably driven the greatest change to the industry that insurance has ever witnessed. As technology has proliferated, so too has the quantity and quality of available data (data is, after all, the foundation of insurance and its capacity to predict and price risk).
Posted on Monday Sep 9

Global Perspectives on Responsible Investing

PRI Chairman Martin Skancke discusses his perspectives on opportunities for investors incorporating ESG factors.
Posted on Thursday Sep 5

LGPS Legislative Logjam

The queue is building. Apologies for the alliteration in the title, but a recent client discussion got me thinking about the huge volume of outstanding legislation, consultations, projects and guidance affecting the LGPS. Many of these items have been lingering for a long time. We all know that the seemingly never-ending Brexit process has been running for around 3 years. But that’s small beer in the LGPS e.g. the implementation of HMT’s “new Fair Deal” policy, launched in 2013, has been running now for a whopping 6 years.
Posted on Thursday Sep 5

Finding a home for longevity risk

Longevity risk has historically been seen as an inherent part of running a pension scheme. But innovation in the market has changed this and getting a grip on longevity risk is no longer the preserve of large sophisticated schemes. What is longevity risk? Longevity risk is the risk that pension scheme members live longer than expected. Pure longevity risk is a combination of three elements.
Posted on Tuesday Sep 3

Financial Services or Social Services

Imagine walking into a Ford dealership, sitting in a few cars, struggling to get comfortable in the seats and being directed by the salesperson to the Volvo dealership down the road on account of their superior lumbar support! Not a very realistic scenario is it? And yet, this is essentially what the FCA is asking some providers to do, in what appears to represent one half of an internal fight over how to approach the regulation of investing.
Posted on Friday Aug 30

UK Pensions Law and a look at DB superfunds

Richard Goldstein from Mayer Brown looks at the issue of DB superfunds and, in particular, the government's recent consultation on an authorisation and supervision framework for DB superfunds.
Posted on Thursday Aug 29

White Paper on how to price cyber insurance sustainably

The cyber insurance market currently resembles a goldrush, with carriers competing in a race to the bottom. Whilst competitive pricing is essential to remain viable, underestimating and under-pricing cyber risk exposes carriers to potentially vast losses.
Posted on Wednesday Aug 28

Cloud based services are not pie in the sky

Getting information and completing transactions with a life and pensions company can be difficult. The paperwork involved, the highly personal nature of the data and, in some cases, the traditional culture of the organisations has, with the best of intentions, unfortunately created quite a bureaucracy. So much so that it can seem to customers that the life and pension sector were more focused on protecting the information than they were on protecting their customers.
Posted on Tuesday Aug 27

Fair Treatment of Vulnerable Customers

The FCA’s latest consultation paper, Guidance for firms on the fair treatment of vulnerable customers (GC19/3), provides more guidance and a general definition of vulnerability, a set of characteristics that may indicate vulnerability along with examples of the actions to mitigate potentially bad outcomes.
Posted on Friday Aug 23

Delegate snapshot for Connected Insurance USA 2019

The pressure to leverage technology to capture value and boost performance has never been greater for insurance carriers.There’s no time to lose in addressing these challenges. Which is why Connected Insurance USA (November 20-21, Chicago) is the most important event in the insurance calendar globally.
Posted on Thursday Aug 22

How do you compare in our Insurance Innovation Survey

With the many players and projects that make up the insurance innovation landscape, it can be tough to keep an eye on all that’s happening, not to mention to benchmark your own performance and priorities against your peers!

Posted on Tuesday Aug 20

Active Management and Survivorship Bias

There is a very simple and powerful argument in favour of passive management. This argument holds more broadly across asset classes, but is simplest to consider in equities, so I’ll focus there. Essentially, the combined portfolio of all active investors must aggregate back up to the market portfolio. Therefore, the average active manager should simply return passive performance, less fees and transaction costs.
Posted on Tuesday Aug 20

When does a Power of Attorney not work for pensions

With the UK experiencing an ageing population, instances of dementia reaching new levels and the Government relentlessly adding to the complexity of pensions, we are seeing a trend in pension scheme members looking to delegate certain decisions to their nominated attorneys, via Powers of Attorney. But what are the rules and regulations surrounding this option?
Posted on Monday Aug 19

Insurance industry view of disruption with Startupbootcamp

PwC’s Jim Bichard discusses disruption in Financial Services with PwC Partner Susie Holmes and Sabine VanderLinden, CEO of Startupbootcamp, looking at the factors affecting the Insurance sector
Posted on Friday Aug 16

2021 The End of IBOR Days

For a film director in search of inspiration for a future Oscar winner, turning to IBOR discontinuation may not be the worst idea. Several key ingredients of the evergreen thriller movies based on the financial industry are there: the LIBOR scandal to start with, time fast running out and firms engaging in a nearly impossible mission, which involves multi-trillion dollars contracts. In a nutshell, suspense!
Posted on Friday Aug 16

How to gain competitive advantage with personalized products

Fact - 88% of customers demand personalized insurance products (Accenture). Are you sure you are fully leveraging the power of technology and customer insights to create hyperpersonalized products? Do not miss an upcoming opportunity to hear how Mass Mutual, QBE, Clearcover and Neos are delivering products that could just take over the market.
Posted on Thursday Aug 15

Who will you meet at Connected Car Insurance USA 2019

Connected Car Insurance USA 2019 is just around the corner! Taking place on September 4-5, 2019 in Chicago, IL, this is your opportunity to network with connected car and auto insurance experts.
Posted on Tuesday Aug 13

Baldrick and the State Pension Age

Baldrick was famous for having one, but millions of people don’t have a plan, cunning or otherwise, when it comes to their retirement date. Or if they have a plan, they haven’t told their pension provider anything about it. Aviva’s governance reports reveal that a huge proportion of people in workplace pensions are triple defaulting. That means paying the default contribution rate, investing in the default fund and intending to retire at the default retirement age.
Posted on Tuesday Aug 13

Stars of the Future 2019 - Nominations Closing today at 5PM

Stars of the Future 2019 nominations are closing today at 5PM. Stars of the Future, recognises the new up and coming talent emerging within the actuarial industry. After a month of nominating, the candidates with the most nominations are short-listed, voting then opens. All short-listed nominees will be recognised in the Stars of the Future issue of our magazine, out in November. Featuring interviews with the top 3 candidates, and the winner appearing on the front cover.

Posted on Monday Aug 12

Willis Towers Watson Quarterly InsurTech Briefing

The Q2 2019 InsurTech Briefing focuses on a shift in InsurTech investment from early to later stage investment.
Posted on Friday Aug 9

Is contingent charging the root of all pension transfer evil

The debate on contingent charging for pension transfer advice refuses to go away, with one commentator branding it “the root of all transfer evil”, but is it really?The Work and Pension Committee (WPC) thinks so. Following their inquiry into charging structures for financial advice they announced they intend to push for a ban on contingent charging for pension transfers if the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) does not act. Prior to that the FCA itself confirmed in its 2019/20 business plan that it is still considering whether a ban would be appropriate and will consult further on the subject in 2019.
Posted on Thursday Aug 8

Actuarial Post Awards 2019 - Nominations Now Open

Welcome to the 2019 Actuarial Post Awards. Thank you for joining us as we continue to celebrate and reward the talent and achievements of individuals in the actuarial arena. We are pleased to announce that the nominations for the main awards are now OPEN!
Posted on Monday Aug 5

EMEA Cybercrime report 2019 Key Findings

Join this short 30 minute webinar as LexisNexis conduct a deep-dive into the findings of the new 2019 EMEA Cybercrime Report. Find out what is fueling Cybercrime in the EMEA region, based on the analysis of 3.1 billion regional transactions from Q1 2019.
Posted on Friday Aug 2

Connected Car Insurance USA 2019

Connected Car Insurance USA 2019 (September 4-5,2019 | Chicago) has been designed for connected car and auto insurance experts to share their insights and knowledge about the latest trends such as Telematics, Big Data, Analytics, AI and Blockchain.
Posted on Thursday Aug 1

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