News & Views
Celebrationsgate – A Bounty Of Bias
James McConnell explores a light-hearted festive take on the issue of bias, and how this has lead to “No Bounty” Celebrations tubs.
September 2022 Exam Results
The September 2022 exam results have been published and APR student staff achieved an impressive 87.5% pass rate across all IFoA exams taken. In this article, Jack Foley compares our performance with the industry average.
Shock Events and Life Expectancy
Life expectancy is an uncomplicated statistic familiar to actuaries and non-actuaries alike, but its simplicity can often be deceptive. Matthias Wuest explains how shock events can conceal real trends in life expectancy data.
The changing shape of demand for APR’s services
Chris Bryce explains how the shape of demand for APR’s services has been changing, and how we continue to utilise our staff’s experience to support and deliver for our clients.
An Introduction to Natural Capital
Natural Capital is the world’s stocks of natural assets, including water, soil, air and geology. In this article, Alan Reed explores whether this can be accurately calculated, and how this information might be used both by industries and governments.
Gilt yield movements – why the BoE had to intervene
In this article Alan Reed and Sunil Ghosh analyse the recent volatility in gilt yields and shed light on why it was the UK pensions sector that prompted the Bank of England (BoE) to intervene in order to maintain financial stability.
The Green Bond Market
Jenn Claybourn gives an introduction to the green bond market. What are they, what are their benefits and drawbacks, and what does the future hold for this increasingly popular investment.
APR’s Approach To Graduate Recruitment
As the 2021-22 Recruitment cycle has been APR’s most fruitful graduate hiring season, Adam Smith gives an insight into the 4-stage process that ensures the recruitment of high quality graduate employees, alongside an overview of the outcomes of this year’s graduate intake.
Understanding the 2022 World Bank Carbon Pricing Report
Climate change is becoming an increasingly talked about issue. This article breaks down the executive summary of The World Bank’s State and Trends of Carbon Pricing report and suggests steps that need to be taken to achieve the 1.5oC target set in the Paris Agreement.
Parametric Insurance and Climate Change
Parametric insurance is a form of insurance that, whilst still relatively uncommon, is gaining greater prominence within the general insurance sector. In this article Rob Givens explains how parametric insurance differs from traditional indemnity insurance and, by way of some example case studies, highlights how it could become an increasingly important tool in dealing with the consequences of climate change.