News & Views
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.
April 2022 Exam Results
The April 2022 exam results have been published and APR student staff achieved an 89% pass rate across all IFoA exams taken. In this article, Jack Foley compares our performance with the industry average.
APR Charity Challenge 2022
APR recently held a Charity Challenge to raise donations for The Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) through a virtual mission. In this article, Jenn Claybourn takes a look at the results, the money raised and the important cause this mission was for.
How to ruin tennis (a modelling sequel)
Ross Witney-Hunter and Josh Payne apply some statistical modelling techniques to try and predict the outcomes of this year’s Wimbledon singles competitions.
Wordle – how to maximise your chances of getting it in two
Thomas Pycroft examines the numbers behind Wordle and looks at the best strategy for maximising your chances of solving the puzzle in two guesses.
Consultation on Changes to Solvency II Regulation – What’s Included?
The latest step in the government’s plans to reform the Solvency II regime for the UK insurance sector has now been published. In this article Ross Gordon and Claire Grant provide details on these plans and potential knock-on effects.
Cyber Security: SQL Injection
SQL injection is a common type of attack carried out on databases. Despite its simplicity, SQL injection can have a number of serious consequences for databases that are not adequately protected. In this article John Nicholls introduces the concept of SQL injection and gives a number of steps organisations can take to avoid this type of attack.