News & Views
APR launches Dublin base
We are delighted to announce the opening of our new Dublin office. Roger expands on why we felt a presence in Dublin was appropriate and recaps our ethos and how this will apply to our newest office.
Abstraction and Business Processes
Part of our head of technology, Phil Creswell’s, role at APR is to ensure that we focus our learning efforts on the most useful technology and not just the current trend of the day. One such useful concept is that of abstraction, which Phil unpacks and explores in detail in this following article.
April 2020 Exam Results
The April 2020 exam results are in, and this sitting was one like none other before it. In this article Ajay Kotecha reflects on the recent exam sitting and how APR students have adapted to sitting online exams at home.
Train the Trainer
Many APR staff took part this year in a Train the Trainer course and in this article our induction training co-ordinator, Chris Nash, reflects on what this taught us and proposes some key ideas any trainer should consider before and during delivery of a group training session.
Training our Junior Students
At APR, we believe that the training we invest in staff is crucial to providing value to our clients. This naturally means recruiting high quality talent, and then a focus on developing the skills and qualities individuals can then exhibit or deploy when carrying out work for our clients.
Investors In People Accreditation
We are pleased to announce that at APR we have now been awarded accreditation by IIP recognising the investment we make in our staff and our ongoing efforts to help our staff grow and develop.
Life Actuary or General Insurance Actuary – why not be both?
Life and general insurance are two key sectors of actuarial work and there are many similarities between the skill sets required to be successful in each. We are fortunate to work with clients in both sectors, and in this article Ian Angus shares some insights into the similarities and differences between each.
CPD – Info on Upcoming Events and the New IFoA Scheme
In this article, Ross Gordon, our resident CPD co-ordinator, recaps the recently announced changes to the IFoA’s CPD scheme for the 2020/21 year, and sets out some details of upcoming events that piqued our interest.
Social Inflation in General Insurance – why the past is no longer the key to the future
Social inflation has been driving a disconnect between past experience and future claims in general insurance for a number of years now. In this article Rob Givens lays out what social inflation is and the impact it is having on general insurance claims, and begins to explore how the industry as a whole is tackling this issue.
APR Modelling: How to Ruin Football
Following discussions about whether the absence of Euro 2020 or Wimbledon was more troubling this summer, we began to wonder how Euro 2020 would differ if the tournament structure followed that of Wimbledon. At APR we do enjoy modelling – especially when it involves real world scenarios that we are all passionate about so this seemed a good excuse to dust out our modelling credentials and do some simulating.