News & Views
Resourcing Manager appointment – Sonia Dhonsi
We are delighted to announce that Sonia Dhonsi has joined our team as a Resourcing Manager, to support the development of APR’s growing actuarial business. Sonia’s main focus will be on expanding the scope and engagement of our talent-pool of high-quality actuarial contractors, while adding further capacity for providing tailored solutions to client resourcing requirements.
CAAs at APR – our experiences so far
It is now approaching a year since APR employed our first CAA-level Actuarial Analysts, so we thought this would be a good time to share our experiences, look at how our CAA cohort might develop and, not too shamelessly, give a bit of a sales pitch to potential clients and analyst recruits.
An Overview of our Training Services
Over the past two years, APR has provided training services to the actuarial staff of nine clients across the Life and GI sectors, primarily in the core technical areas of Excel and VBA; building on the success of these courseswe are now expanding the range of training we are able to provide to clients.
Emerging Drivers of Demand in 2018
2018 has got off to a fast start – we have already seen a high level of demand from clients in a range of areas, and are anticipating a very busy year. We look at some of the factors fuelling this demand.
Brexit and its Implications for Insurance Companies
Brexit will undoubtedly have an impact on many UK-based businesses in the coming months and years, few more so than on insurance companies, who have only just emerged from implementing Solvency II. We look briefly at three of the main areas of uncertainty.
Overview of Longevity Swaps
Longevity swaps are becoming increasingly popular as a means for pension schemes or insurers to minimise exposure to longevity risk. In this article we give an overview of how longevity swaps work, how they are allowed for in terms of reserving, funding and capital and some of the current issues surrounding these often complex contracts.
PPD – A summary of what you need to know
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries recently introduced a new Personal and Professional Development (PPD) scheme for actuarial students. Read APR’s summary of the key points students need to be aware of about the new requirements and the transitional arrangements.
Another Great Set of Actuarial Exam Results for APR Staff
APR staff were rewarded with another exceptional set of results for the autumn 2017 actuarial exam session, achieving a pass rate of 89% across 35 IFoA and CAA exams. Read on for details of some of the star performers.
Match report – APR vs Just, Five-a-Side Football
Thursday 30 November saw the rebirth of the APR five-a-side football team APR 5-a-side football team, in a hard-fought match against Just at Shoreditch Powerleague. It was a hard-fought contest, but Just ran out narrow winners, despite some fine performances on both sides.
APR Charity Day 2017
On 21 November 2017, sixteen APR staff members and four contractors raised £8,760 for the charities of their choice, just by going to work for the day. See how we managed to surpass our total from 2016 with this year’s charity event.