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PRA Review of Solvency II Quantitative Impact Study – what’s included?

The PRA has now released details for their Solvency II Quantitative Impact Study (QIS), with submissions due by 20th October 2021. In this article Alan Reed summarises what has been included and what the requirements are.

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PRA Review of Solvency II Quantitative Impact Study – what to look out for

In this short article Ross Gordon highlights what to look out for in the PRA’s upcoming Quantitative Impact Study (QIS) review of Solvency II, details of which are expected shortly.

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April 2021 Exam Results

The April 2021 exam results have now been published and APR staff achieved a 85% pass rate across all exams taken. In this article, Imelda Barnes compares our performance with the industry average.

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Population Frailty Models in the context of COVID-19

Accounting for the long-term effects of Covid on population mortality will likely be a key topic of actuarial discussion for years to come. In this article, Cristian Redondo Loures gives an introduction to population frailty models in the context of Covid-19, these are models that allow for different mortality curves for each individual in a population.

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How I made a career change to become an actuary

In this article Tom Coyne shares his experience of, and tips for, making a career change to become an actuary.

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Making Good Students Great, Again

As APR prepares for its largest ever single intake of staff in September 2021, our induction manager Chris Nash reflects further on the key skills and traits which we aim to instil in our staff from their first day in the office.

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Mental Health First Aid Training

Having recently attended a training course to become a mental health first aider, Mohassin Shah reflects on what he learnt and the benefits this training can bring to APR.

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The Golden Rules of Good Documentation

Following on from our previous article on setting up a template in Microsoft Word, James Nicholl explores what makes a good piece of actuarial documentation and sets out six golden rules to follow when producing documents.

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Microsoft Word – Use and Abuse

Having poor quality documentation will ensure endless problems for most organisations. In this article John Bennett guides us how to ensure that we have poor quality documentation.

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Resource Management at APR – balancing supply and demand

Balancing the supply and demand of APR’s actuarial team has been one of our biggest challenges in the past couple of years. In this article, Gary Heslop discusses the resource management challenges APR faces and the approaches we take to mitigate these risks.

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