News & Views
Blood Donation: One Actuary’s Perspective
In this article we consider an optimisation problem relating to blood donation. Amar Gorania investigates the proportion of the population required to give blood in order to ensure there are adequate supplies for those who need it without any excess going to waste.
APR Exam Results September 2021
The September 2021 exam results have been published and APR student staff achieved more than a 90% pass rate across all exams taken. In this article, Imelda Barnes compares our performance with the industry average.
APR Charity Day 2021
APR recently held our sixth annual charity day, where staff donated half a day’s pay to 3 well-deserving charities. Jenn Claybourn takes a look at our chosen charities and the total raised.
APR Finalists at Investors in People Awards
In this article Sammy Ford reflects on APR’s shortlisting for an Investors in People Award and looks back on some of our recent initiatives and achievements.
Quantity Street, or why there aren’t any Green Triangles left
Is the distribution of sweets in our festive chocolate tins rigged? In this article, Michael Scanlon explores if never ending up with the Green Triangle is just bad luck or skewed odds.
APR’s Code Clinic – Case Studies and Lessons Learned
Started in summer 2020, APR’s Code Clinic is a regular session that involves groups of APR staff with differing experiences coming together to work on technological challenges. In this article, Ellen Weise and Joseph Barnett discuss what they have learned from attending the sessions.
APR appoints Ciarán Ó Súilleabháin as Head of Irish Operations
APR is delighted to announce the appointment of Ciarán Ó Súilleabháin as Head of Irish Operations.
Dynamic Array Formulas and Performing a ‘Left Join’ in Excel
In this article Jacob Warbrick introduces the dynamic array formula functionality of Excel 365 and demonstrates how, in just a single cell, it can be used to perform a ‘left join’ of two data tables.
A CogX in the Machine
CogX covers a wide range of topics bound together by the idea that technology can be used to make a better future. In this article, Phil Creswell describes some of the topics discussed at the conference and his thoughts on the potential opportunities for actuaries.
Climate change – what can actuaries do?
This article focuses on the climate aspect of the sustainability agenda. It is a personal opinion piece written by Alan Reed, examining how actuaries may be able to have a more positive impact when it comes to climate change.