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Impacts of the new Personal Injury Guidelines in Ireland
In this article David O’Mahony examines how the new personal injury guidelines have been affecting the Irish General Insurance market and considers the likely future impacts of the changes.
Which soft skills are most valuable in actuarial work?
How important really are ‘Soft Skills’ in business? Gary Heslop takes a deep dive into how strong skills in areas such as Communication, Judgement and Management can make all the difference for high-performing Actuaries.
Basics of Property Direct and Facultative Insurance
The UK Commercial Property Insurance market is worth close to £7 billion and has been the subject of considerable disruption in the last few years. But how has this shaped the market? Jack Foley and Thomas Pycroft explain.
JFAR Risk Perspective 2022
In this article, a handful of APR’s newest recruits summarise the 2022 JFAR Risk Perspective and give an insight to the current risks high-quality actuarial work is facing, including topics such as sustainability and technology.
Avoiding Actuarial Embarrassment
Such is the tough, unforgiving nature of the actuarial world that there is no way to make sure every calculation you perform is correct. In this article, George Fairbrother and Matthew Gregg discuss methods of checking to give you the best chance of keeping errors to a minimum.
What Does ChatGPT Mean For The Actuarial Profession?
ChatGPT is a computer program designed to mimic human conversation that can respond to written prompts. An anonymous author explains what impacts AI like ChatGPT could have on the actuarial industry – could robots replace us?
Celebrationsgate – A Bounty Of Bias
James McConnell explores a light-hearted festive take on the issue of bias, and how this has lead to “No Bounty” Celebrations tubs.
September 2022 Exam Results
The September 2022 exam results have been published and APR student staff achieved an impressive 87.5% pass rate across all IFoA exams taken. In this article, Jack Foley compares our performance with the industry average.
Shock Events and Life Expectancy
Life expectancy is an uncomplicated statistic familiar to actuaries and non-actuaries alike, but its simplicity can often be deceptive. Matthias Wuest explains how shock events can conceal real trends in life expectancy data.
The changing shape of demand for APR’s services
Chris Bryce explains how the shape of demand for APR’s services has been changing, and how we continue to utilise our staff’s experience to support and deliver for our clients.