Password Encryption in VBA
Bank of England System-wide Exploratory Scenario Stress Test
In this article Alan Reed reviews the recently specified 2023 Bank of England System-wide Exploratory Scenario (SWES) stress test exercise. When is it happening, whom is taking part, how does it compare to prior stress test exercises and what features of this new exercise stand out?
IFoA Data Science Certification – Course Review
In this article, John Nicholls demonstrates outstanding dedication to content production by enrolling in the IFoA Data Science certification and producing a review that covers course content, length, assignments, and delivery. Hopefully this article will help those of you on the fence to be gently encouraged to fall off it.
The Magic of Productivity
Are distractions derailing your productivity? Dean Woodward explores the magic of focus with tips and techniques to boost your efficiency.
Python in Excel – an Analyst’s Dream?
What’s the world’s most iconic duo? Batman and Robin? Fish and chips? Morecambe and Wise? In fact it’s none of these: join Jacob as he talks about using Python in Microsoft Excel.
Carbon Permits and Offsets
How can governments use the free market to take action on climate change? Cristian tells all about carbon permits and offsets.
Actuarial Mentoring Programme
This interview-style article provides an insightful overview of the Actuarial Mentoring Programme (AMP), its objectives, and the invaluable benefits it offers to both mentors and mentees. Their experiences shed light on the AMP’s effectiveness and highlights the opportunities it provides for professional growth and development.
April 2023 Exam Results
The April 2023 exam results have been published and APR student staff achieved an impressive 83% pass rate across all IFoA exams and 100% in all CAA exams taken. In this article, Moses Vaughan highlights our success this sitting.
Office vs home – what is the ideal working environment?
What is your ideal working environment? Cristian and Hannah discuss how and why their ways of working benefits them the most.
The Last Remaining Defined Benefit Schemes: A Deeper Look
In this article Asees explores the rise and decline of DB Pension Schemes, and considers the impact of this on secure retirement for future generations.
APR’s Favourite Excel Shortcuts
Love it or hate it, Microsoft Excel has been a central part of an actuary’s work for decades. However, its a tool that often isn’t used to its full potential; Heather Wallace’s list of our favourite Excel shortcuts should help rectify that!