Irish Regulatory Landscape
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.
An Introduction to Natural Capital
Natural Capital is the world’s stocks of natural assets, including water, soil, air and geology. In this article, Alan Reed explores whether this can be accurately calculated, and how this information might be used both by industries and governments.
Gilt yield movements – why the BoE had to intervene
In this article Alan Reed and Sunil Ghosh analyse the recent volatility in gilt yields and shed light on why it was the UK pensions sector that prompted the Bank of England (BoE) to intervene in order to maintain financial stability.
The Green Bond Market
Jenn Claybourn gives an introduction to the green bond market. What are they, what are their benefits and drawbacks, and what does the future hold for this increasingly popular investment.
APR’s Approach To Graduate Recruitment
As the 2021-22 Recruitment cycle has been APR’s most fruitful graduate hiring season, Adam Smith gives an insight into the 4-stage process that ensures the recruitment of high quality graduate employees, alongside an overview of the outcomes of this year’s graduate intake.
Understanding the 2022 World Bank Carbon Pricing Report
Climate change is becoming an increasingly talked about issue. This article breaks down the executive summary of The World Bank’s State and Trends of Carbon Pricing report and suggests steps that need to be taken to achieve the 1.5oC target set in the Paris Agreement.
Parametric Insurance and Climate Change
Parametric insurance is a form of insurance that, whilst still relatively uncommon, is gaining greater prominence within the general insurance sector. In this article Rob Givens explains how parametric insurance differs from traditional indemnity insurance and, by way of some example case studies, highlights how it could become an increasingly important tool in dealing with the consequences of climate change.
April 2022 Exam Results
The April 2022 exam results have been published and APR student staff achieved an 89% pass rate across all IFoA exams taken. In this article, Jack Foley compares our performance with the industry average.
APR Charity Challenge 2022
APR recently held a Charity Challenge to raise donations for The Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) through a virtual mission. In this article, Jenn Claybourn takes a look at the results, the money raised and the important cause this mission was for.
How to ruin tennis (a modelling sequel)
Ross Witney-Hunter and Josh Payne apply some statistical modelling techniques to try and predict the outcomes of this year’s Wimbledon singles competitions.