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VBA Mini-Series – An Introduction
In this article John Nicholls introduces a series of planned articles that will perform a shallow dive into some more advanced concepts in VBA and how they might be useful in an actuarial context.
Talking with Pythons: How to Debug Failing Code
Stressed by tech glitches? Ellen Weise has the secrets for mastering the art of debugging, so you’ll never pull your hair out over broken code again!
APR Charity Day 2023
After another successful Charity Day for APR, Jennifer Claybourn summarises the charities we have donated to, and our reasons why.
The (Pricing) Nightmare before Christmas
This article tackles an important actuarial issue and may also help to get you in the festive spirit. Georgina and Patrick aim to answer the question that everyone has been asking: “How do you insure Santa’s sleigh?”
2023 Actuarial Conference Summary
In this article we share some of our personal highlights and takeaways from each of the IFoA Life Conference, GIRO Conference and SAI Annual Convention.
September 2023 Exam Results
The September 2023 exam results have been published and APR student staff achieved an impressive 76% pass rate across all IFoA exams. In this article, Moses Vaughan highlights our success this sitting.
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.