Category Archives: actuaries

ONS finds those not wearing masks 50% more at risk from Covid

Thanks to the indefatigable John Roberts. Keep up the good work and be careful of that Zider! An interesting release by ONS today on the characteristics of people testing positive recently. One noteworthy finding is that those who don’t wear … Continue reading

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Eri-tation ; time to come clean on DC pensions.

Eritability Of all the time wasted talking about pension dashboards, the time wasted on “estimated retirement income” irks me most. It is not the sight of actuaries arguing over annuity and growth rates that irks me , it’s that the … Continue reading

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Moral hazard and the “compo culture”- must good pay for bad?

Blow to the trust in our profession. We could have organized to help people and divi the work for an industry wide agreed fixed fee on this. People matter. #financialplanning #values #trust https://t.co/wJghgWZEOe — Clémence Chatelin (@CChatelin) January 25, 2021 … Continue reading

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Buzzing for the DB funding code?

Views of the proposed DB Funding Code from Con Keating In their weekly Pensions Buzz survey, Professional Pensions posed the following question: “Is TPR’s approach to the new DB funding code the correct one in your view?” There were 100 respondents … Continue reading

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Managing and measuring DB schemes (Keating, Tilba and Clacher)

With the intention of keeping the Pension Regulator focused, Keating and Clacher have recruited Dr Anna Tilba of Durham University to their ranks.  A powerful triumvirate of pension intellectuals whose latest  blog is an antidote to the toxicity of pseudo … Continue reading

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If the poor can’t save in this pandemic, when can they save?

  Yesterday I wrote about Nest Insight’s sidecar savings project (now mysteriously called “Jars”).  The article caught the eye of Michael Johnson who graphically  reminded me of the most effective means ever of increasing the savings ratio. So – covering … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Actuaries sign off for the year with their 31st cracking report

                                                                        COVID-ARG.COM Friday Report: Issue … Continue reading

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COVID-19 ; have recent Government interventions helped?

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Could we get a double win-reducing COVID and seasonal flu?

                                                                      Covid-Arg.com By Stephen Kramer for … Continue reading

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How logical is the UK’s vaccine priority ordering?

By Yifei Gong and Stuart McDonald COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group – Learn. Share. Educate. Influence. Summary Nine groups in the UK have been prioritised to be vaccinated in the first phase. In this bulletin, we consider the logic of the … Continue reading

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