Tag Archives: Actuary

Taking someone else’s numbers for it. The shortcomings of AoVs.

  I suffer from pension dreams, these wake me up at odd hours of the morning with questions that I cannot answer. This morning’s question was put to me by someone who bought a pension savings plan from me when … Continue reading

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Life expectancy is a statistical calculation which estimates the average number of years individuals in a certain group will live. However, people seem to interpret it as an expert opinion that tells them exactly how long they can expect to … Continue reading

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Bryn Davies ; Our new voice in the Lords

There were three peerages created yesterday for services to pensions , all three deserved. Frank Field and Helena Morrissey are high profile and  fly their own flags, Bryn is less well known but no less deserving. Bryn’s career Brinley Howard … Continue reading

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An advert you wouldn’t see in Britain!

Most UK pension people  will look at this advert (on Linked in) with bemusement, some may think it a scam, but I know the people behind this initiative and that, in Australia, they are in earnest for good. This article … Continue reading

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What has COVID-19 done to our economy? How can we recover? – Joseph Lu

  What has COVID-19 done to the economy? The UK’s economy started the year with a rising stock market and house prices, said to be the continuation of a ‘Boris Bounce’ after a landslide election win that inspired business activity. … Continue reading

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Chris Daykin compares COVID-19 in the UK to similar countries.

Introduction This note updates and expands my note published on 28 April.  Shortly after that note was published the official daily figures for deaths in the UK began to include deaths in care homes and so jumped up sharply by … Continue reading

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People don’t have a “sell by” date

Two articles have been troubling my conscience, the first is by Debora Price  and is featured on this blog. Debora champions the vitality of older people. The second article is by Ros Altmann and is on a similar theme. It … Continue reading

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Actuaries weekly round up ; Covid-19

Every week, more is written on COVID-19 than any individual could possibly read. Collectively, the COVID19 Actuaries Response Group read more about the outbreak than most, so we’ve decided each Friday to provide you with a curated list of the … Continue reading

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Covid-19; Risk, Uncertainty, Psychology and Judgement

    You can see this presentation which runs to 60 slides following Tan’s narrative   The Slideshare is available to read below in plain text. By TAN SUEE CHIEH, IFoA’s President Elect Keywords Risk. People (p). Risk of mortality … Continue reading

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Aussie actuary flies DC…

  I needed to travel to London. I began my preparations with a call to an airline that I hadn’t used before but that I was keen to try, given its appeal­ing advertising. “Wombat Airways, good morning, this is Margaret … Continue reading

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