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Pandemic bonds: what are they and how do they work?

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Pandemic bonds transfer pandemic risk from developing countries to the financial markets. The capital raised is reserved for responding to pandemic outbreaks. In this blog we look further into what pandemic bonds are, how they work and what happened when COVID-19 occurred.

The role of actuaries in government

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Actuaries in government is more than just a blog name, it is all about the work we do. At the Government Actuary's Department, we translate the output of our analysis into useable intelligence which helps improve the decision making required to address the wide range of challenges we are facing.

Green bonds and a look to the future

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With the rise in focus on environment, social or governance issues, green bonds are become an empowering and image-friendly investment even in these early days. This blog looks at the past, present and future trends (of issuance) of green bonds and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on green bonds.

My boomerang career

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In this blog, GAD actuary Edward Cole talks about how his career path has taken him from actuary to academic and back to actuary again. This boomerang career takes in work in the private sector, examining the importance of Victorian egg collectors and joining GAD's team in Edinburgh.