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.
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.
We look at the different aspects of insurance in the public sector, as it applies to local authorities and national government, and the associated impact of the pandemic.
Countries around the world have reacted to COVID-19 in a variety of ways from lockdowns and curfews. This blog looks at how COVID-19 has had an impact on investment.
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.
The issues around negative inflation are discussed in our latest blog. We look at how negative inflation, or deflation, is measured and what it means for the economy. We ask too who ultimately are the winners and losers in this.
GAD has arranged a 2 day event on the government's climate challenge and the role risk management can play. This event will look at understanding and reflecting climate uncertainty as well as future government challenges. Read more about this from one of the people in GAD who has helped set up the event.
The coronavirus pandemic has created multiple challenges for our society and economy. Actuary Sara Ronayne argues that it is also a valuable learning opportunity, which we can harness to improve climate risk management practices going forwards.
The impact of COVID-19 has meant many insurers could face potential losses and uncertainty as to whether some of their policies are valid and if they need to pay out. In this blog we look at the range of issues they’re facing due to the pandemic.
Teams in GAD have just finished producing resource accounts for more than 20 public service pension schemes. We work with finance contacts at pension schemes, administrators and employing authorities across public service pension schemes across the UK.
Designing and hosting webinars is a new venture for us at the Government Actuary's Department (GAD). The coronavirus roadblock meant we had to find a new route to connect with our clients. Hear from 2 GAD actuaries about their experiences of life in the webinar lane...