COVID-19 has given the financial sector a lot to think about including pension funds and their investment strategies, we look at how these have been impacted.
With the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic causing huge pressures on the economy and much of the financial sector, we look at how pension schemes face unique challenges in this uncertain time.
Our society is ageing. Previous assumptions about costs and risks need revising. In this blog we ask how should we, as a society, fund future pensions and care for elderly people?
Life under lockdown has led to different experiences for different people, not least of which can be the role of educator. One of GAD’s actuaries reflects on his hitherto unknown skills where he combines the role of actuary with that of home schooling his children.
Have you ever looked at the yield curves from our market insights and wondered what they tell you? This blog explores what they might be telling you if the yield curve is 'inverted'.
The Government Actuary talks about the new GAD 2025 Strategy, which sets out refreshed objectives and a renewed framework for the department over the next 5 years.
One of GAD's actuaries talks about his work as a pensions specialist, and how he made the decision to change careers from software engineer to actuary.
In this final blog in the series on Digital Finance, we explore both the opportunities and the challenges that may be experienced. We also explore the possible direction of digital finance in the future.
In this latest blog, we find out how blockchain technology helps us with everyday transactions. The technology shows that money does not have any intrinsic value of its own – it is the trust that people have for the authority issuing the money that creates its value.
The growing popularity of neobanks can offer a new style of banking but may also lead to challenges for institutional investors, such as pension scheme trustees who may need to assess exposure to any risk levels.
GAD's secondments programme offers great opportunities for our people and gives clients the chance to more fully understand what actuaries can offer to their projects and proposals.