The ways in which a GAD trainee actuary combined analysis, actuarial skills and financial modelling are explored in this blog about work in policy areas relating to indemnity and patient safety.
The importance of context in disaster risk financing is one of the main lessons learned while working as an actuary at the Centre for Disaster Protection. In this blog read about how actuarial skills are a good fit when it comes to understanding ways to manage risk through financial mechanisms.
Earlier this month the DWP announced a 'reset' of the Pensions Dashboards Programme. But connection, and the technology required by schemes to connect, remains just one part of preparing for pensions dashboards. This blog focuses on one of the other vital elements to dashboards success - matching.
GAD's work includes advising government around pensions for public sector workers. There are lots of details associated with these types of pensions, and actuaries have an important role in helping employers and policymakers understand these details. Read this blog to find out more...
In this blog we look at the impact of global climate change. In 2022 we saw devastating floods impacting an estimated 33 million people in Pakistan, wildfires causing destruction across Europe, and temperatures in the UK reaching more than 40°C.
Ahead of a major Civil Service environmental conference, which is supported by the Government Actuary's Department, one of GAD's actuaries, talks about the growth of his involvement in climate-change related work.
GAD actuary Tejas Dholakia shares his experiences of participating in GIRO - a major actuarial conference on general insurance.
A GAD actuary has marked 6 months at the centre of a programme providing financial help to countries affected by natural disasters. Read more about his role in the Start Ready initiative, part of the Start Network charity, and how it takes an innovative approach to helping countries affected by predictable crises.
Liability Driven Investment, or LDI, is a way of investing that by convention gives a multiple exposure to gilts. Recently it's been a challenging time for corporate defined benefit pension schemes that had LDI. Read our blog to find out more.
At the Government Actuary's Department, we deal with a huge volume of data every day. Handling large datasets brings both opportunities and challenges. Learn more about our experiences in this blog.