This month we consider why negative interest rates might be chosen and what might happen as a result. In looking at the lowdown, we also examine the impact of negative interest rates and what these mean for consumers and for the banking industry.
In the event of a disaster, it is vital to act quickly. To maximise humanitarian impact, we need to make the most efficient use of the funds available. In this blog, we examine how understanding the underlying risks can enable humanitarian organisations to do more with less.
We developed our webinar programme to continue connecting effectively with clients throughout the pandemic. Over the year GAD created and hosted 11 webinars. In this blog we look at this enhanced level of engagement, where some of our events attracted around 200 attendees.
The 'Assessing and Communicating Uncertainty' toolkit has been set up to help analysts in providing decision-makers with data in such a way that the inherent uncertainty of given situations is understood. In this blog, we look at how this toolkit can help people who undertake analytical work.
In the week that the nation marked the first anniversary of lockdown, GAD actuary Nazmus Haq reflects on his year working in the Department of Health and Social Care as they looked to identify and protect vulnerable patients thought to be at high risk from coronavirus.
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.
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.