We look at the challenges and benefits of algorithms used by government on a daily basis. They are used in decision-making processes and these decisions can have an impact on our lives. In this blog we examine how the pandemic has given the government the impetus to test the art of the possible.
This blog looks at how inflation was affected over the pandemic and the outcome of a consultation to reform the UK’s longest standing measure of inflation, the Retail Price Index.
In GAD, modelling is a core part of our work. We use it to ‘chart plausible futures.’ In this guest blog, Michael Hodge, the Head of Automation and Technology at the Office for Statistics Regulation talks about using the Code of Practice for Statistics to develop a new socio-technical guidance for modelling.
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.
After the end of 2021, the LIBOR rate, which used to price many financial instruments, will cease to be published. This blog looks at SONIA, the UK replacement, and the transition from LIBOR to SONIA.
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.
LIBOR (the London Inter Bank Offered Rate) is slowly becoming a thing of the past. We take a look at the much-maligned benchmark rate, what it is used for, the alternatives that have been introduced to replace it, and who could be affected.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has proved a difficult time for the hedge fund industry. Not all of its players have managed to live up to the challenges. In this blog we look at how hedge funds have fared over the past year or so.
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.