The ways in which financial assistance can be allocated to countries in need are discussed in this blog. GAD actuary Andy Jinks reflects on his first year on the Governance Committee of the Start Ready organisation.
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...
McCloud, pensions dashboards and beyond! The administrators of public service pension schemes have a lot to deliver over the next few years. This blog looks at the challenges they face, as well as sharing thoughts on potential opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
Pandemic bonds transfer pandemic risk from developing countries to the financial markets. The capital raised is reserved for responding to pandemic outbreaks. In this blog we look further into what pandemic bonds are, how they work and what happened when COVID-19 occurred.
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.
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.
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.