In this blog, the GAD actuary who helped establish the government’s Contingent Liability Central Capability talks about his time supporting the establishment and initial growth of the new team.
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.
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 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.
The ways in which actuarial skills can contribute to the complex area of disaster risk finance, is explored in this blog. GAD actuary Joanne Meusz talks about her role in a multi disciplinary team which developed disaster risk finance initiatives.
In this blog the Deputy Government Actuary Colin Wilson examines growing calls for the government to appoint a Chief Risk Officer. He looks at these and other calls for reassessments as to whether the UK is sufficiently prepared to address extreme risks.
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.
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.