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Blog: August 2013 Archive

Summer Students' Experience: Spreadsheets and the City

Looking back on our eight weeks in Barnett Waddingham’s Insurance Actuarial practice, we recall fondly the unique learning experiences of the summer programme.

Barnett Waddingham, Microinsurance
Microinsurance: novel challenges call for innovative solutions

Mainstream commercial insurance has for a long time been unattainable for a large proportion of the world’s population. Those from low-income backg...

Bulk annuity market goes from strength to strength in 2013

Bulk annuity transactions worth almost £1.7bn were completed by UK insurers in the first half of 2013, setting the market on course for its most successful year since 2008.

Young people who delay pension saving until middle age could lose more than half a million pounds

Young people who put off saving for a pension until they reach middle age could lose up to £100,000 in employer pension contributions and tax relief.

Takaful - an introduction

Issues surrounding Islamic Finance and in particular Sharia-compliant investment have recently penetrated the public consciousness through the adve...

Current Irish Issues in the GI Market session (26 June 2013)

A session was held at the end of June 2013 at the Institute of Actuaries which gave an update on the latest developments within the Irish general i...

PPF replaces Dun & Bradstreet with Experian

The PPF has announced that it will be replacing Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) as the provider it uses for determining the probability of company insolvency used in the PPF levy calculation.

Summer students - What I wish I knew before starting work

Now halfway through their summer placements Chris, Omair, and Sophie have all settled in to working life. Here they tell us about a few things they wish they'd known before starting work, and give some advice for prospective future summer students.

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