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Blog: November 2015 Archive

For sale - annuity. One careful owner, full service history

Scott Eason and Michael Henderson presented at the IFoA’s Life Conference on 19 November on the topic of the secondary annuity market. This blog summarises the presentation and the discussion afterward.

Understanding and comparing longevity projections

This blog post was written by Dave Grimshaw and Jon Palin who discussed and compared a range of methods for projecting future improvements in mortality at the IFoA’s Life Conference on 20 November. The session was aimed at delegates without specialist longevity expertise, who need to assess proposed assumptions.

New State Pension statements; will we COPE?

Baroness Ros Altmann, recently chaired a meeting to inform the pensions industry, about changes to the way DWP will communicate with members approaching State Pension Age and those who enquire about their State Pension entitlement...but how will we COPE?

AE - an employer's viewpoint

This week the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) published their Automatic Enrolment evaluation report , which painted a relatively positive picture of the delivery of auto-enrolment.

Actuarial insights into customer loyalty programmes

Applying actuarial techniques to help clients build brand value and customer loyalty.

Dealing with uncertainty - a risk worth taking

Decisions in the oil and gas industry – especially at the exploration stages are fraught with uncertainty. We are working with companies in this sector to optimise risk and returns in investment decision making using a range of quantitative techniques.

Video Blog: the six pillars of employee wellbeing

Carl Chapman talks to Reward Guide about the six pillars of employee wellbeing and how to build a strategy to combat wellbeing risks.

Pricing issues facing the London market

On 28 September, Barnett Waddingham in conjunction with Post Magazine, hosted a webinar focusing on pricing issues in the London market.

HMRC countdown bulletin 10: the letters and numbers you need to know

The National Insurance Services to Pensions Industry publish a regular guide to the industry on the end of contracting-out. Here, I highlight some of the key topics up for discussion in their latest issue.


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