Andries Beukes explores the role of HR in actuarial process improvement. While HR mismanagement can be an issue, get it right and your project will be far more effective.
Data can tell us anything – even how many friends we should statistically have. In the 1980s, while researching why primates devote so much time and effort to grooming, anthropologist Robin Dunbar took research on the brains of primates.
Read MBE partners Andries Beukes’ and Christo Muller’s recent contribution InsuranceERM.
How a lack of foresight and flexibility during a transformation project can lead to duplication of work and an accumulation of hidden costs.
Nothing – perhaps – apart from the Queen, Big Ben and tikka masala, perhaps – is more quintessentially London-y than the quirks and foibles that survive as remnants of a history reaching back centuries. Obscure and head-scratching traditions may be observed throughout England, but nothing quite matches the pomp and ceremony of the City of London itself.
There is much we don’t know about the impacts of Covid-19, but one obvious and immediate impact has been an increased death toll: the Faculty & Institute of Actuaries’ Continuous Mortality Investigation noted that there have been 100,600 excess deaths in the UK from the start of the pandemic up until May 2021.
Uncertainty is a continuum that ranges from that which we are certain of at one end through to that which we are completely ignorant of at the other. This continuum may be divided into three broad categories: aleatory, epistemic and ontological uncertainty.