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Access to Data Sets

Library staff can advise on access to datasets

The list below gives examples of sources of datasets which may be used for research.

FTSE Russell Indexes

ft.com/marketsdata offers data from its archive of indices for a specified working day date to Financial Times online subscribers only. Its 'World markets at a glance' carries shares indices and 'FT500, Fixed incomes, Commodities, Interest rates' features gilts indices.

The FTSE Russell site allows selection from a global range of FTSE Russell Indexes  including these UK indices, developed by the Financial Times, FTSE and now FTSE Russell since 1962 (following the original Actuaries Investment Index, compiled by the Institute of Actuaries and Faculty of Actuaries, 1929-1962) :

Please note FTSE Russell International Limited (FTSE Russsell)'s statements on trademark, licences and disclaimer of liability for errors or omissions in its provision of data, and permissions required for use, allowing no further distribution without consent.

Researchers may be interested in the Heriot-Watt University collation for gilts indices in British Government Securities database having regard to the compilers' notices.

Continuous Mortality Investigation

Much of the CMI’s work is based on analysing data supplied by UK life assurance companies and by actuarial consultancies, in respect of members of large self-administered pension schemes (SAPS).

The CMI is funded by subscriptions. Subscribers receive results for any data they have submitted and results presenting the experience of the aggregated dataset.

For further information, see About the CMI.

For details about the provision of CMI data for research purposes, see Uses of data.

The Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS)           

A national data archiving and dissemination service. The ESDS works collaboratively to provide preservation, dissemination, user support and training for an extensive range of key economic and social data, both quantitative and qualitative, spanning many disciplines and themes.

To download any data you must register with ESDS, agree to an End User Licence (EUL) and provide details of your intended use. For further information see: http://www.esds.ac.uk/aandp/access/access.asp

Enquiries: help@esds.ac.uk

HESonline (Hospital Episode Statistics)

The national statistical data warehouse for England of the care provided by NHS hospitals and for NHS hospital patients treated elsewhere. HES is the data source for a wide range of healthcare analysis for the NHS, government and many other organisations and individuals.

Much data is available for downloading on a self-service basis. Customised reports can also be requested.

Enquiries: enquiries@ic.nhs.uk

Contact Details

If you have any enquiries about data sets please contact the Library.

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    Retail banking is going through a period of substantial change as it moves into the digital age. Banks have large amounts of data about their customers and about their risks. Open data application programming interface (APIs) and data science are enabling banks to use their data to offer innovative and sometimes personalised services. Data science is also adding value in risk areas such as fraud detection and cyber security. At the same time, the move to online banking is making it easier for firms including fintechs to enter banking without having to establish branch networks.

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    Webinar
    4 December 2020

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    IFoA President Tan Suee Chieh would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual UK Town Hall 2020, hosted by Tan Suee Chieh with IFoA’s Immediate Past President, John Taylor, President Elect, Louise Pryor and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.  

  • UK Town Hall 10:00-11:00

    Webinar
    4 December 2020

    Spaces available

    IFoA President Tan Suee Chieh would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual UK Town Hall 2020, hosted by Tan Suee Chieh with IFoA’s Immediate Past President, John Taylor, President Elect, Louise Pryor and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.  

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    Cash-flow driven investing is a game-changer for DB pension funds navigating their end-game. Suitable for sponsors who want to reduce risks on their balance sheets. And for trustees, it shifts the focus to providing greater certainty of returns, managing funding level volatility and ensuring they have enough income to pay cash-flow requirements.

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    Patrick Kennedy, Partner at Gateley Legal and Founding Director of Entrust (a leading professional pensions trustee company), will be delivering an update on the latest legal developments during the course of 2020. With both a pensions legal perspective and over 25 years of trustee service, Patrick will seek to highlight how the letter of the law has continued to evolve against the backdrop of a difficult and challenging year

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    The talk will provide an understanding of the priorities and relationships between deficit reduction contributions, in the context of wider scheme funding, and different types of value outflow from the employer based on the working party’s recently published report. 

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    Running off the £2 trillion of UK corporate sector defined benefit liabilities in an efficient and effective fashion is the biggest challenge facing the UK pensions industry. Trustees and sponsors overseeing those schemes need to be clear on their target end-state and the associated journey plan – but too few have well articulated and robust plans.

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    The actuarial skill set has much to offer the banking industry. So many of the skills that actuaries acquire during their working life translate across to the world of banking and yet banking is perceived as an alien environment to many actuaries. But is it?

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    Covid-19 has required an urgent and cross-practice initiative to facilitate the extensive impact this pandemic has across all industries. IFoA members have been keen to contribute in a different way, so we developed the IFoA Covid-19 Action Taskforce [ICAT] to coordinate our effort, with a more efficient governance.

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