- Advanced Pricing Working Party - exploring new techniques and ideas of pricing in general insurance, including mathematical and statistical techniques, actuarial software and implementation techniques
- Actuarial Function - provided more detail of the work which will need to be undertaken by the Actuarial Function to fulfil the requirements of Article 48 of the Solvency II Directive
- Actuaries and Income Inequality - looked at income inequality caused by (or potentially resolved by) financial services and actuarial responsibility
- Data Visualisation - examined the benefits that visualisations provide in the communication of technical work
- Directors and Officers Insurance - understanding the pricing and reserving risks around this class of business
- Diversity Analytics - asking the question 'What will the insurance industry workforce look like in 10-20 years? How will it develop and will it be fit for purpose?'
- Fairness in Insurance Pricing - reviewed and summarised various issues (past and present) surrounding the discrimination debate
- Getting Better Judgement - developed a set of best practice guidelines for probability elicitation in general insurance
- International Pricing Research - exploring what makes for a good reinsurance underwriting submission
- Investigating the Herd Mentality Amongst Actuaries - explored the reasons why Actuaries follow the herd
- Liaison with Cat Model Developers - Explored issues of mutual interest between the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and Catastrophe Model Developers
- Managing Uncertainty with Professionalism - seeks to develop general and simple principles to support actuaries in managing and communicating uncertainty in all fields
- Marine and Energy Pricing - informed and educated the actuarial profession on marine and energy pricing
- Measuring Uncertainty Qualitatively (MUQ) - specifically explores how reserving uncertainty should be developed
- Modelling, Analytics and Insights from Data - a cross practice Working Party established to investigate “Big Data” and primarily focused on the latest and emerging thinking associated with modern mathematical tools and techniques
- Peril Based Reserving - developing a universal framework for capturing the emergence and development of insurance claims
- Practical Use of the Clark Cape Cod Method for Stochastic Reserving Working Party - testing the Clark Cape Cod method in a variety of situations and types of business and compare to other commonly-used methods
- Practising Ruin - introduced practitioners to modern ruin theoretic concepts as part of the toolkit for risk-return assessments
- Pragmatic Stochastic Reserving - researching the stochastic reserving methods available to general insurance reserving actuaries
- Reserving Functions Survey - reviewed current reserving practice in the UK
- Risk Elephants in the Room - Identified, considered and communicated large risk issues that currently don't seem to be part of the existing risk conversation
- Solvency II IMAP - investigated the internal model approval process for Solvency II and the specific challenge this presents for GI actuaries
- Spreadsheet Models: Governance Risk and Control - looked at the issues surrounding end user computing (EUC) tools, especially spreadsheets
- Third Party Consultation and Communication - this working party works in tandem with the Third Party Working Party (Data) and the PPO Working Party.
- UK Deafness Claims - facilitating market data collection and investigating claims experience relating to deafness/noise induced hearing loss in the UK
- Uncertainty of 99.5th Percentile - seeking to refine the estimates of uncertainty and consider the practical implications of this work.
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As part of the ARC Webinar Series 2021, this webinar will review the work of the UEA/Aviva research team over the last four years on a major research programme funded by the IFoA’s Actuarial Research Centre.
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