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What does Actuaries do?

a) Actuaries Make Financial Sense of the Future

Actuaries are experts in assessing the financial impact of tomorrows uncertain events. They enable financial    decisions to be made with more confidence by:
· Analyzing the past
· Modelling the future
· Assessing the risks involved, and
· Communicating what the results mean in financial terms.

b) Actuaries Enable More Informed Decisions:

Actuaries add value by enabling businesses and individuals to make better-informed decisions, with a clearer  view of the likely range of financial outcomes from different future events.

The actuaries skills in analysis and modelling of problems in finance, risk management and product design are used extensively in the areas of insurance, pensions, investment and more recently in wider fields such as project management, banking and health care. Within these industries, actuaries perform a wide variety of roles such as design and pricing of product, financial management and corporate planning. Actuaries are invariably involved in the overall management of insurance companies and pension, gratuity and other employee benefit funds schemes; they have statutory roles in insurance and employee benefit valuations to some extent in social insurance schemes sponsored by government.

Actuarial skills are valuable for any business managing long-term financial projects both in the public and private sectors.

Actuaries apply professional rigor combined with a commercial approach to the decision -making process.

c) Actuaries Balance the Interests of All

Actuaries balance their role in business management with responsibility for safeguarding the financial interests of the public. The duty of Actuaries to consider the public interest is illustrated by their legal responsibility for protecting the benefits promised by insurance companies and pension schemes. The professions code of conduct demands the highest standards of personal integrity from its members.

Further Reading

Introduction to the Actuarial Profession

Role of An Actuary

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A Day in life of an Actuary

 

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