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What can an Actuary do for me? - two day course


This two day course seeks to improve delegates' understanding of the role of an actuary in a modern insurance company and to enable professionals from other functions to best utilise the unique skill sets that actuaries possess. The course focuses on two main areas; firstly to understand what actuaries do and secondly the ways in which underwriting, claims, finance and reinsurance professionals can both aid and benefit from these actuarial processes.


  • The nature of insurance and why actuaries are needed
  • The actuary's role in capital modelling and business planning
  • The actuary's role in pricing support and claims reserving
  • The actuary in the context of the business.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • A more comprehensive understanding of the skill-set of an actuary
  • Identification of the insurance issues where actuaries can help
  • Improved communication with actuaries
  • Understanding of key actuarial techniques
  • A fundamental knowledge of risk-based capital and Solvency II
  • A better understanding of the financial dynamics of insurance.

Who should attend?

Anyone with a non-actuarial role will benefit from this programme. It is particularly suited to underwriters at all levels, claims adjusters, finance professionals and technical managers.

CPD hours

Attendance of this course awards up to 12 CPD hours where you consider it relevant to your professional development needs.

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