Who is an actuary

Actuaries are the acknowledged experts in modelling complex future events which have a financial impact and in the analysis of risk-related data. They provide realistic and innovative solutions to financial and other problems, especially over the long term and for uncertain events, using a control process to monitor and refine solutions over time.

Actuaries are equipped to help their clients and employers to make informed decisions. These can be governments, social partners, consumer organisations, funds, industries, businesses and individuals. Actuaries develop efficient solutions to safeguard financial security systems in an ever-changing world. They communicate the implications and the level of uncertainty of the results obtained, enabling those responsible to manage their risks better.