Actuarial modelling – London Whale 2.0?
Modelling Design Partners and SolveXia recently conducted a survey, in collaboration with Actuarial Post, to better understand the challenges faced by actuarial departments. The results revealed that the most pertinent challenge that is associated with actuarial processes is vulnerability to input error. Not surprisingly, the majority of respondents also indicated continued concern about regulatory requirements. Most worryingly, though, is that a significant dependence on spreadsheets for major calculations was noted.