As the 2018 World Cup in Russia enters its fifth day and England are about to commence their campaign, James Rooney takes a light-hearted look at how quantitative analysis has been used by investment bank, UBS, to determine the potential winner of the tournament.
It was my 30th birthday on 6th July 1988. However, that is a memorable date for a far more important reason. On that day, a massive explosion at the Piper Alpha oil platform, approximately 120 miles north-east of Aberdeen, killed 167 people. The total insured loss was reported as about £1.7 billion. It is the worst offshore oil disaster in terms of lives lost and industry impact.
In our December 2017 blog, we were hoping there would be Good Tidings following The House of Commons, Work and Pensions Select Committee enquiry into the claimant experience of Personal Independence Payment(PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) applicants.