Matt Scott started his working life as an actuarial associate consultant after completing an undergraduate degree in mathematics and statistics at the University of Bath with a heavy focus on real-world applications, finance and research.
During his four years in the actuarial field, Matt completed a two-year master’s degree in actuarial finance at Imperial College Business School. Some of the topics covered were enterprise risk management, healthcare economics, corporate finance, economics, investments, insurance and pensions.
The course also involved a year-long research project for the actuarial profession, with Matt focusing on Solvency II regulations and the impact the introduction of similar legislation would have on UK pension schemes.
In his role as an actuarial consultant, Matt gained expertise in actuarial calculations, financial modelling and compliance, and completed professional examinations set by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. His career also took him to India for two months, after which he managed an offshore team performing specialist actuarial calculations.
Matt then decided to leave the actuarial profession, and acquired a postgraduate diploma in multimedia magazine journalism before joining StrategicRISK Asia’s sister magazine Insurance Times at the beginning of 2013.
Since then, Matt has worked for a number of publications in the financial and risk management sector, most recently working as a freelance writer, editor and research consultant for titles such as StrategicRISK, Insurance Times and Professional Manager, as well as conducting research on the insurance industry and global construction markets.