The next instalment of the Dialogue Podcast series explores how a simple innovative addition to private health insurance (PHI) policies can alleviate bill shock and reduce out-of-pocket costs for those diagnosed with cancer.

Private Health Insurance and Bill Shock - The Dialogue Podcast

The next instalment of the Dialogue Podcast series explores how a simple innovative addition to private health insurance (PHI) can alleviate 'bill shock' and reduce out-of-pocket costs for those diagnosed with cancer.

Gender diversity at work - stories from actuaries

In celebration of International Women’s Day on Thursday 8 March, the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group ran an Insights session to look at gender diversity in the workplace and where to go from here as a profession and a society.

Climate Risk Fluency Series – Part One

With Part Two of the Climate Risk Fluency series fast approaching, APRA's David Jenkins gives us a taste of what to expect by reporting on the highlights (including insights from the BOM and CSIRO) from the Part One seminar.

Is ‘Part-Time’ a Dirty Word?

With an increasingly part-time workforce and the impact of the ‘gig economy’, Julia Lessing discusses the true value of part-time workers and asks, “what can organisations be doing to benefit from this growing talent pool?”

Using analytics to improve marketing - ADMA Data Day

Aaron Cutter and Luke Cassar share their impressions of the 2018 ADMA Data Day, including how marketing is getting more personal due to smarter analytics.


The reinsurance underwriting cycle: a simple supply and demand story

Richard Hartigan discusses the drivers of the reinsurance underwriting cycle and his theory on the next ‘market turning event’.

Can “traditional” actuarial methods be sexy?

Amongst much talk about data science and new analytics techniques, Ashish Ahluwalia challenges the profession to be bold in sticking to their roots and take their toolkit of ‘traditional’ actuarial methods into a broader industries outside of insurance.  

Social Risks for financial institutions - The Dialogue Podcast

The next instalment of the Dialogue Podcast series explores why conventional risk management may be failing Australia's financial institutions, which have been subjected to tougher regulations, and now a Royal Commission.


2018 Agenda – Key themes for financial services players

Chief Editor Angat Sandhu's first Editorial focuses on key themes at play in our industry, from regulatory paradigm shift, to heightened customer expectations, and finding efficiency though technology and data analytics.


A new beginning, Year of the Dog

The Year of the Dog began on 16 February 2018, celebrating family union, good fortune and prosperity.  But do you know how fiercely competitive Chinese Zodiac animals can be?


Our profession today – CEO Column

In her first column as CEO of the Actuaries Institute, Elayne Grace reflects on this fast-paced world and her vision for the profession and the Institute.

The Critical Line – Volume 19

Oliver Chambers puts forward a puzzle that lies at the intersection of statistics and espionage.

Pricing tree structures with shifting parameters

Greg Taylor from UNSW Business School gives a brief summary of his paper on pricing tree structures with shifting parameters, discussing motivation, hierarchical models, the Kalman filter and a numerical example.

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - February 2018

Welcome to our round-up of the articles posted on Actuaries Digital during February 2018.

Climate Risk Disclosure - The Dialogue Podcast

In this first episode of the Dialogue Podcast series, Andrew Doughman questions Sharanjit Paddam, Principal at Deloitte, on his Dialogue thought leadership paper 'Climate Risk Disclosure, Financial Institutions Feel the Heat'.

The power of the nudge – A Young Actuaries Program event report

Chris Wong reports on this month’s Young Actuaries Program (YAP) session on Behavioural Economics, where Mike Daniels of the Behavioural Architects delved into the power of context, bias and subconscious in how we make decisions.

50 years of actuaries consulting globally – the history of IACA

Fifty years ago, the International Association of Consultant Actuaries (IACA) met in Munich for the first time. In June 2018, IACA will celebrate its 50th anniversary meeting with the International Congress of Actuaries (ICA) in Berlin. Brent Walker outlines its history, purpose, spread into Asia and why you should join.

The ethics of moving roles – CareerView Podcast

In this episode, CareerView discusses common questions around moving roles: when and what to tell your manager and colleagues, and the risks associated with ‘confidential’ or informal conversations about your plans to move roles.

Under the Spotlight – Asia Series - Jack Jiang

Chief Financial Officer at QBE Asia Pacific, Jack Jiang, goes under the spotlight in our continuing Asia Series. Here, he shares his pride and passion for the profession, personal career journey and love of marathons.

The Asher Approximation

John De Ravin is a member of the Institute’s Retirement Incomes Working Group and in this article he shares a suggestion made by the Convenor of that Working Group, Anthony Asher.