Modern government service delivery - 2018 Public Policy Essay Competition Winner

The Institute's Public Policy Essay Competition attracted a host of young authors whose essays demonstrated that actuaries can apply their skills across a range of fascinating topics; from mental health to blockchain, road pricing, the gig economy, complexity in retirement, genetic testing and many more. The winning essay 'Modern government service delivery' by Hugh Miller was singled out for its clear communication, logical structure and innovative approach to a growing issue for governments – how to deliver important services within ever tightening budgets.

CareerView Podcast - Managing a Data Analytics Team

Hugh Miller (Principal at Taylor Fry) asks Aaron Cutter (Principal at Finity) how he deals with the new technologies and skills required to manage analytics teams delivering for a diverse range of clients.

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Actuaries Podcast - Young Actuaries Conference 2018

Business Adviser at High Earth Orbit Robotics Solai Valliappan previews her talk at the upcoming Young Actuaries Conference (YAC) including the importance of a 'strong network' and her work consulting 'the Google Maps of asteroid resources in space'. 

Actuaries working in Not for Profit roles

Sarah Highet speaks to three actuaries who made a career change to work in NFP roles, motivated by a desire to use their skills to help people less fortunate than themselves and make a difference to their lives.

Cutting Edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) Applications in Insurance – a YAP event report

A panel of experts shared their experiences on “Cutting Edge Artificial Intelligence Applications in Insurance” at a recent Melbourne YAP (Young Actuaries Program) event.

Inspiring Change: Interview with Actuary and Director at the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

In this Q&A, Meng shares why she loves working in "revolutionary disability reform", and the advice that changed how she approaches work and measures success. All ahead of her talk at the upcoming Young Actuaries Conference (YAC)!

Asia Tour 2018 Part 3: Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

After our short stay in Shanghai, we headed to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to complete the Asia Tour 2018. With special presenters on Data Analytics and actuaries in business, the event was a fantastic forum top discuss our future together.

Presidential Dialogue: March 2018 Council Report

John Evans presents his report to members from the Actuaries Institute Council meeting held on 5 March 2018, including key issues discussed and decisions made.

Welcome to New Members - May 2018

Welcome to the Institute’s newest members both in Australia and overseas. Here they are listed.

Data and privacy in the aftermath of Cambridge Analytica - Normal Deviance

The Facebook - Cambridge Analytica saga has dominated headlines. It has been a useful case study for companies thinking about their data and partnerships arrangements.

Cryptocurrency: The regulatory struggle of new age financial technology

Justin Diamond looks at rise and fall and rise of Bitcoin, and what is needed to ensure future viability of cryptocurrencies that are by nature, decentralised and untraceable.

Is It Time for a New Monetary Regime?

Michio Suginoo explores whether the recent low in bond yields have broader implications for monetary policy across the world.

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - April 2018

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

CareerView Podcast - The Rise of Digital Job Seeking

The next instalment of the CareerView Podcast series discusses the rise of digital job seeking, from video CV profiles to online video interviews, new methods are attracting diverse talent.

Asia Tour 2018 Report Part 2: Shanghai

Kitty Chan reflects on the Institute’s 2018 Asia Tour in Shanghai, including an interview with Shanghai-based actuaries Yu Sun (EY) and Minnie Tian (Minsheng Life Insurance).

FSF ‘a must’ for Super professionals

Curator of the Superannuation program for the 2018 Financial Services Forum in Sydney next month gives us a taste of what industry leaders will be discussing at the Forum.

Asia Tour 2018 Report - Part 1: Hong Kong

Kitty Chan reflects on this year's Asia Tour in Hong Kong, including an interview with HK-based FIAA, Chui Mei Siew and highlights from the Hong Kong visits.

CareerView Podcast - The Path to Becoming a Chief Risk Officer

The next instalment of the CareerView Podcast series discusses the path to becoming a Chief Risk Officer from the experience of icare's 'Chief Risky Dude' Gavin Pearce

The Critical Line - Volume 20

In honour of the 2018 Snooker World Championships which are being played this month, April's puzzle has a snooker theme. 

Volunteers to be recognised at 2018 Awards

Ahead of the Institute's second annual Volunteer Awards, taking place during National Volunteer Week, Lily Meszaros takes a moment to consider the impact of their generous work.