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The Importance of Projections in Developing Retirement Strategies

The Actuaries Institute’s Superannuation Projections and Disclosure sub-committee designed a projection model to estimate the income that assets would support during retirement for a number of case studies.

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Homesafe Wealth Release for retirees - an interview with Peter Szabo

At the May 2016 Financial Services Forum, there were sessions on the use of housing wealth to fund retirement and also on the interesting achievements of some “actuary entrepreneurs”. This article combines those two topics in an interview with Peter Szabo, an actuary who is the founder and managing director of Homesafe Solutions, a company providing a debt-free home equity release product to senior Australians.

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Advance maths study really is in decline in NSW

Jennifer Lang takes a dive into HSC stats and the numbers of students studying maths and sciences. What she finds is "a bit scary" for anyone looking for a future mathematically inclined workforce.

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Under the Spotlight: Beth Lawson

Beth Lawson, General Manager of Finance at National Australia Bank, is passionate about making a difference through leadership and people – focussing on the possibilities and making them happen. She shares with us, her experience as an actuary as well as some other interesting facts such as how she received an Olympic medal.

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Data Analytics in action

The Actuaries Institute ran a series of interactive workshops to challenge programming and data analytics skills at its 2016 Data Analytics Seminar last week (Tuesday 13 September).

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The top ten articles on Actuaries Digital

Actuaries Digital features a range of different articles that are mostly contributed to us by guest authors. In this month's editorial, Trang Duncanson highlights the magazine's most popular articles and some tips on what makes a 'well read' article.

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Inspired volunteering – A Jedi’s code

Stephanie Quine talks with the new Committee and Volunteer Manager at the Actuaries Institute, Lily Meszaros; former Star Wars actor and Rwandan national, about her mission to better support the vital work of volunteers.

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Banking on Capital: An Overview

Last month (Tuesday 30 August), the Actuaries Institute brought together an incredibly strong set of speakers from industry, regulators and academia to present their insights on the world of banking. Peter Sinkis reports.

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Analytics-assisted triage of workers compensation claims

Director of Data Science Inna Kolyshkina and Scheme Actuary at ReturnToWorkSA Ivan Lebedev combine forces to explain a project undertaken to explore the usefulness of advanced data analytics capability for ReturnToWorkSA.

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Insurance Contracts IFRS enters the Home Straight

In this article, IASC Convenor Grant Robinson illustrates the historical developments of a common way of reporting insurance contracts which started in 2005. He also shares details of future plans and potential impacts of the new process.

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Friendworking

Bill Konstantinidis from the Institute's Leadership and Career Development Committee discusses how important it is to keep in touch with your professional network. He also shares his personal experience of 'friendworking' and the benefits to his career.

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Master trainer in 'Deception Detection' to address ERM2016

Organisational psychologist and master trainer in Deception Detection Skills, Alan Hudson, will present strategies for better enterprise risk management (ERM), alongside a host of decorated speakers at the ERM Seminar in Sydney in 20 September.

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Rio Olympics: the hidden statistics

With 1,417 days until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, actuaries Amanda Aitken and David Kwak look at who topped the Rio Medal Tally and why. Did you know that if results are adjusted for population size, the Isle of Man, Grenada and the Bahamas top the table? And Australia beat out the UK and US! Read on for some fascinating insight into what drives country performance, based on actuarial analysis.

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A Claim Pairing Approach to Measuring Superimposed Inflation

There are many ways of measuring superimposed inflation. In this article, Aaron Cutter of Finity explains how to measure superimposed inflation by pairing claims that ‘look-a-like’ - a technique adapted from home price inflation techniques.

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I am an Actuary

Martin Mulcare presents the most recent instalment of the popular I am an Actuary series. In this article, seven young actuaries share personal experiences of their actuarial journey.

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The Critical Line: Volume 6

In the spirit of the recent Rio Olympics, we have an Olympic-themed puzzle for you.

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What you can expect at the 2016 Data Analytics Seminar

The 2016 Data Analytics seminar, Data is Power, will be held next Tuesday. We spoke to Hugh Miller, Actuary at Taylor Fry and one of the speakers for the event and asked him some questions about what we can expect from the seminar.

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Dive In Festival rallies insurance leaders

On the heels of a successful inaugural Dive In Festival for Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance, held in London in 2015, the Sydney insurance community has come together to bring Dive In to Sydney.

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Under the Spotlight: Ilan Leas

Ilan Leas is the Head of Marketing at Pacific Life Re and Convener of the Life Insurance and Wealth Management Practice Committee. Ilan loves watching horror movies late into the night and thinks he would be one of the world’s experts on zombies if an apocalypse happens. Read on as Ilan gives us an insight into his personal and inspirational professional life.

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Appointed or C-Suite?

Institute President Lindsay Smartt shares some thoughts on the current review of the Appointed Actuary role.