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2016 Actuary of the Year Sarah Johnson celebrates with new Associates and Fellows at the Sydney Celebration and Networking Dinner

Tuesday 29 November was truly a night of celebrations. Not only were our Sydney graduates awarded their qualification certificates as Fellows and Associates, but after being announced 2016 Actuary of the Year last month, Sarah Johnson was officially presented with the award.

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Young actuaries’ thoughts on GI Seminar 2016

In this article, six young actuaries come together to illustrate what experience GIS2016 was for them. Commenting on particular plenary and concurrent sessions, we are able to gain some personal insight from our delegates.

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GIS2016 Wrap up

GIS2016 was a truly thought provoking and relevant seminar for those in the general insurance industry who are constantly faced with challenges, especially around big data and cyber risk. This article wraps up the two day seminar that was held this month.

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The Critical Line: Volume 8

December is upon us, and with that Dan Mayoh has brought us an instalment of the Critical Line that has nothing in particular to do with Christmas. Christmas is for friends and family, but puzzles are for everyone year-round!

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Analysis of HSC Scaling

Martin Mulcare recently contributed to Jennifer Lang's blog 'Actuarial Eye' with an article about scaling in the HSC. How does scaling work and how can students use it to their advantage?

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Actuaries Digital download and print edition - November 2016

Welcome to our round-up of the articles posted on Actuaries Digital during November 2016.

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An update on the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 'Introduction to Actuarial Science'

Adam Butt, Senior Lecturer at ANU, returns to Actuaries Digital to give us an update on the MOOC Introduction to Actuarial Science that has attracted thousands of students from over 180 countries.

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My top tip for those new in their careers, volunteer!

When Julia Lessing, Director at Guardian Actuarial, was asked 'what would be the best advice for young professionals' she thought volunteering. In this article, Julia illustrates the value of volunteering and how it contributes to our careers.

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President’s Column - Diversity

In his Presidential Column, Lindsay Smartt focuses on diversity and asks whether we are doing enough in this important area.

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Big Data set to transform Australia’s insurance industry

The Actuaries Institute launched a Green Paper on Monday (14 November) on how Big Data is transforming the insurance industry, alongside a targeted marketing campaign.

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Renaissance of the Effective Professional

Tim Gorst, Senior Manager at the NAB, tells us about the increasing focus on risk culture in financial services and how the effective professional contributes to a strong risk culture.

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I am an Actuary

Following the Professionalism Course, Martin Mulcare presents the most recent instalment of the I am an Actuary series. Read on to find out more about six young and ambitious actuaries.

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[VIDEO] Under the Spotlight: Kirsten Flynn

Kirsten Flynn has just touched down in Alabama, USA to start a new secondment with her employer’s (TAL) sister company. This outgoing, country music-loving Project Actuary lets us in on some of her hopes, dreams and pet peeves.

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Actuaries star at 2016 Insurance Industry Awards

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) has announced the winners of the 2016 New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards.

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The NDIS: Today and Tomorrow

Actuary and Director of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), Jessica Twigg, reports on the current state of the NDIS and some important lessons gleaned from the trial period of the scheme.

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[VIDEO] Under the Spotlight: Avanti Patki

AMP actuarial graduate Avanti Patki wanted to be an actuary from a young age. She shares her thoughts on study, starting work in the traditional field, and why she is excited for the future unknown of her career.

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Optimising Your Career

More than 40 enthusiastic members, including a high number of students, attended Jas Singh's recent career-themed presentation to the Perth Actuarial community. Here, Jas outlines his key takeaways.

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Blockchain in Insurance

Dimitri Semenovich outlines some of the foundational concepts of blockchain technology, ahead of his upcoming presentation on the subject at the 2016 GI Seminar.

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Melbourne Cup 2016 - Your definitive actuarial guide

Graham Taylor, Analyst at Taylor Fry, presents his definitive guide to this year's race that stops the nation; with odds for 'safe sweet spots' and sweeter more risky bets, the pair outline the weighted average returns on a range of bets.

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Have your say on the education review

The 2016 Education Review has commenced. Gae Robinson, Convenor of the Education Council Committee and Principal at Finity, outlines the purpose of the review and tells us how members can provide feedback on all aspects of Parts I, II and III of the qualification education program.