CareerView Podcast - Job Satisfaction 101

In this instalment of the CareerView Podcast, Jas Singh and Mariella El-Azzi discuss how to create lasting satisfaction in actuarial roles to build a fulfilling career.

President’s Report to Members: June 2018 Council Meeting

Barry Rafe presents his report to members from the Actuaries Institute Council meeting held on 13 June 2018, including key issues discussed and decisions made.

Under the Spotlight - Anthony Bice

This week, Partner and Head of EMEA Insurance at Oliver Wyman, Anthony Bice goes Under the Spotlight. The Arsenal fan shares details of his actuarial journey and how he is passionately devoted to leaving things better than how he found them. 

Catch this bug! The Critical Line - Volume 22

Following a record-breaking round of solutions sent in for Jevon's Critical Line last month, Oliver follows up with a creepy crawly puzzle for you.

Do you know your International Committee? Part 2

You know that the International Committee has a global focus, but did you know about its activities, plans and members?

The value proposition of life-cycle funds: opportunity cost or risk management tool?

Are life-cycle funds an opportunity cost to members or a tool for managing a member’s risks through their different life stages?

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Fast five with Fintechs - A.S.A.P. and Optimum Pensions

Jim Hennington, Consulting Actuary, knows it takes time to build technology that hits the "sweet spot". Even then, getting it in front of users who trust your brand can be a trying game of "tenacity versus resources". He shares his journey learning to surf the wave of entrepreneurship.

Actuarial skillset takes top spots in IAPA Top 25 Analytics Leaders list

Two Fellows of the Actuaries Institute and a Chief Data Scientist trained in actuarial science have featured in the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia's (IAPA) inaugural Top 25 Analytics Leaders program.

Asia’s Joint Regional Seminar (JRS) to come to Sydney  

For the first time, since its inaugural event in 2002, the Joint Regional Seminar (JRS) will come to Sydney this August. Kitty Chan explains the importance of the Seminar to the Asian region.

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Blockchain - Considerations for Policymakers and the Actuarial Profession

“Blockchain” is probably one of the biggest buzzwords in 2018. However, it has been estimated that currently less than 0.5% of the world population is involved in this space, leaving a huge knowledge gap for this emerging technology. In this article, Zeming Yu aims to bridge this knowledge gap. He then highlights some considerations for policymakers and the actuarial profession.

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - June 2018

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

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A vote for Associates on Council

Giving Associates the right to vote and sit on Institute Council will increase the diversity of views on Council and encourage greater participation of Associates in the democratic life of the Institute, writes Chao Qiao.

Fast five with Fintechs  - an introduction

Elayne Grace outlines a new Actuaries Digital series where we spend five minutes with Australian Fintech and Insurtech companies, asking about their products and start-up journeys so far.

Fast five with Fintechs - Plenty Wealth

Greg Einfeld, Director at Plenty Wealth outlines his journey in fintech and where he sees his business, and the broader fintech landscape heading.

Housing Wealth and Retirement Funding - An Update

With the 2018-19 Federal Budget announcement of an expansion of the little-known Pension Loans Scheme, it is timely to revisit the hurdles to be overcome before housing can play a meaningful role in meeting Australia’s future retirement income challenge.

Aggregators within Private Health Insurance – Part 2

In Part Two of this two-part series, Andrew Gower discusses growth of aggregators has led to material impacts within the Australian health insurance market.  These impacts have made acquisition of new customers less profitable; leading to an increased focus on loyalty and developing deeper relationships with customers.

Why is this the most exciting time to be a young actuary? - YAC 2018 report

The 2018 Young Actuaries Conference (YAC) began with more than 150 young actuaries around the country devoting half their day, seeking to be inspired. Chetana Koganti reports.

Meeting Challenges in Insurance and Super

Nathan Bonarius reports on the recent “Meeting Challenges in Insurance and Super” concurrent session from this year’s Financial Services Forum.

CEO Column

CEO Elayne Grace reflects on her first three months in the job including member experiences across Australia, Asia and Europe, and the renewed energy for focusing on customer outcomes and trust.

A different road to success - Interview with Martin Fry

After an eventful 43-year career, Taylor Fry Principal Martin Fry looks back on a lifetime of quiet achievement, his passionate aversion to hierarchy and the guru that inspires him to this day.