Actuaries Institute 2017 President Jenny Lyon outlines her career journey and passion for people in the profession as well as key priority areas for her year as President.
Posted on: February 9, 2017
CEO David Bell reflects on the leadership qualities of Trump's new US Defense Secretary, General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis.
Posted on: February 9, 2017
[VIDEO] When Scott Duncan realised his childhood dreams to become “a swimming coach, cruise boat captain or a policeman” were not entirely suitable, he became an actuary. Now a Senior Actuary at Taylor Fry, Scott tells us how passionate he is about his job and also shares his hopes of mingling with wizards.
Posted on: January 25, 2017
After a frustrating visit to a financial planner to reassess his life insurance cover, Angat Sandhu considers issues in the life insurance underwriting process and how the industry might “retain the soul, but design a new body”.
Posted on: January 11, 2017
2016 is coming to an end, as well as President Lindsay Smartt's appointment at the Actuaries Institute. In this final column, he reflects on the past year and also shares his hopes for 2017.
Posted on: December 22, 2016
In this editorial, Trang Duncanson reflects on the past year, especially as an active life insurance practitioner. She also shares her top five points to help us reflect on 2016, just in time for Christmas.
Posted on: December 14, 2016
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!
Posted on: November 30, 2016
In his Presidential Column, Lindsay Smartt focuses on diversity and asks whether we are doing enough in this important area.
Posted on: November 18, 2016
Director, actuary, former General Manager of Strategy at Colonial First State/Commonwealth Bank and mother of three, Nicolette Rubinsztein, today launched her first book 'Not Guilty'; a practical guide for 'career mums' who want to better balance professional life and motherhood.
Posted on: October 11, 2016
In this month’s CEO Column, David Bell outlines progress on the Institute’s 2015-17 Strategic Plan, its finances, changes to the HQ team, and challenges to be faced.
Posted on: October 6, 2016
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.
Posted on: September 8, 2016
In the spirit of the recent Rio Olympics, we have an Olympic-themed puzzle for you.
Posted on: September 2, 2016
Institute President Lindsay Smartt shares some thoughts on the current review of the Appointed Actuary role.
Posted on: August 25, 2016
Actuaries have the mathematical, statistical and programming skills to take a company’s data to the next level. But how do their skills align to current Chief Analytics Officer (CAO) roles, and what courses are on the market to help actuaries them bridge the gap? Bill Konstantinidis investigates.
Posted on: August 5, 2016
Are you radical? Visionary? A risk-taker? Then the common perception is you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur. But is there more in the make-up of an entrepreneur than just these characteristics, and can they be learnt or must you be born with them?
Posted on: July 22, 2016
CEO David Bell reflects on the essay by Oliver Hartwich called 'Why Europe Failed' in light of the recent Brexit vote to leave the EU. He also shares some lessons civil society can take from this event.
Posted on: June 30, 2016
In this month's column, President Lindsay Smartt shares his thoughts about the current political sphere, Brexit and his recent international visits within the actuarial community.
Posted on: June 16, 2016
CEO David Bell reflects on Olympic champion Alisa Camplin's inspiring speech at the 2016 Financial Services Forum this month.
Posted on: June 1, 2016
President Lindsay Smartt pens his second column, reflecting on society and the actuarial profession in the context of change, opportunity and development.
Posted on: May 12, 2016
Presidents of the Young Actuaries Program (YAP) in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane explain its mission and colourful calendar of social and professional development events.
Posted on: May 5, 2016