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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.

Analytics Snippet: In the Library

Welcome to the Analytics Snippet column, where we showcase short code snippets in R, Python, or other programming languages, to demo the power of data analytics. In this first instalment, Jacky Poon dives into checkouts of book titles from a Brisbane Library.

Trust us, we are here for you - Rebuilding trust in Financial Services

Chief Editor of Actuaries Digital Angat Sandhu discusses how Financial Services organisations can start winning back customer trust.

Under the Spotlight - Marjorie Ngwenya

The actuarial qualification was still emerging in Zimbabwe when Marjorie Ngwenya was growing up, but that didn't stop the now President of the UK Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) from advancing in the profession. Here, she tells us about her favourite sport, hobbies, work history, career advice and the legacy she hopes to leave.

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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'. 

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.

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

YAP Workshop - Climate Data and Insurance

Participants of a recent YAP Climate Workshop were asked to cast their minds forward to 2025 in a fictitious scenario where the small town of Derby, WA – now 'New Derby' – is a similar size to Darwin with a population of 100,000.

Presidential Dialogue: Part III and CPD Education Reform

In this opinion piece, 2018 President John Evans discusses the need for reform in how the Actuaries Institute provides Part III education to students and lifelong learning to members through CPD.

Books that made me - Normal deviance

Regular columnist Hugh Miller reflects on the books that he’s found most useful in his career so far.

Five things we learned networking in London

The London Australian Actuaries Network reports on its December mission to combine networking with one of the great institutions of British culture – pints at a pub.

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2018 Agenda – Key themes for financial services players

Chief Editor Angat Sandhu's first Editorial focuses on key themes at play in our industry, from regulatory paradigm shift, to heightened customer expectations, and finding efficiency though technology and data analytics.

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A new beginning, Year of the Dog

The Year of the Dog began on 16 February 2018, celebrating family union, good fortune and prosperity.  But do you know how fiercely competitive Chinese Zodiac animals can be?

The power of the nudge – A Young Actuaries Program event report

Chris Wong reports on this month’s Young Actuaries Program (YAP) session on Behavioural Economics, where Mike Daniels of the Behavioural Architects delved into the power of context, bias and subconscious in how we make decisions.

Under the Spotlight – Asia Series - Jack Jiang

Chief Financial Officer at QBE Asia Pacific, Jack Jiang, goes under the spotlight in our continuing Asia Series. Here, he shares his pride and passion for the profession, personal career journey and love of marathons.

Presidential Dialogue: 2018+ Strategic Plan and its implementation

2018 President John Evans encourages better alignment between Institute committees and the strategy developed by Council and HQ.

Under the Spotlight - Asia series - Holly Ou

Chief Operating Officer for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Insurance China, Holly Ou goes under the spotlight to share some highlights of her actuarial career, personal life and her vision for the future.

Making a career move – the importance of the preparation stage

Actuarial recruiter Lesley Traverso describes the importance of clarifying your own career aspirations, passions, interests and expectations, before making a move.

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A not-so-actuarial look at the marriage equality ballot

David Kwak from Actuarial Edge looks at the demographic data of the marriage equality ballot to find some interesting facts on participation rates, proportion of yes votes and differences in votes across states and territories. 

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