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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. 

Spreadsheet to the Head Seat: Perspectives from actuaries turned leaders - Part 1

This is the first instalment of a four-part series where Byron Wong and Danny Bechara interview four actuaries-turned-leaders. In this instalment, the interviewees outline their career journeys and views on overcoming barriers to leadership for actuaries.

Under the Spotlight - Asia series - Queenie Choi

Actuary Queenie Choi has moved into the NGO space in hopes of making a difference in people's lives. Here, she shares her vision of helping the less fortunate in Northeast Thailand.

Post-work drinks at Ryan's Bar - Actuaries Social Networking Group series

The first 'post work drinks' event, brought to you by the Actuaries Social Networking Group, was held at Ryans Bar, a popular outdoor drinks venue at Australia Square in Sydney.

Under the Spotlight – Asia series - Louis Lee

The skills Louis Lee learned during his time working in Australia, he says, are “still quite advanced” compared to what he sees in many parts of Asia. Here, the APAC CFO of Scor Global Life goes ‘Under the Spotlight’ in this first instalment in our new Asia Spotlight series, to reveal his undying love for music production and appetite for new adventures.

Under the Spotlight - Rene Essomba

In this article Rene Franck Essomba, Analyst at Taylor Fry, goes under the spotlight to share his personal thoughts. He describes himself as a multifaceted individual and has a strong team spirit.

President’s Column – towards an equal playing field

Actuaries Institute President Jenny Lyon comments on the lack of diversity in leadership roles across Australian businesses, and draws our attention to the terminology actuaries use to define themselves. The impact of both issues is important as the Institute’s Council sharpens it’s focus on diversity.

CEO’s Column - Signals: how everyday signs can help us navigate the world’s turbulent economy*

Actuaries Institute CEO David Bell discusses the place of simple, real-life economic signals, versus complex mathematical models in understanding the present and future economy.

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