Event Report

Volunteers to be recognised at 2018 Awards

Ahead of the Institute's second annual Volunteer Awards, taking place during National Volunteer Week, Lily Meszaros takes a moment to consider the impact of their generous work.

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.

2018 Actuarial Hackathon - Update

The Actuarial Hackathon Committee is excited to provide a much anticipated update on its very first actuarial hackathon event, sponsored by Finity Consulting.

2018 Insurance CRO Forum

Three very different perspectives from a Strategist, a Board Director and an Innovator were presented at the annual Insurance CRO Forum at the Actuaries Institute.

New FSF format includes international guest speakers

The 2018 Financial Services Forum’s innovative format includes a focus on ‘big-picture’ plenary and keynote speakers.

Young actuaries to workshop financial sustainability of Northern Australia

Next Tuesday, members of Sydney’s Young Actuaries Program (YAP) will workshop data with climate change scientists to help ensure the success and insurability of large scale redevelopments in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Using analytics to improve marketing - ADMA Data Day

Aaron Cutter and Luke Cassar share their impressions of the 2018 ADMA Data Day, including how marketing is getting more personal due to smarter 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.

Data Analytics powers NRL plays, health reform and research - 2017 Data Analytics Seminar report

From determining game-changing NRL plays, to detecting fraud in Australia's $1 billion health care system, data analytics is a powerful force. At the recent Actuaries Institute Data Analytics Seminar, attendees were challenged to think “beyond the data science bubble” and find ways to harness their existing skills in the exciting world of analytics. Michael Storozhev reports.

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.

IAA Banking Working Group & ASSA Seminar, Chicago

Institute President Jenny Lyon reports on the International Association of Actuaries Conference in Chicago that included a seminar initiated by the Actuarial Society of South Africa, titled ‘The Actuary in Banking’. Australia was specifically invited given our work in developing a Part III banking subject.

The role of the Appointed Actuary and actuarial advice within insurers - APRA Insights Session

Amit Jeena covers the Institute's latest Insights session on APRA's paper the “Review of the role of the Appointed Actuary and actuarial advice within insurers”, presented by Peter Kohlhagen, senior manager in APRA’s policy development area.

ASOC Actuarial Pathways Networking Event - An Overview

More than eighty aspiring young actuaries and eighteen industry leaders gathered at the Actuaries Institute on the 13 October for the 2017 ASOC Actuarial Pathways Networking Event.

Q&A on 2017 ERM Seminar: Responding to Risk

On Wednesday 13 September the Actuaries Institute, with support from the Risk Management Practice Committee, held the ninth Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Seminar. The conference was held the Forum at the Actuaries Institute’s Sydney offices and included an impressive range speakers and strong media coverage. Here, Nick Cowdery, from the Seminar organising committee, speaks with newly appointed Chief Risk Officer Colin Weir about his view of the Seminar content and its value to those in a CRO role.

How to effectively influence and engage stakeholders

Gloria Yu from the Institute’s Risk Management Practice Committee reflects on an Insights session presented by Kate Lyons, Executive Manager Capital & Reinsurance of Suncorp, about how to effectively influence and engage stakeholders.

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Behavioural economics and fraud under microscope at IDSS

Fraud poses a critical risk to the sustainability of injury and disability schemes across Australia. Ahead of the 2017 Injury and Disability Schemes Seminar (IDSS), Hugh Miller outlines where fraud risk will be discussed in the Program, as well as opportunities to improve outcomes in the industry through behavioural economics.

IDSS to tackle mental health and insurance challenges

Mental health is a key theme at this year’s Injury and Disability Schemes Seminar (IDSS). Here, Hugh Miller outlines some of the issues - including exercise benefits, best practice claims management, and secondary harm - that will be explored by speakers in depth.

Reflections on the AASB17 Implementation Taskforce’s Member Insights Session

Trang Duncanson reports on the AASB17 Implementation Taskforce’s Member Insights Session last week.

Actuarial Leadership: Past, present and future.

Senior Actuarial Analyst at Rice Warner, Richard Dunn, walks us through lessons shared at the 2017 ‘Actuaries as Leaders’ Forum in Sydney last month.

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