Event Report

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.

GI Glimpse 2017 Event Report

The 2017 GI Glimpse Seminar focused on the actuarial career; latest developments and outlook for the general insurance (GI) industry; as well as updates on the long tail classes. Suba Chelva reports.

What can you expect at the 2017 ERM Seminar?

Following the strong feedback received for last year’s event, the Actuaries Institute’s ERM Seminar is back in 2017. Brett Riley looks at the topic, speaker and opportunity line up.

Young Actuaries Program (Melbourne) – Data Analytics

After-work on a cold Thursday evening in Melbourne, the Young Actuaries Program (“YAP”) membership gathered for the latest instalment of the ‘Evening Speaker Series’ – Data Analytics. James Morris reports. 

The Young Actuaries Conference: An Overview

Avanti Patki and Tim Lam review last week's popular Young Actuaries Conference, unpacking its four key themes ‘Actuarial Passport – where to next?’, ‘Actuary of the Future’, ‘Talking the talk’ and ‘Strategic Thinking, Leadership and Personal Brand’.

The Health Insurance Challenge in Australia

Ignatius Li of Deloitte and the Actuaries Institute's Health Practice Committee looks at some key challenges facing the health sector, including private health insurance reforms, ahead of the much anticipated 'Future of Health Seminar in Melbourne next month.

Drones in GI: Opportunities, challenges and risks

Drones are clever devices that are presenting a range of opportunities and challenges for insurers globally. Suba Chelva shares key takeaways from a Melbourne seminar on the Use of Drone Technology in the General Insurance industry.

Presidents Column – Sharing experiences at the Presidential Dinners

Jenny Lyon reflects on the recent Presidential Dinners held around Australia and draws some lessons from how actuaries outside the main financial centres in Australia are working flexibly, across a diverse range of fields.

Get Excited for the Young Actuaries Conference!

2017 Young Actuaries Conference is designed to help young actuaries “Get the Edge” in their career. The conference aims to shed light on specific skills young actuaries need to adapt and build a successful and purposeful career. Victoria Gao reports.

An Introduction to iCare, the "social insurer"

Despite the rain the room was full when Dai Liu presented an Introduction to icare Insights Session at the Institute on 16 March, 2017. Jamie Reid reports on an informative session about the largest general insurance service provider in Australia.

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