Risk Management

Aftershock: Can ‘model change’ impact the real economy in New Zealand?

Alexander Pui discusses the interaction of catastrophe modelling, under-insurance, credit ratings, and interest rates. He warns of the potential spiraling of under-insurance that could be triggered by a higher evaluation of earthquake risk in New Zealand.

Practice Update videos now available

The Actuaries Institute has just released the first collection of Practice Update videos! See what each committee has been up to and also earn CPD points.

Renaissance of the Effective Professional

Tim Gorst, Senior Manager at the NAB, tells us about the increasing focus on risk culture in financial services and how the effective professional contributes to a strong risk culture.

New products in cyber insurance

[VIDEO]: Sharanjit Paddam, Principal at Deloitte Actuaries & Consultants, interviews Emma Osgood – Senior Underwriter for Cyber Liability at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance on Cyber Insurance.

Update on physical, transition and liability climate risks

An Actuaries Institute event last week explored case studies of the physical risks from natural disasters, transition risks for investors as economies adapt to low carbon emissions, and governance risks for trustees and boards of directors.

Master trainer in 'Deception Detection' to address ERM2016

Organisational psychologist and master trainer in Deception Detection Skills, Alan Hudson, will present strategies for better enterprise risk management (ERM), alongside a host of decorated speakers at the ERM Seminar in Sydney in 20 September.

A Claim Pairing Approach to Measuring Superimposed Inflation

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.

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Better Recovery through Neuroscience

An understanding of basic neuroplasticity could help make our worker’s compensation claims systems less harmful and more sustainable. Rob Aurbach outlines his award-winning research paper.

Insuring Cyber Risk – Concerns about Risk

A lack of reliable data on cyber risk should be a short-term problem as the market matures, write actuaries Susie Amos and Alina Pettifer in the final instalment of this Two Part series on insuring cyber risk.

2015-2016 Asset Allocation Competition: Results

Sixty-two investors entered last year's Asset Allocation Competition that challenged competitors to assess risk and return in various sectors. Join Ben Trollip as he reveals the results of the competition and speaks to our winners.

The Future of Financial Services – FSF 2016 Wrap Up

FSF2016 examined how disruptors will impact the financial services industry. It asked, how can actuaries reimagine their career in the future world? Where are the opportunities?

Equity Risk Premium Survey 2015

Anthony Asher and David Carruthers help manage expectations with the 2015 Equity Risk Premium Survey. Find out what the results mean for you.

Risk Culture Measurement

Sean McGing and Andrew Brown share their research and ideas on risk culture in banking and life insurance practices.

Insuring emerging cyber risks

Cyber insurance cover is a rapidly-growing sector within the general insurance industry. Actuaries can add real value by helping insurers to understand how cyber risk can impact their portfolios, but more sophisticated scenario modelling is required for the $20 billion industry, writes Jeremy Waite and Peter Yeates.

Rising Tides Downunder

New thinking is required to protect and insure against coastal inundation in the future, writes Rade Muslin from the American Academy of Actuaries Extreme Events Committee.

New perspectives on risk

The Actuaries Institute held the highly anticipated annual Enterprise Risk Management Seminar on 30 November 2015 featuring Chief Risk Officers, Board members, Risk Analysts, Directors and senior management from a wide range of industries. Jason Yu reports.

Show me the money - Remuneration risk

Actuary Brett Riley runs us through the possibility that pay and incentive structures contribute to inappropriate risk taking.

Risk on the Rails – Q&A with Jason Breton

Downer Rail’s General Manger Jason Breton uses all the data he can lay his hands on when dealing with project finance uncertainty. Here, he gives a taste of his upcoming Keynote presentation at the 2015 ERM Seminar.

From passive to active safety - Q&A with Doctor Jeremy Woolley

Acting Director at the Centre for Automotive Safety Research gives insight into increasingly intelligent road design, automation and blurred driver responsibility on Australia’s roads.

Can an actuary be found to be a shadow director of a corporation?

Did you know that even if you are not a director of a corporation, you could be found to be a shadow director liable for breaches of director’s duties and significant penalties under the Corporations Act? Tim Castle reports.

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