Scratching the surface of economic transition in China

Since the Life Insurance and Wealth Management Sub-committee put together the first instalment of their China Series in March this year, Henry has had the opportunity to experience Chinese culture first-hand, by spending a week there in June.

The ADI 2007-11 Table in Practice

After attending last month's Insights Session on Australian Disability Income Table, Graham Kelly provides a comprehensive overview of the session that covered implementation, key learnings, strengths and cautions. 

Reflections on the AASB17 Implementation Taskforce’s Member Insights Session

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

Bringing Analytics to Life

Basem Morris reports on the intersection of predictive analytics and behavioural science to reveal some fascinating insights.

Stats, nothing but stats

Jennifer Lang, author of the blog Actuarial Eye, writes about her recent experiments with the 'Census table builder' - a data tool that includes a map visualisation function. 

Leadership Training in the HEC Paris MBA

What’s next after Part III exams? After qualifying as a Fellow in 2015, Milton Lim decided to explore the wider opportunities and insights available from the international business world with the double degree program at HEC Paris MBA and the London School of Economics MSc in Analytics / Data Science.

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Pooled pensions possible at last

Anthony Asher, Associate Professor at the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies at UNSW, writes about the sort of pension product that he would like to see developed now that SIS regulations have been modified to allow development of more flexible products.

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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Actuary breaks new ground in public health research

Actuary Jananie William explains how she traversed traditional actuarial fields and came to work in public policy. Using actuarial techniques and some amazing data, she provided a detailed analysis of birth-related public health system costs and their drivers – the first ever study of its kind.

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Normal Deviance - Why you should totally include data science in your next job search

‘Data scientist’ clearly overlaps with pre-existing jobs like statisticians, business analysts and even actuaries, but as our resident Data columnist Hugh Miller reports, it also carries its own flavour. The proof is in the data.

Are women less confident than men?

Nicolette Rubinsztein reflects on her experience of confidence, especially as a career mum and what women should know, following two women’s networking events at the Actuaries Institute last month.

AASB 17 Insurance Taskforce Update – August 2017

With the finalisation of the long awaited IFRS17 global accounting standards in May 2017, the Actuaries Institute's IFRS17 Implementation Taskforce will be updating its members monthly on its activities.

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.

Longevity Risk: Old Age is Getting Even Older

This student column, by Barry Sun from Macquarie University, delves into the issues surrounding longevity risk. Barry tells us what longevity risk is and summarises the work that is currently being carried out by academics and insurance professionals.

The Critical Line - Volume 15

Can you find your way squarely around this month's puzzle? Jevon Fulbrook challenges you to spell out the enigma for a chance to win a $50 Dymocks voucher.

Financial Advice Innovation – Considerations for Australian players

Future financial advice models that marry the best of technology and human intervention require considered thought and a disciplined approach to development. Here, Angat Sandhu outlines the experience and varied success of robo-advice and face-to-face propositions, and presents some key considerations for players in the Australian market.

The Politics of Superannuation

Stephen Huppert, Head of Product Innovation at Trustee Partners, reflects on government reforms and rhetoric surrounding Australia’s c.$2.3 trillion retirement savings sector.

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.

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I am an Actuary - August 2017

To become an actuary requires endless perseverance, passion and support but is that much more rewarding. In this instalment of the I am an Actuary series brought to us by Martin Mulcare, read about seven actuaries who share their rewarding careers following the Melbourne Professionalism Course.

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.