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2020 Young Actuaries Conference goes virtual

The conference that every young actuary has been looking forward to all year is action-packed and right around the corner! With the upcoming annual Young Actuaries Conference (YAC) fast approaching on Tuesday 8 December, James Aclis, Convenor of the Organising Committee and Michelle Dong, member of the Organising Committee discuss the origins of YAC and provide an exclusive sneak-peak of the program, speakers and virtual networking for the 2020 conference in the latest Actuaries Institute podcast.

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Electricity, Ethics & Actuaries: A Case Study on Meridian Energy

Meridian Energy Limited (Meridian) is New Zealand’s largest electricity company, owning and operating many hydro stations across New Zealand. Meridian is known for being a ‘green’ generator of electricity, however, its reputation has been threatened in recent months through reported unethical market behaviour and detrimental environmental impacts, writes Georgia Knowles.

COVID-19 Monday Roundup 16 November 2020

Whilst Victoria has now recorded 16 straight days of zero cases, South Australia is the only state to record locally acquired cases this week with what is suspected to have originated in a quarantine hotel.  A big week with vaccine updates, Pfizer’s announced that its vaccine is 90% effective, Australia has started manufacturing Oxford’s vaccine candidate in Melbourne due for release in first half of 2021 if approved, and Russia announced that its vaccine is 92% effective. Australia has released its vaccination strategy – it will be highly encouraged but not mandatory. And in terms of the local economy, business confidence has surged further, driven by easing restrictions in Victoria.

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Podcast

2020 Young Actuaries Conference goes virtual

The conference that every young actuary has been looking forward to all year is action-packed and right around the corner! With the upcoming annual Young Actuaries Conference (YAC) fast approaching on Tuesday 8 December, James Aclis, Convenor of the Organising Committee and Michelle Dong, member of the Organising Committee discuss the origins of YAC and provide an exclusive sneak-peak of the program, speakers and virtual networking for the 2020 conference in the latest Actuaries Institute podcast.

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Driven by Data: Laura Tsui

Taking the road less travelled has landed Laura Tsui in the cockpit of Qantas’ foray into using data analysis to assess commercial performance and customer engagement. Having completed actuarial studies at the University of New South Wales, Laura opted to move away from traditional actuarial roles and was inspired by the opportunities available in data analytics. In this latest Actuaries Institute podcast, Laura joins Meg Yang, from the Institute’s Young Data Analytics Working Group, to discuss Laura’s professional journey so far and the key reason why she wouldn’t hesitate to hire actuarial talent for data analytical roles.

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How actuaries can carry insurtech forward

In the latest Actuaries Institute podcast, Angat Sandhu virtually interviews Annette King, Chair and Co-founder of Galileo Platforms, to discuss the formation and purpose of Galileo, her advice to those considering establishing an insurtech startup, and the important role actuaries will play in the development of the insurtech space into the future.

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