In the second Under the Spotlight profile on Actuaries Institute Councillors for 2021, Greg Bird discusses how a strong recommendation from his High School maths teacher set him on a path to becoming an actuary, his career highlights to date, and how he almost crossed paths with The Beatles.
In this edition of the Climate Change Blog, Evelyn Yong and Alex Keywood explore what Australian insurers, reinsurers, and banks are doing to align to the goal of achieving net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by the second half of the 21st Century, and what it means to have an investment portfolio aligned to a net-zero target.
'I am an Actuary' is back for 2021! In this edition, Caisha Xu, Thomas Zhou and Yi Ding delve into their journey into the profession and showcase the different fields which they have put their skills into practice, delivering valuable insights for businesses and society.
I’ve been in Australia just over a year-and-a-half now, and having just hit one year in the Australian insurance market, I thought it would be good to take some time to reflect on this new land that I call home – from an actuarial perspective of course.
In December 2020, the Actuaries Institute’s Risk Management Practice Committee (RMPC) hosted a Virtual Insights session titled 'The evolving field of risk management - A space for young actuaries?'. Stephen Goh, who co-chaired the session, provides a summary of the event and details his key takeaways.
In the final Actuaries Institute podcast for 2020, Risk Management Practice Committee (RMPC) Convenor Liz Baker joins RMPC member Meera Sardana to discuss the latest news, developments and objectives of the RMPC.
The Actuaries Institute's podcast channel was not exempt from the grasp of COVID-19 in 2020. After recording the first two episodes of the year in the usual surrounds of Institute HQ, the team pivoted to the uncharted, yet exciting, foray of remote recording. Members and subject matter experts were able to record podcasts from across Australia and around the world via Microsoft Teams. Here are the top 10 podcasts for 2020.
The outsized growth of the gig economy in recent years has generated strong debate in politics and the general community around the issues of workplace protections, employment rights and financial security of gig economy workers. Now, an in-depth analysis of consumer spending data has revealed new insights into the impact of the gig economy, as discussed in the latest Actuaries Institute Green Paper, 'The Rise of the Gig Economy and its Impact on the Australian Workforce'.
"As an actuary from South Africa, I’ve predominantly worked in life insurance, but more recently, driven by my passion for enterprise risk, I’ve taken on the challenges of a few second-line risk roles. When my young family and I moved to Australia in 2019, I was lucky enough to find another second-line role, given that the concept of ‘all else equal’ didn’t apply to me at the time. Everything was different."All Work Be a thought leader & contribute today Contribute Today
10 FEBRUARY 2020
BECOMING AN EXPERT OF PRESENTATIONS WITH A FOCUS ON VIRTUAL FORUMS
Presented by Ryan Boyd
1 MARCH-17 MAY 2021
DATA ANALYSIS - AN ENHANCED TOOLKIT FOR ACTUARIES
Held by Macquarie Business School, endorsed by the Actuaries Institute
2 MARCH 2021
RETIREMENT INCOMES: DEVELOPMENT OF INSTITUTE'S POLICY POSITION STATEMENT
Presented by Anthony Asher, Andrew Boal and Tim Jenkins
27 APRIL-21 MAY 2021
2021 ALL-ACTUARIES VIRTUAL SUMMIT