The top ten articles on Actuaries Digital

Actuaries Digital features a range of different articles that are mostly contributed to us by guest authors. In this month’s editorial, Trang Duncanson highlights the magazine’s most popular articles and some tips on what makes a ‘well read’ article.

We get many questions from potential authors asking what they could write about for Actuaries.Digital. So, we’ve pulled together some recent stats for you on the ‘most read’ articles and also provide you with some tips on how you can make the ‘Top 10’

Top 10 articles since April 2015




I am an actuary

Sept 2016

Martin Mulcare


Eurovision a major actuarial exercise

Jun 2016

Arun Isaac

Topical, statistics

You can call me Al

Jun 2016

Stephen Huppert

Robadvice, algorithms

Netflix announces new series “The Game of Probabilities”

Apr 2016

Kirsten Flynn

Humour/April Fools, probabilities

I am an actuary

Mar 2016

Martin Mulcare


Looking for love

Feb 2016

Kirsten Flynn


Disability income – the price is not right nor is the product

Aug 2015

Brad Louis

Disability income, Insights session recap

Three actuarial success stories

Jul 2015

Rob Paton

Actuarial work in Public Policy

Predicting the 2015 NBA championships

Jun 2015

Murali Logendran

Topical, probability, sport

Is there an Uber Future in Australia?

Apr 2015

Catherine Weston

Big data, telematics


Stephanie Quine from our editorial team summarises what a makes a great “well read” article:

  • Content relevant to actuaries and the industry sectors they work in.
  • Topical – related to upcoming national or international events.
  • Career information.
  • Easy to read – organised and concise content.Maximum of 1,000 words.
  • Use of imagery and other media..

Although we  encourage articles from the broad range of industry areas showcasing actuarial talent,  clearly our readers also value a good laugh at the start or end of a hard day’s work!

When authors link their articles to their social media sites, such as LinkedIn or Facebook, there is a large pick-up in readership. We highly recommend authors share their articles across their social media networks as it raises their individual profile, as well as extending our reach to our non-actuarial audience.

Very soon we will be launching a short survey on Actuaries Digital, and we look forward to hearing what our readers think.

In the meantime, remember that… the unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing..Ursula K. Le Guin


CPD: Actuaries Institute Members can claim two CPD points for every hour of reading articles on Actuaries Digital.