Monthly Archives: February 2017

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - February 2017

Welcome to our round-up of the articles posted on Actuaries Digital during February 2017.

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The Actuarial Poet: Suture Lines Review

Victoria Gao reviews Paul Scully's poetry book, Suture Lines, and shares some of his inspiration and passion for the art.

Global trends discussed at ASFA Conference

Enock Chiyangwa shares some key insights from the ASFA National Conference and Super Expo held on the Gold Coast in November 2016.

Our global profession - A look at the South African actuarial experience

President Jenny Lyon details some thought-provoking presentations from the recent South African Actuarial Convention in Cape Town, including the state of the profession there; metrics for effecting ‘big change’; and a new take on driverless cars.

The Actuarial Profession in Zimbabwe

Sam Mawoyo discusses practice areas currently occupied by actuaries and actuarial students in Zimbabwe, and examines challenges facing the profession in the country.

Actuaries in Public Policy

The Actuaries Institute made a large contribution to public policy through research papers, submissions and engagement with policymakers in 2016. Head of Public Policy and Deputy CEO of the Actuaries Institute, Elayne Grace reflects on the highlights of 2016, and what's in store for 2017.

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President's Column

Actuaries Institute 2017 President Jenny Lyon outlines her career journey and passion for people in the profession as well as key priority areas for her year as President.

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A Story about ‘Mad Dog’ - People vs Mission

CEO David Bell reflects on the leadership qualities of Trump's new US Defense Secretary, General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis.

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Love: The Numbers Game

Victoria Gao investigates how the unruly patterns of love can be uniquely deciphered using maths and presents 3 Top Tips, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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An Overview of the Actuaries Climate Index

In this article, David Hudson from the Institute's Climate Change Working Group reviews the recent release of the Actuaries Climate Index (ACI) by American and Canadian actuaries, highlighting its uses and feasibility for UK, Europe and Australia.

Critical Line – Volume 10

Welcome back to another year of puzzles and ponderings! In this month’s installment: the Kakeya Needle Problem and Numbered Cones.

Wealth Management Investment Competition 2016-2017 - Mid-Year Update

In this year’s Investment Competition 163 participants answered 20 demanding propositions put to them as if they were an Investment Analyst / Economist. It is time for your mid-year performance review. Some have made happy their Portfolio Manager boss, while others have some explaining to do!

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