Monthly Archives: March 2017

Robotic Process Automation – Revolutionising Service Provision

In the midst of constant technological change and development, acceptance, awareness and adaptation is key to survival and staying ahead. In this article, Malvi Jethwa from Curtin University discusses the impact of Robotic Process Automation.

Climate Related Financial Disclosures - The Way Forward?

Member of the Climate Change Working Group, Wayne Kenafacke discusses the recent recommendations report from the G20’s Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - March 2017

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

Analysts at Atlassian and LinkedIn take out Actuaries Kaggle Competition

A trio of former work colleagues ‘the Nelson Boys’ won the 2016 Actuaries Kaggle Competition to predict the cost of motor vehicle accidents on Victorian roads.

Under the Spotlight: Victoria Gao

In this issue, Victoria Gao goes Under the Spotlight. She is Assistant Product Analytics Manager at Commonwealth Bank, new member of the Actuaries Digital Editorial Committee and member of the Young Actuaries Conference Organising Committee. Victoria is a passionate actuary, not only about her career but also about art, movies and literature.

China - Too big and inefficient to ignore

The Life Insurance and Wealth Management Sub-Committee has put together the first instalment of their China Series. This article introduces the series, highlighting the economic environment in China and some implications for the future.

Perspectives of a young actuary

Xun Chun Tee, a 2016 graduate of ANU, discusses with current student Felix Ryan his experiences studying actuarial and the challenges and opportunities actuaries face in the coming years.

The Critical Line - Volume 11

This edition of The Critical Line is all about magic squares. Take on this challenge, brought to you by Dan Mayoh, for your chance to win a $50 Dymocks voucher!

Revamped Health CPD Course

Bronwyn Hardy and Barry Leung outline the Actuaries Institute's updated online Private Health Insurance CPD Course in light of significant changes in the private health insurance sector.

APRA Insights on Risk Culture

Sean McGing reports on the March 7 Insights Session which saw Fahmi Hosain, Head of Governance, Culture & Remuneration at APRA cover issues across banking, insurance and superannuation.

Inspirational leadership

What is leadership? How do we become leaders? Lesley Traverso, speaker for the Leadership Forum, prepares to deliver her presentation on leadership. She addresses these questions and tells us what this term means for actuaries in all levels of their careers.

Getting to know you – a paradigm shift in insurance

There is a paradigm shift occurring between insurers and insureds as ‘big data’ allows for policies tailored more to customer lifestyle and behaviour, an Actuaries Institute event has heard.

Jenny Lyon delivers 2017 Presidential Message

Watch or listen to Jenny Lyon, Actuaries Institute President for 2017, as she delivers her Presidential Message.

Equity Risk Premium Survey 2016

The Equity Risk Premium (ERP) is a key component of every risk and return model in finance and reflects the price which investors place on equity risk. The ERP will impact decisions as diverse as how superannuation funds invest their assets, to the price at which regulated monopolies can charge for their products.

Actuarial Students Sprint Ahead with new Student App

The Actuaries Institute has this week launched a new App 'Actuarial Sprint' offering actuarial students a platform to get news, updates and media tailored to their interests as well as share experiences, pose questions and get answers through the discussion forum.

Beat the Geek: Actuarial tips on AFL and NRL this season

Taylor Fry is celebrating the 10th year of its 'Beat the Geek' AFL and NRL tipping competition which pits tipsters skills against the expert modelling power of an actuarial and analytics firm. Here, Graham Taylor lets us in on common tipster habits, what works and of course, who will win the 2017 premierships!

Under the Spotlight: Danielle Di Sano

Danielle Di Sano is currently the Non Retail Lead Credit Risk Modeller at Suncorp. She dreams of one day working as an actuary for a financial institution in Italy… but she needs to learn to speak Italian first!

I am an Actuary

Actuaries come from all walks of life and the decision to study actuarial science comes at the most unexpected times. Martin Mulcare has prepared the most recent instalment of the I am an Actuary series following the Professionalism Course. Read about six actuaries who each have a unique story about how and when they decided to become an actuary.

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