Monthly Archives: June 2017

2017 Actuary of the Year nominations open

Nominations for the 2017 Actuary of the Year are now open. The Actuaries Institute encourages members to nominate a colleague who has made a positive contribution to the profession.

War Stories from Life Insurance Actuaries

Rickie Fong and Anna Byrne have prepared a recap of the recent insights session, 'War Stories from Life Insurance Actuaries', presented by Greg Martin, Richard Lyon and Grant Peters. The three presented a compact survival guide for fighting corporate wars.

Loss Coverage: Why Insurance Works Better with Some Adverse Selection

Here we speak with Guy Thomas, author of 'Loss Coverage: Why Insurance Works Better with Some Adverse Selection'. Guy explains the context of his recent publication and why loss coverage is important.

The Three Lines of Defence

The Three Lines of Defence model is often cited in modern risk management. What is it and where do actuaries fit in?

What you missed at the 2017 Future of Health Seminar

The annual Future of Health Seminar returned to Melbourne this year with a star line-up of speakers. Here is a summary of what you missed out on if you weren't there!

The Critical Line - Volume 13

Oliver Chambers brings us this month's Critical Line challenge: how to escape from the jungle.

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When life gives you lemons, make Lemonade - A Behavioural Science guide to Lemonade Inc.

Lemonade is the new New York based insurtech that is 'redefining everything we understand about insurance'. Leon Yan, Actuarial Manager at Cover-more introduces Lemonade and tells us why it works.

Welcome to the Institute’s newest members!

A warm welcome to the Institute’s newest members in Australia and overseas.

Leading the conversation

Elayne Grace, Deputy CEO and Head of Public Policy, introduces the Actuaries Institute’s new thought leadership series 'The Dialogue - leading the conversation'.

How can actuaries help in human services?

Last month Julia Lessing participated in the Actuaries Summit as a Plenary Speaker, encouraging delegates to “Think Differently” about the role of actuaries in tackling some of society’s wicked problems. This article covers the key themes from her presentation.

Optimizing share market return using fundamental financial analytics

Here, authors Cary Helenius, Kevin Gomes and Graham Taylor discuss analytic techniques to identify the influence of company financials on shareholder return, and whether their model can predict future market out-performance.

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - May 2017

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

Perceptions and Misconceptions of Actuaries

In this student column by Gaurav Singal from UNSW, two major stereotypes of actuarial students are investigated. Gaurav challenges these stereotypes and illustrates the reality of being an actuarial student.

Managing Operational Risk in Financial Reporting

Pricing Actuary at TAL, Shubham Saxena writes about risk in financial reporting and strategies valuation actuaries can use to manage it.

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