Monthly Archives: August 2017

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Actuary breaks new ground in public health research

Actuary Jananie William explains how she traversed traditional actuarial fields and came to work in public policy. Using actuarial techniques and some amazing data, she provided a detailed analysis of birth-related public health system costs and their drivers – the first ever study of its kind.

Normal Deviance - Why you should totally include data science in your next job search

‘Data scientist’ clearly overlaps with pre-existing jobs like statisticians, business analysts and even actuaries, but as our resident Data columnist Hugh Miller reports, it also carries its own flavour. The proof is in the data.

Are women less confident than men?

Nicolette Rubinsztein reflects on her experience of confidence, especially as a career mum and what women should know, following two women’s networking events at the Actuaries Institute last month.

AASB 17 Insurance Taskforce Update – August 2017

With the finalisation of the long awaited IFRS17 global accounting standards in May 2017, the Actuaries Institute's IFRS17 Implementation Taskforce will be updating its members monthly on its activities.

Actuarial Leadership: Past, present and future.

Senior Actuarial Analyst at Rice Warner, Richard Dunn, walks us through lessons shared at the 2017 ‘Actuaries as Leaders’ Forum in Sydney last month.

Longevity Risk: Old Age is Getting Even Older

This student column, by Barry Sun from Macquarie University, delves into the issues surrounding longevity risk. Barry tells us what longevity risk is and summarises the work that is currently being carried out by academics and insurance professionals.

The Critical Line - Volume 15

Can you find your way squarely around this month's puzzle? Jevon Fulbrook challenges you to spell out the enigma for a chance to win a $50 Dymocks voucher.

Financial Advice Innovation – Considerations for Australian players

Future financial advice models that marry the best of technology and human intervention require considered thought and a disciplined approach to development. Here, Angat Sandhu outlines the experience and varied success of robo-advice and face-to-face propositions, and presents some key considerations for players in the Australian market.

The Politics of Superannuation

Stephen Huppert, Head of Product Innovation at Trustee Partners, reflects on government reforms and rhetoric surrounding Australia’s c.$2.3 trillion retirement savings sector.

GI Glimpse 2017 Event Report

The 2017 GI Glimpse Seminar focused on the actuarial career; latest developments and outlook for the general insurance (GI) industry; as well as updates on the long tail classes. Suba Chelva reports.

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I am an Actuary - August 2017

To become an actuary requires endless perseverance, passion and support but is that much more rewarding. In this instalment of the I am an Actuary series brought to us by Martin Mulcare, read about seven actuaries who share their rewarding careers following the Melbourne Professionalism Course.

What can you expect at the 2017 ERM Seminar?

Following the strong feedback received for last year’s event, the Actuaries Institute’s ERM Seminar is back in 2017. Brett Riley looks at the topic, speaker and opportunity line up.

Welcome to New Members - July 2017

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

Highlights from the Mentoring Program information session

Last month, the Mentoring Working Group held an information session as the 2017/18 intake progressed. Consultant at KPMG, Tim Lam shares a summary of the session and some highlights. 

Stress Testing – Confluence of the Actuaries and Economists Viewpoints

How can actuaries and quantitative professionals involved with stress testing help their organisations derive more value from the practice? Sen Nagarajan and Michael Thomas give us an overview of their 2017 Actuaries Summit presentation on stress testing.

Introducing the Wider Health Sub-committee

Tim Goodhew introduces the Wider Health Sub-committee at the Actuaries Institute and its goal to raise awareness of the career pathway of Health Actuaries and the broader role actuaries can play in health reform and policy.

The Value of the Actuarial Skill Set in the Future World

Bond University Actuarial Students Tory Rowley James and Thomas Aspinall discuss why the actuarial career is an investment that will stand the test of time in all aspects of the professional sector.

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