Monthly Archives: November 2017

Spreadsheet to the Head Seat: Perspectives from actuaries turned leaders - Part 1

This is the first instalment of a four-part series where Byron Wong and Danny Bechara interview four actuaries-turned-leaders. In this instalment, the interviewees outline their career journeys and views on overcoming barriers to leadership for actuaries.

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - November 2017

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

Under the Spotlight - Asia series - Queenie Choi

Actuary Queenie Choi has moved into the NGO space in hopes of making a difference in people's lives. Here, she shares her vision of helping the less fortunate in Northeast Thailand.

I am an Actuary - November 2017

This particular instalment of the 'I am an Actuary' series highlights the diversity of career backgrounds and journeys actuaries take to become qualified, including how and when members decided to begin their actuarial journey.

8 financial strategies for your superannuation

In this third instalment of a four-part series, actuary John De Ravin shares some of his top tips from his recently released book on personal financial strategies.

Comments:1

ACT CTP Scheme Reform: An Experiment in Democracy

The ACT government decided to pilot a Citizens’ jury to consider how the ACT CTP scheme can be improved. Geoff Atkins was invited to be part of the jury as an expert adviser and here, he shares his experience with the profession.

Introducing the new International committee and its membership

The Institute’s Council recently recruited members to join the newly established International Committee which replaces the existing International Council Committee. Here, Martin Stevenson explains a little more about it.

10 financial strategies for wealth accumulators

In this second instalment of a four-part series, actuary John De Ravin shares some of his top tips for wealth accumulators, from his recently released book on personal financial strategies.

AASB 17 Insurance Taskforce Update: Risk Adjustment and Discount Rate Work Stream

Brett Pickett is Head of Actuarial (Group Risk) at TAL and a member of the AASB 17 Insurance Taskforce. Here, Brett provides an update of the Taskforce's activities, including issues around risk adjustment and discount rates

Automatic machine learning - Zeming's data analytics ‘meetup’ files

It's the year 2025. As an actuary for a major software vendor, you've just been asked by your boss to figure out why the algorithm liability claims are deteriorating.

Data Analytics powers NRL plays, health reform and research - 2017 Data Analytics Seminar report

From determining game-changing NRL plays, to detecting fraud in Australia's $1 billion health care system, data analytics is a powerful force. At the recent Actuaries Institute Data Analytics Seminar, attendees were challenged to think “beyond the data science bubble” and find ways to harness their existing skills in the exciting world of analytics. Michael Storozhev reports.

What you missed at the 2017 Injury and Disability Schemes Seminar

The 2017 Injury and Disability Schemes Seminar welcomed over 300 delegates to Sofitel Brisbane Central this week. With over 50% of delegates being non-actuaries, there was a great diversity of thought and experience presented in four plenary and 48 concurrent sessions.

10 financial strategies for teenagers and young adults

Fresh from publishing a book on 100 wealth building strategies, actuary John De Ravin shares some of his top tips. This is the first instalment of a four-part series, sharing strategies for all ages and stages of wealth building.

Preparing our Health Systems for Climate Change

In this article, Director of Consulting at Deloitte, Ignatius Li discusses the latest Lancet Countdown report and outlines some of its highlights and implications for Australia's health system.

Workplace rehabilitation services need shake-up - Opinion

icare’s Group Executive Workers Insurance, John Nagle, says the transformation within injury and disability schemes discussed at this week's IDSS, aligns closely with icare’s focus on the needs of the injured worker and improving workplace safety.

Post-work drinks at Ryan's Bar - Actuaries Social Networking Group series

The first 'post work drinks' event, brought to you by the Actuaries Social Networking Group, was held at Ryans Bar, a popular outdoor drinks venue at Australia Square in Sydney.

IAA Banking Working Group & ASSA Seminar, Chicago

Institute President Jenny Lyon reports on the International Association of Actuaries Conference in Chicago that included a seminar initiated by the Actuarial Society of South Africa, titled ‘The Actuary in Banking’. Australia was specifically invited given our work in developing a Part III banking subject.

Mental Health and Insurance - finding a better way

Co-author of the Institute's latest Green Paper 'Mental Health and Insurance' lets us in on the work behind the scenes, and tells a story to get us thinking - how can we find a better way to insure mental illness?

Actuaries report takes the lead in national mental health and insurance conversation

Lucy Brogden, Co-chair of the National Mental Health Commission thanked and congratulated the Actuaries Institute on a "timely" report at the 'Mental Health and Insurance' Green Paper media launch.

Wealth Management Investment Competition 2017-2018

In late July to early August 2017 we put 20 demanding propositions to you as if you were an Investment Analyst / Economist. We had 154 brave souls who took up the challenge and entered this year’s Wealth Management Investment Competition. They are looking to win bragging rights (and some fantastic prizes) across the Actuarial profession!

Also this month