Monthly Archives: December 2017

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - December 2017

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

Are you interested in tackling society’s issues?

The Actuaries Institute's Public Policy Council Committee has launched an essay competition for young actuaries - your chance to be published and win a $3,000 prize.

It’s a wrap – 2017 ‘most read’ articles

2017 was a great year for Actuaries Digital. Actuaries submitted reports, columns and comment on topical issues across the nation, Asia Pacific, and stories closer to home. HQ Editor Stephanie Quine shares the top five 'most read' articles from each quarter in 2017.

AASB 17 Taskforce Update - December

In this latest update from the Actuaries Institute's AASB 17 Implementation Taskforce, Benoit Laganiere discusses considerations related to aggregation and contract boundaries to assist Australian actuaries involved in implementing the new accounting standard. 

Under the Spotlight - Asia series - Holly Ou

Chief Operating Officer for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Insurance China, Holly Ou goes under the spotlight to share some highlights of her actuarial career, personal life and her vision for the future.

New Developments in Longevity Risk Transfer Market

Macquarie University has released a report focused on measuring longevity basis risk in realistic scenarios as part of an ongoing research project sponsored by the Life and Longevity Markets Association (LLMA) and Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). Here, Actuarial Professors at Macquarie Uni, Jackie Li and Leonie Tickle, explain their findings.

The Critical Line - Volume 17, Christmas Edition

Dan Mayoh delivers this random-walk inspired puzzle, just in time for Christmas. Get your answer in for a chance to win a $50 Dymocks voucher!

Highlights from the Banking Seminar with Pat Brennan and Elliot Clark

John McLenaghan, Public Policy Advisor at the Actuaries Institute and member of the Banking Practice Committee gives an overview of highlights from last week's annual Banking Seminar. This special session on developments in the banking industry provided relevant insights from Pat Brennan (APRA) and Elliot Clark (Westpac).

Chief Risk Officer Survey Results

Brett Riley reports on the results from the first survey of Chief Risk Officers by the Actuaries Institute.

Making a career move – the importance of the preparation stage

Actuarial recruiter Lesley Traverso describes the importance of clarifying your own career aspirations, passions, interests and expectations, before making a move.

7 financial strategies for retirement

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

Towards greater diversity - member and committee demographics

Ashish Ahluwalia outlines Actuaries Institute member and committee demographics as he describes the goals of the Institute's Diversity and Inclusion Working Group to promote awareness and inclusiveness.


A not-so-actuarial look at the marriage equality ballot

David Kwak from Actuarial Edge looks at the demographic data of the marriage equality ballot to find some interesting facts on participation rates, proportion of yes votes and differences in votes across states and territories. 

Spreadsheet to the Head Seat: Perspectives from actuaries turned leaders - Part 2

This is the second instalment of a four-part series where Byron Wong and Danny Bechara interview four actuaries-turned-leaders. This instalment explores key leadership strengths of actuaries and the role of education and mentoring in forming leaders.

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