Monthly Archives: January 2018

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - January 2018

Welcome to our round-up of the articles posted on Actuaries Digital during April 2018.

Spreadsheet to the Head Seat: Perspectives from actuaries turned leaders (Part 4)

This is the final instalment of a four-part series where Byron Wong and Danny Bechara interview four actuaries-turned-leaders. In this instalment the interviewees explore the importance of culture in leadership, their passions as leaders, and their views on the direction of the actuarial profession.

Gender pay gap for actuaries: an update

Jennifer Lang looks at the latest stats on average pay for actuarial men and women and finds that, if female actuaries are discriminated against (which there's no proof of), it's not as bad as it is for accountants!

Actuaries Podcasts go live with mental health and insurance leaders

The Actuaries Institute has released its inaugural podcast series ‘Peace of Mind’, centred on its latest ‘Mental Health and Insurance’ Green Paper. The show, hosted by the Institute’s Acting CEO Elayne Grace, explores mental health conditions in the community, and discusses difficulties in diagnosis, underwriting, and claims management with the CEO of TAL, a Principal at Finity, and Co-Chair of the National Mental Health Commission.

Spreadsheet to the Head Seat: Perspectives from actuaries turned leaders (Part 3)

This is the third instalment of a four-part series where Byron Wong and Danny Bechara interview four actuaries-turned-leaders. In this instalment the interviewees give advice on how to build exceptional teams and become an effective leader.

The Actuarial Olympics – ICA Berlin a preview for Sydney 2022

The actuarial profession is a global one yet we often pay limited attention to what actuaries are doing outside Australia.  Is it time we started thinking a bit more about what is happening outside of our own bubble? Daniel Smith believes so!

How artificial intelligence is changing retail value perception

Actuary with Woolworths Group, Jo Chidwala outlines the most popular types of AI, what they can do for retail and why those who invest in cognitive insights will reap long term rewards.

Under the Spotlight - Roger Xie

Roger Xie, Actuarial Analyst at Suncorp, is an energetic and passionate actuary who dreams of changing the world for the better. Recently, he became a member of the Rotary Club of Sydney, getting involved in many charitable activities around the world. 

Becoming an Analytics-Based Insurer: A Road Map – Part 1

Stephen Lowe, former managing director at Willis Towers Watson and past President of the Casualty Actuarial Society, shares his views on the benefits of combining actuarial knowledge and data science. This is part one of a two-part series, focusing on the requisite skills and technological advances driving current data science innovations.

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