Monthly Archives: May 2018

Innovation: the key to maintaining relevance for global qualifications

With the globalisation of markets and standardisation of regulation, professional qualifications are coming under more scrutiny and being challenged on whether they remain relevant and continue to instil global best practices.

The Critical Line - Volume 21

This month, Jevon takes us a step away from the enigma theme from previous columns, and towards a more spatial /word puzzle. 

Celebrating our volunteer’s impact in 2018

On the 2nd and 4th day of National Volunteer Week, the Actuaries Institute held Cocktail Parties in Sydney and Melbourne to recognise and thank its many valued volunteers. The second annual Volunteer of the Year Awards were also presented, honouring four winners from 42 outstanding nominations.

Actuaries Podcast - The Future of Life Insurance

John McLenaghan (Public Policy Adviser at the Actuaries Institute) interviews Ilan Leas (Managing Director at Retender) about his Dialogue thought leadership paper about what the life insurance industry might look like in the future as it strives to meet consumer expectations in a fast-changing environment.

Modern government service delivery - 2018 Public Policy Essay Competition Winner

Hugh Miller's essay was singled out for its clear communication, logical structure and innovative approach to a growing issue for governments – how to deliver important services within ever tightening budgets.

CareerView Podcast - Managing a Data Analytics Team

Hugh Miller (Principal at Taylor Fry) asks Aaron Cutter (Principal at Finity) how he deals with the new technologies and skills required to manage analytics teams delivering for a diverse range of clients.

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Actuaries Podcast - Young Actuaries Conference 2018

Business Adviser at High Earth Orbit Robotics Solai Valliappan previews her talk at the upcoming Young Actuaries Conference (YAC) including the importance of a 'strong network' and her work consulting 'the Google Maps of asteroid resources in space'. 

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Actuaries working in Not for Profit roles

Sarah Highet speaks to three actuaries who made a career change to work in NFP roles, motivated by a desire to use their skills to help people less fortunate than themselves and make a difference to their lives.

Cutting Edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) Applications in Insurance – a YAP event report

A panel of experts shared their experiences on “Cutting Edge Artificial Intelligence Applications in Insurance” at a recent Melbourne YAP (Young Actuaries Program) event.

Inspiring Change: Interview with Actuary and Director at the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

In this Q&A, Meng shares why she loves working in "revolutionary disability reform", and the advice that changed how she approaches work and measures success. All ahead of her talk at the upcoming Young Actuaries Conference (YAC)!

Asia Tour 2018 Part 3: Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

After our short stay in Shanghai, we headed to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to complete the Asia Tour 2018. With special presenters on Data Analytics and actuaries in business, the event was a fantastic forum top discuss our future together.

Presidential Dialogue: March 2018 Council Report

John Evans presents his report to members from the Actuaries Institute Council meeting held on 5 March 2018, including key issues discussed and decisions made.

Welcome to New Members - May 2018

Welcome to the Institute’s newest members both in Australia and overseas. Here they are listed.

Data and privacy in the aftermath of Cambridge Analytica - Normal Deviance

The Facebook - Cambridge Analytica saga has dominated headlines. It has been a useful case study for companies thinking about their data and partnerships arrangements.

Cryptocurrency: The regulatory struggle of new age financial technology

Justin Diamond looks at rise and fall and rise of Bitcoin, and what is needed to ensure future viability of cryptocurrencies that are by nature, decentralised and untraceable.

Is It Time for a New Monetary Regime?

Michio Suginoo explores whether the recent low in bond yields have broader implications for monetary policy across the world.

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