Monthly Archives: June 2018

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - June 2018

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

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A vote for Associates on Council

Giving Associates the right to vote and sit on Institute Council will increase the diversity of views on Council and encourage greater participation of Associates in the democratic life of the Institute, writes Chao Qiao.

Fast five with Fintechs  - an introduction

Elayne Grace outlines a new Actuaries Digital series where we spend five minutes with Australian Fintech and Insurtech companies, asking about their products and start-up journeys so far.

Fast five with Fintechs - Plenty Wealth

Greg Einfeld, Director at Plenty Wealth outlines his journey in fintech and where he sees his business, and the broader fintech landscape heading.

Housing Wealth and Retirement Funding - An Update

With the 2018-19 Federal Budget announcement of an expansion of the little-known Pension Loans Scheme, it is timely to revisit the hurdles to be overcome before housing can play a meaningful role in meeting Australia’s future retirement income challenge.

Aggregators within Private Health Insurance – Part 2

In Part Two of this two-part series, Andrew Gower discusses growth of aggregators has led to material impacts within the Australian health insurance market.  These impacts have made acquisition of new customers less profitable; leading to an increased focus on loyalty and developing deeper relationships with customers.

Why is this the most exciting time to be a young actuary? - YAC 2018 report

The 2018 Young Actuaries Conference (YAC) began with more than 150 young actuaries around the country devoting half their day, seeking to be inspired. Chetana Koganti reports.

Meeting Challenges in Insurance and Super

Nathan Bonarius reports on the recent “Meeting Challenges in Insurance and Super” concurrent session from this year’s Financial Services Forum.

CEO Column

CEO Elayne Grace reflects on her first three months in the job including member experiences across Australia, Asia and Europe, and the renewed energy for focusing on customer outcomes and trust.

A different road to success - Interview with Martin Fry

After an eventful 43-year career, Taylor Fry Principal Martin Fry looks back on a lifetime of quiet achievement, his passionate aversion to hierarchy and the guru that inspires him to this day.

Proposed changes to the Institute’s Disciplinary Scheme

In this article, John Trowbridge, Convenor of the Disciplinary Scheme Review Committee and Past President of the Institute, outlines the proposed changes to the Disciplinary Scheme and why they are important to the profession.

The Appointed Actuary Role: Back to the future

Responsibilities of the Appointed Actuary (AA) role have expanded in recent years with an increased focus on compliance activities, reducing capacity for the AA to be involved in the provision of strategic advice to the Board and senior management.

Analytics Snippet: In the Library

Welcome to the Analytics Snippet column, where we showcase short code snippets in R, Python, or other programming languages, to demo the power of data analytics. In this first instalment, Jacky Poon dives into checkouts of book titles from a Brisbane Library.

Actuarial Hackathon Presentation Showcase 2018!

The 2018 Actuarial Hackathon saw 18 teams of actuaries solve practical challenges posed by not-for-profit organisations. From rap skills to wigs, it was an insightful, rewarding and entertaining showcase night! Angela Poon reports.

Climate Change Working Group to Date

Since its inception in January 2016 the Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) has worked hard to support the Institute’s public policy position on climate change and promote actuaries’ involvement in assessing the financial implications of climate change.

Trust us, we are here for you - Rebuilding trust in Financial Services

Chief Editor of Actuaries Digital Angat Sandhu discusses how Financial Services organisations can start winning back customer trust.

Mission Possible – reviving the ‘M’ in STEM

Farheena Ahmad describes her experience going ‘back to school’ as part of CSIRO STEM’s Professionals in School Program and discusses the need to revive positive attitudes and enthusiasm towards mathematics in the classrooms of the future.

CareerView Podcast - Diversity & Inclusion

Members of the Institute's Diversity and Inclusion Working Group discuss how businesses can create a strategy that includes diversity as a key focus, and facilitates innovation in the workplace.

Do you know your International Committee?

You know that the International Committee has a global focus, but did you know about its activities, plans and members?

Healthy competition at actuaries’ latest trivia night in Melbourne

The arrival of the Social Networking Actuaries Group (SNAG) doubled the number of patrons at the Mail Exchange Hotel in Melbourne at the Group’s latest trivia night. Leonie Semmens reports on the rivalry and quizzing that ensued!

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