Monthly Archives: July 2018

Climate Change Blog - July 2018

The first instalment of the Climate Change Log, an article series that aims to cover news and events related to climate change and relevant to actuaries and the industries they advise.

A day in the life of a hospital treating team: ensuring best patient care

Raymond Yeow discusses the structure and operational practices of hospital treating teams with a view to inform future model design for hospital infrastructure, workforce analytics projects, or productivity initiatives.

Analytics Snippet - Get data from the meetup API (part 1 of a 3-part series)

To help you start your analytics journey, Zeming Yu shows you how to collect data from an API; do simple market basket analysis using Python; and perform web scraping. This first part of the three part series will go through getting data from the 'meetup' API.

Fast five with Fintechs - PFS Consulting

In this instalment of 'Fast five with Fintechs', we ask Adrian McGarva about his experience setting up a uniquely structured fund and providing advice to tech-based start ups and more mature companies via PFS Consulting.

Building a Gender Diverse Profession

This article looks at data on actuarial students at Macquarie University and the Australian National University (ANU) as well as international analysis, to see how we can attract women to and keep them in the actuarial profession.

CareerView Podcast - Job Satisfaction 101

In this instalment of the CareerView Podcast, Jas Singh and Mariella El-Azzi discuss how to create lasting satisfaction in actuarial roles to build a fulfilling career.

President’s Report to Members: June 2018 Council Meeting

Barry Rafe presents his report to members from the Actuaries Institute Council meeting held on 13 June 2018, including key issues discussed and decisions made.

Under the Spotlight - Anthony Bice

This week, Partner and Head of EMEA Insurance at Oliver Wyman, Anthony Bice goes Under the Spotlight. The Arsenal fan shares details of his actuarial journey and how he is passionately devoted to leaving things better than how he found them. 

Catch this bug! The Critical Line - Volume 22

Following a record-breaking round of solutions sent in for Jevon's Critical Line last month, Oliver follows up with a creepy crawly puzzle for you.

Do you know your International Committee? Part 2

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

The value proposition of life-cycle funds: opportunity cost or risk management tool?

Are life-cycle funds an opportunity cost to members or a tool for managing a member’s risks through their different life stages?

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Fast five with Fintechs - A.S.A.P. and Optimum Pensions

Jim Hennington, Consulting Actuary, knows it takes time to build technology that hits the "sweet spot". Even then, getting it in front of users who trust your brand can be a trying game of "tenacity versus resources". He shares his journey learning to surf the wave of entrepreneurship.

Actuarial skillset takes top spots in IAPA Top 25 Analytics Leaders list

Two Fellows of the Actuaries Institute and a Chief Data Scientist trained in actuarial science have featured in the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia's (IAPA) inaugural Top 25 Analytics Leaders program.

Asia’s Joint Regional Seminar (JRS) to come to Sydney  

For the first time, since its inaugural event in 2002, the Joint Regional Seminar (JRS) will come to Sydney this August. Kitty Chan explains the importance of the Seminar to the Asian region.

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Blockchain - Considerations for Policymakers and the Actuarial Profession

“Blockchain” is probably one of the biggest buzzwords in 2018. However, it has been estimated that currently less than 0.5% of the world population is involved in this space, leaving a huge knowledge gap for this emerging technology. In this article, Zeming Yu aims to bridge this knowledge gap. He then highlights some considerations for policymakers and the actuarial profession.

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