Monthly Archives: October 2018

APRA Chairman Wayne Byres' speech on professionalism in financial services

APRA Chairman Wayne Byres' speech "Good banking, by good bankers" is an important call to financial services professionals to heed the lessons of the Royal Commission and improve the professionalism in the industry.

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

Members are aware that Royal Commissioner Hayne has delivered an interim report of findings on September 28. This report does not cover insurance or superannuation matters which will be included in the final report, scheduled for release on 1 February 2019.

Dipping into Diversity – ‘sound bites of thought’ – From tick boxes to genuine inclusion

Here, Helena McGeorge, Member of the Institute’s Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, discusses an article on inclusion and authenticity in the workplace.

Diversity and Inclusion, how can we make a difference?

In a recent conversation with Suzanne Patten, Justine Whitaker, the Senior Manager at IAG for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, shared her views and practical tips of how we all can make a difference.

Under the Spotlight - Simon Guthrie

Read about Simon Guthrie's colourful career as he moved from non-traditional actuarial work in industry to academia, where he is now a Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University. He shares his personal thoughts including some useful insights for the next generation of actuaries.

Fast five with Fintechs - Anorak

In this instalment of 'Fast five with Fintechs', we ask Chen Suthersan about the highs and lows of working in a startup and find out about his ambition to see his automated life insurance advice platform be an ‘always on’ protection companion taking the pulse of consumer’s protection status and empowering them to be in control.

Becoming an effective communicator

One of the most valuable strengths to have as an actuary is great communication skills. In this article, Tim Lam outlines the importance of difficult professional conversations and how the upcoming YAP event can help you become an effective communicator. 

Q&A with Deputy Chief Actuary at Medibank, Adam Stolz

We ask Deputy Chief Actuary and General Manager Pricing at Medibank, Adam Stolz, what it was like working on the Vitality program by AIA in Australia, and about the big challenges and opportunities facing the health insurance industry.

President's Report to Members - September 2018 Council Meeting

President Barry Rafe covers the key issues discussed and the decisions made at the Actuaries Institute Council meeting held on 3 September 2018.

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