Column

Under the Spotlight: Victoria Gao

In this issue, Victoria Gao goes Under the Spotlight. She is Assistant Product Analytics Manager at Commonwealth Bank, new member of the Actuaries Digital Editorial Committee and member of the Young Actuaries Conference Organising Committee. Victoria is a passionate actuary, not only about her career but also about art, movies and literature.

Perspectives of a young actuary

Xun Chun Tee, a 2016 graduate of ANU, discusses with current student Felix Ryan his experiences studying actuarial and the challenges and opportunities actuaries face in the coming years.

Under the Spotlight: Danielle Di Sano

Danielle Di Sano is currently the Non Retail Lead Credit Risk Modeller at Suncorp. She dreams of one day working as an actuary for a financial institution in Italy… but she needs to learn to speak Italian first!

Comments:1

President's Column

Actuaries Institute 2017 President Jenny Lyon outlines her career journey and passion for people in the profession as well as key priority areas for her year as President.

Likes:1
Comments:1

A Story about ‘Mad Dog’ - People vs Mission

CEO David Bell reflects on the leadership qualities of Trump's new US Defense Secretary, General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis.

Under the Spotlight: Scott Duncan

[VIDEO] When Scott Duncan realised his childhood dreams to become “a swimming coach, cruise boat captain or a policeman” were not entirely suitable, he became an actuary. Now a Senior Actuary at Taylor Fry, Scott tells us how passionate he is about his job and also shares his hopes of mingling with wizards.

Reinventing life insurance underwriting

After a frustrating visit to a financial planner to reassess his life insurance cover, Angat Sandhu considers issues in the life insurance underwriting process and how the industry might “retain the soul, but design a new body”.

Looking Back or Looking Forward - President’s Column

2016 is coming to an end, as well as President Lindsay Smartt's appointment at the Actuaries Institute. In this final column, he reflects on the past year and also shares his hopes for 2017.

Reflections

In this editorial, Trang Duncanson reflects on the past year, especially as an active life insurance practitioner. She also shares her top five points to help us reflect on 2016, just in time for Christmas.

The Critical Line: Volume 8

December is upon us, and with that Dan Mayoh has brought us an instalment of the Critical Line that has nothing in particular to do with Christmas. Christmas is for friends and family, but puzzles are for everyone year-round!

President’s Column - Diversity

In his Presidential Column, Lindsay Smartt focuses on diversity and asks whether we are doing enough in this important area.

Actuary's book launches flexible work discussion

Director, actuary, former General Manager of Strategy at Colonial First State/Commonwealth Bank and mother of three, Nicolette Rubinsztein, today launched her first book 'Not Guilty'; a practical guide for 'career mums' who want to better balance professional life and motherhood.

The challenge of delivering change and meeting members’ needs - CEO Column

In this month’s CEO Column, David Bell outlines progress on the Institute’s 2015-17 Strategic Plan, its finances, changes to the HQ team, and challenges to be faced.

A Claim Pairing Approach to Measuring Superimposed Inflation

There are many ways of measuring superimposed inflation. In this article, Aaron Cutter of Finity explains how to measure superimposed inflation by pairing claims that ‘look-a-like’ - a technique adapted from home price inflation techniques.

The Critical Line: Volume 6

In the spirit of the recent Rio Olympics, we have an Olympic-themed puzzle for you.

Likes:1

Appointed or C-Suite?

Institute President Lindsay Smartt shares some thoughts on the current review of the Appointed Actuary role.

Do Actuaries have the skills to be Chief Analytics Officers?

Actuaries have the mathematical, statistical and programming skills to take a company’s data to the next level. But how do their skills align to current Chief Analytics Officer (CAO) roles, and what courses are on the market to help actuaries them bridge the gap? Bill Konstantinidis investigates.

Actuaries as Entrepreneurs – Have you got what it takes?

Are you radical? Visionary? A risk-taker? Then the common perception is you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur. But is there more in the make-up of an entrepreneur than just these characteristics, and can they be learnt or must you be born with them?

Brexit exit - a trip down hindsight lane

CEO David Bell reflects on the essay by Oliver Hartwich called 'Why Europe Failed' in light of the recent Brexit vote to leave the EU. He also shares some lessons civil society can take from this event.

Brexit, politics and your perspective - President’s Column

In this month's column, President Lindsay Smartt shares his thoughts about the current political sphere, Brexit and his recent international visits within the actuarial community.

Also this month