Five things we learned networking in London

The London Australian Actuaries Network reports on its December mission to combine networking with one of the great institutions of British culture – pints at a pub.


2018 Agenda – Key themes for financial services players

Chief Editor Angat Sandhu's first Editorial focuses on key themes at play in our industry, from regulatory paradigm shift, to heightened customer expectations, and finding efficiency though technology and data analytics.


A new beginning, Year of the Dog

The Year of the Dog began on 16 February 2018, celebrating family union, good fortune and prosperity.  But do you know how fiercely competitive Chinese Zodiac animals can be?

The power of the nudge – A Young Actuaries Program event report

Chris Wong reports on this month’s Young Actuaries Program (YAP) session on Behavioural Economics, where Mike Daniels of the Behavioural Architects delved into the power of context, bias and subconscious in how we make decisions.

Under the Spotlight – Asia Series - Jack Jiang

Chief Financial Officer at QBE Asia Pacific, Jack Jiang, goes under the spotlight in our continuing Asia Series. Here, he shares his pride and passion for the profession, personal career journey and love of marathons.

Presidential Dialogue: 2018+ Strategic Plan and its implementation

2018 President John Evans encourages better alignment between Institute committees and the strategy developed by Council and HQ.

Under the Spotlight - Asia series - Holly Ou

Chief Operating Officer for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Insurance China, Holly Ou goes under the spotlight to share some highlights of her actuarial career, personal life and her vision for the future.

Making a career move – the importance of the preparation stage

Actuarial recruiter Lesley Traverso describes the importance of clarifying your own career aspirations, passions, interests and expectations, before making a move.


A not-so-actuarial look at the marriage equality ballot

David Kwak from Actuarial Edge looks at the demographic data of the marriage equality ballot to find some interesting facts on participation rates, proportion of yes votes and differences in votes across states and territories. 

Spreadsheet to the Head Seat: Perspectives from actuaries turned leaders - Part 1

This is the first instalment of a four-part series where Byron Wong and Danny Bechara interview four actuaries-turned-leaders. In this instalment, the interviewees outline their career journeys and views on overcoming barriers to leadership for actuaries.

Under the Spotlight - Asia series - Queenie Choi

Actuary Queenie Choi has moved into the NGO space in hopes of making a difference in people's lives. Here, she shares her vision of helping the less fortunate in Northeast Thailand.

Post-work drinks at Ryan's Bar - Actuaries Social Networking Group series

The first 'post work drinks' event, brought to you by the Actuaries Social Networking Group, was held at Ryans Bar, a popular outdoor drinks venue at Australia Square in Sydney.

Under the Spotlight – Asia series - Louis Lee

The skills Louis Lee learned during his time working in Australia, he says, are “still quite advanced” compared to what he sees in many parts of Asia. Here, the APAC CFO of Scor Global Life goes ‘Under the Spotlight’ in this first instalment in our new Asia Spotlight series, to reveal his undying love for music production and appetite for new adventures.

Under the Spotlight - Rene Essomba

In this article Rene Franck Essomba, Analyst at Taylor Fry, goes under the spotlight to share his personal thoughts. He describes himself as a multifaceted individual and has a strong team spirit.

President’s Column – towards an equal playing field

Actuaries Institute President Jenny Lyon comments on the lack of diversity in leadership roles across Australian businesses, and draws our attention to the terminology actuaries use to define themselves. The impact of both issues is important as the Institute’s Council sharpens it’s focus on diversity.

CEO’s Column - Signals: how everyday signs can help us navigate the world’s turbulent economy*

Actuaries Institute CEO David Bell discusses the place of simple, real-life economic signals, versus complex mathematical models in understanding the present and future economy.


Actuary breaks new ground in public health research

Actuary Jananie William explains how she traversed traditional actuarial fields and came to work in public policy. Using actuarial techniques and some amazing data, she provided a detailed analysis of birth-related public health system costs and their drivers – the first ever study of its kind.


Normal Deviance - Why you should totally include data science in your next job search

‘Data scientist’ clearly overlaps with pre-existing jobs like statisticians, business analysts and even actuaries, but as our resident Data columnist Hugh Miller reports, it also carries its own flavour. The proof is in the data.

The Value of the Actuarial Skill Set in the Future World

Bond University Actuarial Students Tory Rowley James and Thomas Aspinall discuss why the actuarial career is an investment that will stand the test of time in all aspects of the professional sector.

Under the Spotlight - Sean Elliot

A self described "very typical actuary", Sean Elliot, lecturer at Bond University goes Under the Spotlight to share his career journey; what gets his goat; and his penchant for chess and sci-fi films.

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