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Presidents Column – Sharing experiences at the Presidential Dinners

Jenny Lyon reflects on the recent Presidential Dinners held around Australia and draws some lessons from how actuaries outside the main financial centres in Australia are working flexibly, across a diverse range of fields.

Under the Spotlight: Tyson Johnston

Tyson Johnston, Director of Business Development and Strategy at Pacific Life Re, is a hardworking and motivated actuary - whether it be in the office, on the bike or in the gym. Here, Tyson goes Under the Spotlight to share his personal passions and wisdom as an actuary.

Bridging the gap between students and industry

Actuarial students often graduate equipped with technical knowledge but lacking in soft skills and industry exposure. This student column by Travis Barr from Monash University, details what actuarial students can do to get ahead and gain industry exposure during uni.

Under the Spotlight: Helen Troup

In this edition, Managing Director at CommInsure, Helen Troup, discusses her upcoming speech on 'Thinking Differently about Customers' to the Actuaries Summit in May; how her actuarial training has helped her career; and what she finds interesting in her current role.

Normal Deviance – Getting started in analytics

Welcome to Actuaries Digital’s new (semi-regular) column about data analytics! Here, Hugh Miller, Senior Actuary at Taylor Fry, will explore common questions about analytics, and occasionally, answer them too.

Are we prepared for the ‘futurist’ actuary?

Trang Duncanson reflects on “Futurist” Mike Walsh’s keynote speech at the FSC Life Insurance Conference and ponders our readiness for the near future ‘non-human’ actuary.

Robotic Process Automation – Revolutionising Service Provision

In the midst of constant technological change and development, acceptance, awareness and adaptation is key to survival and staying ahead. In this article, Malvi Jethwa from Curtin University discusses the impact of Robotic Process Automation.

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!

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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.

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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.

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