Actuarial recruiter Lesley Traverso describes the importance of clarifying your own career aspirations, passions, interests and expectations, before making a move.
Posted on: December 13, 2017
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.
Posted on: December 7, 2017
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.
Posted on: November 30, 2017
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.
Posted on: November 16, 2017
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.
Posted on: October 19, 2017
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.
Posted on: September 21, 2017
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.
Posted on: September 5, 2017
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.
Posted on: August 31, 2017
‘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.
Posted on: August 31, 2017
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.
Posted on: August 1, 2017
Professor at Bond University's Actuarial Science program Dr David Lau, who has experience working for some of the world's leading insurance and regulatory businesses, goes Under the Spotlight to reveal his undying passion for mathematics and some quirky hobbies.
Posted on: July 19, 2017
Dan Mayoh brings you the 14th instalment of the popular Critical Line Puzzle Challenge with a nod to a Royal Flush Jackpot.
Posted on: July 17, 2017
Institute President Jenny Lyon gives some insight into the benefits of the Institute's Mentoring Program and just how mentoring arrangements can help to develop young actuaries' networks and career.
Posted on: July 13, 2017
With the finalization of the long awaited IFRS17 global accounting standards in May 2017, the Institute of Actuaries IFRS17 Implementation Taskforce will be updating its members monthly on its activities.
Posted on: July 11, 2017
My previous column praised the virtues of the generalised linear model. This month we dismember it and look to more modern approaches to fill the void.
Posted on: July 3, 2017
The Actuaries Digital Committee is looking to bring back the popular Ask Gae/Ask Bruce column and would like to gather some questions.
Posted on: May 18, 2017
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.
Posted on: April 26, 2017
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.
Posted on: April 21, 2017
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.
Posted on: April 20, 2017
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.
Posted on: April 10, 2017