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When analytics projects go wrong - Normal Deviance

Many organisations have seen big-ticket analytics projects turn into a morass of expense, confusion and lacklustre results. While some mistakes are unavoidable, there are ways to make the best of such experiences.

Under the Spotlight - Daniel Cooper

This week, Head of Consulting and Research at Lorica Health, Daniel Cooper goes Under the Spotlight. The former gridiron quarterback shares details of his actuarial journey and how he balances work, family and fitness.

Under the Spotlight - Annette King (Councillor)

Councillor Annette King describes herself as a leader, future-focussed, client and people-centred, change agent, energetic and authentic. Read about how all these qualities are reflected in her professional and personal journey as an actuary. 

Analytics Snippet: Multitasking Risk Pricing Using Deep Learning

Jacky Poon shows you how to build a risk premium pricing model using deep learning, in this example for a motor portfolio - a classic general insurance problem.

Where Fun and Facts Collide - 2018 Sydney YAP Trivia Night

Participants in the recent Young Actuaries Program Trivia Night had the opportunity to network upon arrival and select their teammates for the night. Mariella El-Azzi reports on the successful event and tricky m&ms game of skill

Data Science: golden age or AI winter?

Milton Lim assesses the risks (both upside and downside) of the data science revolution and considers how best to ride the “Big Data” wave in the firt instalment of a series that explores the breakthroughs and philosophy of AI, computer science and data.

Wealth Management Investment Competition 2017-2018 Results

Last year 154 participants answered 20 demanding propositions put to them as if they were an Investment Analyst / Economist in the Wealth Management Investment Competition. Who came out on top?

Trust me, I’m a computer model

“Letting the ATO link to other datasets may feel a little ‘big brother’ but it makes filling out my tax return massively simpler,” writes Hugh Miller as he considers the importance of trust in increasingly advanced use of data and models.

Climate Change Blog - July 2018

Welcome to the first instalment of the Climate Change Blog, an article series that aims to cover news and events related to climate change and relevant to actuaries and the industries they advise. This month’s edition summarises news relating to transition risk.

Fast five with Fintechs - PFS Consulting

In this instalment of 'Fast five with Fintechs', we ask Adrian McGarva about his experience setting up a uniquely structured fund and providing advice to tech-based start ups and more mature companies via PFS Consulting.

CEO Column

CEO Elayne Grace reflects on her first three months in the job including member experiences across Australia, Asia and Europe, and the renewed energy for focusing on customer outcomes and trust.

A different road to success - Interview with Martin Fry

After an eventful 43-year career, Taylor Fry Principal Martin Fry looks back on a lifetime of quiet achievement, his passionate aversion to hierarchy and the guru that inspires him to this day.

Analytics Snippet: In the Library

Welcome to the Analytics Snippet column, where we showcase short code snippets in R, Python, or other programming languages, to demo the power of data analytics. In this first instalment, Jacky Poon dives into checkouts of book titles from a Brisbane Library.

Trust us, we are here for you - Rebuilding trust in Financial Services

Chief Editor of Actuaries Digital Angat Sandhu discusses how Financial Services organisations can start winning back customer trust.

Under the Spotlight - Marjorie Ngwenya

The actuarial qualification was still emerging in Zimbabwe when Marjorie Ngwenya was growing up, but that didn't stop the now President of the UK Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) from advancing in the profession. Here, she tells us about her favourite sport, hobbies, work history, career advice and the legacy she hopes to leave.

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Actuaries Podcast - Young Actuaries Conference 2018

Business Adviser at High Earth Orbit Robotics Solai Valliappan previews her talk at the upcoming Young Actuaries Conference (YAC) including the importance of a 'strong network' and her work consulting 'the Google Maps of asteroid resources in space'. 

Presidential Dialogue: March 2018 Council Report

John Evans presents his report to members from the Actuaries Institute Council meeting held on 5 March 2018, including key issues discussed and decisions made.

CareerView Podcast - The Path to Becoming a Chief Risk Officer

The next instalment of the CareerView Podcast series discusses the path to becoming a Chief Risk Officer from the experience of icare's 'Chief Risky Dude' Gavin Pearce

YAP Workshop - Climate Data and Insurance

Participants of a recent YAP Climate Workshop were asked to cast their minds forward to 2025 in a fictitious scenario where the small town of Derby, WA – now 'New Derby' – is a similar size to Darwin with a population of 100,000.

Presidential Dialogue: Part III and CPD Education Reform

In this opinion piece, 2018 President John Evans discusses the need for reform in how the Actuaries Institute provides Part III education to students and lifelong learning to members through CPD.

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