Anthony Asher, Associate Professor at the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies at UNSW, writes about the sort of pension product that he would like to see developed now that SIS regulations have been modified to allow development of more flexible products.
Posted on: September 5, 2017
Stephen Huppert, Head of Product Innovation at Trustee Partners, reflects on government reforms and rhetoric surrounding Australia’s c.$2.3 trillion retirement savings sector.
Posted on: August 16, 2017
Jennifer Lang takes a dive into HSC stats and the numbers of students studying maths and sciences. What she finds is "a bit scary" for anyone looking for a future mathematically inclined workforce.
Posted on: September 22, 2016
The odds of Leicester City winning the English Premier League this year were less likely than Donald Trump winning the Nobel Peace Prize, writes Actuary at Deloitte, Marc Mer.
Posted on: May 9, 2016
There are many reasons you might feel stuck in the wrong job. Here, Dr Anthony Lowe discusses the importance of creating 'non-linear' options for your career early on and maximising your skills and experience towards more rewarding work.
Posted on: March 15, 2016
Mike Thornton challenges businesses to consider what their risk management framework is trying to achieve, and how it could be missing the mark.
Posted on: February 29, 2016
Without doubt, it is the poorest people in the world who are most in need of the security that insurance brings. Queenie Chow discusses why the micro-insurance market has low penetration, and why actuaries are so well placed to assist.
Posted on: February 25, 2016
In the second instalment of this series, Phil Stott shares his opinion on the benefits of thinking strategically about core technical processes.
Posted on: February 25, 2016
Eric McNamara looks at the innovative EFG product launched by actuaries in the 1960s and at the evolution of the managed funds industry in Australia.
Posted on: February 17, 2016
Sick of being single? Want 2016 to be the year you find love? Then head to your nearest pub, club, games convention or actuarial conference and try out these 10 pickup lines.
Posted on: February 11, 2016
Actuaries Digital Editor Kirsten Flynn asks five experienced actuaries for their top tips, to help keep your career moving.
Posted on: January 28, 2016
Actuary Jennifer Lang investigates the latest mortality rate knowledge in Australia in light of recent coverage in the United States.
Posted on: January 27, 2016
Actuary Brett Riley runs us through the possibility that pay and incentive structures contribute to inappropriate risk taking.
Posted on: December 3, 2015
Clare Li explores the definition and condition of a ‘perfect free market’ in traditional economics, before assessing the feasibility of those conditions in the health care market.
Posted on: November 10, 2015
Did you know that even if you are not a director of a corporation, you could be found to be a shadow director liable for breaches of director’s duties and significant penalties under the Corporations Act? Tim Castle reports.
Posted on: October 28, 2015
How could social media and web-based technology change the insurance landscape? Christy Zhou reflects on the topic of her 2015 Aon Benfield Scholarship submission.
Posted on: October 14, 2015
In recent years, volcanic eruptions have severely disrupted air travel, causing widespread havoc on economies, and losses for insurers. Emma Phillips of Risk Frontiers explores the direct and indirect impacts of volcanoes.
Posted on: October 8, 2015
Actuaries Benjamin Avanzi, Greg Taylor and Bernard Wong challenge preconceptions regarding the high level of dependence between general insurance claims from different classes.
Posted on: September 30, 2015
Sugar is everywhere. But, as actuaries, do we really understand the impact it has on our health, and how we can better allow for sugar intake in underwriting? Jean Eu investigates.
Posted on: September 23, 2015
The reinsurance industry used catastrophe risk models long before Hurricane Katrina, but Katrina challenged the standards of these models. ANZIIF's Edward Vukovic reports.
Posted on: September 22, 2015