Event Report

Asia’s Joint Regional Seminar (JRS) to come to Sydney  

For the first time, since its inaugural event in 2002, the Joint Regional Seminar (JRS) will come to Sydney this August. Kitty Chan explains the importance of the Seminar to the Asian region.

Why is this the most exciting time to be a young actuary? - YAC 2018 report

The 2018 Young Actuaries Conference (YAC) began with more than 150 young actuaries around the country devoting half their day, seeking to be inspired. Chetana Koganti reports.

Meeting Challenges in Insurance and Super

Nathan Bonarius reports on the recent “Meeting Challenges in Insurance and Super” concurrent session from this year’s Financial Services Forum.

Healthy competition at actuaries’ latest trivia night in Melbourne

The arrival of the Social Networking Actuaries Group (SNAG) doubled the number of patrons at the Mail Exchange Hotel in Melbourne at the Group’s latest trivia night. Leonie Semmens reports on the rivalry and quizzing that ensued!

Celebrating our volunteer’s impact in 2018

On the 2nd and 4th day of National Volunteer Week, the Actuaries Institute held Cocktail Parties in Sydney and Melbourne to recognise and thank its many valued volunteers. The second annual Volunteer of the Year Awards were also presented, honouring four winners from 42 outstanding nominations.

Cutting Edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) Applications in Insurance – a YAP event report

A panel of experts shared their experiences on “Cutting Edge Artificial Intelligence Applications in Insurance” at a recent Melbourne YAP (Young Actuaries Program) event.

Inspiring Change: Interview with Actuary and Director at the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

In this Q&A, Meng shares why she loves working in "revolutionary disability reform", and the advice that changed how she approaches work and measures success. All ahead of her talk at the upcoming Young Actuaries Conference (YAC)!

Asia Tour 2018 Part 3: Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

After our short stay in Shanghai, we headed to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to complete the Asia Tour 2018. With special presenters on Data Analytics and actuaries in business, the event was a fantastic forum top discuss our future together.

Asia Tour 2018 Report Part 2: Shanghai

Kitty Chan reflects on the Institute’s 2018 Asia Tour in Shanghai, including an interview with Shanghai-based actuaries Yu Sun (EY) and Minnie Tian (Minsheng Life Insurance).

Volunteers to be recognised at 2018 Awards

Ahead of the Institute's second annual Volunteer Awards, taking place during National Volunteer Week, Lily Meszaros takes a moment to consider the impact of their generous work.

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.

2018 Actuarial Hackathon - Update

The Actuarial Hackathon Committee is excited to provide a much anticipated update on its very first actuarial hackathon event, sponsored by Finity Consulting.

2018 Insurance CRO Forum

Three very different perspectives from a Strategist, a Board Director and an Innovator were presented at the annual Insurance CRO Forum at the Actuaries Institute.

New FSF format includes international guest speakers

The 2018 Financial Services Forum’s innovative format includes a focus on ‘big-picture’ plenary and keynote speakers.

Young actuaries to workshop financial sustainability of Northern Australia

Next Tuesday, members of Sydney’s Young Actuaries Program (YAP) will workshop data with climate change scientists to help ensure the success and insurability of large scale redevelopments in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Climate Risk Fluency Series – Part One

With Part Two of the Climate Risk Fluency series fast approaching, APRA's David Jenkins gives us a taste of what to expect by reporting on the highlights (including insights from the BOM and CSIRO) from the Part One seminar.

Using analytics to improve marketing - ADMA Data Day

Aaron Cutter and Luke Cassar share their impressions of the 2018 ADMA Data Day, including how marketing is getting more personal due to smarter analytics.

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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.

Data Analytics powers NRL plays, health reform and research - 2017 Data Analytics Seminar report

From determining game-changing NRL plays, to detecting fraud in Australia's $1 billion health care system, data analytics is a powerful force. At the recent Actuaries Institute Data Analytics Seminar, attendees were challenged to think “beyond the data science bubble” and find ways to harness their existing skills in the exciting world of analytics. Michael Storozhev reports.

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