Event Report

APRA Insights on Risk Culture

Sean McGing reports on the March 7 Insights Session which saw Fahmi Hosain, Head of Governance, Culture & Remuneration at APRA cover issues across banking, insurance and superannuation.

Getting to know you – a paradigm shift in insurance

There is a paradigm shift occurring between insurers and insureds as ‘big data’ allows for policies tailored more to customer lifestyle and behaviour, an Actuaries Institute event has heard.

Global trends discussed at ASFA Conference

Enock Chiyangwa shares some key insights from the ASFA National Conference and Super Expo held on the Gold Coast in November 2016.

2016 Actuary of the Year Sarah Johnson celebrates with new Associates and Fellows at the Sydney Celebration and Networking Dinner

Tuesday 29 November was truly a night of celebrations. Not only were our Sydney graduates awarded their qualification certificates as Fellows and Associates, but after being announced 2016 Actuary of the Year last month, Sarah Johnson was officially presented with the award.

Young actuaries share their views on GIS2016

In this article, six young actuaries come together to share their experiences and takeaways from GIS2016.

The NDIS: Today and Tomorrow

Actuary and Director of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), Jessica Twigg, reports on the current state of the NDIS and some important lessons gleaned from the trial period of the scheme.

Blockchain in Insurance

Dimitri Semenovich outlines some of the foundational concepts of blockchain technology, ahead of his upcoming presentation on the subject at the 2016 GI Seminar.

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.

Update on physical, transition and liability climate risks

An Actuaries Institute event last week explored case studies of the physical risks from natural disasters, transition risks for investors as economies adapt to low carbon emissions, and governance risks for trustees and boards of directors.

Data Analytics in action

The Actuaries Institute ran a series of interactive workshops to challenge programming and data analytics skills at its 2016 Data Analytics Seminar last week (Tuesday 13 September).

Banking on Capital: An Overview

Last month (Tuesday 30 August), the Actuaries Institute brought together an incredibly strong set of speakers from industry, regulators and academia to present their insights on the world of banking. Peter Sinkis reports.

Master trainer in 'Deception Detection' to address ERM2016

Organisational psychologist and master trainer in Deception Detection Skills, Alan Hudson, will present strategies for better enterprise risk management (ERM), alongside a host of decorated speakers at the ERM Seminar in Sydney in 20 September.

"Perfectionism is our biggest weakness" Ian Pollard tells Leadership Seminar

[VIDEO]: One of our greatest collective weaknesses is a strive for perfectionism and imposing that on others, pioneering actuary and Rhodes Scholar Ian Pollard told delegates at the Institute's Leadership Development Seminar on Monday (8 August).

Inspiring new generations of leaders

Chris Scheuber shares practical insights from the 2016 Actuaries Institute Leadership Development Seminar.

AI needs actuarial intelligence

Actuarial skills in experimental design could shape the way artificial intelligence (AI) works and drives business innovation, a Seminar in Sydney has heard.

Lending an Actuarial Hand

At last month's Melbourne YAP, Queenie Chow and Mandy Burns spoke about lending an actuarial hand through various volunteering programs. Alan Wu takes us through the this eye-opening session featuring Actuaries helping the world become a better place.

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Seminar eyes Future of Private Healthcare

Nick Stolk reviews the recent ‘Future of Health Seminar’ that saw industry leaders discuss product complexity, premium increases and the lack of customer engagement in Australia’s private health insurance market.

How biased are you?

What does unconscious bias look like in your colleagues, your workplace and up the corporate ladder? Kate O’Reilly from Optimiss Consulting unpacks the conditions that support biased decisions and offers strategies to promote better thinking and practice.

Health Insurance in Australia: A Sustainable Future?

Health Actuary Ignatius Li discusses risks to the sustainability of Australia’s private health care system, ahead of the Institute’s inaugural Future of Health Seminar.

Deciding the objectives of the super system

On 29 February, around 40 members gathered at the Actuaries Institute for a Research Colloquia to discuss the objectives of the superannuation system. This is particularly timely given the release by the Government on 9 March of a discussion paper and consultation process on the “Objective of Superannuation”. Here, Andrew Boal summarises those discussions and some principles that emerged.

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