Event Report

2018 General Insurance Seminar Event Report – Day One

More than 230 delegates gathered at the Sofitel in Sydney this week for the 2018 General Insurance Seminar. The event set out to inspire attendees to "Transform the Future" of the industry with Day One sessions including Consumer Trust, Mental Health, Data Led-Innovations in the Insurance Value Chain, and the launch of the Australian Actuaries Climate Index.

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Designing Life Insurance Products for Increasing Consumer Expectations

Melissa Yeoh reports on the recent “Designing Life Insurance Products for Increasing Consumer Expectations” Insights session which discussed current issues and implications for Life Insurance product design, including the legal perspective and considered how the industry could restore the imbalance between consumer and insurer.

Becoming an effective communicator

One of the most valuable strengths to have as an actuary is great communication skills. In this article, Tim Lam outlines the importance of difficult professional conversations and how the upcoming YAP event can help you become an effective communicator. 

Insurance Inside Super – Federal Budget Changes

Kajal Pandya reports on the recent “Insurance Inside Super – Federal Budget Changes” Insights session. The session covered an interesting discussion around the challenges that superannuation funds and group insurers will face and the unintended consequences of the proposed Federal Budget changes.

2018 Joint Regional Seminar Report

The 2018 Joint Regional Seminar (JRS) achieved a new record this year. attracting more than 1,000 delegates across the region, Kitty Chan reports.

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

Analytics at the Virtual International Congress of Actuaries (VICA)

With over 150 hours of presentations available from ICA2018 in Berlin, we’ve had a look at some of the videos relating to Data Analytics and picked out a handful for suggested viewing.

Going global - Interviews with IAA representatives

Kirsten Flynn is a Member of the International Committee. In this article, she speaks to Brendan Counsell, Fred Rowley and Nicolette Rubinsztein about their involvement with the IAA and reflections on the recent IAA meeting in Berlin.

Reflections from Actuary Today 2018

Kelvin Hii shares his experience in representing the Actuaries Institute at the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman’s Actuary Today event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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.

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