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.
Posted on: July 19, 2018
Jim Hennington, Consulting Actuary, knows it takes time to build technology that hits the "sweet spot". Even then, getting it in front of users who trust your brand can be a trying game of "tenacity versus resources". He shares his journey learning to surf the wave of entrepreneurship.
Posted on: July 4, 2018
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.
Posted on: June 19, 2018
From volunteering to travelling the world and forging a successful and inspiring career, Mark Baxter (Actuary, CRO for QBE Aus and NZ and one of Deloitte's Outstanding 50 LGBTI Leaders of 2018) talks to Adrian Letilovic about mentoring, visibility and LGBTI inclusion.
Posted on: June 1, 2018
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)!
Posted on: May 11, 2018
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).
Posted on: April 30, 2018
Andrew Boal, Willis Towers Watson Regional Head of Australasia is one of the Institute’s longest serving volunteers. We asked what he’s learned after nine years as a Committee Convenor, and why he continues to serve as a volunteer.
Posted on: April 10, 2018
On Wednesday 13 September the Actuaries Institute, with support from the Risk Management Practice Committee, held the ninth Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Seminar. The conference was held the Forum at the Actuaries Institute’s Sydney offices and included an impressive range speakers and strong media coverage. Here, Nick Cowdery, from the Seminar organising committee, speaks with newly appointed Chief Risk Officer Colin Weir about his view of the Seminar content and its value to those in a CRO role.
Posted on: October 12, 2017
Jason Slade became Convenor of the Banking Practice Committee in April following the resignation of Phil Everett. Actuaries Digital interviewed Jason to find out a bit more about the man charged with delivering the Part III banking course and his vision for the profession engaged in banking.
Posted on: July 14, 2017
Martin Mulcare from Etiam interviews Rick Gilmore, founder of Good Company Coaching, on why remaining relevant is the core challenge of our time, and what to do about it. Martin and Rick will be presenting on Day One of the 2017 Actuaries Summit.
Posted on: May 1, 2017
Xun Chun Tee, a 2016 graduate of ANU, discusses with current student Felix Ryan his experiences studying actuarial and the challenges and opportunities actuaries face in the coming years.
Posted on: March 23, 2017
Taylor Fry is celebrating the 10th year of its 'Beat the Geek' AFL and NRL tipping competition which pits tipsters skills against the expert modelling power of an actuarial and analytics firm. Here, Graham Taylor lets us in on common tipster habits, what works and of course, who will win the 2017 premierships!
Posted on: March 6, 2017
[VIDEO] In anticipation of the 2017 CPD Tour, we interviewed General David Morrison AO, 2016 Australian of the Year, who shared his thoughts about leadership and the key themes for the tour.
Posted on: December 15, 2016
[VIDEO]: Sharanjit Paddam, Principal at Deloitte Actuaries & Consultants, interviews Emma Osgood – Senior Underwriter for Cyber Liability at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance on Cyber Insurance.
Posted on: October 19, 2016
[VIDEO]: An aggressive risk appetite and “allowing people to fail” has been key to CEO Richard Enthoven’s success. Here, he reflects on Hollard’s appetite for innovation and why actuaries will 'have a field day' in the next ‘blockbuster’ moment coming for the insurance industry.
Posted on: June 30, 2016
Kitty Leung interviews last semester’s top scoring prize winners on the rollercoaster ride that is studying for Part 3 Exams. The four prize winners, now working for Macquarie Bank, ChinaLife P&C, KPMG and EY, reveal their stories of gruelling study, hard work and success.
Posted on: June 14, 2016
With the date set for the Federal Election, Martin Mulcare is ramping up his campaign to run as an independent candidate in the safe Liberal seat of Bennelong. Here, he outlines his political motivations as Australia grapples with housing affordability, health and economic challenges a week on from the Budget.
Posted on: May 13, 2016
Deciding which direction to take your career path in can be tricky. We asked eight qualified practitioners how they came to be actuaries and why they love their work.
Posted on: March 9, 2016
Actuary Helen McLeod will run against Josh Frydenberg in the next Federal Election in the blue-ribbon Liberal seat of Kooyong, Victoria. Here, Natalie Warren speaks to her about why she’s motivated to run for office (again) and why more actuaries should get involved in politics.
Posted on: January 19, 2016
[VIDEO]: Five minutes with the Scheme Actuary of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Sarah Johnson, following her Plenary talk on Scheme Trial Site progress.
Posted on: December 14, 2015