Interview

I am an Actuary - November 2018

The study and career of an actuarial student can twist and turn in many different directions and bring endless opportunities to work abroad and in versatile industries. Discover where the profession has already taken six recently qualified actuaries.

What makes a good data scientist? - Actuaries Podcast

Effective data scientists need to understand the workings of IT teams and identify the limits of truth in models, says Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Ambiata, Tiberio Caetano, ahead of his Keynote Address at the 2018 General Insurance Seminar.

Fast five with Fintechs - Anorak

In this instalment of 'Fast five with Fintechs', we ask Chen Suthersan about the highs and lows of working in a startup and find out about his ambition to see his automated life insurance advice platform be an ‘always on’ protection companion taking the pulse of consumer’s protection status and empowering them to be in control.

Q&A with Deputy Chief Actuary at Medibank, Adam Stolz

We ask Deputy Chief Actuary and General Manager Pricing at Medibank, Adam Stolz, what it was like working on the Vitality program by AIA in Australia, and about the big challenges and opportunities facing the health insurance industry.

How to save our healthcare system - Actuaries Podcast

Join Actuary turned doctor, Raymond Yeow and distinguished doctor and social venture entrepreneur, Kevin Cheng - a specialist in chronic disease management and integrated care - as they discuss future models of healthcare on the podcast.

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Proud to be me - Q&A with Actuary at IAG, Michael Liu

Michael Liu, Senior Manager in the IAG Predictive Modelling team migrated to Sydney at nine years old from China. Here, he discusses his proud heritage and what he's learned about cultural diversity.

Under the Spotlight - Daniel Cooper

This week, Head of Consulting and Research at Lorica Health, Daniel Cooper goes Under the Spotlight. The former gridiron quarterback shares details of his actuarial journey and how he balances work, family and fitness.

In conversation with the Australian Government Actuary - Podcast with Guy Thorburn and Elayne Grace

As the office of the Australian Government Actuary (AGA) nears 100 years of service, Elayne Grace caught up with the current AGA Guy Thorburn, to find out what the office does.

Fast five with Fintechs - M&A Solutions Ltd

In this instalment of 'Fast five with Fintechs', we ask Anna Knezevic about her experience setting up M&A Solutions Ltd, working on profit/capital optimisation based on incomplete data, and utilising data analytics to drive business insights.

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.

Fast five with Fintechs - PFS Consulting

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.

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Fast five with Fintechs - A.S.A.P. and Optimum Pensions

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.

A different road to success - Interview with Martin Fry

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.

Q&A with QBE Chief Risk Officer Mark Baxter

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.

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 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).

Volunteering for good – Q&A with the 2017 President’s Award recipient

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.

Q&A on 2017 ERM Seminar: Responding to Risk

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.

Interview with new Banking Practice Committee Convenor - Jason Slade

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.

Q&A with 2017 Actuaries Summit Presenters Martin Mulcare and Rick Gilmore

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.

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