Justin Diamond looks at rise and fall and rise of Bitcoin, and what is needed to ensure future viability of cryptocurrencies that are by nature, decentralised and untraceable.
Posted on: May 4, 2018
The 2018 Financial Services Forum’s innovative format includes a focus on ‘big-picture’ plenary and keynote speakers.
Posted on: April 5, 2018
The London Australian Actuaries Network reports on its December mission to combine networking with one of the great institutions of British culture – pints at a pub.
Posted on: March 20, 2018
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.
Posted on: March 12, 2018
The next instalment of the Dialogue Podcast series explores why conventional risk management may be failing Australia's financial institutions, which have been subjected to tougher regulations, and now a Royal Commission.
Posted on: March 9, 2018
Chief Editor Angat Sandhu's first Editorial focuses on key themes at play in our industry, from regulatory paradigm shift, to heightened customer expectations, and finding efficiency though technology and data analytics.
Posted on: March 8, 2018
In this first episode of the Dialogue Podcast series, Andrew Doughman questions Sharanjit Paddam, Principal at Deloitte, on his Dialogue thought leadership paper 'Climate Risk Disclosure, Financial Institutions Feel the Heat'.
Posted on: February 28, 2018
Institute President Jenny Lyon reports on the International Association of Actuaries Conference in Chicago that included a seminar initiated by the Actuarial Society of South Africa, titled ‘The Actuary in Banking’. Australia was specifically invited given our work in developing a Part III banking subject.
Posted on: November 14, 2017
Future financial advice models that marry the best of technology and human intervention require considered thought and a disciplined approach to development. Here, Angat Sandhu outlines the experience and varied success of robo-advice and face-to-face propositions, and presents some key considerations for players in the Australian market.
Posted on: August 16, 2017
How can actuaries and quantitative professionals involved with stress testing help their organisations derive more value from the practice? Sen Nagarajan and Michael Thomas give us an overview of their 2017 Actuaries Summit presentation on stress testing.
Posted on: August 3, 2017
Mark Baxter looks at the potential consequences of recently announced, significant extension to APRA’s powers relating to senior banking executives - will the Banking Executive’s Accountability Regime be a teddy BEAR or a grizzly BEAR?
Posted on: July 6, 2017
The Actuaries Institute has just released the first collection of Practice Update videos! See what each committee has been up to and also earn CPD points.
Posted on: December 22, 2016
Dimitri Semenovich outlines some of the foundational concepts of blockchain technology, ahead of his upcoming presentation on the subject at the 2016 GI Seminar.
Posted on: November 2, 2016
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.
Posted on: September 19, 2016
FSF2016 examined how disruptors will impact the financial services industry. It asked, how can actuaries reimagine their career in the future world? Where are the opportunities?
Posted on: May 27, 2016
Sean McGing and Andrew Brown share their research and ideas on risk culture in banking and life insurance practices.
Posted on: May 23, 2016
Eric McNamara looks at the innovative EFG product launched by actuaries in the 1960s and at the evolution of the managed funds industry in Australia.
Posted on: February 17, 2016
This latest instalment in our Banking on Change event coverage charts two talks on regulatory changes delivered from the perspective of the banks.
Posted on: November 25, 2015
Henry Zhang breaks down smart beta to explain what these investment strategies are made of.
Posted on: October 28, 2015
As part of the Banking on Change Seminar, Deloitte's James Hickey and Westpac's Sean Carmody offered an in-depth look at the state of today’s mortgage market and how banks consider the complex risks and interactions a mortgage product creates. Peter Sinkis reports.
Posted on: October 13, 2015