General Insurance

Climate Change Blog - July 2018

The first instalment of the Climate Change Log, an article series that aims to cover news and events related to climate change and relevant to actuaries and the industries they advise.

Fast five with Fintechs  - an introduction

Elayne Grace outlines a new Actuaries Digital series where we spend five minutes with Australian Fintech and Insurtech companies, asking about their products and start-up journeys so far.

Fast five with Fintechs - Plenty Wealth

Greg Einfeld, Director at Plenty Wealth outlines his journey in fintech and where he sees his business, and the broader fintech landscape heading.

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.

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.

The Appointed Actuary Role: Back to the future

Responsibilities of the Appointed Actuary (AA) role have expanded in recent years with an increased focus on compliance activities, reducing capacity for the AA to be involved in the provision of strategic advice to the Board and senior management.

Mission Possible – reviving the ‘M’ in STEM

Farheena Ahmad describes her experience going ‘back to school’ as part of CSIRO STEM’s Professionals in School Program and discusses the need to revive positive attitudes and enthusiasm towards mathematics in the classrooms of the future.

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)!

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.

IFRS 17 Taskforce Update - March 2018

This article reports on the new AASB 17 Insurance Contracts Information Note, released on 8 March 2018, to support actuaries in Australia and NZ in the application of IFRS17.

Genetics - The Dialogue Podcast

The next instalment of the Dialogue Podcast series explores the broader future implications of genetic testing for society, medical professionals and the insurance industry, featuring co-author Jessica Chen.

Five things we learned networking in London

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.

Climate Risk Fluency Series – Part One

With Part Two of the Climate Risk Fluency series fast approaching, APRA's David Jenkins gives us a taste of what to expect by reporting on the highlights (including insights from the BOM and CSIRO) from the Part One seminar.

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The reinsurance underwriting cycle: a simple supply and demand story

Richard Hartigan discusses the drivers of the reinsurance underwriting cycle and his theory on the next ‘market turning event’.

Can “traditional” actuarial methods be sexy?

Amongst much talk about data science and new analytics techniques, Ashish Ahluwalia challenges the profession to be bold in sticking to their roots and take their toolkit of ‘traditional’ actuarial methods into a broader industries outside of insurance.  

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2018 Agenda – Key themes for financial services players

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.

Climate Risk Disclosure - The Dialogue Podcast

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'.

How do we fund future resilience from natural disasters?

Ahead of this year's Catastrophe Risk Seminar, Sharanjit Paddam explains why it's important to discuss issues around funding natural disasters in Australia. He also highlights what delegates can look forward to on the day. 

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ACT CTP Scheme Reform: An Experiment in Democracy

The ACT government decided to pilot a Citizens’ jury to consider how the ACT CTP scheme can be improved. Geoff Atkins was invited to be part of the jury as an expert adviser and here, he shares his experience with the profession.

What you missed at the 2017 Injury and Disability Schemes Seminar

The 2017 Injury and Disability Schemes Seminar welcomed over 300 delegates to Sofitel Brisbane Central this week. With over 50% of delegates being non-actuaries, there was a great diversity of thought and experience presented in four plenary and 48 concurrent sessions.

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