Risk Management

Climate Change Blog – August 2018

The second instalment of the Climate Change Blog summarises news relating to litigation risk. This article series aims to cover news and events related to climate change and relevant to actuaries and the industries they advise. 

International CPD opportunities

There are over 30 committees, subcommittees, task forces, and working groups of the International Actuarial Association. These groups all commission, create and share content that may be relevant to Actuaries Institute members. Links to some of the content discussed at the recent meetings in Berlin, Germany are provided below.

Climate Change Blog - July 2018

Welcome to the first instalment of the Climate Change Blog, an article series that aims to cover news and events related to climate change and relevant to actuaries and the industries they advise. This month’s edition summarises news relating to transition risk.

The value proposition of life-cycle funds: opportunity cost or risk management tool?

Are life-cycle funds an opportunity cost to members or a tool for managing a member’s risks through their different life stages?

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Blockchain - Considerations for Policymakers and the Actuarial Profession

“Blockchain” is probably one of the biggest buzzwords in 2018. However, it has been estimated that currently less than 0.5% of the world population is involved in this space, leaving a huge knowledge gap for this emerging technology. In this article, Zeming Yu aims to bridge this knowledge gap. He then highlights some considerations for policymakers and the actuarial profession.

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.

Climate Change Working Group to Date

Since its inception in January 2016 the Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) has worked hard to support the Institute’s public policy position on climate change and promote actuaries’ involvement in assessing the financial implications of climate change.

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Actuaries Podcast - Young Actuaries Conference 2018

Business Adviser at High Earth Orbit Robotics Solai Valliappan previews her talk at the upcoming Young Actuaries Conference (YAC) including the importance of a 'strong network' and her work consulting 'the Google Maps of asteroid resources in space'. 

Cryptocurrency: The regulatory struggle of new age financial technology

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.

CareerView Podcast - The Path to Becoming a Chief Risk Officer

The next instalment of the CareerView Podcast series discusses the path to becoming a Chief Risk Officer from the experience of icare's 'Chief Risky Dude' Gavin Pearce

Stress and Scenarios

Insurers and reinsurers are in the business of risk management, and one key question preoccupies their minds: “What’s the worst that can happen?” Jeremy Waite explores this question through the lens of scenario and stress tests.

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.

2018 Insurance CRO Forum

Three very different perspectives from a Strategist, a Board Director and an Innovator were presented at the annual Insurance CRO Forum at the Actuaries Institute.

New FSF format includes international guest speakers

The 2018 Financial Services Forum’s innovative format includes a focus on ‘big-picture’ plenary and keynote speakers.

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.

Social Risks for financial institutions - The Dialogue Podcast

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.

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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'.

Chief Risk Officer Survey Results

Brett Riley reports on the results from the first survey of Chief Risk Officers by the Actuaries Institute.

AASB 17 Insurance Taskforce Update: Risk Adjustment and Discount Rate Work Stream

Brett Pickett is Head of Actuarial (Group Risk) at TAL and a member of the AASB 17 Insurance Taskforce. Here, Brett provides an update of the Taskforce's activities, including issues around risk adjustment and discount rates

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