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.
Posted on: August 29, 2018
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.
Posted on: August 21, 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.
Posted on: July 20, 2018
Are life-cycle funds an opportunity cost to members or a tool for managing a member’s risks through their different life stages?
Posted on: July 4, 2018
“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.
Posted on: July 2, 2018
Greg Einfeld, Director at Plenty Wealth outlines his journey in fintech and where he sees his business, and the broader fintech landscape heading.
Posted on: June 28, 2018
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.
Posted on: June 7, 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'.
Posted on: May 15, 2018
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 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
Posted on: April 23, 2018
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.
Posted on: April 19, 2018
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.
Posted on: April 12, 2018
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.
Posted on: April 5, 2018
The 2018 Financial Services Forum’s innovative format includes a focus on ‘big-picture’ plenary and keynote speakers.
Posted on: April 5, 2018
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.
Posted on: March 15, 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
Brett Riley reports on the results from the first survey of Chief Risk Officers by the Actuaries Institute.
Posted on: December 13, 2017
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
Posted on: November 22, 2017