David Rush examines Paul Keating's recent suggestion of a national insurance scheme to tackle the longevity problem, and puts forward a different solution - allowing for more aggressive investment, a regular premium, with-profits, and pure endowment.
Posted on: November 15, 2018
Are funds managing the risks members face to their retirement outcomes or are funds instead managing their own business risks?
Posted on: October 31, 2018
Kajal Pandya reports on the recent “Insurance Inside Super – Federal Budget Changes” Insights session. The session covered an interesting discussion around the challenges that superannuation funds and group insurers will face and the unintended consequences of the proposed Federal Budget changes.
Posted on: September 6, 2018
As Australia's population ages, issues have been recognised in the superannuation and pension systems. Anthony Asher gives an update of what the Retirement Incomes Working Group is doing to make positive changes to the current systems and guide future product design.
Posted on: August 29, 2018
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.
Posted on: August 27, 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
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
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.
Posted on: July 4, 2018
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.
Posted on: June 28, 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
Nathan Bonarius reports on the recent “Meeting Challenges in Insurance and Super” concurrent session from this year’s Financial Services Forum.
Posted on: June 21, 2018
With the globalisation of markets and standardisation of regulation, professional qualifications are coming under more scrutiny and being challenged on whether they remain relevant and continue to instil global best practices.
Posted on: May 30, 2018
Curator of the Superannuation program for the 2018 Financial Services Forum in Sydney next month gives us a taste of what industry leaders will be discussing at the Forum.
Posted on: April 26, 2018
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.
Posted on: April 10, 2018
The 2018 Financial Services Forum’s innovative format includes a focus on ‘big-picture’ plenary and keynote speakers.
Posted on: April 5, 2018
Macquarie University has released a report focused on measuring longevity basis risk in realistic scenarios as part of an ongoing research project sponsored by the Life and Longevity Markets Association (LLMA) and Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). Here, Actuarial Professors at Macquarie Uni, Jackie Li and Leonie Tickle, explain their findings.
Posted on: December 15, 2017
In this last installment of a four-part series, actuary John De Ravin shares some of his top tips from his recently released book on personal financial strategies.
Posted on: December 7, 2017
In this third instalment of a four-part series, actuary John De Ravin shares some of his top tips from his recently released book on personal financial strategies.
Posted on: November 29, 2017
Michael Rice arrived at the Institute last week to accept the 2017 Actuary of the Year Award alongside an entourage of supporters from the firm he founded 30 years ago.
Posted on: October 19, 2017
Can actuaries develop a science of planning that will provide a basis for the art of giving advice? Here, John De Ravin from the Actuaries Institute’s Retirement Incomes Working Group (RIWG), details the findings of a survey of 65 financial planners from a range of different business environments, and subsequent interviews with dealer groups, to uncover the state of play in industry practice.
Posted on: October 11, 2017