In this instalment of 'Fast five with Fintechs', we ask Adrian McGarva about his experience setting up a uniquely structured fund and providing advice to tech-based start ups and more mature companies via PFS Consulting.
Posted on: July 19, 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
“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
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
With the 2018-19 Federal Budget announcement of an expansion of the little-known Pension Loans Scheme, it is timely to revisit the hurdles to be overcome before housing can play a meaningful role in meeting Australia’s future retirement income challenge.
Posted on: June 25, 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
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 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
Fresh from publishing a book on 100 wealth building strategies, actuary John De Ravin shares some of his top tips. This is the first instalment of a four-part series, sharing strategies for all ages and stages of wealth building.
Posted on: November 16, 2017
Since the Life Insurance and Wealth Management Sub-committee put together the first instalment of their China Series in March this year, Henry has had the opportunity to experience Chinese culture first-hand, by spending a week there in June.
Posted on: September 14, 2017
With the finalisation of the long awaited IFRS17 global accounting standards in May 2017, the Actuaries Institute's IFRS17 Implementation Taskforce will be updating its members monthly on its activities.
Posted on: August 29, 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
James Hickey, Partner at Deloitte Actuaries & Consultants, discusses affordability and mortgage pricing based on the Deloitte Mortgage Report 2017.
Posted on: April 20, 2017
The Life Insurance and Wealth Management Sub-Committee has put together the first instalment of their China Series. This article introduces the series, highlighting the economic environment in China and some implications for the future.
Posted on: March 23, 2017
In this year’s Investment Competition 163 participants answered 20 demanding propositions put to them as if they were an Investment Analyst / Economist. It is time for your mid-year performance review. Some have made happy their Portfolio Manager boss, while others have some explaining to do!
Posted on: February 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
In this article, IASC Convenor Grant Robinson illustrates the historical developments of a common way of reporting insurance contracts which started in 2005. He also shares details of future plans and potential impacts of the new process.
Posted on: September 16, 2016