Under the Spotlight - Dr David Lau

Professor at Bond University's Actuarial Science program Dr David Lau, who has experience working for some of the world's leading insurance and regulatory businesses, goes Under the Spotlight to reveal his undying passion for mathematics and some quirky hobbies.

Critical Line Volume 14

Dan Mayoh brings you the 14th instalment of the popular Critical Line Puzzle Challenge with a nod to a Royal Flush Jackpot.

Interview with new Banking Practice Committee Convenor - Jason Slade

Jason Slade became Convenor of the Banking Practice Committee in April following the resignation of Phil Everett. Actuaries Digital interviewed Jason to find out a bit more about the man charged with delivering the Part III banking course and his vision for the profession engaged in banking.

President's Column - How can Mentoring Open Doors to Career Development?

Institute President Jenny Lyon gives some insight into the benefits of the Institute's Mentoring Program and just how mentoring arrangements can help to develop young actuaries' networks and career.

IFRS 17 Taskforce Update - July 2017

With the finalization of the long awaited IFRS17 global accounting standards in May 2017, the Institute of Actuaries IFRS17 Implementation Taskforce will be updating its members monthly on its activities.

General insurance: The wide-ranging implications of IFRS 17

The new accounting standard for insurance contracts, IFRS 17, will have wide-ranging implications for (re)insurers, and many firms are preparing for significant changes to their business operations.

2017 Insurance CRO Forum

The annual Insurance CRO Forum was held at the Actuaries Institute on Monday 19 June 2017. The aim of these forums is to get the Chief Risk Officers from life, general, health and lenders mortgage insurance companies together to discuss a topic of interest. Gavin Pearce reports.

Will there still be actuaries in the year 2049?

You asked, and we listened! In this inaugural 'Ask an Actuary' column (since Bruce and Gae went underground) our anonymous actuary and resident mystery writer answers the burning question: will there still be actuaries in 2049?

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“There’s a BEAR in there” – The new financial services regime in Australia

Mark Baxter looks at the potential consequences of recently announced, significant extension to APRA’s powers relating to senior banking executives - will the Banking Executive’s Accountability Regime be a teddy BEAR or a grizzly BEAR?

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The Magic Pudding of Claim Farming

Geoff Atkins explores the escalating costs in CTP and motor insurance driven by the intervention of third parties.

Normal Deviance - Burying the GLM

My previous column praised the virtues of the generalised linear model. This month we dismember it and look to more modern approaches to fill the void.

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - June 2017

Welcome to our round-up of the articles posted on Actuaries Digital during June 2017.

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Thinking about life insurance through a genetic lens

Our ability to predict disease risk based on genetics is rapidly advancing. What does this mean for life insurance? Jessica Chen and Damjan Vukcevic share insights from their presentation at the Actuaries Summit 2017.

2017 Volunteer Cocktail Parties – Melbourne and Sydney

Committee and Volunteer Engagement Manager, Lily Meszaros reports on the annual Volunteer Cocktail Parties hosted by the Institute in Melbourne and Sydney this June, and highlights the recipients of the inaugural Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Normal Deviance - In praise of the GLM

In this column, we celebrate the success of the generalised linear model and explore why they are so popular. In its companion column, we’ll look at the model’s limitations and ask whether there are better alternatives.

2017 Actuary of the Year nominations open

Nominations for the 2017 Actuary of the Year are now open. The Actuaries Institute encourages members to nominate a colleague who has made a positive contribution to the profession.

War Stories from Life Insurance Actuaries

Rickie Fong and Anna Byrne have prepared a recap of the recent insights session, 'War Stories from Life Insurance Actuaries', presented by Greg Martin, Richard Lyon and Grant Peters. The three presented a compact survival guide for fighting corporate wars.

Loss Coverage: Why Insurance Works Better with Some Adverse Selection

Here we speak with Guy Thomas, author of 'Loss Coverage: Why Insurance Works Better with Some Adverse Selection'. Guy explains the context of his recent publication and why loss coverage is important.

The Three Lines of Defence

The Three Lines of Defence model is often cited in modern risk management. What is it and where do actuaries fit in?

What you missed at the 2017 Future of Health Seminar

The annual Future of Health Seminar returned to Melbourne this year with a star line-up of speakers. Here is a summary of what you missed out on if you weren't there!