What you missed at the 2017 Injury and Disability Schemes Seminar

The 2017 Injury and Disability Schemes Seminar welcomed over 300 delegates to Sofitel Brisbane Central this week. With over 50% of delegates being non-actuaries, there was a great diversity of thought and experience presented in four plenary and 48 concurrent sessions.

10 financial strategies for teenagers and young adults

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.

Preparing our Health Systems for Climate Change

In this article, Director of Consulting at Deloitte, Ignatius Li discusses the latest Lancet Countdown report and outlines some of its highlights and implications for Australia's health system.

Workplace rehabilitation services need shake-up - Opinion

icare’s Group Executive Workers Insurance, John Nagle, says the transformation within injury and disability schemes discussed at this week's IDSS, aligns closely with icare’s focus on the needs of the injured worker and improving workplace safety.

Post-work drinks at Ryan's Bar - Actuaries Social Networking Group series

The first 'post work drinks' event, brought to you by the Actuaries Social Networking Group, was held at Ryans Bar, a popular outdoor drinks venue at Australia Square in Sydney.

IAA Banking Working Group & ASSA Seminar, Chicago

Institute President Jenny Lyon reports on the International Association of Actuaries Conference in Chicago that included a seminar initiated by the Actuarial Society of South Africa, titled ‘The Actuary in Banking’. Australia was specifically invited given our work in developing a Part III banking subject.

Mental Health and Insurance - finding a better way

Co-author of the Institute's latest Green Paper 'Mental Health and Insurance' lets us in on the work behind the scenes, and tells a story to get us thinking - how can we find a better way to insure mental illness?

Actuaries report takes the lead in national mental health and insurance conversation

Lucy Brogden, Co-chair of the National Mental Health Commission thanked and congratulated the Actuaries Institute on a "timely" report at the 'Mental Health and Insurance' Green Paper media launch.

Wealth Management Investment Competition 2017-2018

In late July to early August 2017 we put 20 demanding propositions to you as if you were an Investment Analyst / Economist. We had 154 brave souls who took up the challenge and entered this year’s Wealth Management Investment Competition. They are looking to win bragging rights (and some fantastic prizes) across the Actuarial profession!

Under the Spotlight – Asia series - Louis Lee

The skills Louis Lee learned during his time working in Australia, he says, are “still quite advanced” compared to what he sees in many parts of Asia. Here, the APAC CFO of Scor Global Life goes ‘Under the Spotlight’ in this first instalment in our new Asia Spotlight series, to reveal his undying love for music production and appetite for new adventures.

Jeff Humphreys awarded the 2017 Melville Prize

Congratulations to Jeff Humphreys, winner of the 2017 Actuaries Summit Melville Prize for his paper on Group Insurance.

Actuarial Hackathon – the survey results

A recent Member survey aimed to gather information and determine the level of interest in an actuarial hackathon. In this article, Jennifer Lang, author of Actuarial Eye, shares survey results. 

An update from the Premium Allocation Approach work stream

Here, Brendan Counsell of the Institute of Actuaries’ AASB 17 Implementation Taskforce provides an update on the ‘premium allocation approach’, or PAA to assist Australian actuaries involved in implementing the new accounting standard. 

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - October 2017

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

Welcome to New Members

Welcome to the Institute’s newest members!

The role of the Appointed Actuary and actuarial advice within insurers - APRA Insights Session

Amit Jeena covers the Institute's latest Insights session on APRA's paper the “Review of the role of the Appointed Actuary and actuarial advice within insurers”, presented by Peter Kohlhagen, senior manager in APRA’s policy development area.

5 minutes with the IDSS Mental Health Plenary speakers

Mental health is a serious issue for Australian society, and for our injury and disability schemes. A Plenary, together with a number of Concurrent sessions, will explore the complexities of this 'difficult problem', at the fast approaching 2017 Injury and Disability Schemes Seminar (IDSS). Here, Gillian Harrex and Raewin Davies interview the four esteemed speakers in the Mental Health Plenary. 

ASOC Actuarial Pathways Networking Event - An Overview

More than eighty aspiring young actuaries and eighteen industry leaders gathered at the Actuaries Institute on the 13 October for the 2017 ASOC Actuarial Pathways Networking Event.

Young people and Volunteering

With 55% of our members being younger than 34 years old, and only 20% serving on primary committees, the Institute has turned its focus to creating a genuine active dialogue on how we can create more opportunities to engage younger people in our key volunteer programs.

Under the Spotlight - Rene Essomba

In this article Rene Franck Essomba, Analyst at Taylor Fry, goes under the spotlight to share his personal thoughts. He describes himself as a multifaceted individual and has a strong team spirit.