China - Too big and inefficient to ignore

The Life Insurance and Wealth Management has put together the first installment of their China Series. This article is an introduction to the series, highlighting the economic environment in China and some implications for the future.

Perspectives of a young actuary

Xun Chun Tee, a 2016 graduate of ANU, discusses with current student Felix Ryan his experiences studying actuarial and the challenges and opportunities actuaries face in the coming years.

The Critical Line - Volume 11

This edition of The Critical Line is all about magic squares. Take on this challenge, brought to you by Dan Mayoh, for your chance to win a $50 Dymocks voucher!

Revamped Health CPD Course

Bronwyn Hardy and Barry Leung outline the Actuaries Institute's updated online Private Health Insurance CPD Course in light of significant changes in the private health insurance sector.

APRA Insights on Risk Culture

Sean McGing reports on the March 7 Insights Session which saw Fahmi Hosain, Head of Governance, Culture & Remuneration at APRA cover issues across banking, insurance and superannuation.

Inspirational leadership

What is leadership? How do we become leaders? Lesley Traverso, speaker for the Leadership Forum, prepares to deliver her presentation on leadership. She addresses these questions and tells us what this term means for actuaries in all levels of their careers.

Getting to know you – a paradigm shift in insurance

There is a paradigm shift occurring between insurers and insureds as ‘big data’ allows for policies tailored more to customer lifestyle and behaviour, an Actuaries Institute event has heard.

Jenny Lyon delivers 2017 Presidential Message

Watch or listen to Jenny Lyon, Actuaries Institute President for 2017, as she delivers her Presidential Message.

Equity Risk Premium Survey 2016

The Equity Risk Premium (ERP) is a key component of every risk and return model in finance and reflects the price which investors place on equity risk. The ERP will impact decisions as diverse as how superannuation funds invest their assets, to the price at which regulated monopolies can charge for their products.

Actuarial Students Sprint Ahead with new Student App

The Actuaries Institute has this week launched a new App 'Actuarial Sprint' offering actuarial students a platform to get news, updates and media tailored to their interests as well as share experiences, pose questions and get answers through the discussion forum.

Beat the Geek: Actuarial tips on AFL and NRL this season

Taylor Fry is celebrating the 10th year of its 'Beat the Geek' AFL and NRL tipping competition which pits tipsters skills against the expert modelling power of an actuarial and analytics firm. Here, Graham Taylor lets us in on common tipster habits, what works and of course, who will win the 2017 premierships!

Under the Spotlight: Danielle Di Sano

Danielle Di Sano is currently the Non Retail Lead Credit Risk Modeller at Suncorp. She dreams of one day working as an actuary for a financial institution in Italy… but she needs to learn to speak Italian first!

I am an Actuary

Actuaries come from all walks of life and the decision to study actuarial science comes at the most unexpected times. Martin Mulcare has prepared the most recent instalment of the I am an Actuary series following the Professionalism Course. Read about six actuaries who each have a unique story about how and when they decided to become an actuary.

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - February 2017

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

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The Actuarial Poet: Suture Lines Review

Victoria Gao reviews Paul Scully's poetry book, Suture Lines, and shares some of his inspiration and passion for the art.

Global trends discussed at ASFA Conference

Enock Chiyangwa shares some key insights from the ASFA National Conference and Super Expo held on the Gold Coast in November 2016.

Our global profession - A look at the South African actuarial experience

President Jenny Lyon details some thought-provoking presentations from the recent South African Actuarial Convention in Cape Town, including the state of the profession there; metrics for effecting ‘big change’; and a new take on driverless cars.

The Actuarial Profession in Zimbabwe

Sam Mawoyo discusses practice areas currently occupied by actuaries and actuarial students in Zimbabwe, and examines challenges facing the profession in the country.

Actuaries in Public Policy

The Actuaries Institute made a large contribution to public policy through research papers, submissions and engagement with policymakers in 2016. Head of Public Policy and Deputy CEO of the Actuaries Institute, Elayne Grace reflects on the highlights of 2016, and what's in store for 2017.

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President's Column

Actuaries Institute 2017 President Jenny Lyon outlines her career journey and passion for people in the profession as well as key priority areas for her year as President.