Highlights of Day One at the Actuaries Summit

President Estelle Pearson welcomed 450 delegates from around to the 2015 Actuaries Summit on Monday as Keynote Speaker, Air Vice Marshall Margaret Staib, CEO of AirServices Australia, shared fascinating insights into her organisation.


It’s official – being an actuary is the best job!

President Estelle Pearson reflects on extending the reach of actuaries within data analytics, gender diversity in higher level mathematics and Institute financials.

Budget 2015 does little to quell age pension uncertainty

Hopes that the Federal Budget would present a comprehensive package to stabilise Australia’s pension system were not met. Michael Rice was in Canberra on Budget night, and filed this report.

Hot from the Budget lockup

After attending the Budget lock-up, actuaries Elayne Grace and Michael Rice provide an in-depth look at the 2015-16 Federal Budget and the issues of most interest to actuaries.

Obesity and the Longevity Myth – Summit Preview

Could being slightly overweight actually improve your health and medical outcomes? Actuary Barry Rafe digs into the data and recent mortality research to uncover fascinating insights into the ‘obesity epidemic’.

Annabel keeps actuaries on side

Political commentator Annabel Crabb reflects on the importance of numbers and keeping actuaries “sweet” ahead of her facilitation of the Actuaries Summit.

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2014 Taylor Fry General Insurance Seminar Silver Prize

The 2014 Taylor Fry General Insurance Seminar Silver Prize has been awarded to the authors of a paper entitled: "Can Actuaries Really Afford to Ignore Climate Change? "


Discount rates for self-insured workers compensation liabilities

Arie van den Berg calls for discussion between the Actuaries Institute and the accounting profession to develop a consistent approach to discount rates for self-insured workers’ compensation liabilities.

How to Become an Actuarial Thought Leader - Summit Preview

Martin Mulcare previews his upcoming Actuaries Summit presentation on how actuaries can develop thought leadership in the areas they work.

Actuarial Hackathon

Actuaries and data analysts from NAB Wealth were recently joined by four not-for-profit organisations for a 'hackathon' event to help solve community problems.

Ethical traps threaten business reputation

The risk of ‘group think’ in organisations and strict regulation at the expense of individual empowerment were discussed at a recent Actuaries Institute event

Major changes recommended to natural disaster funding

The Productivity Commission's final Inquiry Report on Natural Disaster Funding Arrangements has found that the current arrangements are not "efficient, equitable or sustainable".

What's in store at the Actuaries Summit?

The Actuaries Summit will offer insight into traditional and emerging areas of actuarial practice, over five plenary and 56 concurrent sessions in Melbourne.


Under the Spotlight: David Whittle

Psephologist, David Mitchell fan and Chief Reserving Actuary, Asia-Pacific at Zurich Insurance...meet Actuary David Whittle.


Welcome to Actuaries Digital

Actuaries Magazine has moved to a continuous online publishing cycle, featuring enhanced content on a range of issues relevant to actuaries and their employers.


Family home could help cut pension bill in half

A new report urges Government to unlock the billions of dollars in pensioner housing assets to reduce the cost of the pension and boost aged living standards.

CRO Forum examines cyber risk

Renzo Avesani, chairman of the CRO Forum, outlines the role of insurance and CROs in strengthening resilience to cyber attacks.


Bitcoins, Banking and the Blockchain

Money derives its value purely from the confidence and trust that everyone else places in it. The recent innovation of bitcoins has pushed the boundaries, writes Milton Lim.

February 2015 Fellowship and Graduation Dinner

Arriving at Dockside on a cool Sydney evening and not once having to answer the question ‘what’s an Actuary?’ was my first indication it was no ordinary event.

The Value of Aligning Values

After attending the Sydney CPD Tour event, hosted by The St James Ethics Centre's Simon Longstaff, Martin Mulcare reflects on values and culture within organisations.