Looking Back or Looking Forward - President’s Column

2016 is coming to an end, as well as President Lindsay Smartt's appointment at the Actuaries Institute. In this final column, he reflects on the past year and also shares his hopes for 2017.

David Morrison, 2016 Australian of the Year on ‘Empowering Leadership’

[VIDEO] In anticipation of the 2017 CPD Tour, we interviewed General David Morrison AO, 2016 Australian of the Year, who shared his thoughts about leadership and the key themes for the tour.

Construction of detailed correlation structures across GI business segments

In this article, Benjamin Avanzi, Greg Taylor, and Bernard Wong from UNSW have teamed up to illustrate the uses of large-scale correlation structures in General Insurance.

Reflections

In this editorial, Trang Duncanson reflects on the past year, especially as an active life insurance practitioner. She also shares her top five points to help us reflect on 2016, just in time for Christmas.

The Critical Line: Volume 9

Welcome to the ninth and final volume of The Critical Line for 2016! Chris Ebbs and Jevon Fulbrook have prepared a cryptic puzzle about an actuary at a Christmas party.

Welcome to New Members

A warm welcome to the Institute’s newest members in Australia and overseas.

2016 Actuary of the Year Sarah Johnson celebrates with new Associates and Fellows at the Sydney Celebration and Networking Dinner

Tuesday 29 November was truly a night of celebrations. Not only were our Sydney graduates awarded their qualification certificates as Fellows and Associates, but after being announced 2016 Actuary of the Year last month, Sarah Johnson was officially presented with the award.

Young actuaries share their views on GIS2016

In this article, six young actuaries come together to share their experiences and takeaways from GIS2016.

GIS2016 Wrap up

GIS2016 was a truly thought provoking and relevant seminar for those in the general insurance industry who are constantly faced with challenges, especially around big data and cyber risk. This article wraps up the two day seminar that was held this month.

The Critical Line: Volume 8

December is upon us, and with that Dan Mayoh has brought us an instalment of the Critical Line that has nothing in particular to do with Christmas. Christmas is for friends and family, but puzzles are for everyone year-round!

Analysis of HSC Scaling

Martin Mulcare recently contributed to Jennifer Lang's blog 'Actuarial Eye' with an article about scaling in the HSC. How does scaling work and how can students use it to their advantage?

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - November 2016

Welcome to our round-up of the articles posted on Actuaries Digital during November 2016.

An update on the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 'Introduction to Actuarial Science'

Adam Butt, Senior Lecturer at ANU, returns to Actuaries Digital to give us an update on the MOOC Introduction to Actuarial Science that has attracted thousands of students from over 180 countries.

My top tip for those new in their careers, volunteer!

When Julia Lessing, Director at Guardian Actuarial, was asked 'what would be the best advice for young professionals' she thought volunteering. In this article, Julia illustrates the value of volunteering and how it contributes to our careers.

President’s Column - Diversity

In his Presidential Column, Lindsay Smartt focuses on diversity and asks whether we are doing enough in this important area.

Big Data set to transform Australia’s insurance industry

The Actuaries Institute launched a Green Paper on Monday (14 November) on how Big Data is transforming the insurance industry, alongside a targeted marketing campaign.

Renaissance of the Effective Professional

Tim Gorst, Senior Manager at the NAB, tells us about the increasing focus on risk culture in financial services and how the effective professional contributes to a strong risk culture.

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I am an Actuary

Following the Professionalism Course, Martin Mulcare presents the most recent instalment of the I am an Actuary series. Read on to find out more about six young and ambitious actuaries.

[VIDEO] Under the Spotlight: Kirsten Flynn

Kirsten Flynn has just touched down in Alabama, USA to start a new secondment with her employer’s (TAL) sister company. This outgoing, country music-loving Project Actuary lets us in on some of her hopes, dreams and pet peeves.

Actuaries star at 2016 Insurance Industry Awards

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) has announced the winners of the 2016 New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards.