2018 Actuarial Hackathon - Update

The Actuarial Hackathon Committee is excited to provide a much anticipated update on its very first actuarial hackathon event, sponsored by Finity Consulting.

Letting Insurance Asset Data Speak for Itself

In late 2016, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) commissioned a paper on asset allocation trends of Asian life companies. Two FIAA’s who co-wrote the paper “Letting Insurance Asset Data Speak for Itself”[1] highlight its key findings here. 

Volunteering for good – Q&A with the 2017 President’s Award recipient

Andrew Boal, Willis Towers Watson Regional Head of Australasia is one of the Institute’s longest serving volunteers. We asked what he’s learned after nine years as a Committee Convenor, and why he continues to serve as a volunteer.

Presidential Dialogue: Part III and CPD Education Reform

In this opinion piece, 2018 President John Evans discusses the need for reform in how the Actuaries Institute provides Part III education to students and lifelong learning to members through CPD.

Under the Spotlight - Asia Series - Terence Chiu

Strategy Consultant at Willis Towers Watson (Hong Kong), Terence Chiu goes under the spotlight to share a snippet of his life as an athletic, distracted and hungry actuary working overseas. 

2018 Insurance CRO Forum

Three very different perspectives from a Strategist, a Board Director and an Innovator were presented at the annual Insurance CRO Forum at the Actuaries Institute.

New FSF format includes international guest speakers

The 2018 Financial Services Forum’s innovative format includes a focus on ‘big-picture’ plenary and keynote speakers.

Build something that matters - Join the Social Networking Actuaries Group!

The Social Networking Actuaries Group (SNAG) Committee helps the Institute’s 4,000 members expand their social and professional networks. Here’s a taste of what the group’s been up to, plus its 2018 Calendar of Events!

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Biases and Heuristics: Beyond the Numbers

In this student column, Josh Levy (UNSW) explains the benefit of incorporating the studies of behavioural sciences to actuarial problem solving.

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - March 2018

Welcome to our round-up of the articles posted on Actuaries Digital during March 2018.

CareerView Podcast - Handling the Resignation

The next instalment of the CareerView Podcast series explores the do's and don'ts of effectively resigning from a role. 

IFRS 17 Taskforce Update - March 2018

This article reports on the new AASB 17 Insurance Contracts Information Note, released on 8 March 2018, to support actuaries in Australia and NZ in the application of IFRS17.

I am an Actuary

In this particular instalment of 'I am an Actuary', our newly qualified members speak about how actuarial studies was their calling in life. Actuaries are not only well-trained in technical skills, but they are passionate individuals who love to give back to the community and see real value in their work. 

Books that made me - Normal deviance

Regular columnist Hugh Miller reflects on the books that he’s found most useful in his career so far.

Genetics - The Dialogue Podcast

The next instalment of the Dialogue Podcast series explores the broader future implications of genetic testing for society, medical professionals and the insurance industry, featuring co-author Jessica Chen.

Five things we learned networking in London

The London Australian Actuaries Network reports on its December mission to combine networking with one of the great institutions of British culture – pints at a pub.

Young actuaries to workshop financial sustainability of Northern Australia

Next Tuesday, members of Sydney’s Young Actuaries Program (YAP) will workshop data with climate change scientists to help ensure the success and insurability of large scale redevelopments in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Actuarial Education Team - new hires

With a new education model approved for implementation beginning in 2019, Daniel Smith, Convenor of the Education Strategy Review Committee, outlines the background of three newly-hired actuarial educators at the Institute.

Private Health Insurance and Bill Shock - The Dialogue Podcast

The next instalment of the Dialogue Podcast series explores how a simple innovative addition to private health insurance (PHI) can alleviate 'bill shock' and reduce out-of-pocket costs for those diagnosed with cancer.

Gender diversity at work - stories from actuaries

In celebration of International Women’s Day on Thursday 8 March, the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group ran an Insights session to look at gender diversity in the workplace and where to go from here as a profession and a society.