Perceptions and Misconceptions of Actuaries

In this student column by Gaurav Singal from UNSW, two major stereotypes of actuarial students are investigated. Gaurav challenges these stereotypes and illustrates the reality of being an actuarial student.

Managing Operational Risk in Financial Reporting

Pricing Actuary at TAL, Shubham Saxena writes about risk in financial reporting and strategies valuation actuaries can use to manage it.

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - May 2017

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

Putting the '-annuation' back into Super

The Actuaries Institute is currently preparing a submission about Comprehensive Income Products for Retirement. Darren Wickham, from the Institute's Retirement Strategy Group, outlines the principles for the submission that have been agreed so far, following discussion with members.

Day Two of Summit 2017

Day Two of the 2017 Actuaries Summit brought together a range of ideas affecting actuaries and the industries they work in. Here is a summary of the Day 2 Plenary and Concurrent sessions at the biennial event in Melbourne.

Actuaries Summit 2017 - What you missed!

The 2017 Actuaries Summit brought together a range of ideas affecting actuaries and the industries they work in. Here is a summary of the two-day biennial event in Melbourne.

The Young Actuaries Conference: An Overview

Avanti Patki and Tim Lam review last week's popular Young Actuaries Conference, unpacking its four key themes ‘Actuarial Passport – where to next?’, ‘Actuary of the Future’, ‘Talking the talk’ and ‘Strategic Thinking, Leadership and Personal Brand’.

Book Review: Keating’s & Kelty Super Legacy

Enock Chiyangwa gives a synopsis of the recently launched book by, Mary Easson, a former politician and respected executive in the superannuation industry.

Welcome to the Institute’s newest members!

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

Submit your questions

The Actuaries Digital Committee is looking to bring back the popular Ask Gae/Ask Bruce column and would like to gather some questions.

The Health Insurance Challenge in Australia

Ignatius Li of Deloitte and the Actuaries Institute's Health Practice Committee looks at some key challenges facing the health sector, including private health insurance reforms, ahead of the much anticipated 'Future of Health Seminar in Melbourne next month.

MiCRO: Bringing insurance solutions to Central America’s vulnerable populations

Senior Microinsurance Specialist for the International NGO, Mercy Corps, Josh Ling gives us an overview of microinsurance in Central America.

Drones in GI: Opportunities, challenges and risks

Drones are clever devices that are presenting a range of opportunities and challenges for insurers globally. Suba Chelva shares key takeaways from a Melbourne seminar on the Use of Drone Technology in the General Insurance industry.

Q&A with 2017 Actuaries Summit Presenters Martin Mulcare and Rick Gilmore

Martin Mulcare from Etiam interviews Rick Gilmore, founder of Good Company Coaching, on why remaining relevant is the core challenge of our time, and what to do about it. Martin and Rick will be presenting on Day One of the 2017 Actuaries Summit.

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The Model Validator’s Manifesto

Victory Idowu proposes a model validator’s manifesto— principles for model validation that enshrine best practice for actuarial models.

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - April 2017

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

The Critical Line - Volume 12

Jevon Fullbrook brings us this month's Critical Line challenge, with a puzzling Easter-egg hunt!

Presidents Column – Sharing experiences at the Presidential Dinners

Jenny Lyon reflects on the recent Presidential Dinners held around Australia and draws some lessons from how actuaries outside the main financial centres in Australia are working flexibly, across a diverse range of fields.

Under the Spotlight: Tyson Johnston

Tyson Johnston, Director of Business Development and Strategy at Pacific Life Re, is a hardworking and motivated actuary - whether it be in the office, on the bike or in the gym. Here, Tyson goes Under the Spotlight to share his personal passions and wisdom as an actuary.

Bridging the gap between students and industry

Actuarial students often graduate equipped with technical knowledge but lacking in soft skills and industry exposure. This student column by Travis Barr from Monash University, details what actuarial students can do to get ahead and gain industry exposure during uni.