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.

The NDIS: Today and Tomorrow

Actuary and Director of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), Jessica Twigg, reports on the current state of the NDIS and some important lessons gleaned from the trial period of the scheme.

[VIDEO] Under the Spotlight: Avanti Patki

AMP actuarial graduate Avanti Patki wanted to be an actuary from a young age. She shares her thoughts on study, starting work in the traditional field, and why she is excited for the future unknown of her career.

Optimising Your Career

More than 40 enthusiastic members, including a high number of students, attended Jas Singh's recent career-themed presentation to the Perth Actuarial community. Here, Jas outlines his key takeaways.

Blockchain in Insurance

Dimitri Semenovich outlines some of the foundational concepts of blockchain technology, ahead of his upcoming presentation on the subject at the 2016 GI Seminar.

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Melbourne Cup 2016 - Your definitive actuarial guide

Graham Taylor, Analyst at Taylor Fry, presents his definitive guide to this year's race that stops the nation; with odds for 'safe sweet spots' and sweeter more risky bets, the pair outline the weighted average returns on a range of bets.

Have your say on the education review

The 2016 Education Review has commenced. Gae Robinson, Convenor of the Education Council Committee and Principal at Finity, outlines the purpose of the review and tells us how members can provide feedback on all aspects of Parts I, II and III of the qualification education program.

Critical Line – Volume 7

In this month's column of The Critical Line: intelligent sorting, generalised rock paper scissors, and efficiency!

Actuaries Digital review

As we approach our second anniversary online, we would like to hear from you on how we're doing.

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - October 2016

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

New products in cyber insurance

[VIDEO]: Sharanjit Paddam, Principal at Deloitte Actuaries & Consultants, interviews Emma Osgood – Senior Underwriter for Cyber Liability at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance on Cyber Insurance.

The Future of Transport – Smarter and Cleaner Solutions

Technology is transforming all facets of our lives, especially in forms of transportation. Roger Xie, student and part-time Actuarial Analyst at Cover-More Travel Insurance, illustrates a number of these changes and outlines how they affect the insurance industry.

Riding High on the Perfect Storm

The last few years have not been easy for general insurers. Strong competition and falling or flat premium rates have meant a pressing focus on efficiency and underwriting discipline. But could the cycle be about to turn? Win-Li Toh outlines the industry conditions ahead of her Plenary talk at the 2016 General Insurance Seminar.

Actuary's book launches flexible work discussion

Director, actuary, former General Manager of Strategy at Colonial First State/Commonwealth Bank and mother of three, Nicolette Rubinsztein, today launched her first book 'Not Guilty'; a practical guide for 'career mums' who want to better balance professional life and motherhood.