Actuarial Hackathon Presentation Showcase 2018!

The 2018 Actuarial Hackathon saw 18 teams of actuaries solve practical challenges posed by not-for-profit organisations. From rap skills to wigs, it was an insightful, rewarding and entertaining showcase night! Angela Poon reports.

Climate Change Working Group to Date

Since its inception in January 2016 the Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) has worked hard to support the Institute’s public policy position on climate change and promote actuaries’ involvement in assessing the financial implications of climate change.

Trust us, we are here for you - Rebuilding trust in Financial Services

Chief Editor of Actuaries Digital Angat Sandhu discusses how Financial Services organisations can start winning back customer trust.

Mission Possible – reviving the ‘M’ in STEM

Farheena Ahmad describes her experience going ‘back to school’ as part of CSIRO STEM’s Professionals in School Program and discusses the need to revive positive attitudes and enthusiasm towards mathematics in the classrooms of the future.

CareerView Podcast - Diversity & Inclusion

Members of the Institute's Diversity and Inclusion Working Group discuss how businesses can create a strategy that includes diversity as a key focus, and facilitates innovation in the workplace.

Do you know your International Committee?

You know that the International Committee has a global focus, but did you know about its activities, plans and members?

Healthy competition at actuaries’ latest trivia night in Melbourne

The arrival of the Social Networking Actuaries Group (SNAG) doubled the number of patrons at the Mail Exchange Hotel in Melbourne at the Group’s latest trivia night. Leonie Semmens reports on the rivalry and quizzing that ensued!

Under the Spotlight - Marjorie Ngwenya

The actuarial qualification was still emerging in Zimbabwe when Marjorie Ngwenya was growing up, but that didn't stop the now President of the UK Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) from advancing in the profession. Here, she tells us about her favourite sport, hobbies, work history, career advice and the legacy she hopes to leave.

Q&A with QBE Chief Risk Officer Mark Baxter

From volunteering to travelling the world and forging a successful and inspiring career, Mark Baxter (Actuary, CRO for QBE Aus and NZ and one of Deloitte's Outstanding 50 LGBTI Leaders of 2018) talks to Adrian Letilovic about mentoring, visibility and LGBTI inclusion.

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - May 2018

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

Innovation: the key to maintaining relevance for global qualifications

With the globalisation of markets and standardisation of regulation, professional qualifications are coming under more scrutiny and being challenged on whether they remain relevant and continue to instil global best practices.

The Critical Line - Volume 21

This month, Jevon takes us a step away from the enigma theme from previous columns, and towards a more spatial /word puzzle. 

Celebrating our volunteer’s impact in 2018

On the 2nd and 4th day of National Volunteer Week, the Actuaries Institute held Cocktail Parties in Sydney and Melbourne to recognise and thank its many valued volunteers. The second annual Volunteer of the Year Awards were also presented, honouring four winners from 42 outstanding nominations.

Actuaries Podcast - The Future of Life Insurance

John McLenaghan (Public Policy Adviser at the Actuaries Institute) interviews Ilan Leas (Managing Director at Retender) about his Dialogue thought leadership paper about what the life insurance industry might look like in the future as it strives to meet consumer expectations in a fast-changing environment.

Modern government service delivery - 2018 Public Policy Essay Competition Winner

Hugh Miller's essay was singled out for its clear communication, logical structure and innovative approach to a growing issue for governments – how to deliver important services within ever tightening budgets.

CareerView Podcast - Managing a Data Analytics Team

Hugh Miller (Principal at Taylor Fry) asks Aaron Cutter (Principal at Finity) how he deals with the new technologies and skills required to manage analytics teams delivering for a diverse range of clients.

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Actuaries Podcast - Young Actuaries Conference 2018

Business Adviser at High Earth Orbit Robotics Solai Valliappan previews her talk at the upcoming Young Actuaries Conference (YAC) including the importance of a 'strong network' and her work consulting 'the Google Maps of asteroid resources in space'. 

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Actuaries working in Not for Profit roles

Sarah Highet speaks to three actuaries who made a career change to work in NFP roles, motivated by a desire to use their skills to help people less fortunate than themselves and make a difference to their lives.

Cutting Edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) Applications in Insurance – a YAP event report

A panel of experts shared their experiences on “Cutting Edge Artificial Intelligence Applications in Insurance” at a recent Melbourne YAP (Young Actuaries Program) event.

Inspiring Change: Interview with Actuary and Director at the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

In this Q&A, Meng shares why she loves working in "revolutionary disability reform", and the advice that changed how she approaches work and measures success. All ahead of her talk at the upcoming Young Actuaries Conference (YAC)!