Get Excited for the Young Actuaries Conference!

2017 Young Actuaries Conference is designed to help young actuaries “Get the Edge” in their career. The conference aims to shed light on specific skills young actuaries need to adapt and build a successful and purposeful career. Victoria Gao reports.

Mortgages 2017: Finding focus in a complex market

James Hickey, Partner at Deloitte Actuaries & Consultants, discusses affordability and mortgage pricing based on the Deloitte Mortgage Report 2017.

Ensuring the financial sustainability of the NDIS

Sarah Johnson, Scheme Actuary for the NDIS and the 2016 Actuary of the Year, explains what defines financial sustainability in the NDIS insurance model and the role of actuaries in maintaining it.

5 minutes with Kitty Chan 陳潔心 - Actuaries Liaison Manager, Asia

We sit down with Kitty Chan, the Actuaries Institute’s new Liaison Manager based in Hong Kong to learn about her experience as an actuary, and outside the profession.

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InsurTech – what, where, why?

Angat Sandhu outlines the major sectors and geographies 'Insurtechs' are playing in, revealing their potential to impact insurance customer experience, distribution and data analytics, as well as partner with and disrupt the industry.

Netflix – Redefining Creativity

Netflix was one of the first online streaming services and is by far the most popular, but is that all it deserves credit for? By tracking what visual and aural triggers you respond to, Netflix have taken content creation and promotion to the next level. Macquarie Uni actuarial student Abhishek Maran explores the role of data tracking in Netflix’s creative success.

Under the Spotlight: Helen Troup

In this edition, Managing Director at CommInsure, Helen Troup, discusses her upcoming speech on 'Thinking Differently about Customers' to the Actuaries Summit in May; how her actuarial training has helped her career; and what she finds interesting in her current role.

Under Water: The U.S. National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorisation

The U.S. National Flood Insurance Program is due to expire this year. As Congress currently carries out the reauthorisation process, Rade Musulin,Vice President of Casualty of the American Academy of Actuaries and CEO of FBAlliance Insurance, tells us about the program and discusses reforms Congress is considering for the future.

Normal Deviance – Getting started in analytics

Welcome to Actuaries Digital’s new (semi-regular) column about data analytics! Here, Hugh Miller, Senior Actuary at Taylor Fry, will explore common questions about analytics, and occasionally, answer them too.

Are we prepared for the ‘futurist’ actuary?

Trang Duncanson reflects on “Futurist” Mike Walsh’s keynote speech at the FSC Life Insurance Conference and ponders our readiness for the near future ‘non-human’ actuary.

An Introduction to iCare, the "social insurer"

Despite the rain the room was full when Dai Liu presented an Introduction to icare Insights Session at the Institute on 16 March, 2017. Jamie Reid reports on an informative session about the largest general insurance service provider in Australia.

Robotic Process Automation – Revolutionising Service Provision

In the midst of constant technological change and development, acceptance, awareness and adaptation is key to survival and staying ahead. In this article, Malvi Jethwa from Curtin University discusses the impact of Robotic Process Automation.

Climate Related Financial Disclosures - The Way Forward?

Member of the Climate Change Working Group, Wayne Kenafacke discusses the recent recommendations report from the G20’s Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - March 2017

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

Analysts at Atlassian and LinkedIn take out Actuaries Kaggle Competition

A trio of former work colleagues ‘the Nelson Boys’ won the 2016 Actuaries Kaggle Competition to predict the cost of motor vehicle accidents on Victorian roads.

Under the Spotlight: Victoria Gao

In this issue, Victoria Gao goes Under the Spotlight. She is Assistant Product Analytics Manager at Commonwealth Bank, new member of the Actuaries Digital Editorial Committee and member of the Young Actuaries Conference Organising Committee. Victoria is a passionate actuary, not only about her career but also about art, movies and literature.

China - Too big and inefficient to ignore

The Life Insurance and Wealth Management Sub-Committee has put together the first instalment of their China Series. This article introduces the series, highlighting the economic environment in China and some implications for the future.

Perspectives of a young actuary

Xun Chun Tee, a 2016 graduate of ANU, discusses with current student Felix Ryan his experiences studying actuarial and the challenges and opportunities actuaries face in the coming years.

The Critical Line - Volume 11

This edition of The Critical Line is all about magic squares. Take on this challenge, brought to you by Dan Mayoh, for your chance to win a $50 Dymocks voucher!

Revamped Health CPD Course

Bronwyn Hardy and Barry Leung outline the Actuaries Institute's updated online Private Health Insurance CPD Course in light of significant changes in the private health insurance sector.