Podcasts and rich media take the stage

Podcast series launched across Spreaker and YouTube.

The Critical Line - Volume 18

Jevon Fulbrook introduces Annie the Actuary and her puzzle filled journey over the holiday. Can you help solve the puzzle that leads Annie home? 

How do we fund future resilience from natural disasters?

Ahead of this year's Catastrophe Risk Seminar, Sharanjit Paddam explains why it's important to discuss issues around funding natural disasters in Australia. He also highlights what delegates can look forward to on the day. 

Presidential Dialogue: 2018+ Strategic Plan and its implementation

2018 President John Evans encourages better alignment between Institute committees and the strategy developed by Council and HQ.

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - January 2018

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

Spreadsheet to the Head Seat: Perspectives from actuaries turned leaders (Part 4)

This is the final instalment of a four-part series where Byron Wong and Danny Bechara interview four actuaries-turned-leaders. In this instalment the interviewees explore the importance of culture in leadership, their passions as leaders, and their views on the direction of the actuarial profession.

Gender pay gap for actuaries: an update

Jennifer Lang looks at the latest stats on average pay for actuarial men and women and finds that, if female actuaries are discriminated against (which there's no proof of), it's not as bad as it is for accountants!

Actuaries Podcasts go live with mental health and insurance leaders

The Actuaries Institute has released its inaugural podcast series ‘Peace of Mind’, centred on its latest ‘Mental Health and Insurance’ Green Paper. The show, hosted by the Institute’s Acting CEO Elayne Grace, explores mental health conditions in the community, and discusses difficulties in diagnosis, underwriting, and claims management with the CEO of TAL, a Principal at Finity, and Co-Chair of the National Mental Health Commission.

Spreadsheet to the Head Seat: Perspectives from actuaries turned leaders (Part 3)

This is the third instalment of a four-part series where Byron Wong and Danny Bechara interview four actuaries-turned-leaders. In this instalment the interviewees give advice on how to build exceptional teams and become an effective leader.

The Actuarial Olympics – ICA Berlin a preview for Sydney 2022

The actuarial profession is a global one yet we often pay limited attention to what actuaries are doing outside Australia.  Is it time we started thinking a bit more about what is happening outside of our own bubble? Daniel Smith believes so!

How artificial intelligence is changing retail value perception

Actuary with Woolworths Group, Jo Chidwala outlines the most popular types of AI, what they can do for retail and why those who invest in cognitive insights will reap long term rewards.

Under the Spotlight - Roger Xie

Roger Xie, Actuarial Analyst at Suncorp, is an energetic and passionate actuary who dreams of changing the world for the better. Recently, he became a member of the Rotary Club of Sydney, getting involved in many charitable activities around the world. 

Becoming an Analytics-Based Insurer: A Road Map – Part 1

Stephen Lowe, former managing director at Willis Towers Watson and past President of the Casualty Actuarial Society, shares his views on the benefits of combining actuarial knowledge and data science. This is part one of a two-part series, focusing on the requisite skills and technological advances driving current data science innovations.

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - December 2017

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

Are you interested in tackling society’s issues?

The Actuaries Institute's Public Policy Council Committee has launched an essay competition for young actuaries - your chance to be published and win a $3,000 prize.

It’s a wrap – 2017 ‘most read’ articles

2017 was a great year for Actuaries Digital. Actuaries submitted reports, columns and comment on topical issues across the nation, Asia Pacific, and stories closer to home. HQ Editor Stephanie Quine shares the top five 'most read' articles from each quarter in 2017.

AASB 17 Taskforce Update - December

In this latest update from the Actuaries Institute's AASB 17 Implementation Taskforce, Benoit Laganiere discusses considerations related to aggregation and contract boundaries to assist Australian actuaries involved in implementing the new accounting standard. 

Under the Spotlight - Asia series - Holly Ou

Chief Operating Officer for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Insurance China, Holly Ou goes under the spotlight to share some highlights of her actuarial career, personal life and her vision for the future.

New Developments in Longevity Risk Transfer Market

Macquarie University has released a report focused on measuring longevity basis risk in realistic scenarios as part of an ongoing research project sponsored by the Life and Longevity Markets Association (LLMA) and Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). Here, Actuarial Professors at Macquarie Uni, Jackie Li and Leonie Tickle, explain their findings.

The Critical Line - Volume 17, Christmas Edition

Dan Mayoh delivers this random-walk inspired puzzle, just in time for Christmas. Get your answer in for a chance to win a $50 Dymocks voucher!