Articles tagged "Banking"

Climate Change Blog - July 2018

Welcome to the first instalment of the Climate Change Blog, an article series that aims to cover news and events related to climate change and relevant to actuaries and the industries they advise. This month’s edition summarises news relating to transition risk.

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Blockchain - Considerations for Policymakers and the Actuarial Profession

“Blockchain” is probably one of the biggest buzzwords in 2018. However, it has been estimated that currently less than 0.5% of the world population is involved in this space, leaving a huge knowledge gap for this emerging technology. In this article, Zeming Yu aims to bridge this knowledge gap. He then highlights some considerations for policymakers and the actuarial profession.

Five things we learned networking in London

The London Australian Actuaries Network reports on its December mission to combine networking with one of the great institutions of British culture – pints at a pub.

Highlights from the Banking Seminar with Pat Brennan and Elliot Clark

John McLenaghan, Public Policy Advisor at the Actuaries Institute and member of the Banking Practice Committee gives an overview of highlights from last week's annual Banking Seminar. This special session on developments in the banking industry provided relevant insights from Pat Brennan (APRA) and Elliot Clark (Westpac).

IAA Banking Working Group & ASSA Seminar, Chicago

Institute President Jenny Lyon reports on the International Association of Actuaries Conference in Chicago that included a seminar initiated by the Actuarial Society of South Africa, titled ‘The Actuary in Banking’. Australia was specifically invited given our work in developing a Part III banking subject.

Interview with new Banking Practice Committee Convenor - Jason Slade

Jason Slade became Convenor of the Banking Practice Committee in April following the resignation of Phil Everett. Actuaries Digital interviewed Jason to find out a bit more about the man charged with delivering the Part III banking course and his vision for the profession engaged in banking.

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“There’s a BEAR in there” – The new financial services regime in Australia

Mark Baxter looks at the potential consequences of recently announced, significant extension to APRA’s powers relating to senior banking executives - will the Banking Executive’s Accountability Regime be a teddy BEAR or a grizzly BEAR?

Banking on Capital: An Overview

Last month (Tuesday 30 August), the Actuaries Institute brought together an incredibly strong set of speakers from industry, regulators and academia to present their insights on the world of banking. Peter Sinkis reports.

Risk Culture Measurement

Sean McGing and Andrew Brown share their research and ideas on risk culture in banking and life insurance practices.

The Changing Rules of the Game

This latest instalment in our Banking on Change event coverage charts two talks on regulatory changes delivered from the perspective of the banks.

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Australian mortgage market - the best of times?

As part of the Banking on Change Seminar, Deloitte's James Hickey and Westpac's Sean Carmody offered an in-depth look at the state of today’s mortgage market and how banks consider the complex risks and interactions a mortgage product creates. Peter Sinkis reports.

Actuaries break into banking

Peter Sinkis reviews the recent 'Banking On Change' Seminar featuring insights on the international and domestic banking market from speakers including APRA Chairman Wayne Byres and RBA Assistant Governor Guy Debelle.

Banking on Change Seminar - 16 September

As banks start to boost their capital reserves, finance commentators are asking ‘Is the golden age of banking drawing to a close?’ At the Institute's upcoming 'Banking on Change' seminar, leading regulators and banking and treasury specialists will discuss this issue and more.

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