Articles tagged "data"

Data and privacy in the aftermath of Cambridge Analytica - Normal Deviance

The Facebook - Cambridge Analytica saga has dominated headlines. It has been a useful case study for companies thinking about their data and partnerships arrangements.

Letting Insurance Asset Data Speak for Itself

In late 2016, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) commissioned a paper on asset allocation trends of Asian life companies. Two FIAA’s who co-wrote the paper “Letting Insurance Asset Data Speak for Itself”[1] highlight its key findings here. 

Can “traditional” actuarial methods be sexy?

Amongst much talk about data science and new analytics techniques, Ashish Ahluwalia challenges the profession to be bold in sticking to their roots and take their toolkit of ‘traditional’ actuarial methods into a broader industries outside of insurance.  

Stats, nothing but stats

Jennifer Lang, author of the blog Actuarial Eye, writes about her recent experiments with the 'Census table builder' - a data tool that includes a map visualisation function. 

Predicting mortality around Australia - Actuaries take home Kaggle Cup

Oliver Chambers and Andrew Bird made the winning submission for the Actuaries Institute's inaugural Kaggle competition in 2015. Here, they explain how they explored different features in the data to predict mortality at locations around Australia.

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