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New products in cyber insurance

[VIDEO]: Sharanjit Paddam, Principal at Deloitte Actuaries & Consultants, interviews Emma Osgood – Senior Underwriter for Cyber Liability at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance on Cyber Insurance.


The Future of Transport – Smarter and Cleaner Solutions

Technology is transforming all facets of our lives, especially in forms of transportation. Roger Xie, student and part-time Actuarial Analyst at Cover-More Travel Insurance, illustrates a number of these changes and outlines how they affect the insurance industry.

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Riding High on the Perfect Storm

The last few years have not been easy for general insurers. Strong competition and falling or flat premium rates have meant a pressing focus on efficiency and underwriting discipline. But could the cycle be about to turn? Win-Li Toh outlines the industry conditions ahead of her Plenary talk at the 2016 General Insurance Seminar.


Actuary's book launches flexible work discussion

Director, actuary, former General Manager of Strategy at Colonial First State/Commonwealth Bank and mother of three, Nicolette Rubinsztein, today launched her first book 'Not Guilty'; a practical guide for 'career mums' who want to better balance professional life and motherhood.

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Optimising a diverse team

Sometimes, the biggest challenge in management is learning how to lead according to the make up of your new team. Jan Swinhoe writes about her personal experience and shares tips on how to optimise a new team of highly diverse members.


The challenge of delivering change and meeting members’ needs - CEO Column

In this month’s CEO Column, David Bell outlines progress on the Institute’s 2015-17 Strategic Plan, its finances, changes to the HQ team, and challenges to be faced.

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Group Insurance Topical Issues Insight Sessions

In this article, Kit Ng shares her key takeaways from the recent ‘Group Insurance Topical Issues’ Insight Sessions.


Book Review: Not Guilty by Nicolette Rubinsztein

Jennifer Lang reviews actuary Nicolette Rubinsztein's new book 'Not Guilty' which applies the McKinsey 7-S Framework to the life of a career mum.


Update on physical, transition and liability climate risks

An Actuaries Institute event last week explored case studies of the physical risks from natural disasters, transition risks for investors as economies adapt to low carbon emissions, and governance risks for trustees and boards of directors.

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Get the most out of study – YAP Melbourne

Experience this Young Actuaries’ Program session with Meg Yang. The YAP session at the beginning of September focused on how to get the most out of study and was presented by Daniel Lavender, Cathy Marquis, David Knox and Vivian Dang.


2016 ERM Seminar Review

On Tuesday 20 September the Actuaries Institute, with support from the Risk Management Practice Committee, held the eighth Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Seminar. The conference was held the Forum at the Actuaries Institute’s Sydney offices and included 15 impressive speakers and strong media coverage. Brett Riley reports.


Making Change for the Better

James Fitzpatrick, Chief Customer Officer for AMP’s SMSF business - SuperConcepts, spoke at a recent Leadership Forum of the importance of self-awareness; reflection; caring about your team, and approaching problems from different perspectives. Jenny Lyon and Sara Lee report.


Sarah Johnson "humbled" to be awarded Actuary of the Year 2016

Sarah Johnson, Scheme Actuary of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), has been named 2016 Actuary of the Year in recognition of her innovative and pioneering social reform work.


Actuaries Digital download and print edition - September 2016

Welcome to our round-up of the articles posted on Actuaries Digital during September 2016.


The Importance of Projections in Developing Retirement Strategies

The Actuaries Institute’s Superannuation Projections and Disclosure sub-committee designed a projection model to estimate the income that assets would support during retirement for a number of case studies.


Homesafe Wealth Release for retirees - an interview with Peter Szabo

At the May 2016 Financial Services Forum, there were sessions on the use of housing wealth to fund retirement and also on the interesting achievements of some “actuary entrepreneurs”. This article combines those two topics in an interview with Peter Szabo, an actuary who is the founder and managing director of Homesafe Solutions, a company providing a debt-free home equity release product to senior Australians.


Advance maths study really is in decline in NSW

Jennifer Lang takes a dive into HSC stats and the numbers of students studying maths and sciences. What she finds is "a bit scary" for anyone looking for a future mathematically inclined workforce.


Under the Spotlight: Beth Lawson

Beth Lawson, General Manager of Finance at National Australia Bank, is passionate about making a difference through leadership and people – focussing on the possibilities and making them happen. She shares with us, her experience as an actuary as well as some other interesting facts such as how she received an Olympic medal.


Data Analytics in action

The Actuaries Institute ran a series of interactive workshops to challenge programming and data analytics skills at its 2016 Data Analytics Seminar last week (Tuesday 13 September).