Financial Advice Innovation – Considerations for Australian players

Future financial advice models that marry the best of technology and human intervention require considered thought and a disciplined approach to development. Here, Angat Sandhu outlines the experience and varied success of robo-advice and face-to-face propositions, and presents some key considerations for players in the Australian market.

The Politics of Superannuation

Stephen Huppert, Head of Product Innovation at Trustee Partners, reflects on government reforms and rhetoric surrounding Australia’s c.$2.3 trillion retirement savings sector.

GI Glimpse 2017 Event Report

The 2017 GI Glimpse Seminar focused on the actuarial career; latest developments and outlook for the general insurance (GI) industry; as well as updates on the long tail classes. Suba Chelva reports.

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I am an Actuary - August 2017

To become an actuary requires endless perseverance, passion and support but is that much more rewarding. In this instalment of the I am an Actuary series brought to us by Martin Mulcare, read about seven actuaries who share their rewarding careers following the Melbourne Professionalism Course.

What can you expect at the 2017 ERM Seminar?

Following the strong feedback received for last year’s event, the Actuaries Institute’s ERM Seminar is back in 2017. Brett Riley looks at the topic, speaker and opportunity line up.

Welcome to New Members - July 2017

A warm welcome to the Institute’s newest members in Australia and overseas.

Highlights from the Mentoring Program information session

Last month, the Mentoring Working Group held an information session as the 2017/18 intake progressed. Consultant at KPMG, Tim Lam shares a summary of the session and some highlights. 

Stress Testing – Confluence of the Actuaries and Economists Viewpoints

How can actuaries and quantitative professionals involved with stress testing help their organisations derive more value from the practice? Sen Nagarajan and Michael Thomas give us an overview of their 2017 Actuaries Summit presentation on stress testing.

Introducing the Wider Health Sub-committee

Tim Goodhew introduces the Wider Health Sub-committee at the Actuaries Institute and its goal to raise awareness of the career pathway of Health Actuaries and the broader role actuaries can play in health reform and policy.

The Value of the Actuarial Skill Set in the Future World

Bond University Actuarial Students Tory Rowley James and Thomas Aspinall discuss why the actuarial career is an investment that will stand the test of time in all aspects of the professional sector.

Actuaries Digital download and print edition - July 2017

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

Young Actuaries Program (Melbourne) – Data Analytics

After-work on a cold Thursday evening in Melbourne, the Young Actuaries Program (“YAP”) membership gathered for the latest instalment of the ‘Evening Speaker Series’ – Data Analytics. James Morris reports. 

Actuaries in Asia - Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

Asia Liaison Manager, Kitty Chan, reflects on her first three months at the Actuaries Institute.

Actuaries in Asia - Beijing and Shanghai

The Institute's Hong Kong based Asia Liaison Manager, Kitty Chan, reflects on her visits to Beijing, Shanghai and the China Actuarial Association, along with President, Jenny Lyon and CEO, David Bell.

Wealth Management Investment Competition 2017-2018 and Last Year’s Results

Last year 163 participants answered 20 demanding propositions put to them as if they were an Investment Analyst / Economist in the Wealth Management Investment Competition. Overall the profession did pretty well with a 62% hit rate. Some did very well – two with 100% hit rates - while others have much explaining to do! Are you willing to go again for 2017-18?

Under the Spotlight - Sean Elliot

A self described "very typical actuary", Sean Elliot, lecturer at Bond University goes Under the Spotlight to share his career journey; what gets his goat; and his penchant for chess and sci-fi films.

Simple Products

If it takes nine hours to read the online contract for Kindle e-readers, and this is considered simple compared to current insurance contracts, have we gone wrong somewhere? Robert Kerr explores the benefits and drawbacks of increasingly complicated insurance products.

The Three Lines of Defence - where do actuaries fit in?

In the first instalment of this article, Brett Riley considered the background to the Three Lines of Defence (3LOD) model. Here, he considers how actuaries fit into this construction.

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Introducing the new Diversity and Inclusion Working Group

The Institute has established a new working group to help implement a new Diversity and Inclusion Strategy endorsed by the Institute’s Council at its June meeting. The Group is seeking three male champions.  

Education Strategy Review - An update

The key focus of the last Institute Council Meeting was the Education Strategy Review. The goal is to improve our qualification education system, starting with Part III, which is provided by the Institute. Here, President Jenny Lyon outlines where the process is up to.