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The Actuary The magazine of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries
Monday 20 November 2017
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Opinion

  • Adapting our focusWe talk a lot about professionalism in the financial services industry, but it can be hard to define exactly what that means. According to the Oxford English Dictionary it is 'the competence or skill expected of a professional'.
  • The business of scienceThe recent extreme weather in the US has caused devastation on a massive scale. Because of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma, people in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean have seen their lives and livelihoods washed away in an instant.
  • Professional prospectsWhat defines us as a profession? Is it our technical expertise, the high standards we hold ourselves to or the ability to apply our skills in a business setting? Perhaps it's a combination of these or other factors.
PREDICTIONS - Summer 2017

Challenging the way we think

Welcome to the second issue of Predictions, a supplement produced by The Actuary magazine, and sponsored by Aon. Political events around the world over the past year have set us on a different course. But with change comes opportunity, and that has never been so true as it is today, with the capabilities technology can offer. In this issue we explore this idea with a focus on modelling.


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PREDICTIONS


Welcome to the first issue of Predictions, a supplement and dedicated microsite produced by The Actuary magazine, and sponsored by Willis Towers Watson, exploring the challenges and new opportunities technology presents for the financial sector and the actuarial profession.


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Jobs and careers

Careers AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • Microinsurance on a macro scaleWhy isn't microinsurance fulfilling its potential? Scott Swanay, April Li, Keith Lau and Tom Johansmeyer look at some of the challenges involved and how they can be overcome
  • Supervised space for innovation testingChristopher Woolard lifts the lid on the Financial Conduct Authority's regulatory sandbox, which allows firms to try out their innovative products and services in a live environment
  • Take charge of your own destinyYanum Venkatrathnam, chair of a panel discussion on career ownership at the IFoA Asia Conference, recalls how panelists John Chen, Mark Saunders and KaMan Wong all agreed that taking the initiative pays off
  • A missing antidote to terrorismDr Rachel Anne Carter and Dan Kaszeta explain how actuaries can assess the risk of terrorism and make decisions on cover
  • Are you a pusher or a puller?Ally Yates explains how to use the right strategy for the right situation when negotiating and influencing

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Webinars 

LESSONS FROM PRIIPS IMPLEMENTATIONS & UPDATE ON ESA PRIIPS Q&AS

Speakers:

George McCutcheon, Research Director, Financial Risk Solutions (FRS)

John O’Donnell, Director, Regulatory Services, KPMG

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PRIIPS PITFALLS AND EFFICIENCIES, COMBINING TECHNOLOGY AND EXPERTISE

Speakers:

George McCutcheon, Research Director, Financial Risk Solutions (FRS)

John O’Donnell, Director, Regulatory Services, KPMG

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNIT LINKED MATCHING - ON PREMISES OR IN THE CLOUD

Speakers:

Naomi Burger, Partner, Deloitte

George McCutcheon, Research Director, Financial Risk Solutions (FRS)

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