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The Actuary The magazine of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries
Sunday 17 December 2017
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Opinion

  • Changing timesWhat defines us as a profession? Is it our technical expertise, the As another year comes to an end, so too does my editorship of The Actuary. The past two years have been a fantastic experience, and have gone by very quickly indeed. It has been a privilege to lead such a dedicated and talented team of volunteers, as well as the wider team at the IFoA and publishers, who diligently work behind the scenes to deliver the magazine every mont
  • Casting the net wideAs an IFoA member based outside the UK, I believe I have a different perspective from that of my predecessors. I'm currently based in Johannesburg, but spent most of my career in the UK. I have also been fortunate to have visited members in many other countries. I am therefore invested in fostering relationships with our UK-based members as well as responding to the ever-growing demand for IFoA membership and interaction overseas.
  • Strength in numbersOur strategy recognises that actuaries are a small but global community who are at their strongest when working together. Globally, there are around 70,000 qualified actuaries, but more than five million qualified accountants and a similar number of lawyers.
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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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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LESSONS FROM PRIIPS IMPLEMENTATIONS & UPDATE ON ESA PRIIPS Q&AS

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Naomi Burger, Partner, Deloitte

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