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Actuary of the Future: Michelle Buchanan

09 FEBRUARY 2017 | BY THE ACTUARY TEAM
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Employer and area of work

KPMG, Investment Advisory


How would your best friend describe you?

The perfect balance of geek and chic


What motivates you? 

Being able to earn enough money to travel in luxury and make some really great memories


What would be your personal motto? 

You can re-sit the exam, but you can’t re-sit the party


Name five dream companions to be stuck on a desert island with?

My sister, Carl Cox (and his music collection), Beyoncé, Jonah Hill and David Attenborough 


What’s your most ‘actuarial’ habit? 

There’s usually a calculator in my handbag


Favourite Excel function?

V Look Up


How do you relax away from the office?

I take dance classes, go see DJs and occasionally dabble in yoga


Alternative career choice?

Architect


What song best describes your work ethic?

Kanye West – The New Workout Plan


Greatest risk you have ever taken?

Following on from above, partying way too close to the actuarial exams


If you could go back in history, who would you like to meet?

My ancient ancestors


If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you, and why?

Amanda Seyfried, so we can turn it into a musical


If you could be anyone else, who would it be?

Mariah Carey


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