Editor’s comment: Actuaries on their travels
Deepak Jobanputra introduces July's international supplement, highlighting the global aspect that the actuarial profession offers
28 JUNE 2012 | DEEPAK JOBANPUTRA
It is quite a coincidence that I write this introduction to our international feature in South Africa, having randomly bumped in to my best (actuary) friend, who was on his way to Singapore. What are the chances? I’m sure some of you will try to answer this! Travel to far-flung places has become commonplace and we are pleased to feature a diverse range of experiences from some of our members.
There is clearly tremendous opportunity for actuaries to gain experience in new and developing markets, while experiencing different cultures and lifestyles. This trend, I expect, will continue and offers our profession a chance to share best practice, and learn from new markets, among many other benefits. With this comes great responsibility – to help shape the future of our global society through our unique blend of skills. I hope you enjoy this section and I’d love to hear from you – where do you think the best place to work is, and why? And the most remote and difficult?