My two-year term at the helm of the magazine is nearly up, and as with every editor before me, there have been great challenges to face; however, these give the best rewards.
The current editorial team, formed of volunteers, students and IFoA staff, has not missed a beat while we published through the pandemic, covering a broad range of subjects including mental health, anti-racism protests, bitcoin derivatives, gene editing, the ethics of AI, and climate change, while also making space for depth with our deep dive series of articles. I couldn’t have done it without them, so it seems only fitting to use my space here to thank each contributor to this amazing publication for their time and dedication during the past two years.
I have always liked the motto “leave it better than you found it”, but in a couple of months it will be time to hand over to another editor who, no doubt, will shape the publication in their own image, and there will be change again. Our profession does not stand still, and The Actuary magazine certainly doesn’t.
One thing I have always enjoyed is hearing from readers – whether it’s to tell me that the puzzle solution is wrong or to say how much you like the cover of the magazine, it’s always a pleasure to get your feedback. We give much of our time to you, the reader, and look forward to finding out what you have enjoyed and what hasn’t worked so well. What I will take away from this experience is the passion of actuaries everywhere for their work and, clearly, for their magazine.
As always, I hope you enjoy reading this month’s issue.
Dan Georgescu, Editor