I wonder if the cover has prompted you to consider your options? Now might just be the right time for your next move, given the promising climate for actuarial job hunters (p24).
Find more inspiration along these lines in our feature highlighting the stellar careers of three women who have been making their mark in top actuarial jobs across Asia (p33). It’s also a fitting nod to International Women’s Day on 8 March – as a magazine, we look forward to seeing more women in senior positions.
It can be hard to listen to others. We all think we do, but… really listen. For the second article in our new soft skills series (p38), former IFoA president Tan Suee Chieh describes his experience of how beneficial and career advancing this underrated art can be.
Listening is also the thrust of Marco Spagnuolo’s piece ‘Seek cover’ (p27). He argues that life insurers must engage with their customers more than ever right now, to keep up their premia while they’re feeling the pinch. Indeed, the European Central Bank has raised interest rates by three percentage points since last summer and markets expect at least another percentage point before rates peak.
With the economic situation these days, it’s understandable that people are increasingly mindful about where they invest their money. On page 14, Tony Burdon, the CEO of campaign Make My Money Matter, urges us to think about how our pension savings impact on the world.
Finally, something totally gratis – and close to my heart. In ‘Free for all’ (p17), I share my passion for contributing back to the profession through open-source software.