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The Actuary The magazine of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries

Editor's comment: So long, farewell

Following the eurozone crisis, bank scandal and sovereign debt uncertainty across the globe, it’s unclear what conclusions one would draw against the optimism that started the year.

In 2012, The Actuary will launch into a new era with a move to a new publishing house and your new editor, Deepak Jobanputra, will introduce himself in the next edition. Please send in your feedback on the new look and feel of the magazine and the website that will soon be revealed.

In the meantime, our featured themes for December are general insurance and enterprise risk management. My final Q&A for these pages is with Feargus Mitchell, head of the human capital practice at Deloitte and a former boss and inspiration from the very beginnings of my actuarial career.

For an update on the world of risk management, please join me for the fifth annual global ERM webinar co-ordinated by the US Society of Actuaries on behalf of the global actuarial profession. The webinars which are split by geographic region will run from 7-9 December and further information is available at http://bit.ly/uEy15l

We are pleased to welcome Yvonne Wan as social news editor, who takes over from Kelvin Chamunorwa. And a vacancy has arisen on the features team as Adam Jorna will be stepping down after a commendable three-year stint.

Thank you to Adam and Kelvin for your tireless contribution, and to all the members of the editorial team, SIAS, the Profession and Incisive Media representatives that I have worked with during my time as editor. 
It has been an enlightening and fulfilling experience, which 
was ultimately enriched by your support and energy. I wish you all the best and ongoing success for The Actuary.

It has been my absolute pleasure to serve the profession in this way and I plan to remain involved with the magazine through participation on the editorial advisory panel. Farewell and over to Deepak.

Marjorie Ngwenya