The Actuarial Society of Zimbabwe (ASZ) held its inaugural convention on 12 June in Harare. The theme was 'Doing things right.'
Feedback for the event was positive, with attendees rating the convention an average of four stars out of five. The organising committee expected 150 attendees, but was pleasantly surprised that the event was oversubscribed.
The topics presented were:
? 'Actuaries in micro insurance - is there a difference between not responsible and irresponsible?' by David Kirk;
? 'Governance in pension systems and the role actuaries play', by Neil Fourie;
? A panel discussion on Solvency Assessment and Management in South Africa;
? 'Treating customers fairly: implications for disclosure requirements', by Rob Rusconi;
? 'Medical scheme governance', by Olabode Olajumoke;
? 'Diversity in the actuarial profession', by Roseanne Da Silva;
? 'Actuaries and banking', by Michael Tichareva; and
? 'The role of enterprise risk management in business', by Shepherd Fungura.
Videos of the presentations will be uploaded to www.zimactuarialsociety.org.zw.
The convention is intended to be an annual event. Further details will be available in due course on our website and via emails.
The society also intends to host sessional events and other talks in the remainder of the year on issues which apply to the profession.
Volunteers who would like to participate in next year's convention or present on a topical issue any time during a visit to Zimbabwe, please contact Tawanda Chituku on