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The Actuary The magazine of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries
Wednesday 08 April 2020


  • p36 Student page: Steering the shipBeing put in charge of a project can feel daunting; Jason Brett offers tips for keeping on top of things.
  • p33 Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century EconomistChris Paterson's review of Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist by Kate Raworth.
  • Francesco Sebastian March of progressWhy did mobile phones become so necessary? Why did we stop posting letters and start sending emails?
  • Student The computer will see you nowGeorge Burton asks whether the hype around AI in healthcare is merited and if so, how could it affect the role of future actuaries?
  • Jules Constantinou A gold standardAs big data and artificial intelligence collide with deep social and environmental trends, the world is looking to skilled professionals, bound by a code of ethics, to safely navigate these turbulent times.
  • Derek Cribb Balance mattersIn October and November, a number of young women gathered in London and Edinburgh for the IFoA's first 'Count Us In' events educational forums centred on helping girls better understand career opportunities in STEM, and especially the actuarial field.
  • The adaptable actuaryI recently attended the IFoA's event The Actuary as a Data Scientist, which gave an interesting window on the profession's future.
  • p12_leeter_istock_ Uphill struggle?The trouble with the truth is that motives can be misconstrued. However, as Churchill said, The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
  • Jules Constantinou Boosting recognitionOne of the themes of my presidency is to encourage all actuaries to step out of the shadows.
  • Derek Cribb A fine balanceIn the week before Christmas, the final report of the Independent Review of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), led by former senior civil servant Sir John Kingman, was published.
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