Actuaries Institute Podcast

Actuaries Institute Podcast

This podcast series examines current and emerging issues facing the actuarial profession and challenges to businesses. You can earn two CPD points for each podcast you listen to. DISCLAIMER The views and opinions expressed in Actuaries Institute Australia podcasts are those of the speakers or authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers or the Actuaries Institute Australia, it’s members, directors, officers, employees or agents.


April 30, 2023 24 mins
The deep economic divide between Australia’s rich and poor is in danger of worsening unless wide-ranging government policy reform is undertaken, a new Green Paper released by the Actuaries Institute warns. In the latest episode of the Actuaries Institute podcast, Vanessa Beender discusses some of the Paper’s findings with one of the authors, actuary Dr Hugh Miller, including:
  • the meaning of inequality;
  • the relationship between in...
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In our latest podcast, Risk Management Practice Committee (RMPC) members Jason Yu and Srikar Velivela come together to review RMPC’s achievements and accomplishments during 2022.

RMPC consists of experienced actuaries with expertise in various areas of risk management including insurance, banking and finance. The committee works together to develop guidance and resources that help actuaries effectively manage risks in their respecti...
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As data science and artificial intelligence continue to break new grounds, the need for data scientists continues to grow stronger and stronger by the minute. But what does a career in data science look? And more important, how do you get there?

In this episode, Tong Zhang speaks with Kelly Chu President of the UNSW Actuarial Society and Rohan Dixit, Data Science Executive, Quantium to discuss their careers in data science across th...
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November 3, 2022 42 mins
With its roots in a ride hailing up, Grab Insure Business is not an insurance company. It’s not a bank a consultancy firm but rather something completely different.

Grab Insure Business is part of a NASDAC listed, unified conglomerate multinational company based in Singapore. Being the first decacorn in Southeast Asia, it has a simple mission of providing financial empowerment and creating economic opportunities by bringing users in...
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September 27, 2022 17 mins
Today the Actuaries Institute releases its latest Green Paper, Cyber Risk and the Role of Insurance.

Australians are more dependent than ever on technology and cyber risk cost the Australian economy $33 billion last financial year.

The paper, written by actuaries Win-Li Toh and Ross Simmonds, and technology expert Michael Neary, notes while the first line of defence against cyber risk will always be good cyber hygiene and security, c...
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The Actuaries Institute recently launched its latest Green Paper, introducing the Australian Actuaries Home Insurance Affordability (AAHIA) Index.

Affordable insurance is a key part of ensuring resilient communities.

The paper, written by actuaries Sharanjit Paddam, Calise Liu and Saroop Philip, highlights that one million Australian homes (approximately 10%) spend more than four weeks of their gross annual income on home insurance, ...
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July 29, 2022 47 mins
Takaful insurance has witnessed a remarkable rise throughout Southeast Asia in recent times. On a global scale, the takaful insurance market is worth an estimated US$55 billion and is expected to grow by a further 14% between 2022 and 2028.

But, what is takaful insurance? How is it different to traditional insurance products? Is it likely to emerge in the Australian insurance space?

To discuss these questions and more, actuaries and ...
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The potential uses of artificial intelligence (AI) expand on a near-daily basis. And throughout his influential actuarial career to date, Chris Dolman has researched the vast possibilities of AI and how it can be used in an ethical manner.

Chris joins Meg Yang on the Driven by Data podcast to discuss his background as an actuary, his extensive AI research, and the benefits and the pitfalls of AI.

Tune in for the latest in the world...
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With NAIDOC Week kicking off next week, it’s a time to celebrate and recognise the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

It’s also a time to reflect on these significant cultures and how their stories can be used to empower us in our professional and personal lives.

To help us improve our understanding, Clare Hughes from the Institute's Public Policy and Professionalism team sat down w...
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The superannuation industry is currently facing major legislative changes alongside other financial service industries. From ‘Your Future, Your Super’ reforms to the recent retirement income covenant, actuaries working in super are now having to manage legislative changes at the same time focus on improving customer and member outcomes.

In our latest episode, we sat down with three prominent actuaries working in superannuation to ge...
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Housing affordability and the growing inequality around buying a home was one of the big issues expert speakers tackled at this year’s All-Actuaries summit.

Speakers dived into the nuances and specifics of some of the biggest challenges we face as an industry and as a society.

In this episode of the Actuaries Institute Podcast, we gathered some of the key Summit speakers who touched on this topic. This episode covers the current hous...
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It takes bravery, poise and commitment to make the jump from the relative comforts of full-time employment to establishing a startup – especially in the rapidly evolving data analytics space. For tech entrepreneur, data scientist and actuary Sam Zheng, he has taken these challenges in his stride.

Sam joins Meg Yang on the Driven by Data Podcast to delve into his experience from setting up not one, but two artificial intelligence sta...
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There is certainly no set pathway when it comes to forging a career as an actuary, just ask Meray El-Khoury.

Meray (Chief Insurance Officer, MetLife Australia) has worked across countless industries. This includes both traditional and non-traditional, but credits her time working in superannuation, notably in a five-year stint at Sunsuper, as the most influential period of her impressive career.

Meray joined Christine Li (Secretary...
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Brandon Raiter (Actuarial Consultant at Deloitte) joins the ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ Podcast to talk all things relating to dyslexia, his diagnosis, myths and resources.

Hosted by Harrison Gee (Actuarial Analyst at The Heron Partnership), Brandon discusses his own diagnosis with dyslexia, how this has affected his life from schooling to career and more.

Harrison and Brandon also squash some myths around the learning and reading diso...
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In this mini-podcast episode, actuaries Jeffrey Chan and Naomi Edwards discuss how you can submit and present your radical idea at the upcoming 2022 All-Actuaries Summit.

Discussion includes;
•What are ‘radical actuaries’ how did the plenary committee came up with the idea?
•Why are young actuaries in particular interested in saving the world?
•How could a member submit an entry if they're interested?
•What are the logistics and require...
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In the second episode of the 'That’s Super' Series, Christine Li (Secretary of the Institute's Superannuation and Investments Practice Committee), interviews guest Ravi Nanayakkara,
Manager of Product and Innovation at Spirit Super on all things relating to product and innovation in the superannuation sector including
- Ravi's career history and journey
- Overview of Ravi's current role in Superannuation
- Main challenges and problems ...
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December 20, 2021 10 mins

SzeWon Tan (Member of the Climate Risk Working Group for the Actuarial Society of Malaysia) joins Evelyn Yong (Member of the Climate Risk Working Group for the Actuaries Institute to discuss all things Climate Risk. SzeWon is joined by Kin Hoe Lee, who together took out the winning entry for the ASEAN Green Hackathon with the...
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The Actuaries Institute has launched its latest Public Policy Statement, titled 'Mastering Mathematics for Australia’s Future'.

The Statement, developed by Martin Mulcare with a team of actuaries, outlines that Australian students’ aspirations and their awareness of the value of science, technology, engineering and mathematics...
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December 9, 2021 29 mins

To improve at anything in life, whether it’s recreational, personal or professional, you need to practice. And in this episode of the Driven by Data Podcast, find out how you can enhance your coding and data analytics skillset through taking part in structured, risk-free data-driven competitions.

Marcello Negro, Principal at F...
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The Actuaries Institute has launched its latest Green Paper, titled Aged Care Funding: Assessing the Options and Implications. The Green Paper, commissioned by the Institute and written by actuaries Gillian Harrex, Andrew Matthews, Hadyn Bernau and Kylie Hogan, calls for a considered conversation about funding of the Aged Car...
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