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How three actuaries invented their own careers

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While many actuaries take tried-and-true paths in the insurance industry, others are breaking the mold. Armed with their ability to understand both human nature and complex mathematics, these professionals are redefining what it means to be an actuary. In the full article from The Actuary, meet three actuaries who have taken unlikely routes into retail, […]

How four generations of actuaries can work together

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Each generation of actuaries brings its own set of expectations to the workplace. From Baby Boomers with decades of experience to the Gen Y graduates about to enter the industry, each has a unique style of communicating, interacting and managing work. How do the generations differ on their views about career paths and professional recognition? […]

How actuaries can help rethink pension plans

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Workers in the UK have long planned on pensions to see them through their retirement years. But recently, people have “lost confidence in pensions,” says local expert and actuary Hilary Salt. She says that to attract skilled workers, both governmental and private employers will need to reevaluate their pension offerings and encourage higher levels of […]

Why AI won’t remake the healthcare industry

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Artificial intelligence can already deliver customer service and predict consumer behavior—but what if it could also diagnose your healthcare issues? Healthcare providers and insurance companies are now grappling with the role of AI in the medical process. While AI offers speed and deep learning, says George Burton, we should remain skeptical of its ability to […]

How to gear up for an actuarial interview

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Preparing for an actuarial interview can be a nerve-wracking process. With complex job duties and an ever-growing list of specializations, it’s more difficult than ever to stay informed. To help, CareerGuru99 has compiled a list of common topics that may be covered in a job interview. From frequent questions about benefits to the differences between […]

Why actuaries must align on standards to keep thriving

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With developments like AI and Big Data causing dramatic changes in global business, actuaries have a unique part to play in helping companies adjust to new realities. But to help their organizations transform, says actuary Jules Constantinou, actuaries first need to align on industry standards for skills and qualifications. The key, argues Constantinou, is to […]

UK government sets new expectations for defined benefit plans

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In the UK, the government’s Pensions Regulator has issued new guidance on how the managers of defined benefit plans should evaluate their funding and investments. The guidance includes best practices for advisors and trustees on managing risks to ensure the plans stay solvent in the future. Which advice are trustees finding most helpful when managing […]

Investment in FinTech doubles in 2018

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FinTech has been a hot topic in the investment world for years. But the industry reached its all-time peak in 2018, with global FinTech investment more than doubling to over $55 billion. In the full article at The Actuary, read why financial services companies are so motivated to invest in FinTech. Discover how Brexit has […]

Soft skills are a successful manager’s secret weapon

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They may not be taught at business school, but “soft skills” are often the difference between failure and success as a manager. When leaders can empathize with their employees and handle difficult situations with thoughtfulness and tact, their entire organizations benefit. Management consultant Victor Lipman says it’s time that the management world realized the importance […]

Why “leading by example” is the true test of leadership

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From embattled politicians to scandal-plagued CEOs, it’s not hard to think of leaders who’ve fallen short of the standards they’ve set for their organizations. These failures to “lead by example” are sometimes ignored if the leader is otherwise effective. But what if leading by example is really the core of leadership itself? In the full […]