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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 […]

Why world-class leaders focus on strategic thinking

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“Strategic thinking” is an ever-present catchphrase on LinkedIn, on resumes and in the C-suite—but what does it really mean? Leadership expert Paloma Cantero-Gomez provides a helpful working definition: “the ability to know what you want to achieve and how to achieve it.” How can a leader develop this ability to both take action today and […]

How actuaries can change the industry’s reputation

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The professional world has many misconceptions about actuaries: that they’re antisocial, that they’re too removed from human outcomes or that each actuary can only speak to a narrow sector of the field. Now actuary Ashlee Mouton Borcan is on a mission to change those stereotypes. She recommends that to change the industry’s reputation, actuaries should […]

Why value, not cost, is the key to better healthcare outcomes

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In an industry often driven by cost, how can healthcare providers and insurers offer care that’s not only efficient, but gives the patient more value? That’s the goal of healthcare management consultant Stoddard Davenport, who says that by focusing on cost alone, providers miss opportunities to improve patients’ lives and health outcomes. In his full […]