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How a Pandemic Re-Defined Work-Life Balance

  ​The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to work and home life across the globe. Many companies were forced to act swiftly to safeguard employees and migrate to a new way of working that even the most extreme business-continuity plans hadn’t envisioned. Across many industries, company C Suites will …

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Working at Home during a Crisis; Useful Productivity Tips from the SKL Team

The current circumstances may have given many Australians their first experience of working prolonged, full time periods online from their home or personal space. Working from home is almost a dream come true for most of us. There are the obvious perks; no travel time so more sleep (I know …

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Actuaries Without Borders (AWB)

In November 2003, the International Actuarial Association (IAA) created a special program called Actuaries Without Borders (AWB) with a mission to provide temporary actuarial services and actuarial education for geographical areas that clearly lack the resources and infrastructure needed to build their own actuarial industry. The AWB is consisted of …

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“Why I’m in recruitment. The benefits of pursuing a career in something you love”

  After 8 months travelling around Europe, I found myself in London looking for work. Jobs in recruitment were advertised everywhere. I thought my psychology studies would be beneficial and contribute productively in this type of role. Some months later when I gave recruiting actuaries a shot, I realised that …

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I love to travel – how can I combine this with my work?

  Living and working overseas is something many aspire to. Alternatively an opportunity is suddenly presented and you need to know what to think about. As an actuary, global opportunities exist as the qualification is well recognised and the profession well regarded around the world. As an Associate or Fellow …

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Highlights from the IFoA Asia Conference 2018

Jas Singh and Aliza Yau are back from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Asia Conference in Bangkok with some key highlights and insights below: Defining Key attributes of Actuary of the Future Networker Data Analyst Transformer Technology Focused Futurist and an inventor Commercial insights Chinese insurers continue to be …

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Arsene Wenger resigns, John Killick is ongoing. 22 years in the business

  Arsene Wenger has resigned as Manager of Arsenal Football Club after 22 years in charge. He is credited with leading the evolution of English Premier League in terms of diet, training, stretching and preparation for matches; in short, with leading the overhaul of the whole support structure for professional …

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2018 Cat Risk Seminar

SKL Consultants John Killick and Jas Singh attended the 2018 Cat Risk Seminar which was held on the 20th March. This brought together experts and professionals from a wide background whose expertise promoted vigorous discussion. The theme of this year’s seminar was “Funding Future Resilience” – https://www.actuaries.asn.au/microsites/cat-risk-seminar-2018/program/speakers The plenaries covered …

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February Highlight- Jenny’s reflection on being President 2017

February Highlight Jenny reflects on the actuarial profession and market for actuaries following her year as president of the Actuaries Institute in 2017 A key highlight for me as president was meeting so many members across Australia and overseas, particularly in Asia. This gave me the opportunity to discover the …

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2017 PIC

    Last week SKL Managing Consultant Jas Singh FIAA attended the Pacific Insurance Conference (PIC) in Hong Kong. It was well attended by Life Insurance, Retirement Savings and Wealth Management Industry Leaders such as CEOs, Senior Executives, Regulators, Educators and Senior Consultants.

2017 FSC Retirement Income Conference

Aliza attended the FSC retirement income conference and here is some of her insights: The big topic that the conference discussed was that although it was been 25 years since superannuation was introduced in Australia, many Australians are still unprepared for the risks of retirement today. The conference largely addressed …

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Actuaries Institute 2017 Injury & Disability Schemes Seminar

​SKL Consultants attended the 2017 Injury & Disability Schemes Seminar in Brisbane earlier this week. Jas shares his insights: ‘We are so lucky to be living in Australia as it was brought to attention that the road accidents rate is so much better relative to other developed countries around the …

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Singapore Actuarial Society General Insurance Conference

  Photo by Mike Enerio on Unsplash Last week SKL Director, Jas Singh attended Singapore Actuarial Society General Insurance Conference. The theme of the conference was “Disrupt or be Disrupted”. As you can guess by the theme data analytics, automation was a popular topic of discussion and in some sessions …

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2017 Actuaries Institute CPD Tour with David Morrison on Empowering Leadership

  The entire team of SKL along with some of our industry friends and acquaintances attended the CPD session at the Institute yesterday. David Morrison, a retired senior office of the Australian Army has given a moving and powerful speech on his view on leadership. He served as Chief of …

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FSC Life Insurance Conference 2017

SKL Directors Jas Singh and Jenny Lyon attended the FSC Life Insurance Conference 2017 on Thursday 30th March. Our consultants frequently attend insurance industry events to stay on top of industry developments and provide our clients and candidates with quality insights. This particular event was well attended with strong representation …

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FSC Life Insurance Conference 2017

SKL Directors Jas Singh and Jenny Lyon attended the FSC Life Insurance Conference 2017 on Thursday 30th March. Our consultants frequently attend insurance industry events to stay on top of industry developments and provide our clients and candidates with quality insights. This particular event was well attended with strong representation …

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Insight Session: Asset Liability Management in a Low Interest Rate Environment

It was a useful session that SKL consultants have attended yesterday. The speakers Anthony Carey (Head of Investments at CommInsure) and Chit Wai Wong (Data Analytics Manager at AIA) have discussed the challenges for the insurance industry that were caused by the low interest rate environment in the recent years. …

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Impact of Big Data on the future insurance

    SKL consultants attended the “Impact of Big Data on the future insurance” session at the Actuaries Institute that was hosted by Jenny Lyon, the President of the Actuaries Institute. This Green Paper was authored by Deloitte and commissioned by the Actuaries Institute. The key speakers were Kaise Stephen, …

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2017 Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) Annual Forum

Last week, SKL consultants attended the 2017 Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) Annual Forum. Here are some highlights of the day. Social license given by the community was discussed. We never thought of the insurance business in this context but fundamentally speaking, any operating business or industry only exists because …

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Actuaries Digital : Top tips to keep your career moving

  Actuaries Digital Editor Kirsten Flynn asks five experienced actuaries for their top tips, to help keep your career moving. Read more here : http://www.actuaries.digital/2016/01/28/seven-tips-to-keep-your-career-moving/ Jenny Lyon Director, SKL Executive Pty Ltd   Make connections   Try and develop connections with people outside your team and your organisation. You will …

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