YAP Melbourne - now recruiting
The Young Actuaries Program (YAP) Melbourne is a committee within the Actuaries Institute that hosts seminars, workshops and networking events open to both actuarial students and qualified actuaries in the workforce. Our events aim to keep our members informed on relevant issues facing the actuarial community and to connect actuaries across industries.
Examples of recent events include:
- A deep dive into longevity risk in retirement from both an industry and an academic perspective
- A joint event with the “Group of Retired Actuaries in Melbourne” focusing on bridging the gap between the young and the wise
- A speed networking event to increase our members’ professional connections
As a committee member, your role will be to help organise events from the ground up. This will involve communicating with industry leaders, members and the Institute, organising venues, managing the logistics of running events and writing articles for the Institute newsletters. In this role you will have plenty of opportunities to expand your corporate connections and deepen your understanding of the actuarial profession.
We are currently looking for an individual who:
- Is enthusiastic about actuarial studies
- Has good interpersonal skills
- Is currently working or has previously worked in a relevant actuarial role
- Is available to attend semi-regular meetings
- Has some experience in organising or running events
Please send the following Melbourneyap2019@gmail.com:
- Contact details
- A brief summary of your actuarial background
- A few sentences on why you would be a good fit for the team
- Any future events or activities that you would like to organise with YAP
If successful, we will contact you with the next steps.
Call for Actuaries working in Wealth Management
- Australia has the largest per-capita pool of savings, yet financial literacy is terrible.
- Superannuation has become too large not to have become a political toy.
- Large financial institutions have abused their position and destroyed community trust.
If you are an Actuary working in Wealth Management in its broadest sense, you can make a difference, by volunteering to collaborate with fellow professionals for the good of the public. The Wealth Management Sub-Committee is looking for people who can help with Working Groups/ “SWAT teams” to address issues facing the sector, and most importantly the consumer.
Whether you work in investment management, financial advice, stock-broking or have an interest in this field, we would welcome your contribution.
Areas of focus might include:
- Financial literacy, consumer interest and awareness around the need to save/invest.
- Highlighting and/or removal of conflicts and/or flaws in the system
- Improving regulatory oversight
- Assisting financial advisers’ transition to a profession
All those interested should email convenor Douglas Isles by Friday, 31 May 2019. The successful candidates will receive an invite to a 'brainstorming session' on Wednesday 26 June at 4.00 pm. In the meantime, we hope to see you at the Actuaries Summit on 3-4 June.
Every contribution is welcomed – this is a voluntary group that aims to make a positive difference.
RISK Management Education Faculty
The Risk Management Faculty is seeking two additional members to support its work as external examiners for universities offering accredited ERM courses.
The role involves:
- Supporting the lead external university examiners reviewing and marking a sample of assignments and exams over the course of the year, and providing timely feedback. Key commitments are in June or July and October or November, depending on the university.
- Supporting the Institute's provision of ERM material through online tutoring and a one-day ERM workshop.
- Supporting the CERA accreditation process.
The Faculty also shapes the Institute's ERM education offering.
If you are a CERA qualified member and are interested in a role, or would like more information, please email Peter Yeates. Deadline for expressions of interest is Monday 20 May 2019.
Part III Education Program: Exam Scrutineers Required
The Institute is seeking multiple Scrutineers for the following Part III subjects in Semester 2, 2019:
- C10 – Global Retirement Income Systems
- C10 – Life Insurance
- C10 – General Insurance
- C10 – Enterprise Risk Management
- C10 – Investments
- C10 – Health
- C10 – Environment, Social and Governance
- C10 – Banking
- C10 – Data Analytics
- LIRPD – Life Insurance and Retirement Product Development
- C2A – Life Insurance
- C2B – Life Insurance
- C3A – General Insurance
- C3B – General Insurance
- C5A – Investment Management and Finance
- C6A – Global Retirement Income Systems
The role involves providing feedback to the Chief Examiner about subject assessments, including: first sitting the relevant exam under exam conditions and completing the Scrutineers Review Form providing comments on time given and actual time taken, question suitability, marking guide (solutions), recommended pass mark, consistency between questions and the marking guide, clarity, coverage, difficulty and length of examination papers. Following this, the Scrutineer will be sent the draft exam solutions and asked to assess and comment on these.
The Semester 2 2019 scrutineering period is from Monday, 22nd July 2019 – 5th August 2019. The ideal Scrutineer will need to be flexible around this period and should at least be a newly qualified Fellow.
Interested applicants should forward their year qualified, current employer, current position title, and number of post-qualification working experience years to Krystel Rowe along with any questions.
Part III Education Program: Assignment Scrutineers Required
The Institute is seeking multiple Scrutineers for the following Part III subjects in Semester 1, 2020:
- C3A - General Insurance
- C3B - General Insurance
- C5A - Investment Management & Finance
- C6B - Global Retirement Income Systems
The role involves providing feedback to the Chief Examiner about subject assessments, including: first attempting the assignment and completing the Scrutineers Review Form providing comments on time, question suitability, marking guide (solutions), recommended pass mark, consistency of questions and the marking guide, clarity, coverage, difficulty and length of the assignment. Following this, the Scrutineer will be sent the draft assignment solutions and asked to assess and comment on these. The assignment should take between 10 and 15 hours for a candidate to complete and should align with some parts of the syllabus.
The Semester 1 2020 scrutineering period is from Monday, 12th August 2019 – 26th August 2019. The ideal Scrutineer will need to be flexible around this period and should at least be a newly qualified Fellow.
If you are interested in the role or would like more information (including details regarding payments), please contact Krystel Rowe.
high school volunteers
The Actuaries Institute's High School Program aims to nurture the interest of mathematically gifted high school students so they are able to consider the actuarial profession at an early stage. We organise school visits where volunteers will deliver a presentation on the profession, outline pathways and also engage in Q&A and share their personal journey to becoming an actuary.
We are looking to further expand and improve the program in 2019. If you are interested in becoming involved in the program or would like more information, please contact Jennifer Yu.
This page will be updated regularly with new and existing vacancies. In the meantime, please send any volunteering expressions of interest to volunteers@actuaries .asn.au