What actuaries can learn from developers

It’s no secret that actuaries do a reasonable amount of coding throughout their working life; most of which is used to setup and maintain actuarial models for a range of tasks eg. valuation, regulation, strategy and pricing. But actuaries aren’t software developers, and so they should take the opportunity to learn a thing or two from one. 

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Life InsuranceRachel Meikle
Don’t push delete! Why your siloed data is actually buried treasure

Targeting customers at the right time, with the right offer, and generating a satisfactory return on investment is no easy ask. The chance of achieving these goals is greatly improved, however, in organizations where data management strategies have delivered the marketing ‘Holy Grail’ — a single customer view. Here’s how it’s done… 

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Adam Follington and Klaas Stijnen - Three decades with no innovation?

We captured a sit down with Adam Follington, Head of Quantium NZ, (one of Australasia’s top analytics firms) and Klaas Stijnen, Managing Director at Montoux (life insurance pricing intelligence software). Adam and Klaas discuss the last true innovation in life insurance products and muse over what could be the next game changer for the industry.

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Less is not always more when it comes to software solutions

Choosing software for an organization is a complex and often unappealing process. There is always the possibility of unnecessary costs, painful installation, or ending up with a system that doesn’t meet business needs. Life insurance carriers appear to be suffering more from the struggle to update than the broader financial sector, and it’s certainly dragging it’s feet compared to other global industries like entertainment and travel.

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