Presentations


Due to the introduction of new session types, please see below for what audience each plenary is aimed at. 

Session Type

Aimed at

Plenary

All attendees

Super Plenary

Attendees interested in Superannuation

Life Plenary

Attendees interested in Life Insurance

Broader Fields Plenary

Attendees interested in Banking, Data Analytics or Wealth and Investment

Concurrent

Attendees interested in specific topics



MONDAY 21 MAY 2018

7.30am Registration Opens
8.20am
Welcome
             
Nicolette Rubinsztein
Senior Vice President, Actuaries Institute
 8.30am Facilitator Comments

Melinda Howes
 8.40am Keynote address

Andrew Rayner
Chief Risk Officer and Chief Actuary (Group)
Discovery Limited
Presentation

9.10am

Plenary 1:  Australia and the Global Economy

Bill Evans 
Managing Director Economics, Westpac
Presentation
9.40am
Morning Tea
10.00am

Session Block 1

A. SUPER PLENARY: The Age Pension in the 21st Century

Michael Rice
Presentation

B. LIFE PLENARY: Life Licence to Operate

Emma Curtis, Paul Watson
Presentation

10.55am

Session Block 2

A. SUPER PLENARY: Retirement Incomes: Australia v the Rest of the World

David Knox
Presentation

Concurrent sessions

  • B. Protection Product Pricing – Ripe for Revolution?
    Alan Merten and Catherine Edgar
    Presentation
  • C. IFRS 17:

    Update from the Working Group

    Francis Beens, Hoa Bui, Grant Robinson, David Rush
    Presentation

  • D. Removing Inefficiencies in the Life Insurance Value Chain
    Tyson Johnston, Matthew Larkin
    Presentation

  • E. Leadership and Resilience – Fighting the Toughest Battles
    Adam Fusca
    Presentation

  • F. Survival of the Fittest – “Life” in Asia
    Yan Sun
    Presentation
11.50am

Session Block 3

Concurrent sessions

  • A. Income protection - Managing the Cycles
    Ashutosh Bhalerao, Luv Bhatnagar, Phin Wern Ting
    Presentation
  • B. Demystifying Drawdowns for Retirees
    Diane Somerville, John De Ravin
    Presentation
  • C. IFRS17: The Catalyst for Actuarial System and Process Transformation
    Trang Duncanson, Keith Chong
    Presentation
  • D. All I Want is a Home Somewhere
    Richard Lyon
    Presentation
  • E. Processes, Products and Practices
    Kenny McIvor, John Nicholls
    Presentation
  • F. CAT Bonds, ILS & Capital Market Solutions: Getting Bang for your Buck in a Maturing Market
    Jon Tindall
    Presentation
12.40pm
Lunch
1.40pm

Session Block 4

Concurrent sessions

  • A. We asked how 2,500 planners formulate retirement income advice
    John De Ravin, David Orford, Jim Hennington, Paul Scully
    Presentation
  • B. Advances in genetics and their impact on Life Insurance
    Jessica Chen,  Damjan Vukcevic
    Presentation
  • C. The Robots are Coming: The Future of the Actuary
    Ajay Parshotam, Caroline Bennet
    Presentation
  • D. IFRS17: Use of the Variable Fee Approach with Participating Life Insurance Policies in Australia
    Briallen Cummings, Grant Robinson, Chris Scheuber
    Presentation
  • E. Meeting Challenges in Insurance and Super – Budget and COP
    Richard Weatherhead, Andrew Howard
    Presentation
2.35pm

Session Block 5

Concurrent sessions

  • A. Whole of Wealth in Retirement
    Brendan Burwood, Ian Yates
    Presentation
  • B. Australian Retail TPD - what have we learned?
    Dr Matthew Paul, Jason How, Zoe Song
    Presentation
  • C. IFRS Impacts on Strategy
    Siddharth Parameswaran, Brendan Counsell, Jennifer Lang
    Presentation 1
    Presentation 2
  • D. CIPR - What's happening in Public Policy?
    David Bell, Darren Kennedy
    Presentation 1
    Presentation 2
  • E. Insurance Governance and Regulations from Overseas - What may be coming?
    Robert Kerr
    Presentation
3.25pm
Afternoon Tea
3.45pm

Plenary 2: Uncovering FinTech – is there a bite with the bark?

Erik Heller, Partner at EY Sweeney
Stuart Stoyan, CEO at Money Place
Professor Rod Maddock, Professor at Monash Business School, Monash University

Facilitator – Steve Nagle
Presentation 1
Presentation 2
Presentation 3

Plenary 3: Technology Trends: what’s certain, what’s less certain, and what’s the alpha trend

Trevor Gruzin
Senior Managing Director at Accenture

Facilitator – Melinda Howes
Presentation

5.30pm
End of Conference Sessions Day 1
5.30pm – 8.30pm Cocktail Party
Zeta Bar, Hilton Hotel


Tuesday 22 may 2018

7.30am Registration Opens
8.30am

Plenary 4: Social Risk and Social Capital - tales from the world's first social risk officer

Ian Laughlin, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Blackhall & Pearl
Hadyn Bernau, Managing Director at Cause Way

Faciliator – Melinda Howes
Presentation

 9.00am

Plenary 5: APRA's Data Analytics Evolution: from information to insights

Helen Rowell, Deputy Chairman at APRA
Katrina Ellis, Senior Financial Regulator at APRA

Facilitator – Melinda Howes
Presentation

 9.30am Plenary 6: ASIC Regulatory Update - Expectations in the current environment?

Peter Kell

Facilitator – Melinda Howes
Presentation

10.00am
Morning Tea
10.20am

Session Block 6

A. LIFE PLENARY: Right to Underwrite Mental Health

Lucy Brogden, Sally Phillips and Alex Collie 

Facilitator – Geoff Atkins
Presentation

B. SUPER PLENARY: Leveraging Digital Capability to Personalise MyRetirement

Deborah Ralston, Jeremy Duffield
Presentation

Concurrent sessions

  • C. The robots are here: Delivering practical innovation with Artificial Intelligence in Insurance
    Dan Taylor
    Presentation
  • D. Investment Governance (Effective Decision Making)
    Andrew Fisher, Sue Brake, Sam Killmier
    Presentation 1
    Presentation 2
  • E. Machine Learning in Credit Scoring
    Edmund Stokes
    Presentation
  • F. The Age Pension Means Tests: Contorting Australian Retirement – Anthony Asher, John De Ravin 
    Presentation
11.15am

Session Block 7

A. LIFE PLENARY: Future of the Disability Income Insurance

Briallen Cummings, Greg Martin, Andrew Linfoot, Adrian Rees
Presentation 1
Presentation 2
Presentation 3

B. BROADER FIELDS PLENARY: Risk Culture and Maturity in Australian Superannuation Funds.

Elizabeth Sheedy
Presentation

Concurrent sessions

  • C. Deferred Annuities - What Exactly do they look like?
    Tony Bofinger, Leigh Kobus, Darren Wickham
    Presentation 1
    Presentation 2
    Presentation 3
  • D. Algorithmic Risk Management


    Basem Morris, Kranthi Nekkalapu
    Presentation

  • E. What Will Australia's Transition to Renewable Energy Mean for Financial Services?
    Sharanjit Paddam, James Yap and Michael Thomas
    Presentation
  • F. Reconstructing Portfolios with a Target Return Focus
    Michael Blayney
    Presentation
 12.10pm

Plenary 7 - Royal Commission

Anthony Asher, Paul Howes, Michael Vrisakis

Facilitator – Elayne Grace

1.10pm
Lunch
2.00pm

Session Block 8

A. LIFE PLENARY: Life on Mars – some next steps for Life Insurance

Ilan Leas, Sally Phillips, Malcolm Weir, Tim Howell
 
Presentation

Concurrent sessions

  • B. ESG Impacts on Investments
    Justine Sefton, Stuart Wilson
    Presentation 1
    Presentation 2
  • C. Metrics for Comparing Retirement Income Strategies - A Road Test
    Nick Callil, Hadas Danziger, Tom Sneddon 
    Presentation
  • D. Leadership and Risk Culture – Psychology and Behaviour – An Actuarial Perspective 
    Sean McGing, Andrew Brown
    Presentation
  • E. Banking Capital
    Nick Scott
    Presentation
  • F. Data Analytics and Super
    Jeff Gebler, Anthony Asher, Igor Balnozan
    Presentation 1
    Presentation 2
2.55pm

Session Block 9

A. LIFE PLENARY: Future of Life Insurance

Brett Clark, Damien Mu
Presentation

Concurrent sessions

  • B. A Product to Meet Changing Needs in Retirement
    David Rush
    Presentation
  • C. Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Insurance Analytics: Delivering the Promise
    Paul Caputo, James Wu
    Presentation
  • D. Actuarial Advice Framework
    Anton Kapel
    Presentation
  • E. Housing Affordability in Australia – How could actuaries and super funds make a difference?
    Luke Cassar, Andrew Doughman
    Presentation
  • F. Total-return Investing
    Greg Cooper
    Presentation
3.45pm
Afternoon Tea
4.05pm

Keynote Address

Aubrey De Grey

Facilitator, Melinda Howes
Presentation

5.00pm
Closing Remarks

Barry Rafe

President, Actuaries Institute


End of Conference




Capability Framework Functions

Contribution to Business Strategy Contribution to Business Strategy
Leadership Leadership
Actuarial Approach to Problem Solving Actuarial Approach to Problem Solving
Valuing Uncertain Future Cashflow Valuing Uncertain Future Cash Flow
Risk Management Risk Management
Professional Governance Professional Governance
Product Development, Management and Pricing Product Development, Management and Pricing
Investment Advice and Governance Investment Advice and Governance

Keynote and Plenary Speakers