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Superhero of the business world: The Actuary Part 4

By Kischel Nair, Actuarial Analyst at FNB South Africa. What differentiates Actuarial Science from other competent professions? I believe it is the practical ability to recognise a problem in any complex system and apply logic to derive a solution to that problem. The cool thing about the actuary is that he/she can do this while acknowledging the effects of time and other variables that may cause the problem to change in the future. It’s sort of like Tom Cruise in minority report. The further ability to effectively communicate all of the relevant aspects of the problem and solution to all [...]

By | May 18th, 2016|Categories: Acumen Blog|0 Comments

Superhero of the business world: The Actuary Part 3

By Kischel Nair, Actuarial Analyst at FNB South Africa. What are these life skills that are required? I will try and explore the most significant throughout the series of articles because I don’t believe an exhaustive list can be created. But for now, I will start with my opinion. I believe the main qualities of an actuary are resilience and self-belief. The actuary is barraged with a vast amount of difficult challenges in order to qualify. It is natural for almost all who choose the actuarial profession to face a number of hurdles in their journeys. Just as Bruce Wayne [...]

By | May 9th, 2016|Categories: Acumen Blog|0 Comments

Superhero of the business world: The Actuary Part 2

By Kischel Nair, Actuarial Analyst at FNB South Africa. Before Actuarial Science I wanted to become a neurosurgeon. It was my lifelong dream when I was young ( Eventually I had to give up the idea that Tommy Lee Jones would invite me to join a secret organisation that polices and monitors alien activity on earth i.e. the men in black). This all changed when I began doing some serious and really cool maths in the advanced maths course we had in high school. It was a brilliant maths teacher that awoke a hidden passion for advanced problem solving. The [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Acumen Blog|0 Comments

Superhero of the business world: The Actuary: Part 1

By Kischel Nair, Actuarial Analyst at FNB South Africa. ‘An actuary who is only an actuary is not an actuary’-Frank Reddington I was recently at a student party one evening and I began to chat to a very pretty lady. You know the kind of pretty that inspires beautiful and passionate classical music. Whilst going through the usual chit chat and social banter, I felt my heart beat just that much faster and I began to feel some anxiety. No, I was not getting the usual nerves associated with asking this girl out. I was dreading her asking me the [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|Categories: Acumen Blog|0 Comments
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Articles from ‘The Actuary’ Magazine

Actuarial Salaries Abroad: The Rate of Exchange (July 2009 issue)
Job Search Dos and Don’ts (Jan 2009 issue, unedited version)
Fearless Pay Rise Negotiation (January 2009 issue, unedited version)
Actuarial Asylum in the UK (June 2008 issue, unedited version)
I’m an actuary, get me out of here! (January 2008 issue, unedited version)
Fancy going international? (July 2005 issue, unedited version)
The joy of sabbaticals (January 2005 issue)
Mind the gap (Considering changing practice area?) (September 2004 issue)
Why is life so complicated? (January 2004 issue) | Winner of ‘Writer of the Month’ Web version
All in a day’s work – Case Study 4 (January 2003 issue)
Actuary or Chameleon? The Job Search Jungle (January 2003 issue)
Identity Crisis (July 2001 issue) | Winner of ‘Writer of the Month’
Recruit to Retain! (January 2001 issue)
International Recruitment – Feeding the Celtic Tiger (July 2000 issue) | Winner of ‘Writer of the Month’