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A selection of videos from the IFoA's Asia Conferences, including webinar recordings, plenary sessions and a selected number of workshop sessions.

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Asia Conference 2020 Webinar Series

September 2020

To read the full synopsis of each webinar please visit the Asia Conference 2020 webinar series website and select the 'Programme' tab

Using Actuarial Concepts to Analyze Mitigation Strategies for Climate Risk
Speaker: Rade Musulin, Finity Consulting

A New Dimension in Motor Pricing the Motor Market Analyser
Speakers: Valerie Gilles-Coeur, Swiss Re Asia, and Aaron Chua, Senior Analytics Manager, P&C Solutions. Vice President, Reinsurance Asia, Swiss Re

Social Security and Sustainability
Speakers: Simon Brimblecombe, ILO and Napoom Suwannapoom​​​​​​, Thailand Social security Office 

Application of IFRS 17 to Takaful contracts
Speaker: Harun Kannan Rajagopal, EY

Artificial Intelligence in Actuarial Work
Speaker: Nicholas Yeo, Nicholas Actuarial Solutions

We're Getting Older and Older - Aren't We?
Speaker: Dr Achim Regenauer

Modular Framework of Machine Learning Pipeline
Speaker: John Ng, Reinsurance Group of America (RGA)

Machine Learning in Portfolio Management
Speaker: Jiajia Cui Moody's Analytics

Next-Gen Insurance leveraging partnerships and advanced analytics
Speaker: Mohit Gupta, AXA

Innovate to Sustain - Health Insurance Solutions for the New Future
Speaker: Raymond Leung, Swiss Re

Data Science & AI in Banking Risk Management
Speaker: Mahidhara Davangere, Pramartha

Liability Aware Investment Solutions
Speaker: Thibaut Ferret, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Actuary’s Impact through Lifestyle Products
Speaker: Chong Sheng Lim, Xiaomi Digital Technology Co, Ltd.

Ageing/Mortality Panel Session
Dr Kamakhya Das, Partner Re, Ivan Lee, Swiss Re

Enhancing Return of Insurance Companies under Low Interest Rate Environment
Speakers: Steven Yu, YuYuan Technology Company, and Feifei Zhang, Founding partner of mountain creek investment and Chairman of Yuyuan Tec

The role of data science in customer-centric insurance
Speaker: Michael Storozhev, Cover More Travel

Practical Guide to Climate Change
Speakers: Marjan Qazvini, Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia and Choong Hern Ooi

Rising up to the challenge: SEA Non-Life Market Adapts to move forward
Speakers: Yuan Tian and Chris Lim, A.M. Best Asia-Pacific

Metamorphosis – Rise of the exponential actuary
Speakers: Daryl Wagner, Graham Robertson and Vandana Toshniwal, Deloitte

Key Changes of China’s 2nd set CI Definitions and Incidence Tables (2014-2018)
Speaker: Alan Zhang, China Life Reinsurance Company

The C-Ross Phase II and its Potential Impact on Chinese Market
Cynthia Yuan, ChinaRe, and Sherwin Li, Chief Actuary, Head of Actuarial and IDEA Analytics, China Re P&C

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Video costs:

Members: £15 | Non-members: £35 


Asia Conference 2018

May 2018

If you attended this conference you cannot claim CPD for watching the conference videos online.

Plenary 1: Risk management - An Integrated and Proactive Approach
(Length 01:03:02)

Plenary 2: Creating New Paradigms in the World of Employee Benefits and Healthcare
(Length 39:07)

Plenary 5: Plenary 5: Regulatory and Professionalism Update
(Length 57:53)

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This conference will be of huge benefit to actuaries and leaders at all levels in the financial services who want to gain a thorough understanding of the fast-changing dynamics in the insurance, health, investment and financial industry in Asia. 

Asia Conference 2017

May 2017

If you attended this conference you cannot claim CPD for watching the conference videos online.

Plenary 1: Professionalism Lecture
(Length 01:06:16)

Plenary 2: Changing (consumer) behaviour-shared responsibility and shared value
(Length 01:00:39)

Plenary 4: An actuarial view of climate risks
(Length 01:07:56)

Asia Conference 2015

Asia Conference 2015
13-15 May 2015, video

If you attended the conference you cannot claim CPD for watching the conference videos online.

Videos available:
Plenary 1: New Change, New Promotion - Implication of C-ROSS to Actuarial Professionals.  Speaker: Dr Yulong Zhao, Deputy Director General of Finance and Accounting Solvency Regulation, CIRC

Plenary 5: Yesterday's Papers, but not Yesterday's News.  Speaker: David Hare, Deloitte

Workshop A2: How to Set Risk Appetite for an Insurance Company - A Practical Case Study.  Speaker: Andrew Hitchcox, Chair of the IFoA Risk Management Board

Workshop B3: Risk Dashboards with R Shiny - A C-ROSS Case Study.  Speaker: Phil Joubert, Oliver Wyman

Workshop C3: C-ROSS Implication on Investment.  Speaker:  Bonny Fu, EY

Actuaries of the Future sessions
Plenary 1: Growing as an Actuary.  Speaker: Feifei Zhang, Aviva
Plenary 2: Actuary as a Career Choice. Speaker: Dr Yan Liu, LV=
Plenary 3: To Best Prepare you for a Life Long Career Journey.  Speaker: Johnny Chen, Ex-Chairman, China Zurich Insurance Group


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