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Asia Conference Webinar Series

Monday 7 September 2020 04:00 - Friday 25 September 2020 10:00

There will be a prestigious line-up of international speakers discussing the insurance and financial industry’s innovation and change in Asia.  The conference will take place throughout September via an online platform. The webinars consist of plenary speaking sessions and a series of workshop sessions including Life, GI, Data Science, Sustainability, Risk Management and Investment.

This will be the perfect opportunity for you to discover,ask questions and be at the forefront of current and developing actuarial/financial topics and trends in Asia.

Webinars can be booked individually by selecting the 'Programme' tab below and clicking on the webinar title. IFoA members – please log in to your IFoA account before continuing with booking. Non-members please use the link provided for each webinar. 

Price: Student Members £10.00| Qualified Members £15.00 | Non-Members £35 per webinar.

Recordings of the IFoA's Asia Conference 2020 webinar series are available to purchase and watch on the IFoA's Online Learning Resource. Find out more.

All webinars will be 60 minutes allowing for Q&A at the end. The live broadcasts with be in SST (Singapore Standard Time) All recordings will be made available after the webinar. 

 

Monday 7 September

Using Actuarial Concepts to Analyze Mitigation Strategies for Climate Risk

A recording of this webinar is now available for members and non-members to purchase.

  • Summary of building code and land use development processes
  • Lenses through which code development can be viewed
  • How changing conditions can affect building code and land use decisions
  • Emerging "mitigation gaps"
  • How actuaries can help manage the gap

Speaker: Rade Musulin, Finity Consulting

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Tuesday 8 September

12.00-13.00 GMT+8: A New Dimension in Motor Pricing: the Motor Market Analyser

General Insurance webinar

Key take away: think differently on pricing and risk selection; broaden your sources of data; spacial analysis

A recording of this webinar is now available for members and non-members to purchase.

Speakers: Valerie Gilles-Coeur, Swiss Re Asia

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Aaron Chau, Senior Analytics Manager, P&C Solutions. Vice President, Reinsurance Asia, Swiss Re

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Wednesday 9 September

12.00-13.00 GMT+8: Social Security and Sustainability trends, challenges and the role of actuaries

Sustainability webinar

Social security systems provide a range of benefits to large parts of a country’s population. These benefits respond to various life cycle risks and are an essential element of a country’s economic and social development. Their value has been highlighted by Covid19 – for example, health and unemployment systems have responded effectively in many countries to the challenges raised.

A recording of this webinar is now available for members and non-members to purchase.

Speakers:

SImon Brimblecombe, ILO

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Napoom Suwannapoom​​​​​​, Thailand Social security Office

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16.00-17.00 GMT+8: Application of IFRS 17 to Takaful contracts

Life Webinar

The presentation will cover the following areas specific for Takaful contacts (both family and general business):

A recording of this webinar is now available for members and non-members to purchase.

Speaker: Harun Kannan Rajagopal, EY

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Thursday 10 September

12.00-13.00 GMT+8: Enhancing Return of Insurance Companies under Low Interest Rate Environment

Banking/Investment Webinar

In this session Steven and Feifei will introduce some new frontier solutions to solve the current problems.

A recording of this webinar is now available for members and non-members to purchase.

Speakers:

Steven Yu, YuYuan Technology Company

Yang Yu is the Managing Director of Redington Ltd (one of the largest investment and actuarial consulting firms in the UK), member of senior management team and head of ALM & Investment Strategy Department. He joined Redington in 2007 as the second member of the firm’s ALM team, helping to build the foundational analytics framework and became the head of the department in 2013.

 

Feifei Zhang, Founding partner of mountain creek investment and Chairman of Yuyuan Tec

Feifei Zhang is Founding Partner, Chief Insurance Officer and Hong Kong CEO for Mountain Creek Investment, a China-based private equity firm.  He has been Non-executive Chairman of Yuyuan Technology, a Redington Ltd subsidiary in China, since July 2020. 

16.00-17.00 GMT+8: Artificial Intelligence in Actuarial Work

Data Science Webinar

We shall highlight the emerging technologies that will interact with the actuarial profession in order to provide a frame of reference for actuaries to use in performing actuarial work.

A recording of this webinar is now available for members and non-members to purchase.

Speaker: Nicholas Chee Lek Yeo, Nicholas Actuarial Solutions

 

Monday 14 September

16.00-17.00 GMT+8: We're getting older and older - aren't we?

Life webinar

Looking back and looking ahead: will we face a deceleration of mortality improvements in the next two decades?

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Speaker: Achim Regenauer, Partner Re

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18.00-19.00 GMT+8: Modular Framework of Machine Learning Pipeline

Data Science webinar

In this presentation John will introduce a modular framework of streamlining analytics and machine learning workflow in enterprises.  

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Speaker: John Ng

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20.00-21.00 GMT+8: Metamorphosis - Rise of the Exponential Actuary

The evolution of technology is gathering speed and rapidly disrupting everything from how one orders goods and services to how one finds transportation. Technology is a frontier on its own, continuing to evolve, grow and reshape our world. These technologies are also making their way into the workplace. Artificial intelligence, automation, machine learning, and the crowd are all examples of technologies that are redefining jobs and transforming entire professions by enabling humans and machines to work together side-by-side.

This session will outline how Actuaries and Actuarial functions can successfully prepare themselves for the future of work.

A recording of this webinar is now available for members and non-members to purchase.

Speaker: Darryl Wagner, Deloitte

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vandana Toshniwal, Deloitte

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graham Robertson, Deloitte

 

Tuesday 15 September

12.0013.00 GMT+8: Data Science and AI in Banking Rsk Management

Banking/Investment webinar

This webinar will include:

  • Introduction to Data Science & Artificial Intelligence
  • Overview of changes Banking Sector due to technological revolution
  • Bank of England's moves on adoption of Data Science tools for Banking Sector
  • IFoA & Bank of England on how actuaries can add value in the risk dynamics of Banks
  • Regulatory level changes for Asian Banks and specific reference to RBI

A recording of this webinar is now available for members and non-members to purchase.

Speaker: Mahidhara Davangere, Pramartha

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16.00-17.00 GMT+8: Next-Gen Insurance Leveraging Partnerships and Advanced Analytics

Data Science webinar

The session would give an overview of evolving customer needs, use of advanced analytics across the insurance value chain, considerations to engage in data-driven partnerships, and a glimpse into AXA’s ongoing transformation journey to become a data-driven and tech-led company.

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Speaker: Mohit Gupta, AXA

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Wednesday 16 September

12.00-13.00 GMT+8: Innovate to Sustain - Health Insurance Solutions for the New Future

Sustainability webinar

Major opportunities to bridge the USD 1.8 trillion health protection gap in Asia, focusing on health & wellness behaviours and chronic conditions.

Case studies on innovative and sustainable health insurance solutions launched in Asia, featuring blockchain, health risk score, dynamic pricing and disease management integration

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Speaker: Raymond Leung, Swiss Re

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Thursday 17 September

18.00-19.00 GMT+8 Machine Learning in Portfolio Management

Banking/Investment webinar

Machine learning is disrupting decision making in every area of finance. The most interesting applications of machine learning in finance is in the buy-side, including time series forecasting, market segmentation, and asset portfolio management.

In this session, speaker Jiajia will present a case study applying “Q Learning” method in portfolio management optimization.

A recording of this webinar is now available for members and non-members to purchase.

Speaker: Jiajia Cui Moody's Analytics

Jiajia Cui is an Associate Director in Moody’s Analytics Research and Product team. She is leading quantitative research on various Wealth and Pension products. She is also leading reinforcement learning project in portfolio allocation. Prior to this position, she had been teaching in Liverpool University in Finance and Mathematics at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Monday 21 September

12.00-13.00 GMT+8: Journey to a Cashless Society

Banking/Investment webinar

Many countries are moving towards being largely cashless societies in this digital age. In this talk, we present findings from “The Cashless Society Working Party” of the IFoA, highlighting the diverse ‘cashless journeys’ in different countries and the lessons we can learn from them. We discuss related issues including financial exclusion, security and privacy within the context of the current COVID-19 situation.

A recording of this webinar is now available for members and non-members to purchase.

Speaker: Justin Chan, AIA Singapore

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16.00-17.00 GMT+8: Using Data Analytics for P&C Growth and Profit Optimization

Data Science webinar

This webinar will cover the overview of combining portfolio data with external data and look at the 

  • Why? What? How?
  • Some trends around the world

We will then look at case-studies around topics potentially discussing:

  • Growth in the middle market and challenges faced including limited data and insights, and fear of losing out on market segments not present
  • Ambitious plan for growth in the SME business, the need to develop digital distribution channels, but having limited experience of doing this.

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Speakers: Sylvia Pleskot, Swiss Re

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Calum Thornhill
n data scientist with experience in providing P&C analytics solutions for clients across Asia.

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Tuesday 22 September

12.00-13.00 GMT+8 Rising up to the Challenge: SEA Non-Life Market Adapts to Move Forward

General Insurance webinar

This webinar will cover: 

  • South East Asia non-life insurance market trends, covering premium growth, profitability, market concentration, penetration rate, key lines of business etc
  • Comparing regulatory framework in different markets and tendency to strengthen the current framework
  • Innovation and digital transformation: distribution channels, advancing in data analytics, IT platforms update, product innovation, regulatory support etc.

A recording of this webinar is now available for members and non-members to purchase.

Speakers: Yuan Tian and Chris Lim, A.M. Best Asia-Pacific

16.00-17.00 GMT+8: Practical Guide to Climate Change

Sustainability webinar

This webinar will cover:

  • Understanding the implications of climate change on the activities of actuaries
  • Understanding of the practical steps can be taken by actuaries to allow for climate change in their work

A recording of this webinar is now available for members and non-members to purchase.

Speakers: Marjan Qazvini, Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia and Choong Hern Ooi

 

Wednesday 23 September

12.00-13.00 GMT+8: Actuary’s Impact through Lifestyle Products

General Insurance webinar

Actuaries, who are high skilled in risk management with domain insurance knowledge, would be the perfect bridge to understand and prioritise customer’s protection. With this, we find ways to make the customer journey seamless, instead of force-fitting insurance into a digitalized ecosystem.

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Speaker: Chong Sheng Lim, Xiaomi Digital Technology Co, Ltd.

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16.00-17.00 GMT+8: The Role of Data Science in Customer-centric Insurance

Data Science webinar

Consumer expectations are changing Insurance. The Royal Commission in Australia, Design Obligations in the UK, the insurtech ecosystem, and digital-first consumers demanding personalised solutions will all revolutionise how insurance looks like in the future.

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Speaker: MichaelStorozhev, Cover More Travel

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Thursday 24 September

12.00-13.00 GMT+8: Mortality Improvement - Will this last forever, how will this occur, and how may they differ between demographic and geographic cohorts?

Life webinar

The webinar will focus on:

  • Impact of pandemics on mortality trrends (especially SARS and SARSCoV2)
  • Socio-economic classes and lifestyle trends impacting mortality
  • Diabetes influencing mortality globally and in Asia.
  • Vitality leading to healthy ageing

A recording of this webinar is now available for members and non-members to purchase.

Speakers: 

Dr Kamakhya Das, Partner Re

Dr K amakhya Das is the Chief Medical Underwriter, L&H, Asia Pac at PartnerRe.  Over  the last two decades, Dr Das has worked with both direct players and reinsu rers and contributed in the space of underwriting, claims, product development and strategy. 

Ivan Lee, Swiss Re 

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16.00-17.00 GMT+8: Liability Aware Investment Solutions

Banking/Investment webinar

This presentation explores some liability-aware investment solutions to address local regulatory changes faced by insurance companies in Asia. A number of countries in Asia will strengthen or implement their own risk-based capital frameworks in coming years (e.g. Singapore in 2020, HK in 2022, ICS by 2025). Consequently, insurers are expected to review their investment strategies on the general account with increased ALM considerations. 

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Speaker: Thibaut Ferret, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Thibaut Ferret is Senior Solutions Director for Asia Pacific region at Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) in Hong Kong. As part of the Client Solutions Group, his role is to ensure the delivery of customized investment solutions in Asia by leveraging on ASI’s investment expertise and portfolio construction capabilities. 

 

Friday 25 September

09.00-10.00 GMT+8: The C-Ross Phase II and its Potential Impact on Chinese Market

The presentation would include:

  • The operation results of C-Ross in China during last two years, including market data;
  • The problems and questions incurred
  • The update of C-Ross Phase II
  • The test results from industry
  • Opportunity and threats: from products design (new products), sales method, investments and reinsurance purchase
  • Possible trends of Chinese insurance industry

A recording of this webinar is now available for members and non-members to purchase.

Speakers: Cynthia Yuan, ChinaRe - LinkedIn profile

 

Sherwin Lee, ChinaRe

Mr. Xiaoxuan (Sherwin) Li is currently the Chief Actuary and the Head of Actuarial and IDEA Analytics team of China Re P&C, responsible for all the actuarial and analytical works in the company, including insurance pricing, reserving, catastrophe modeling, capital/solvency modelling.

12.00-13.00 GMT+8: Key Changes of China’s 2nd set Standardized CI definitions and Mortality Table

The basic data of China’s 2nd Critical Illness Mortality Table covers 2000+ products in Chinese market, including about 340 million insurance policies and 5.1 million claimants.

A recording of this webinar is now available for members and non-members to purchase.

Speaker:

Alan Zhang, China Life Reinsurance Company

Mr. Zhang Chu is currently working with China Life Reinsurance Company as the head of Product Actuarial department, leading a team of over 30 actuaries and data analysis experts.

Before joining China Life Re, Mr. Zhang has a long working experience in direct insurance company and oversea reinsurer, with diversified exposure in pricing, product development and data analysis.

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