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Lights, Camera, Actuary: Spotlight on Alberto Chierici

What is your current role, and how did you end up in it?
My current role is quite hectic! I recently co-founded a tech business. Therefore, I am doing four full-time jobs: operations, accounting, fundraising and product development. The one I love the most and I spend the most time on is product development, which means shaping the way we build the technology product.

I ended up there thanks to two big frustrations:
From a professional standpoint, I had always tried hard to do something slightly innovative when working for insurance companies, but it was always difficult.

From a personal perspective, I am a frustrated insurance customer. Buying a policy is a horrible experience, understanding exactly what I have bought is even worse, and let's not even talk about the claims experience. And that is just me - someone who is part of the 1% of the population having an overall understanding of insurance and finance. I can't imagine how the remaining 99% fair!

What is the defining moment of your career to date?
If I have to define it, it isn’t a moment, rather a constant feeling: an extraordinary hunger for doing something great and useful for the world. I have always chased what makes me satisfied, what makes me...Read More

Lights, Camera, Actuary: Spotlight on Tom Howell

What is your current role, and how did you end up in it?
I work as a Commercial Analyst for onefinestay, a luxury property rental company. The role is quite varied and encompasses pricing, commercial strategy, web analytics and digital marketing. I wanted to sample life outside the actuarial world - in a different industry and at a small company. I applied directly for the role after hearing about the vacancy.

What is the defining moment of your career to date?
Making my first application for a job outside of my graduate scheme employer. It felt like an act of betrayal at the time (and I completely failed th...Read More

Lights, Camera, Actuary: Spotlight on Paul-André St-Georges

What is your current role, and how did you end up in it?
I am the Senior Manager, Actuarial Finance at Hotels.com, one of the websites owned by Expedia Inc.
Hotels.com has a very successful loyalty program called Hotels.com Rewards and I am responsible for understanding the redemption behaviour of loyalty members and the impact it has on Expedia’s financial results.
I was contacted initially by internal recruiters at Expedia through my Linkedin profile. I had wanted to make a move outside the traditional actuarial world for some time and this unique opportunity came up which offered the chance of a new challenge.Read More

Lights, Camera, Actuary: Spotlight on Alex Baker

What is your current role, and how did you end up in it?
I joined Hamilton Underwriting Limited in March this year as Chief Actuary and CRO. After five years at Chubb I was ready for a change, and Hamilton’s vision about writing the future of risk, and the importance of data, was naturally very appealing to me.

What is the defining moment of your career to date?
Maybe achieving Solvency II compliance for the first time – I’ve probably never been so relieved about any particular result at work. At times it felt like the project would never end!

In your opinion, what ...Read More

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Lifestyle Actuary

Each month Zoe Bolton, founder of Bolton Associates will be talking to a GI actuary, who has moved away from the traditional actuarial career. We will gain a brief insight into their career trajectory, plus their advices and visions for the future of...Read More

The Luddite

Sam Richardson looks into the up and coming and the outgoing of the technology and gadgetry world in 2014.

Travelling Actuary

This month's Travelling Actuary takes us to the iconic Boston to experience New England at it’s very best.

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