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Front row: Seervina Kaur (centre), Teoh Hui Ying (left of centre) and Law Ying Cheng (right of centre) are Year 3 BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science students leading a committee of fellow Heriot-Watt University Actuarial Science students in this year’s Actuary, Redefined Conference.
Front row: Seervina Kaur (centre), Teoh Hui Ying (left of centre) and Law Ying Cheng (right of centre) are Year 3 BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science students leading a committee of fellow Heriot-Watt University Actuarial Science students in this year’s Actuary,

With the theme of Redefining Actuary For An Ever-Changing World, the Actuarial Science Conference uncovers the various aspects of the actuarial role in varying fields, including but not limited to data analysis and risk management.

The main inspiration behind our effort to organise this conference is to provide greater exposure for our fellow course mates to the ever-changing field of actuarial industry and to the new opportunities that have emerged over the past decade, equipping them to be more competent in this era of data revolution

Seervina Kaur, Chair Organising Committee

Organising Chairperson Seervina Kaur, said: “The main inspiration behind our effort to organise this conference is to provide greater exposure for our fellow course mates to the ever-changing field of actuarial industry and to the new opportunities that have emerged over the past decade, equipping them to be more competent in this era of data revolution.” Seervina, along with her Committee members, Teoh Hui Ying and Law Ying Cheng, are Year 3 BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science students at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia. 

The Committee organised an exciting programme for the conference, which included a keynote speakers, plenary talks and panel discussion with member of the insurance industry sharing their experiences and perspectives. 

“We have invited guest speakers to talk on a wide range of topics including traditional insurance, Insurtech and enterprise risk management (ERM). This is an excellent opportunity for students to explore the many potential future pathways ahead.” commented Seervina. 

Amongst the line-up for the event, keynote presenter and guest of honour Ching Ing Chian, the Appointed Actuary for AIA Public Takaful, discussed the actuary’s journey in achieving actuarial fellowship, climbing the corporate ladder and the evolution of the actuarial industry. The plenary talks covered on “Where is the Current Actuarial Research Headed?”and “Actuarial Science: An Investment Banking Point of View”, while the panel discussions dived into “Wider Fields: Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) & Business as Careers” and “How will Insurtech Change the Insurance Industry in the 21st Century?”