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Our new Sydney address

Our Sydney office is moving next door. Our new address from 24 July will be Level 22, 45 Clarence St, Sydney 2000. Phone numbers and email addresses remain the same.

Published 19/07/17

Congratulations Hugh – Young Insurance Professional of the Year finalist!

Taylor Fry Senior Actuary Hugh Miller is a 2017 Finalist for the Young Insurance Professional of the Year. Hugh’s passionate about the societal good insurance provides. He’s at the forefront of the use of analytics in the insurance industry, and loves using insurance principles and risk modelling more broadly to help solve social sector challenges. The winner will be announced on 31 August at the Australian Insurance Industry Awards dinner, and we’ll be there in force with our fingers crossed. Congratulations Hugh!

Published 03/07/17

2016 Taylor Fry Silver Prize awarded

Congratulations to James Basman, Andy Cohen, Ben Cooper, Darryl Ferriera, David Koob, Angela Tartarow and Andy White who have been awarded the Taylor Fry Silver Prize for their paper presented to the 2016 General Insurance Seminar, ‘Risk Appetite for General Insurers: The Fallacy of Certainty’.

The Prize Review Panel determined that the paper met all criteria for the Silver Prize and it is an important addition to actuarial literature.

The panel concluded that the paper included good thought-leadership around the area of developing and articulating risk appetite for a general insurance business.

The paper covers a wide range of aspects of risk appetite and allows the reader a sound level of understanding of this contemporary and important issue. The risk framework proposed is comprehensive, robust and practical and can be readily adapted to the individual circumstances of different insurers.

Published 23/05/17

Wellington office welcomes Ross Simmonds

We’re delighted to have Ross Simmonds join our Wellington office. Ross is a general insurance actuary with over sixteen years’ of experience in both consulting and corporate roles. We’re looking forward to using Ross’ experience working in the NZ financial services sector to expand Taylor Fry’s New Zealand practice.

Published 06/10/16

2015 Taylor Fry Silver Prize awarded

Congratulations to Robert Aurbach who has been awarded the 2015 Taylor Fry Silver Prize. Robert’s winning paper Better Recovery through Neuroscience: Addressing Legislative and Regulatory Design, Injury Management and Resilience was presented at the Actuaries Institute Injury Schemes Seminar held from 8 to 10 November 2015 in Adelaide.

Robert’s paper effected significant advance in the actuarial profession’s understanding of neuroplasticity and its consequences for scheme participants. Robert’s paper, presentation and audio are available online.

The Taylor Fry Silver Prize will be presented to Robert at the Melbourne Celebration and Networking Dinner on 16 August 2016.

About the Taylor Fry Silver Prize. Papers presented at the Actuaries Institute Injury Schemes or General Insurance Seminars are eligible for the Taylor Fry Silver prize. An independent panel of judges may award the Taylor Fry Silver prize to author(s) of a paper considered to have either significantly advanced the profession’s understanding of a specific subject, or collected/presented existing material in such a way as to raise the profession’s awareness of an important contemporary issue. Click here for more information about the Actuaries Institute’s prizes and awards.

Published 06/04/16

Radar 2016: Insights for insurance leaders

Taylor Fry is pleased to present this year’s Radar: Insights for insurance leaders. We produce Radar annually so senior strategic thinkers at insurance companies are well placed to tackle the years ahead.

Radar 2016 offers our unique perspective on the issues we predict will feature in 2016:

  • Rates have taken a dive – when will the cycle turn?
  • The power of Big Data can’t be ignored
  • The macro-economic environment continues to place pressure on profits
  • Climate change is a hot topic on insurer’s minds
  • Technological advances will shape the future of the industry

Radar 2016 also looks back at industry performance in the 2015 financial year, and provides analysis on the eight major classes of insurance.

If you would like a hard copy of Radar 2016, please email sarah.wood@taylorfry.com.au.

Published 30/03/16

Our Melbourne office has moved

Taylor Fry Consulting Actuaries’ Melbourne office has moved. Our new address is: Level 27, 459 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000 – just a few blocks from our old address. Phone numbers, fax and email addresses remain the same.

Published 15/03/16

Taylor Fry supports Careers in Insurance

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) has recently launched its Careers In Insurance initiative, designed to raise awareness, change perceptions of working in insurance and facilitate access for high school and university students.

Taylor Fry is a proud Corporate Supporter of this initiative, which comprises a website, multiple social media channels, and ongoing and widespread communications activities to ensure that young people have insurance on their radars when choosing a career.

Taylor Fry’s Careers in Insurance page can be accessed here.

Published 26/02/16

Dragon Boat fun for Chinese New Year

Much fun was had on Sunday 21 February when the Taylor Fry Paddle Pups did themselves and Taylor Fry proud in the 2016 Chinese New Year Dragon Boat races held at Cockle Bay in Sydney. The team of 20, comprised of a mix of Taylor Fry and Qantas Loyalty staff, competed in three races and improved their time in each race. A highlight for the team was coming third in the second race!

Photograph courtesy of Tonya Richards.

Published 26/02/16

Numbers will force social change

Actuaries Digital magazine has published a digest of Alan Greenfield’s acceptance speech for the 2015 Actuary of the Year Award delivered at the Actuaries Institute’s Injury Schemes Seminar in Adelaide in November 2015. The digest focuses on Alan’s thoughts on how actuaries can contribute their skills to build evidence-based frameworks to aid design and innovation in the social sector to improve outcomes for the most disadvantaged.

Alan was awarded 2015 Actuary of the Year for his pioneering work in developing the ‘investment approach’ to social welfare.

Published 08/02/16

Fifth welfare valuation for NZ Government

Taylor Fry has recently completed its fifth annual valuation of the future cost of New Zealand’s working-age benefit system. The 2015 report values the lifetime cost of approximately 550,000 working-age New Zealanders who received income support in the 2014/15 year; nearly one fifth of New Zealand’s working age population.

This year additional data from Child, Youth and Family (CYF) and Corrections has been included for the first time, giving a clearer picture of benefit dependence for those with CYF or criminal conviction histories. The full report can be found here.

Published 29/01/16

January 2016: JP Morgan Taylor Fry General Insurance Barometer

JP Morgan and Taylor Fry jointly release the 2015 General Insurance Barometer.

The Barometer provides a detailed overview of the current state of the Australian general insurance industry and the industry’s expectations. The report conveys analyses on the key elements of the industry from the perspective of direct underwriters, reinsurers and brokers, including: detailed product information for the current period and industry expectations for the future, covering issues such as premium rate trends; capacity changes; claims trends; loss and expense ratios; perceptions of product profitability; distribution trends; practitioner views on key issues affecting the industry and particular classes; and brokers’ perceptions of underwriters.

The media release has already been covered in the SMH, and further information can be found in the report for media. The full Barometer report is only available to participants in the survey.

Please contact Kevin Gomes if you are interested in finding out more.

Published 28/01/16

One step ahead – Taylor Fry assists in development of Qantas Assure

On 23 November 2015 Taylor Fry’s parent company, Qantas Loyalty announced the launch of Qantas Assure – a new wellness program which rewards eligible Qantas customers as they take positive steps towards improving their health and wellbeing. It has a rewards and wellness program delivered by Qantas, and health insurance powered by nib.

Taylor Fry Analytics consultants Richard Brookes, Josh Jaroudy and Ash Evans assisted Qantas Loyalty in estimating the increase in Qantas Frequent Flyer member engagement as a result of the new initiative.

You can read more about the services Taylor Fry Analytics can provide here.

Published 16/12/15

2015 Actuary of the Year – Alan Greenfield

The Actuaries Institute’s 2015 Actuary of the Year is Alan Greenfield, Practice Leader – Government & Analytics, Taylor Fry.

This award recognises Alan’s pioneering work in developing the ‘investment approach’ to social welfare. This long-term view of social outcomes has put the actuarial skillset at centre stage for Government; strengthening evidence-based decisions and delivering lasting improvements for society’s most vulnerable. You can read more about the award here.

Published 22/10/15

Research into inflation and discount assumptions

A team at Taylor Fry has been reviewing inflation and discount assumption setting. It has a particular focus on how to set long term assumptions in a market consistent way. This has particular implications for our long-tailed work. It has also included a new approach to fitting the observable yield curve. You can read more of the technical detail here.

Published 23/06/15

Prize winners!

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2014 Taylor Fry General Insurance Seminar Silver Prize.

Jon Harwood – Portfolio and Underwriting Insights Manager at Suncorp, Sharanjit Paddam – Actuary at Taylor Fry, Professor Andy Pitman – Centre Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science at UNSW and Jessica Egan – Actuarial Analyst at Employers Mutual (previously Taylor Fry) have been awarded the 2014 Taylor Fry General Insurance Seminar Silver Prize for their paper Can Actuaries Really Afford to Ignore Climate Change?

The paper was presented at the Actuaries Institute General Insurance Seminar held from 17 to 18 November 2014 in Sydney, and was judged to have presented information about climate change in such a way as to raise the awareness of the profession regarding an important contemporary issue.

The independent judging panel included members from the Actuaries Institute’s Research Council Committee, General Insurance Practice Committee and one other participant. All members of the judging panel were independent of Taylor Fry. The recommendation from the judging panel was approved by the Research Council Committee on 30 March 2015.

We encourage you to have a read of their paper or presentation or listen to their audio.

Published 13/04/15

Radar 2015: Insights for insurance leaders

Managing an insurance enterprise becomes more complex each year. It can be difficult to detect the broader economic picture, the long term trends and the strategic imperatives while managing day to day challenges. With more competition in the market and increasing pressure to perform, insurers need high quality business insight now more than ever. Based on our ongoing market research and industry surveys, Radar 2015 provides you with our unique perspective on the issues we’ve detected for the coming year.

In Radar 2015, we:

  • Review the trends emerging in FY 2014
  • Consider the key strategic issues for insurers in 2015
  • Provide examples of the questions we believe leading insurers need to consider
  • Review individual classes of business.
Published 18/03/15

Qantas Loyalty builds analytics capability with Taylor Fry acquisition

Qantas today announced it has taken a 51% controlling stake in Taylor Fry. The strategic acquisition will expand Qantas Loyalty’s data and analytics capability and continue to diversify earnings with a complementary adjacent revenue stream.

Qantas Loyalty CEO Lesley Grant said while Qantas Loyalty was best known for the Qantas Frequent Flyer program, in recent years it had diversified across the broader loyalty and marketing services industry. Taylor Fry Chairman Martin Fry said: “There is a strong synergy between the Qantas Loyalty and Taylor Fry businesses and we’re excited about the growth opportunities that this acquisition presents.”

Read more in today’s media release.

Published 26/02/15

January 2015: JP Morgan Taylor Fry General Insurance Barometer

JP Morgan and Taylor Fry jointly release the 2014 General Insurance Barometer.

The Barometer provides a detailed overview of the current state of the Australian general insurance industry and the industry’s expectations. The report conveys analyses on the key elements of the industry from the perspective of direct underwriters, reinsurers and brokers, including: detailed product information for the current period and industry expectations for the future, covering issues such as premium rate trends, capacity changes, claims trends, loss and expense ratios; perceptions of product profitability; distribution trends; practitioner views on key issues affecting the industry and particular classes; and brokers’ perceptions of underwriters.

Further information can be found in the report for media. The full Barometer report is only available to participants in the survey.

Please contact Kevin Gomes if you are interested in finding out more.

Published 29/01/15

Data analytics for predicting shareholder return

Kevin Gomes and Graham Taylor discuss the use of data analytics in fundamental financial analysis. What are the key drivers and predictors of shareholder return? How can companies harness these drivers to improve shareholder returns and align executive remuneration with shareholder interests?

Published 30/10/14

Abseil for youth

For the second year in a row a crack team from Taylor Fry has abseiled down a Sydney skyscraper to raise money for the Sir David Martin Foundation. Laura Dixie (Rainbow Brite) was the first to take the leap of faith, descending the 33 storey Investa building in the twilight hours of Friday 17th October. Alan Greenfield (The Ballerina), Kari Wolanski (Cat Woman) and Catherine Weston (The Hulk) all stepped off the 135m tall building the next morning, with Alan heading down face first. We’d like to express our deepest gratitude to all who helped us raise a total of $5,425.60. All funds raised will be put towards effective programs that help young people in crisis regain their health, get off the streets and achieve their goals.

Photographs courtesy of Kari, Catherine and Ian Barnes.

Published 27/10/14

Royal Commission

Sharanjit Paddam discusses the implications for insurers from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse in the ANZIIF Journal Vol 37 Issue 4.

Published 08/10/14

Winner of Australian Insurance Industry Awards 2014

Taylor Fry was thrilled to win the Service Provider to the Insurance Industry category of the Australian Insurance Industry Awards 2014. The Australian Insurance Industry Awards are hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and Asia Insurance Review (AIR).

This year, the competition was very fierce and ANZIIF received a record number of submissions. Taylor Fry entered for the first time, and the judges noted that: “Taylor Fry is this year’s winner of Service provider to the Insurance Industry. This was achieved through their mix of services, standard setting and value-adds to the industry. Taylor Fry’s key focus is to be a practical, responsive provider to insurers, and a company whose thought leadership enriches the whole insurance industry.”

A big thank you to all our clients, many of whom provided inspiring testimonials and whom we have worked closely with over the years. We look forward to continuing to provide high quality, practical and customised advice that will deliver real value to your business in the years to come.

Published 27/08/14

Jolly Good Fellows

Congratulations to our four new Fellows of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia: Ben Locke in Melbourne and Andy Lai, Danielle Ling and Joshua Jaroudy in Sydney. It is a great achievement, the culmination of many years of study and practical experience in the field. To meet more of our TF Fellows click here. To find out more about the Pathway to Fellowship in Australia, please visit the Actuaries Institute.

Published 26/08/14

Taylor Fry’s 15th Anniversary

To commemorate our 15th Anniversary, Taylor Fry celebrated with Sydney staff, clients and collaborators in The Harbour Room of The InterContinental Hotel. Martin Fry gave a speech on our crystal anniversary. A warm thank you to all those who joined us for the occasion.

Published 21/05/14

Innovation in Motor Insurance

Motor insurers have had to keep up with rapid developments in the car industry for years. With the introduction of hybrid and electric vehicles into the market, and significant investment into the development of driverless cars, insurers will face new and unique challenges. In this recent article published in the ANZIIF Journal 37 Issue 2, Scott Duncan, Catherine Weston and Dean Marcus look at how insurers have responded to these new additions to the market and consider what a world of driverless cars might actually look like.

Published 20/05/14

The NDIS: Impact for Insurers

In this article published in the ANZIIF Journal 37 Issue 1, Samantha Fuller and Jonathan Cohen explore the background and structure of the NDIS before examining the potential impacts on insurers.

Published 20/05/14

Cat Risk Seminar 2014

Taylor Fry is proud to sponsor the Actuaries Institute’s Catastrophe Risk Seminar 2014. Details of the event can be found here.

We also have a brief overview from our survey of the catastrophe reinsurance market in 2013. On a lighter note, we look forward to making some predictions for the Soccer World Cup 2014.

Published 29/04/14

J.P. Morgan Taylor Fry General Insurance Barometer 2013

JP Morgan and Taylor Fry have jointly released the 2013 General Insurance Barometer today.

The Barometer provides a detailed overview of the current state of the Australian general insurance industry and the industry’s expectations. The report conveys analyses on the key elements of the industry from the perspective of direct underwriters, reinsurers and brokers, including: detailed product information for the current period and industry expectations for the next two years covering issues such as premium rate trends, capacity changes, claims trends, loss and expense ratios; perceptions of product profitability; distribution trends; practitioner views on key issues affecting the industry and particular classes; and brokers’ perceptions of underwriters.

Further information can be found in the report for media.

Please contact Kevin Gomes or Sharanjit Paddam if you are interested in finding out more.

Published 05/02/14

Taylor Fry Abseil for Youth

On Saturday 19th September, five brave souls from Taylor Fry abseiled 26 stories to raise $10,371 in support of the Sir David Martin Foundation. They ascended by elevator to the top of the AMP building at Circular Quay and descended in leaps and bounds by rope. We’d like to express our deepest gratitude to all who donated. All funds raised will be put towards effective programs that help young people in crisis regain their health, get off the streets and achieve their goals.

Congratulations to our team: Paul Driessen, Sharanjit Paddam, Alan Greenfield (tigger), Myles Cover (rainbow man) and Jessica Egan.

Photographs courtesy of Sharanjit Paddam, Damien Ford Photography and Ian Barnsey Photography.

Published 25/10/13

NDIS – what does it mean for insurers?

In July 2013 the National Disability Insurance Scheme, briefly known as DisabilityCare Australia, began its roll out across Australia. For insurers of bodily injury classes, the introduction of the Scheme poses potential additional risks to their business as well as creates additional opportunities. Taylor Fry run a workshop aimed at assisting insurers in understanding the Scheme arrangements and the interaction with existing insurance coverage. If bodily insurance is a core area of your business or you simply want to know more about the new arrangements, click here.

Published 20/09/13

Taylor Fry Abseil for Youth

At Taylor Fry, we have five members of staff that are abseil-utely crazy about saving young lives. On October 18, they will abseil down 26 stories from the AMP building at Circular Quay to raise funds for the Sir David Martin Foundation. The SDMF funds effective programs that help young people in crisis regain their health, get off the streets and achieve their goals. Please show your support by donating to the members of our team: Alan Greenfield, Sharanjit Paddam, Paul Driessen, Myles Cover and Jessica Egan.

Published 16/09/13

Taylor Fry to offset its entire historical carbon footprint

“Since 2006, Taylor Fry have been 100% carbon neutral and have decided to go a step further by offsetting our historical carbon footprint.” Read more of Climate Friendly’s interview with Jessica Egan here. Visit our “Staying Green” page for a glance at our historical emissions.

Published 30/07/13

Girls Do The Maths

The UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics run a series of annual workshops called “Girls Do The Maths” for female high school students nearing the end of their studies. The workshop highlights the unique career and study opportunities that mathematics offers; from financial markets to biomedical research, to oceanography and more. Taylor Fry’s Jessica Egan, a UNSW alumni of the Advanced Mathematics program, was invited back as a guest speaker to talk about her career path and experiences at Taylor Fry.

Published 31/05/13

Share the love

The May 2013 New Zealand Society of Actuaries newsletter announces that “Alan Greenfield, Kari Wolanski and Ben McBride’s presentation titled ‘Actuarial valuation of the NZ benefit system for working-age adults’ was a hit, earning them the title of most loved concurrent session”. Modelling social welfare in this way is a world first, and provides insight into the behaviour of clients and the cost effectiveness of return to work initiatives. These insights inform decision making for the NZ government in managing the benefit system. The presentation can be found here.

Published 27/05/13

Welcome New Analysts

Welcome to our new analysts – Dean Marcus and Kevin Fong.

Published 23/04/13

A Jolly Good Fellow

Congratulations to our new Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia: Jonathan Cohen in Sydney. It is a great achievement, the culmination of many years of study and practical experience in the field. To meet more of our TF Fellows click here. To find out more about the Pathway to Fellowship in Australia, please visit the Actuaries Institute.

Published 19/04/13

J.P. Morgan Taylor Fry General Insurance Barometer

Launched today! JP Morgan and Taylor Fry have jointly released the first edition of the 2012 General Insurance Barometer. All indications are for a better year ahead for the general insurance industry, with premium rate increases to continue. Read more in today’s media release.

The Barometer provides a detailed overview of the current state of the Australian general insurance industry and the industry’s expectations. The report conveys analyses on the key elements of the industry from the perspective of direct underwriters, reinsurers and brokers, including: detailed product information for the current period and industry expectations for the next two years covering issues such as premium rate trends, capacity changes, claims trends, loss and expense ratios; perceptions of product profitability; distribution trends; practitioner views on key issues affecting the industry and particular classes; and brokers’ perceptions of underwriters.

Please contact Kevin Gomes if you are interested in finding out more.

Published 31/01/13

Katherine Robertson Memorial Prize

Congratulations to Hugh Miller, Taylor Fry actuary, on being awarded the Katherine Robertson Memorial Prize for the best performance in the General Insurance Examinations in 2012. Hugh Miller was also the recipient of the Chancellor’s Prize for the best PhD thesis for 2011 in Science and Engineering at the University of Melbourne, and the A M Parker Prize for the most outstanding paper published by the Australian Actuaries Institute during 2011. Read more about Hugh Miller here.

Published 16/01/13

Happy New Year!

Thank you for your continued involvement with Taylor Fry throughout 2012. This year we have donated to the following charities on your behalf:

Wishing you and all those that you hold dear a joyous Christmas and New Year filled with blessings, health and prosperity. We look forward to working with you in 2013.

Published 14/12/12

Islands of Opportunity

At the New Zealand Actuaries Conference 2012 held in the Bay of Islands this week, Taylor Fry in conjunction with NZ Treasury, Ministry for Social Development, and Accident Compensation Corporation presented three papers on topical issues and opportunities for governments and insurers:

Taylor Fry’s “Unpeered Review” provided a light-hearted take on the conference as well as a NZ-themed cryptic crossword.

Published 22/11/12

Tides of Change

At the Actuaries Institute General Insurance Seminar 2012, we presented on some hot issues for insurers today:

Taylor Fry actuaries Daniel Smith and Ash Evans also gave plenary talks on the government and industry response to natural disasters and the future of insurance respectively.

Our daily publication “The Unpeered Review” provided cheeky commentary of the seminar highlights. To take your chances at the challenging crosswords and to get a real feel for what it was like to be at the seminar, check the issues out here.

In a first for this forum, the entertainment of the Gala Dinner was provided by actuaries, analysts and underwriters. From Taylor Fry, Jess Egan, Jonathan Cohen, Greg Taylor and Paul Driessen kept the night rocking with their showcase of jazz, show tunes and rock.

Published 16/11/12

Medical Indemnity Insurers Forum 2012

The 2012 MIIAA Annual Forum was held on 18 October 2012 in Melbourne. The program included a number of presentations addressing recent and projected changes that will impact on the medical indemnity industry into the future. Sessions included evolving issues in medical indemnity, State-based management of national registration & disciplinary systems, medico-legal issues around the PCEHR, the ongoing impact of the global economy on the Australian insurance landscape and what it means to MDOs and premium setting. Martin Fry, Senior Actuary and Chair of the Taylor Fry Board, spoke at the final plenary session on the ongoing impact of the global economy on the Australian insurance landscape, and the potential local changes such as the National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS) and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to be introduced in October 2013 and January 2015 respectively. The full program may be accessed here. For Martin’s presentation, see here.

Published 09/11/12

$78 billion tag for welfare benefits in NZ

In a world first, an actuarial valuation conducted by Taylor Fry as part of the New Zealand Government’s welfare reform program shows the lifetime cost of all who had received a working-age benefit in the year to June 30, 2011 would be NZ$78.1b. Of that, $17.8b was attributable to Domestic Purposes Benefit payments, $19.1b to the Invalid’s Benefit and $7.2b to Sickness Benefit. Just five per cent of the total cost, or $4b, is paid to those on Unemployment Benefit. This report was commissioned following the recommendation of the Welfare Working Group that an insurance approach be adopted for dealing with beneficiaries. The model will provide insight into the behaviour of clients, cost effectiveness of return to work initiatives and financial impact. This will assist the Ministry of Social Development to improve their decision making process in managing the benefit system. Read the full news article here or the Taylor Fry valuation reports here.

Published 13/09/12

Taylor Fry launches in NZ

We will soon be opening a third office in Wellington, New Zealand. Two of our senior staff, Richard Brookes and Win-Li Toh, have already crossed the Tasman, with more staff to follow. We expect to have the office open for business before the close of the year. In the meantime, you can reach Richard on +64 27 7888 227 and Win-Li on +64 27 7888 228. Thank you to all our New Zealand clients for your support over the years. We look forward to seeing more of and working more closely with you.

Published 10/09/12

Jolly Good Fellows

Congratulations to our two new Fellows of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia: Julie Sims in Melbourne and Scott Duncan in Sydney. It is a great achievement, the culmination of many years of study and practical experience in the field. To meet more of our TF Fellows click here. To find out more about the Pathway to Fellowship in Australia, please visit the Actuaries Institute.

Published 10/09/12

Corporate Regatta

After surviving several weeks of early morning training sessions, the Taylor Fry ‘Ingloarious Basterds’ competed in the 2012 Leichhardt Rowing Club Corporate Challenge, held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre at Penrith. Included in the competition were Lumley Insurance and APRA (who finished deserved winners in our group on the day). The Taylor Fry team overcame a handicapped start to earn a hard fought victory in their first race,  but were dogged by bad luck (including a broken rigger) in their next two starts and narrowly missed out on the finals. Despite the disappointing mishaps, the crew thoroughly enjoyed the experience and had an oarsome time! But there is definitely unfinished business to attend to next year!

Published 10/09/12

Basketball Champs!

The Taylor Fry basketball team has overcome injury, tough opposition, and a general lack of ball skills to win its first ever basketball championship! The social lunchtime tournament, held at the Sydney KGV recreation centre, saw the team come up against some stiff competition. “It’s a testament to our teamwork and sheer determination” said captain/coach Ash Evans (shown below, trying to count up all of his many baskets).

Published 28/08/12

Welcome New Analysts

Welcome to our new analysts – Josh Jaroudy and Myles Cover.

Published 14/08/12

E S Wolfenden Memorial Prize

Congratulations to Timothy Yip, Taylor Fry Analyst, on being awarded the E S Wolfenden Memorial Prize by UNSW for the Best Performance in Actuarial Studies Honours Year.

Published 14/02/12

A M Parker Prize

Congratulations to Hugh Miller, Taylor Fry Analyst, on being awarded the A M Parker Prize for the most outstanding paper published by the Australian Actuaries Institute during 2011. Read Hugh’s paper here.

Published 06/02/12

Best PhD Thesis

Congratulations to Dr Hugh Miller, Senior Analyst at Taylor Fry, for being awarded the Chancellor’s Prize for the best PhD thesis for 2011 in Science and Engineering at the University of Melbourne. Hugh’s thesis addressed statistical methods for the analysis of high-dimensional data, which has significant value in the present day data-enriched environment for many corporates.

Published 12/10/11

Taylor Fry Predictions for RWC 2011

The Australian discusses our predictions for the Rugby World Cup 2011.

Published 10/09/11