COVID-19 has forced a profound change in the working environment for many businesses. This has indeed been my experience at McGing Advisory & Actuarial. Particularly, COVID-19 from a worker perspective has forced us to become greater wielders of technology, as we find new ways to organise workflows, communicate with clients and provide quality service to them.
COVID-19 has been the single all encompassing internal and external driver for organisations. It has changed the focus of leaders and exposed good and bad leadership – not unlike Warren Buffet’s investment mantra that “only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked”!
21 years on from presenting his paper on Internet Strategies for Financial Services Companies to the Actuaries Institute Biennial Convention in June 1999, Sean McGing reflects on what we’ve learned from the journey.
Why yoga can beat the black dog
According to the Black Dog Institute, ‘Australians have been impacted by fear, anxiety and panic about coronavirus (COVID-19). Following on from the bushfire disasters over summer, the community has been in a heightened state of anxiety and struggling to manage the uncertainty surrounding the possible spread and impact of COVID-19.’
A conversation with Jason Jiao – an aspiring actuary and part of McGing’s next generation actuaries
Recent achievements we’re proud of include transferring of superannuation members to better arrangements, safeguarding the interests of friendly society policyholders at a time of historically low interest rates and ensuring the integrity of unit pricing processes so member value and distributions are accurate.