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Actuarial Practice and Control III (ACTL90009)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeACTL90009
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Analysis of investment portfolios and asset classes from the perspective of an appointed actuary, with a view to identifying assets that suit the requirements of a variety of general insurance, life insurance, superannuation and other defined benefit liabilities.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Appraise the investment requirements of a variety of types of insurance companies, superannuation funds and similar institutional investors.
  • Explain these requirements in terms of realistic and achievable objectives.
  • Understand the characteristics of different asset classes in sufficient depth to establish a suitable strategy for achieving these objectives, using stochastic asset models and other techniques, as appropriate.
  • Monitor investment portfolios, and their performance, in relation to stated objectives and the liabilities against which they are held.

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

High level of development:

  • written communication;
  • collaborative learning;
  • problem solving; team work;
  • application of theory to practice;
  • interpretation and analysis;
  • critical thinking;
  • synthesis of data and other information;
  • evaluation of data and other information;
  • accessing data and other information from a range of sources.

Last updated: 11 November 2018