Congratulations to Ian Laughlin Awarded Actuaries Institute Gold Medal

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I am delighted to announce that PFS Principal Ian Laughlin has been awarded the Actuaries Institute Gold Medal, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the actuarial profession, business, the broader community, and government. Ian has had a stellar career to date.  He has led businesses as a managing director and as a board member, […]

The Factors Required to Successfully Leverage Data and Analytics

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This is the final article in a three-part series, covering the factors required to successfully leverage data and analytics. Data can deliver significant benefits to organisations if managed properly and analysed effectively. Making decisions and acting based on data insights can help management and boards to set and execute proven strategies with strong conviction. That […]

Enabling a Data-Driven Culture

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This article is the second of a three-part series, the focus on enabling a data-driven culture and the factors and techniques which can be implemented. Contact Adrian McGarva at adrianmcgarva@pfsconsulting.com.au or Lynton Norris at lyntonnorris@pfsconsulting.com.au to find out more. Why enable a data-driven culture? Over the last decade we have seen organisations collecting increasing amounts of data without unlocking […]

Jayesh Bhana appointed as a Principal of PFS Consulting

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PFS Consulting is pleased to announce that a new Principal has joined us – Jayesh Bhana. Jayesh is an actuary with over 15 years’ professional experience both locally and abroad. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa. Jayesh has a BSc […]

Ian Pollard named a Member of the Order of Australia

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PFS would like to congratulate PFS Principal Dr Ian Pollard on being named a Member of the Order of Australia, in recognition of his significant service to business, to ethical standards, and to the community. Ian has made a great contribution over his very distinguished career, and we are proud to have him as a […]

Making the most of the Data Revolution

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This article about data revolution is the first of a three-part series, the later two focus on enabling a data-driven culture and the factors and techniques which can be implemented. Contact Adrian McGarva at adrianmcgarva@pfsconsulting.com.au or Lynton Norris at lyntonnorris@pfsconsulting.com.au to find out more. Many businesses, governments and other organisations have been experiencing a data revolution enabled by technological […]

How Should Aged Care be Funded?

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The Aged Care Royal Commission is currently considering how aged care should be funded. During September 2020, Paul Keating put forward some interesting ideas about the role of the family home in financing aged care, which we think warrant further consideration. It has previously been suggested that the financial needs of the elderly, including aged […]

PFS Consulting appoints new Managing Director

Adrian McGarva, Managing director PFS Consulting

PFS Consulting is pleased to announce the appointment of Adrian McGarva as its Managing Director and the move of John Newman to the role of Non-Executive Chair. Adrian is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and has 25 years’ experience in Financial Services, over 10 years of which was in each of […]

Performance Bonuses: How Does Your CEO’s Bonus Experience Compare?

Thach Huynh, PFS Consulting Principal, Professional Financial Solutions 1

The issue of CEO bonuses is a perennial favourite of the financial press.  This topic will again be a focus in a few months when reporting season begins and companies declare what their CEOs were paid in these unprecedented times. This report aims to give readers a broader perspective of this topic by using PFS’ […]

Risk Management Implications of Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Non-Executive Directors

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PFS Principal Ian Laughlin is a member of a Working Group of the Actuaries Institute that has prepared this paper for the Institute’s Pandemic Resource Centre.  It is aimed at assisting Non-Executive Directors, particularly in financial services, on the risk management implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact Ian Laughlin at ianlaughlin@pfsconsulting.com.au to find out more. Pandemic Briefing […]