Actuarial Practice and Control III

Subject ACTL90009 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: This subject is offered online only.
Total Time Commitment: Not available

All of: ACTL90002 Mathematics of Finance II, ACTL90005 Life Contingencies and ACTL90008 Statistical Techniques in Insurance; or equivalent.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2


Recommended Background Knowledge:

Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites

Non Allowed Subjects:

Disallowed subject combination: ACTL40009 Actuarial Practice and Control III

Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

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.

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.

  • A 3-hour end-of-semester examination (80%)
  • A 3000 word assignment due in week 11 (20%)

Prescribed Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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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.
Related Course(s): Master of Commerce (Actuarial Science)

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