The SOA Asia-Pacific Annual Symposium


July 06 - 07, 2017


The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Communication
  • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Professional Values
  • Relationship Management & Interpersonal Collaboration
  • Results-Oriented Solutions
  • Strategic Insight and Integration
  • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving


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Beyond Traditions - A World of Opportunities

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Presented by

The Society of Actuaries with the support of the Actuarial Society of Malaysia and Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia


After a successful event last year, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) is once again conducting their signature event in Asia, the SOA Asia-Pacific Annual Symposium. The theme this year is "Beyond Traditions - A World of Opportunities".  Taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the SOA looks forward to building a comprehensive and engaging program in 2017. 

Presenters will discuss issues covering the recent topics in a wide range of areas. Seasoned speakers and experts will also share their professional insights about the future of the industry.

This year, the SOA is honored to receive support from the Actuarial Society of Malaysia (ASM) and Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia (PIAM).  We are also very pleased to welcome Gary Hoo, president of ASM and a Antony Lee Fook Weng, chairman of PIAM as welcome remarks speakers. Keynote speakers for the symposium will be Yew Khuen Yoon, director of insurance development of the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Jeremy Brown, FSA, MAAA, president of the SOA.

This symposium intends to provide a learning and networking platform in the Asia-Pacific for members and non-members to share their experiences in the actuarial profession, the finance and insurance industries, as well as other fields that relate to actuaries in the Asia-Pacific. It will offer:

  • Diverse and professional sessions to share best practices and help attendees better prepare for future developments;
  • An opportunity to earn valuable CPD credits, as well as soft skills credits;
  • Opportunity to meet with industry leaders;
  • Sponsorship opportunities;
  • Premier and exciting location; and
  • Networking opportunities.

Educational Objectives

Share best practices with participants and create opportunity for the growth in the actuarial profession.

Audience Experience Level

 All levels of experience

Who Should Participate

Actuaries, insurance, finance and investment practitioners, along with other industry professionals practicing in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as all interested professionals from all round the world.




Demonstrating the listening, writing and speaking skills required to effectively address diverse technical and nontechnical audiences in both formal and informal settings.

Professional Values

Adhering to standards of professional conduct and practice where all business interactions are based on a foundation of integrity, honesty and impartiality.

External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Identifying and incorporating the implications of economic, social, regulatory, geo-political and business changes into the design and delivery of actuarial solutions.


Initiating, innovating, inspiring, creating or otherwise acting to influence others regardless of level or role toward a common goal.

Relationship Management & Interpersonal Collaboration

Creating mutually beneficial relationships and work processes toward a common goal.

Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

Applying the actuarial knowledge, skills and judgment required to provide value-added services.

Strategic Insight & Integration

Anticipating trends and strategically aligning actuarial practice with broader organizational business goals.

Results-Oriented Solutions

Providing effective problem solving that addresses relevant interests and needs.