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Ronnie Bowie launches the first TANC event of new academic year

A round up of Ronnie Bowie's TANC talk: 'Things I Wish I Knew at 30 - An Actuary's Lessons from the Witness Box.'

TANC15The Actuarial Network at Cass (TANC) gathered at Bunhill Row for their first event of the new academic year.

Ronnie Bowie, Senior Partner at pensions consultancy firm Hymans Robertson regaled Cass alumni and fellow professionals with humorous anecdotes alongside legal case studies, drawing on 35 years of experience.

Opening the Dean's Lecture Series, Professor Steven Haberman, Dean of Cass Business School said, "Rigour and relevance have a great impact...for professionals, policy makers and researchers."

Ronnie's extensive experience was evident as he described the differences between actuarial practice now and when he started more than 30 years ago: " the 1980's there were few guidelines to follow, by comparison with the rules based regime of today it was like the Wild West!"

Describing the pitfalls an actuary faces, he said, "Public enemy number one is arrogance. Rather than arrogance we need to blend confidence with humility...and one way to achieve this would be to have more women in senior roles."

Ronnie Bowie was the first president of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. He is also Chair of the With Profits Committee of the Prudential, independent trustee at the Royal Bank of Scotland Pension Scheme and a member of the Court of the University of Dundee.

The event was sponsored by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

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