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‘Sweeping changes to multilateral institutions and redesigning the global financial systems’ rings the call from Antonio Guterres at his September address to the United Nations General Assembly. ‘Existing global governance structures are failing to serve a changing world’.


Considering the role of actuaries in this changing world, the Japanese ‘Ikigai’ for a profession comes to mind. In addition to what we are skilled at, are passionate about and get paid for, we need to participate in the conversation to redesign the global financial system and translate global financial planning to local action. This will be hard.

In an attempt to focus on the global positive (and easier things) I thought of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France. ‘Do we cheer for New Zealand or France?’ I checked in with South African friends during the opening match. ‘We support the Southern Hemisphere, except in the finals’ came the clear response. No sarcasm, no politics. No 'your enemy is my enemy behaviour. Just as we like our rugby. Clear and honest.

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Loudina Erasmus MSc AAG FASSA

is Principal Actuary bij Athora en lid van het bestuur van het Koninklijk Actuarieel Genootschap en het Actuarieel Instituut.