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Online classes go outdoors to boost students’ well-being

RTE News – October 2020

https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/1016/1171958-online-classes-go-outside-to-boost-students-well-being/

“Safeguarding and Building upon the Ethical Tradition in the Actuarial Profession”

Conference presentation at the Annual Convention of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland in December 2020

Institute & Faculty of Actuaries April 2020 Exams

100% pass rate achieved at the Paragon Research Subject CP2 tutorials. 

Ethics as a Value Added Component in Data Science

Conference presentation at the EAA Data Science & Data Ethics e-Conference June 2020

“Instruction on Character Formation in the Ethical Education of Actuaries”

Conference presentation at the Virtual Colloquium of the International Actuarial Association, Paris, 2020

“Ethical Perspectives of Actuaries of the Future”

Conference presentation at the Virtual Colloquium of the International Actuarial Association, Paris, 2020

The presentation features video narratives created by students on the Professional & Classical Ethics module in University College Dublin, a True Education module taught based on the Know Yourself principle.



What is an actuary, why do they exist and what can they do?


Article in the Unthinkable Section in the Irish Times

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/unthinkable-we-lie-to-ourselves-more-than-to-others-1.2924327


Article “A cultural revolution” in the Actuary Magazine 2016

https://www.theactuary.com/features/2016/10/2016/10/04/cultural-revolution


Link to research paper that created the Know Yourself Test (originally called the Risk Personality Questionnaire)

https://web.actuaries.ie/events/2014/07/new-field-actuaries-assessing-psychological-capacity-risk-taking-and-risk-management


Post on ACTEX Learning Blog “Ethics, So What!”

https://blog.actexmadriver.com/2018/01/12/ethics-so-what

Post on ACTEX Learning Blog “Knowing Yourself”

https://blog.actexmadriver.com/2018/03/06/knowing-yourself


ERM Conference of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland 2016

Presentation entitled “Assessing, Quantifying and Managing Agency Risk”

https://web.actuaries.ie/sites/default/files/event/2016/06/colm_fitzgerald.pdf


Article in Intelligent Risk Magazine April 2018

Is Toxic Leadership the Greatest Human Capital Risk 


Article in Intelligent Risk Magazine June 2016

The Next Big Step in Risk Management 

https://prmia.org/Public/Resources/Intelligent_Risk.aspx


European Congress of Actuaries 2016

Assessing Behavioural Risk 

http://www.eca2016.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/2-Colm-Fitzgerald-Assessing-Behavioural-Risk-updated.pdf


Assessing and managing risks arising from herd-like behaviour – including financial market bubbles

https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/1235221/13268694/Colm-Fitzgerald.pdf/ad821884-848d-40ec-8459-a07e503ff3d2