FinSTIC Podcasts

Listen to our podcasts covering a broad range of topics around systems thinking and how this holistic, multidisciplinary approach to analysing systems can be used to understand how sectors contribute to the physical world and help address issues like climate change and wealth transfers within society.

Our podcasts are available from the IFoA’s audioboom channel.

In Part 1 of the inaugural FinSTIC podcast, Sonia Sequeira talks to FinSTIC Chair Ashok Gupta, and FinSTIC founding group member Nico Aspinall, to find out more about systems thinking and how actuaries can adopt systems thinking approaches to become professional advisers with greater awareness of the systemic impacts of their work, and of the impact of system dynamics on their clients and employers.

In Part 2 of the inaugural FinSTIC podcast, Sonia Sequeira continues her discussion with FinSTIC Chair Ashok Gupta, and FinSTIC founding group member Nico Aspinall about systems thinking.

Nico Aspinall, IFoA Council Member and FinSTIC board member interviews Nick Robins, Professor in Practice of Sustainable Finance at the Grantham Institute. (London School of Economics) on the huge impact that systems thinking has made in the world of sustainable finance.

Ashok Gupta, Chair of FinSTIC, talks with Chika Aghadiuno, Group Enterprise & Operational Risk Director at Aviva, and Neil Cantle, Principal and Consulting Actuary, Milliman, discuss how systems thinking has been applied to the implementation of a new emerging process at Aviva.

Oliver Bettis, Senior Pricing Actuary, interviews Professor Doyne Farmer, Director of the Complexity Economics programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School. His current research is in economics, including agent-based modeling, financial instability and technological progress.