News Update – August 13

Hi Everyone:


Applications for the 2020-21 Stephen Alleyne Memorial Scholarship close tomorrow, 14th August.

The Scholarship award is US$2,500.

Candidates for the Scholarship must:

  • be CARICOM nationals in their final year of the BSc degree in Actuarial Science at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies
  • have a B+ (3.3) average or its equivalent and must maintain this average for the duration of the award
  • be in verifiable financial need

The application Form may be downloaded from the UWI website and returned to the UWI Office of Student Financing by 14th August.

Students sitting CAS Exams

The US Casualty Actuarial Society is moving to Computer Based Testing using Pearson Vue approved sites.  There are such sites in Jamaica and Trinidad.  We would like to know if you or anyone you know is a CAS student in any other Caribbean territory.  We will then work with the CAS on your behalf to see what can be arranged.

More details of CAS’ move to CBT can be read on their website.

Actuarial News

Accounting Standards and Insurer Solvency Assessmentpublished by the IMF explores the use of accounting standards for insurer solvency assessment in the context of the implementation of IFRS 17. Co-authored by CAA Past President Michelle Chong Tai-Bell.

IFRS 17 Discount Curves: A Guide for Insurers  – Moody’s Analytics.

We encourage our SOA members with voting privileges to participate in their Board of Directors Elections which opens on 17th August.

Voting in CAS Elections closes on 31st August.

Webinars & Events:

Recoding of IACA’s webinar Managing and Growing your Firm in an era of Pandemic and Lockdown (YouTube)

Videos from the European Actuarial Academy’s recent Data Science & Data Ethics e-Conference (ActuView)

The Caribbean Actuarial Association’s 30th Annual Conference

Remember to visit our website, Facebook page and LinkedIn page.

Best Regards,

Shubhash & Betty

The information on this page does not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. Data included in graphs has been obtained from several sources the accuracy of which cannot be guaranteed by the CAA. The CAA assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of content contained in any linked site.

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