CAA Weekly News Update – 7th October

Have You registered yet for our Annual Conference from the 7th to the 9th December in Barbados?

On 25th October, John Robinson, present at the start of the CAA, will be inaugurated as President of the Society of Actuaries, the world’s largest actuarial body. Those who can, please register to attend the 2022 SOA ImpACT Conference in person from the 23rd to the 26th of October and show support for one of our Caribbean actuaries! There is also a virtual component, from the 26th to the 28th, for those who cannot attend in person. Drop us a line if you’ll be there in person.

Congratulations to member Ronald Poon-Affat on his recent Award from the Institute of Brazilian Actuaries in recognition of his outstanding work on growing the profession in Brazil! Parabens, Ronaldinho!

Last week President Simone Brathwaite and other senior CAA Members spoke at CAIR’s Annual Meeting to update them on our new committees, results of our latest IFRS 17 Survey, our ongoing Mortality Study and other items of interest to both organisations.

Continuing the series on The New Actuary, our Industry Growth Task Force interviewed Nikita Gibson, Chair of our Regional Issues Subcommittee. Read the interview here.

Recently, our Regional Issues Subcommittee teamed up with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados for a Special Newsletter on Barbados’ Social Security Scheme.

Did you miss the International Actuarial Association‘s recent Real-life Experiences of Standard Setting webinar with Birgit Kaiser of the German Association of Actuaries and the CAA’s Lisa Wade? The recording is now up on the IAA’s YouTube channel.

 Videos from Convention A, the recent online Event for actuaries of all specialties, are now being uploaded to actuview. Sessions you might want to watch include:

  • Simone Brathwaite, our President, joined Cynthia Egbunonu and Katherine Nylander to speak at IACA’s Diversity & Inclusion
  • Diversity of Thought, Episode 13: Embracing Difference Without Discomfort with Cathy Lyn, Tonya Manning, Marjorie Ngwenya and the team.


Interesting Reading:

Upcoming Events:

The 2023 International Congress of Actuaries: Bridge to Tomorrow, takes place next year in Sydney, Australia and there are several ways to be involved:

So, do you think you can take a selfie? In celebration of the ICA2023 theme, Bridge to Tomorrow, there’s a competition! Take a selfie in front of your favourite bridge, and you could win two tickets to BridgeClimb Sydney or a Gift Voucher of equal value. Details Here.

The IAA and its partner actuview are pleased to announce the 1st Young Actuaries World Cup (YAWC). YAWC welcomes all actuaries and students under the age of 35 years old to create a short video expressing their views on how the profession can be advanced in the future along the journey on the Bridge to Tomorrow. The four finalists will compete for the championship title at the International Congress of Actuaries in Sydney. To learn more about this exciting initiative, visit the YAWC webpage.

Save the Date:

Student Zone:

Climate Corner:

Virus Updates:

Thought for Today:

Just for Fun:

You Might Have Missed the following:

Videos are now online from The Virtual Island Summit, Sharing Knowledge For Resilient, Sustainable and Prosperous Islands Worldwide.

The New Actuary: Interview with Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and the Public Service, on our social media pages.

Barbados’ PM Mia Mottley recently spoke before the US House Committee on Financial Services onWhen Banks Leave: The Impacts of De-Risking on the Caribbean and Strategies for Ensuring Financial Access (3:41)

The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and the Society of Actuaries Research Institute’s (SOA) Committee on Knowledge Extension Research (CKER) announce the2023 Individual Grants Competition to support the advancement of knowledge in actuarial science.

CAS Election Results

SOA Election Results

Barbados NIS:

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