Dear Colleagues, If you have the opportunity, you should take the vaccine. We are risk experts and advise clients accordingly. COVID-19 is the biggest health risk we have faced in our lifetime and it may not be the last! Weekend reading: IFoA: Covid-19: Actuaries reflect on the dramatic impacts of the global pandemic CARICOM: CARPHA’s … Continue reading “Weekly COVID-19 Update – June 11”
Hi Everyone, Actuarial Updates: Articles/Papers: The Actuary (SOA): Interview with Ronald Poon Affat about his writing and Actuary Out of the Box blog Open DRI: Responsible Artificial Intelligence for Disaster Risk Management Pensions Expert: Should pension schemes invest in cryptocurrencies? Pensions Expert: Muslims missing out on pensions worth £13bn due to sharia concerns NOAA: 2021 … Continue reading “Weekly Update – June 9”
Dear Colleagues, We hope you are all staying safe. Remember that vaccines take about two weeks to become effective. Also, one must still practise the COVID-19 protocols. Social distancing, mask wearing and sanitising are all still essential until the virus spread is under control. We have not seen a significant reduction in new cases but … Continue reading “COVID-19 Weekly Update – June 4”
Hi Everyone, Stay tuned for details of an exciting CAA Webinar – Extending the Actuaries’ Reach – on 24th June! Actuarial Updates: Articles/Papers: IAA Annual Report 2020 IAA May Newsletter Actuview relaunches ASSA: Annual Convention Call for Papers The SOA Announces First Component of Modernized Education System Events & Webinars: Actuarial Association of Europe: European … Continue reading “Weekly Update – June 2”
Dear Colleagues, For those members who are interested, visit ourworldindata.org. You can select the countries whose data you wish to compare. Suggested Weekend reading: SOA: Nearly Half of Millennials and Gen X Expect COVID-19 Will Impact Their Future Retirement Preparedness IFoA: Actuarial Implications of Pandemic: Modelling Unemployment and Mortality Impact of Vaccination PAHO: Canada and … Continue reading “COVID-19 Weekly Update – May 28”
Hi Everyone, Congratulations to Antiguan Liam Benjamin who has made history in the USA. Liam sat and passed, not the usual one or two SOA exams, but SEVEN, while still in university! Here’s the latest Caribbean Economic Report from Marla Dukharan. Actuarial Updates: Articles/Papers: The SOA Announces First Component of Modernized Education System SOA: International … Continue reading “Weekly Update – May 26”
Dear Colleagues, We apologise if last Friday’s post was a bit strong on the fear factor. As restricted as we all feel in lockdown, especially when we see easing of restrictions in richer nations, we must continue to exercise caution. We repeat the link which shows cumulative deaths, hospital resource use, infections and testing, daily … Continue reading “COVID-19 Weekly Update – May 21”
Actuarial Updates: Articles: The SOA Announces First Component of Modernized Education System SOA Actuarial Science Early Career Award Actuaries Digital: Driven by Data (podcast) IAA Annual Report Events & Webinars: IAA Section ASTIN 2021 Colloquium 18th-21st May CAS Virtual Spring Meeting 24th-27th May CIA: Virtual Professionalism Workshop 26th May Actuarial Association of Europe: European Actuarial … Continue reading “Weekly Update – May 19”
Dear Colleagues, This can happen anywhere! Please take the time to go to this link which shows cumulative deaths, hospital resource use, infections and testing, daily deaths, mask use, social distancing for Trinidad and Tobago. There are variants emerging all over, many of which are more infectious. And remember that vaccines are not magic, do … Continue reading “COVID-19 Weekly Update – May 14”
Hi Everyone, Actuarial Updates: Articles/Papers: SOA: Writing Effective Model Documentation The Actuary (IFoA): Annals of Actuarial Science – new issues and call for papers CIA: Population aging, implications for asset values, and impact for pensions plans: An international study The Actuary (SOA): Becoming an Agent for Change The Actuary (IFoA): Reinventing the profession IAA Annual … Continue reading “Weekly Update – May 12”
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