CAA COVID-19 Weekly Update – 3rd December 2021

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

In today’s blog, we focus on this year’s annual CAA Conference, which is a few days away. If you have not already registered, we invite you to do so.

Final Call for Registration.

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Today’s Weekly Covid Update

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CAA COVID-19 Weekly Update – 26th November 2021

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

This year’s annual CAA Conference is only one week away.

REGISTER HERE FOR OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Suggested Weekend Reading and Watching:

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CAA COVID-19 Weekly Update – 19th November

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE YET?

Suggested Weekend Reading and Watching:

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Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty & Pedro

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CAA Weekly News Update – 3rd November

The Caribbean was on the front page at the opening of COP26 when Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, spoke during the Opening Ceremony.

You can watch the entire Opening Ceremony (1:45) on the UN YouTube channel.

The Actuarial Society of Kenya (TASK) 2021 Actuarial Convention: Greening the Financial Systems, 4th-5th November. CAA President Kyle Rudden will be speaking at this event.

Read actupool’s recent interview with our own Cathy Lyn on The importance of diversity of thought for the actuarial profession.

What else we’re watching & reading:
Climate Corner:

Thought for Today: Words or Actions?

SOA CANDIDATES who missed our recent webinar: SOA Strategies for Success – Upcoming changes to the Associate of Society of Actuaries (ASA) Education Pathway, can now watch it online.

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CAA Weekly COVID-19 Update – 22nd October

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

#CAA2021 #embracethedisruption #getregistered  
Suggested Weekend Reading and Watching:

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CAA Weekly News Update – 10th October

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SOA CANDIDATES who missed SOA Strategies for Success – Upcoming changes to the Associate of Society of Actuaries (ASA) Education Pathway last week, can now watch it online.

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The Actuarial Society of Kenya (TASK) 2021 Actuarial Convention: Greening the Financial Systems, 4th-5th November. CAA President Kyle Rudden will be speaking at this event.

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The Fullerton-Long Caribbean Scholarship, open to Commonwealth Caribbean students studying Mathematics or Actuarial Science in their 2nd or 3rd year at the University of the West Indies. Further Details.

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What else we’re watching & reading:
Climate Corner:

A Very Happy Belated Birthday to our Founding President, Hon. Daisy McFarlane Coke!

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CAA Weekly News Update – 13th October

ATTENTION SOA Candidates – TOMORROW:

The CAA will be streaming SOA Strategies for Success – Upcoming changes to the Associate of Society of Actuaries (ASA) Education Pathway on Thursday, 14th October at 5:00pm EDT/AST, 4:00pm EST/Jamaica.

This is an opportunity for all university and actuarial students, career changers and employers to hear from and talk to SOA representatives about their new developments including:

  • Changes to the Associate of Society of Actuaries (ASA) education pathway
  • Opportunities for recognition of your achievements through micro-credentials
  • Affiliate membership with benefits that open doors for aspiring actuaries

REGISTER NOW!

IACA/AFIR-ERM/IAALS/PBSS Virtual Colloquium: Post Pandemic Actuary: What We Have Learnt, 11th-15th October includes Episode 10 of the Diversity of Thought Series: Emphasize the “I” in DE&I for Actuaries on 15th October.

The Actuarial Society of Kenya (TASK) 2021 Actuarial Convention: Greening the Financial Systems, 4th-5th November. CAA President Kyle Rudden will be speaking at this event.

The Fullerton-Long Caribbean Scholarship, open to Commonwealth Caribbean students studying Mathematics or Actuarial Science in their 2nd or 3rd year at the University of the West Indies. Further Details.

What else we’re watching & reading:
Climate Corner:
Food for Thought:
Today, 13th October, is the United Nations International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction International cooperation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses. #OnlyTogether #DRRday

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CAA Weekly News Update – 29th September

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ATTENTION SOA CANDIDATES:

The CAA in association with the SOA will present a webinar on SOA Exam Techniques on Thursday, 14th October at 5:00pm EST, 4:00pm AST/EDT. Presenters from the SOA will go through all the recent changes to their educational requirements and exams.

Registration information will be shared within the week.

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Something Special: Official virtual launch of NAWA: Network of Actuarial Women and Allies 7th October from 3:00 -5:00pm EDT/AST. 2:00-4:00pm EST.

What else we’re watching:
What we’re reading:
Climate Corner:
Food for Thought:

Will we ever strike the right balance that allows thought leaders to express their ideas yet still blocks the bigots and predators?Where do we draw the line? The Atlantic:How much intellectual life is now stifled because of fear of what a poorly worded comment would look like if taken out of context and spread on Twitter?

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CAA Weekly News Update – 22nd September

In case you missed it: IDB’s Caribbean Quarterly Bulletin

Something special: Official virtual launch of NAWA: Network of Actuarial Women and Allies 7th October from 3:00-5:00pm EDT/AST. 2:00-4:00pm EST.

Recently the IAA participated in a virtual actuarial skills training for insurance supervisors with the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) and the IAIS for the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Among the trainers representing the IAA were Simone Brathwaite and Britta Hay. A2ii: September Newsletter

What we’re reading:
What we’re watching:

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Climate Corner:

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SOA elections are open. Long-time friend John Robinson is on the ballot for President Elect. CAA member Nikhil Asnani, is a candidate for the SOA’s International Section. You will remember Nikhil as the Chair of our 2018 Conference in Jamaica.

We encourage all our members with SOA voting privileges to participate in these elections which close THIS FRIDAY, 24th September.

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Food for Thought:

Samfundssind – a Danish word we might not be able to pronounce but can practice. It means a sense of what’s best for the community.

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Weekly News Update – August 18

Actuaries: Reach Out! Our FREE webinar next Thursday, 26th August. This Diversity webinar with Lesley Traverso, Glennfor Hellement and Cathy Lyn explores the vast range of non-traditional fields where actuaries can make their mark. Register HERE.

Save the Date: 6th to 10th December – CAA Annual Conference 2021 – CHANGE: Embracing the Disruption

Our warmest congratulations to Toni-Marie Bobart, Co-chair of our Climate Change Committee, on achieving her SOA fellowship. Toni-Marie has created history as the first graduate of the Actuarial Science programme at UWI, St. Augustine to become an actuarial fellow. Well done, Toni-Marie!

The SOA has published their slate for upcoming elections. We note with pleasure that our long-time friend John Robinson is on the ballot for President Elect. We urge all our members with SOA voting privileges to participate in these elections which open between 13th – 24th September.

All Ordinary, Affiliate and Associate members are reminded that online CPD attestation for 2020 closed on 31st July. Those who did not complete their attestation will now be recorded as non-compliant with the CAA CPD Policy and must inform those relying on their actuarial expertise accordingly.

Climate Corner:

The latest Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is out and the science is irrefutable. Not 100 years, not 50 years……NOW!

The Report is thousands of pages long but you can download specific sections or read commentary on it from The Atlantic and The Guardian.

Actuarial articles & webinars of interest:

Here’s a great human interest story about a Good Samaritan who helped a lost Jamaican Olympian who then went on to win Gold!

Our thoughts are with our neighbours in Haiti who recently suffered a devastating earthquake followed just days later by storm floods.

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Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty & Pedro

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