CAA Weekly News Update -27th October

Hello Colleagues & Friends,

With COP26 less than a week away, our Climate Corner has taken control of today’s post!

You can follow this extremely important world event live, from 31st October to 12th November, on the COP26 YouTube Channel and read more on their website. You may find What Is COP26? And Other Questions About the Big U.N. Climate Summit, from the New York Times, a useful reference, and Document leak reveals nations lobbying to change key climate report from the BBC will give you something to think about.

The Global Monitoring Laboratory, which follows greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, will surely open your eyes.

The Green Climate Fund, coming out of the Paris Agreement, is relevant to least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing states (SIDS).

Other related events and articles:

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What else we’re watching & reading:

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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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Our Annual Conference is FREE for Students and just US$100 for everyone else!

The Casualty Actuarial Society will be collaborating with us for the Professionalism Course on Wednesday, 8th December. This carries a separate Registration of US$150:

  • Professionalism Storytelling with Pat Teufel
  • Snappers: Quick Professionalism with Bryan Ware
  • Case Studies with Ken Williams
  • Breakout Sessions with Ron Kozlowski

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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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!

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty & Pedro

The views expressed above are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. The CAA assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of content contained in any linked site.

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

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty & Pedro

The views expressed above are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of 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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CAA Weekly News Update – 6th October

ATTENTION SOA Candidates:

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!


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


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

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

Why did almost the entire world stand still for six hours last Monday because one organisation went offline?

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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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The views expressed above are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. The CAA assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of content contained in any linked site.

Weekly News Update – September 15

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of David Congram, a dedicated adviser to and steadfast friend of the CAA.

Many of us knew David personally and some were lucky enough to call him friend. Others may not have known of his invaluable contribution towards the CAA becoming a Standard Setter, for which we will always be grateful.

David’s funeral will be held by Zoom at 10:00am EDT on Thursday, 16th September. Please visit The Cardinal Funeral Home for details and to sign the Condolence Book.

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Articles & webinars of interest:
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 our members with SOA voting privileges to participate in these elections.

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

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Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty & Pedro

The views expressed above are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. The CAA assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of content contained in any linked site.

Weekly News & COVID-19 Update – September 10

Dear Colleagues,

13th September, 8:00am EST, 9:00am EDT/AST: Continuing the conversation started at the CAA 2020 Annual Conference: The Power of Diversity of Thought: Inclusion in the Actuarial Profession, Pt 2 with Mitesh Sheth FIA (UK), Marjorie Ngwenya FIA (S. Africa), Tonya Manning FSA (USA) and Cathy Lyn FIA FSA (Jamaica)

15th September, 4:00pm EST, 5:00pm EDT/AST IABA shines their Spotlight on John Robinson, IABA Past President, Candidate for SOA President Elect. Here’s John’s campaign page at SOA.

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

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Suggested Reading & Viewing:

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Events:

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Climate Corner:

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COVID-19 Updates:

Your feedback and contributions are highly valued. Please continue to share with us.

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Weekly News Update – September 1

Happy Independence Day to our members and friends in Trinidad and Tobago who celebrated their 59th year yesterday!

Celebrating Actuaries:

On 2nd September 1895 actuaries from around the world met for the first International Congress of Actuaries in Brussels, Belgium. This event is commemorated annually with International Actuaries’ Day.

Join the Celebration with actuaries from around the world at the International Actuarial Association’s virtual online event.  There’s even a special profile frame on Facebook!

#celebratingactuaries2021

As part of the Celebration, the IAA is publishing a series of interviews with actuaries from around the world. Here’s our own Lisa Wade.

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The Power of Diversity of Thought: Episode 9 – Promoting Inclusion in the Actuarial Profession, Pt 2

With Mitesh Sheth, Tonya Manning, Marjorie Ngwenya and Cathy Lyn

13th September at 8:00am EST, 9:00am EDT/AST

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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. CAA member Nikhil Asnani, who achieved his fellowship at the age of 23, is a candidate for the SOA’s International Section. You will remember Nikhil as the Chair of our 2018 Conference in Jamaica.

We encourage our members with SOA voting privileges to support these two candidates in their bids for office. SOA elections open between 13th – 24th September.

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Articles & webinars of interest:
Climate Corner:

Save the Date: 6th to 10th December

CAA Annual Conference 2021 – CHANGE: Embracing the Disruption

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Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty & Pedro

The views expressed above are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. The CAA assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of content contained in any linked site.

Weekly News Update – August 25

Actuaries: Reach Out! Our FREE webinar TOMORROW, 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

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. CAA member Nikhil Asnani, who achieved his fellowship at the age of 23, is a candidate for the SOA’s International Section. You will remember Nikhil as the Chair of our 2018 Conference in Jamaica.

We encourage our members with SOA voting privileges to support these two candidates in their bids for office. SOA elections open between 13th – 24th September.

Celebrating Actuaries:

On 2nd September 1895 actuaries from around the world met for the first International Congress of Actuaries in Brussels, Belgium. This event is commemorated annually with International Actuaries’ Day.

Join the Celebration with actuaries from around the world at the International Actuarial Association’s virtual online event.  There’s even a special profile frame on Facebook! #celebratingactuaries2021

Articles & webinars of interest:
Climate Corner:

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

Please visit our website and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty & Pedro

The views expressed above are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. The CAA assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of content contained in any linked site.

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.

Please visit our website and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty & Pedro

The views expressed above are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. The CAA assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of content contained in any linked site.