CAA Weekly News Update – 5th August

CAA President Simone Brathwaite is part of IACA’s presentation on 19th September. Cathy Lyn and her Diversity team of Tonya Manning, Marjorie Ngwenya, Lesley Traverso and Mitesh Sheth present on 21st September. Kudzai Chigiji and other friends of the CAA are also included in the Programme.

Results of the latest IFRS 17 Survey, conducted by the CAA’s Life Insurance Committee, are available on the Resources page of our website.

Early Bird Registration for The 2023 International Congress of Actuaries: Bridge to Tomorrow, in Sydney, Australia, is now open.

The IAA Bursary Congress Fund is available to provide some financial support facilitating the participation of interested candidates complying with the characteristics of the bursary selection process. Bursaries will be allocated at the discretion of the IAA Advice & Assistance ICA 2023 Bursary Task Force and may be for only part of the expected costs. Application deadline is 15th September 2022.

Calling All Students interested in Modelling! The SOA’s Introduction to Modeling: Summer Boot Camp 8th 9th, 11th, 15th & 16th August. Registration for Pre-ASAs only US$40.

Online CPD attestation for 2021 is closed.

All Ordinary, Affiliate and Associate Members of the Caribbean Actuarial Association are required to do Continuing Professional Development.

Members who did not attest compliance with their primary body by 31st July will be recorded as non-compliant. If you did not attest, please contact the Secretariat.

Members no longer in active practice should inform the CAA accordingly.

What else we’re reading & attending:

Climate Corner:

Infection Surveillance:

Thought for Today:

Just for Fun:

Save the Date:

CAA CONFERENCE 2022 – 7th-9th DECEMBER – BARBADOS

Reminders:

Hélène Pouliot, the CIA’s new President and a proud CAA member, looks ahead to her term in office.

Watch Climate Change: Emerging Risks and Opportunities, Social Security: What Lies Ahead? and other past CAA webcasts anytime on our YouTube Channel.

Solving the Ageing Population Crisis in the Caribbean, with speakers including Derek Osborne, is available to watch on the Central Bank of Barbados’ YouTube channel.

Pdf presentations from the recent IAC Annual Conference may be downloaded here.

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

Your News Team: Mike, Pedro, Shubhash, Lindsay & 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.

CAA Weekly News Update – 29th July

Hélène Pouliot, the CIA’s new President and a proud CAA member, looks ahead to her term in office.

The SOA has just launched a new digital platform, the Emerging Topics Community, with curated podcasts and articles. Check out their preview here!

Results of the latest IFRS 17 Survey, conducted by the CAA’s Life Insurance Committee, are available on the Resources page of our website.

Online CPD attestation for 2021 closes THIS SUNDAY.

All Ordinary, Affiliate and Associate Members of the Caribbean Actuarial Association are required to do Continuing Professional Development. Please read the entire CPD Policy here then complete your attestation by logging into the members’ area of our website and selecting the appropriate button from the menu on the left of your screen. Members who do not attest compliance with their primary body by 31st July will be recorded as non-compliant. Members no longer in active practice should inform the CAA accordingly.

UWI Scholarships:

Registration is open for Convention A from 19th to 23rd September.The Programme includes content from Cathy Lyn and her Diversity team and much more. Special rates are available for actuview users. Actuview is free to all CAA members. Please contact our Secretariat if you have not received, or have mislaid, your actuview access code.

Early Bird Registration for The 2023 International Congress of Actuaries: Bridge to Tomorrow, which takes place in Sydney, Australia, is now open.

The IAA Bursary Congress Fund is available to provide some financial support facilitating the participation of interested candidates complying with the characteristics of the bursary selection process. Bursaries will be allocated at the discretion of the IAA Advice & Assistance ICA 2023 Bursary Task Force and may be for only part of the expected costs. Application deadline is 15th September 2022.

What else we’re watching & reading:

Climate Corner:

Infection Surveillance:

Thought for Today: You are what you eat

Just for Fun:

Save the Date:

CAA CONFERENCE 2022 – 7th-9th DECEMBER – BARBADOS

Reminders:

The IAC’s Insurance Master Class: Pensions & Annuities with CAA Member Constance Hall has been postponed until October.

Watch Climate Change: Emerging Risks and Opportunities, Social Security: What Lies Ahead? and other past CAA webcasts anytime on our YouTube Channel.

Solving the Ageing Population Crisis in the Caribbean, with speakers including Derek Osborne, is available to watch on the Central Bank of Barbados’ YouTube channel.

Pdf presentations from the recent IAC Annual Conference may be downloaded here.

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

Your News Team: Mike, Pedro, Shubhash, Ashley & 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.

CAA Weekly News Update – 22nd July

Online CPD attestation for 2021 closes IN NINE DAYS. All Ordinary, Affiliate and Associate Members of the Caribbean Actuarial Association are required to do Continuing Professional Development. Please read the entire CPD Policy here then complete your attestation by logging into the members’ area of our website and selecting the appropriate button from the menu on the left of your screen.

Registration is now open for Convention A which takes place 19th-23rd September.The Programme includes content from Cathy Lyn and her Diversity team and much more. Special rates are available for actuview users. A free subscription to actuview is available to all our members. Please contact our Secretariat if you have not received, or have mislaid, your actuview access code.

Registration open for IABA’s 2022 Annual Meeting: Reunited. Reignited 11th-13th August

What else we’re watching & reading:

Climate Corner:

Infection Surveillance:

Thought for Today:

Let’s think more about the variety and abundance of Caribbean produce as international food supplies shrink.

Just for Fun:

Save the Date:

CAA CONFERENCE 2022 – 7th-9th DECEMBER – HILTON BARBADOS

Students:

Reminders:

The IAC’s Insurance Master Class: Pensions & Annuities with CAA Member Constance Hall has been postponed until October.

Did you miss our recent webinars Climate Change: Emerging Risks and Opportunities and Social Security: What Lies Ahead? Watch them anytime on our YouTube Channel.

Solving the Ageing Population Crisis in the Caribbean, with speakers including Derek Osborne, is available to watch on the Central Bank of Barbados’ YouTube channel.

Pdf presentations from the recent IAC Annual Conference may be downloaded here.

Early Bird Registration for The 2023 International Congress of Actuaries: Bridge to Tomorrow, which takes place in Sydney, Australia, is now open.

The IAA Bursary Congress Fund is available to provide some financial support facilitating the participation of interested candidates complying with the characteristics of the bursary selection process. Bursaries will be allocated at the discretion of the IAA Advice & Assistance ICA 2023 Bursary Task Force and may be for only part of the expected costs.

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

Your News Team: Mike, Pedro, Shubhash, Ashley & 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.

CAA Weekly News Update -8th July

Online CPD attestation for 2021 closes IN THREE WEEKS. All Ordinary, Affiliate and Associate Members of the Caribbean Actuarial Association are required to do Continuing Professional Development. Please read the entire CPD Policy here then complete your attestation by logging into the members’ area of our website and selecting the appropriate button from the menu on the left of your screen.

The IAC presents Insurance Master Class: Pensions & Annuities by CAA Member Constance Hall 14th-15th July

The Central Bank of Barbados’ Caribbean Economic Forum, Solving the Ageing Population Crisis in the Caribbean, took place this week. Speakers included the CAA’s Derek Osborne and Prof.  Karl Theodore, who we will remember from our 2018 Conference.

Registration is now open for Convention A which takes place 19th-23rd September.The Programme includes content from Cathy Lyn and her Diversity team and much more. Special rates are available for actuview users. A free subscription to actuview is available to all our members. Please contact our Secretariat if you have not received, or have mislaid, your actuview access code.

Registration is also open for IABA’s 2022 Annual Meeting: Reunited. Reignited 11th-13th August

What else we’re watching & reading:
Climate Corner:
Infection Surveillance:
Thought for Today:

NBC Chicago: How the Highland Park Shooting Suspect Was Able to Legally Purchase Weapons

Just for Fun:

The New Yorker: Teaching Myself Calculus at Sixty-Five

Save the Date:

CAA CONFERENCE 2022 – 7th-9th DECEMBER – BARBADOS

Students:
Reminders:

Did you miss our recent webinars Climate Change: Emerging Risks and Opportunities and Social Security: What Lies Ahead? Watch them anytime on our YouTube Channel.

Early Bird Registration for The 2023 International Congress of Actuaries: Bridge to Tomorrow, which takes place in Sydney, Australia, is now open.

The IAA Bursary Congress Fund is available to provide some financial support facilitating the participation of interested candidates complying with the characteristics of the bursary selection process. Bursaries will be allocated at the discretion of the IAA Advice & Assistance ICA 2023 Bursary Task Force and may be for only part of the expected costs.

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

Your News Team: Mike, Pedro, Shubhash, Ashley & 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.

CAA Weekly News Update – 1st July

Happy Canada Day to all our Canadian members and friends and Happy Fourth of July on Monday to our members and friends in the US!

Our AGM last year was virtual so the formal handing over of the Medal of Office from outgoing President Kyle Rudden to incoming President Simone Brathwaite did not take place. Six months later and half way round the world at the African Actuarial Conference, our ceremony, with the assistance of John Robinson, finally happened!

On 7th July, the Central Bank of Barbados’ Caribbean Economic Forum, Solving the Ageing Population Crisis in the Caribbean, takes place. Speakers include the CAA’s Derek Osborne and Prof.  Karl Theodore, who we will remember from our 2018 Conference.

Congratulations to our long-time and very active member Mike McLaughlin and wife Mary on receiving yet another well deserved award. They were recently included among Crain’s Notable Leaders in Sustainability for their outstanding work!

Online CPD attestation for 2021 closes this month. All Ordinary, Affiliate and Associate Members of the Caribbean Actuarial Association are required to do Continuing Professional Development. Please read the entire CPD Policy here then complete your attestation by logging into the members’ area of our website and selecting the appropriate button from the menu on the left of your screen.

What else we’re watching & reading:
Climate Corner:
Infection Surveillance:
Thought for Today:
Just for Fun:
Save the Date:
CAA CONFERENCE 2022 – 7th-9th DECEMBER – BARBADOS
Reminders:

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Did you miss our recent webinars Climate Change: Emerging Risks and Opportunities and Social Security: What Lies Ahead? Watch them anytime on our YouTube Channel.

Early Bird Registration for The 2023 International Congress of Actuaries: Bridge to Tomorrow, which takes place in Sydney, Australia, is now open.

The IAA Bursary Congress Fund is available to provide some financial support facilitating the participation of interested candidates complying with the characteristics of the bursary selection process. Bursaries will be allocated at the discretion of the IAA Advice & Assistance ICA 2023 Bursary Task Force and may be for only part of the expected costs.

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

Your News Team: Mike, Pedro, Shubhash, Ashley & 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.

CAA Weekly News Update – 17th June

Statement from the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Actuarial Association:
  1. Seeing Beyond Risk (CIA): Pride Month 2022 (podcast)
  2. IFoA Blog: Pride Month: Providing access to an inclusive environment
  3. CAS on LinkedIn: Celebrating Pride
  4. SOA: Authentic Conversations: The Importance of LGBTQ+ Representation and Allyship 28th June
  5. SAGAA:  A LinkedIn Group for LGBTQ+ Actuaries and Allies

Last week, A CAA contingent, led by President Simone Brathwaite and Past President Kyle Rudden, attended the 6th African Actuarial Congress in Ghana. More to come.

Did you miss our recent webinars Climate Change: Emerging Risks and Opportunities and Social Security: What Lies Ahead? Watch them anytime on our YouTube Channel.

IAA sections AFIR-ERM/ASTIN/CAS Colloquium takes place next week, 21st-24th June. CAA member Mike Smith will present Update on Actuarial Density and Actuarial Penetration on Day 2.

Early Bird Registration for The 2023 International Congress of Actuaries, Bridge to Tomorrow, which takes place in Sydney, Australia, is now open.

Online CPD attestation for 2021 closes next month. All Ordinary, Affiliate and Associate Members of the Caribbean Actuarial Association are required to do Continuing Professional Development. Please read the entire CPD Policy here then complete your attestation by logging into the members’ area of our website and selecting the appropriate button from the menu on the left of your screen.

What else we’re watching & reading:

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ Annual Conference act22 closes today when Hélène Pouliot, who is also a CAA member, takes over as CIA President.

The International Conference on Inclusive Insurance 2022 will take place in Jamaica from 24th-28th October.

Climate Corner:
Infection Surveillance:
Thought for Today:
Just for Fun:
Save the Date:

CAA CONFERENCE 2022 – 7th-9th DECEMBER – BARBADOS

Reminders:

Scholarships & Bursaries:

The IAA Bursary Congress Fund is available to provide some financial support facilitating the participation of interested candidates complying with the characteristics of the bursary selection process. Bursaries will be allocated at the discretion of the IAA Advice & Assistance ICA 2023 Bursary Task Force and may be for only part of the expected costs.

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

Your News Team: Mike, Pedro, Shubhash, Ashley & 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.

CAA Weekly News Update – 6th May

Stay tuned for details of our Climate Change webinar, being broadcast on 6th June, the day after World Environment Day. #OnlyOneEarth

The International Conference on Inclusive Insurance 2022 will take place in Jamaica from 24th-28th October. A call for proposals is now open and we encourage members who are insurance actuaries to consider submitting proposals.

What else we’re watching & reading:
Climate Corner:
COVID-19 Updates:
Thought for Today:
Save the Date:
Reminders:

Online CPD attestation for 2021 is open. All Ordinary, Affiliate and Associate Members of the Caribbean Actuarial Association are required to do Continuing Professional Development. Please read the entire CPD Policy here then complete your attestation by logging into the members’ area of our website and selecting the appropriate button from the menu on the left of your screen.

The 2023 International Congress of Actuaries, Bridge to Tomorrow, is taking place next year in Sydney, Australia. Those of you who have been hoping to present at this premier event must submit your abstracts by 31st March 2022. Good Luck! More about ICA 2023 here.

SOA Actuarial Science Early Career Award. The early career award is intended to encourage researchers to contribute to the field of actuarial science and to set examples of excellent actuarial research in colleges and universities. Submissions close on 31st May.

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

Your News Team: Mike, Pedro, 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.

CAA Weekly News Update – 8th April

Registration is open for Social Security: What Lies Ahead on Thursday, 21st April at 3:00pm AST/2:00pm EST

Come join us and learn about the regional National Insurance and Social Security schemes:

  • How are they similar?
  • How do they differ?
  • How did they respond to the unexpected Pandemic?

Experienced actuaries who operate in this practice area will share how the COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted benefit design and financial sustainability. The CAA Social Security Sub-Committee looks forward to having a lively discussion with you on these issues and possibly gaining fresh insight in ensuring the financial security of our workforce.

The full recording of our webinar Episode 12 Diversity of Thought: Opportunities for Actuaries in Banking is now available on actuview.

What else we’re watching & reading:
Save the Date:
Climate Corner:
COVID-19 Updates:
Thought for Today:

Forbes: Empathy Is The Most Important Leadership Skill According To Research

Something Different:

The Atlantic: In Pursuit of Happiness Event 1st-3rd May

Reminders:

Online CPD attestation for 2021 is open. All Ordinary, Affiliate and Associate Members of the Caribbean Actuarial Association are required to do Continuing Professional Development. Please read the entire CPD Policy here then complete your attestation by logging into the members’ area of our website and selecting the appropriate button from the menu on the left of your screen.

The 2023 International Congress of Actuaries, Bridge to Tomorrow, is taking place next year in Sydney, Australia. Those of you who have been hoping to present at this premier event must submit your abstracts by 31st March 2022. Good Luck! More about ICA 2023 here.

SOA Actuarial Science Early Career Award. The early career award is intended to encourage researchers to contribute to the field of actuarial science and to set examples of excellent actuarial research in colleges and universities. Submissions close on 31st May.

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

Your News Team: Mike, Pedro, 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.

CAA Weekly News Update -1st April

Our webinar last Wednesday was a great success with attendees from among our membership, the banking community and other non-actuaries and non-bankers. We heard from actuaries working in the banking sector in the Caribbean and South Africa as well as several other engaging speakers. The full recording of Episode 12 Diversity of Thought: Opportunities for Actuaries in Banking will shortly be available on actuview.

In the meantime, you might enjoy Diversity of Thought Episode 11:   Disruptions in the Banking System

Last Sunday’s webinar geared towards Actuarial Students was also very successful. Attendees included not only students from regional high schools and universities but some from outside the region. The recording will soon be available on our YouTube channel.

Registration is open for Social Security: What Lies Ahead on Thursday, 21st April at 2:00pm EST presented by our Social Security Committee.

The SOA, for the month of March, presented the series: Thanks Leadership Series – Celebration of Women’s History Month. Videos from the CAA’s President Elect Judy Veira and Board Member Nicola Barrett are included.

Also in celebration of Women’s History Month, the IAA broadcast an interview with CAA Founding President Daisy McFarlane Coke, OJ, OM.  Hon. Daisy was interviewed by IAA Executive Committee Member and CAA Past President Lisa Wade.

What else we’re watching & reading:
Save the Date:
Climate Corner:
COVID-19 Updates:
Thought for Today:

The Guardian: Sites reported record 29.3m child abuse images in 2021

Reminders:

Online CPD attestation for 2021 is open. All Ordinary, Affiliate and Associate Members of the Caribbean Actuarial Association are required to do Continuing Professional Development. Please read the entire CPD Policy here then complete your attestation by logging into the members’ area of our website and selecting the appropriate button from the menu on the left of your screen.

The 2023 International Congress of Actuaries, Bridge to Tomorrow, is taking place next year in Sydney, Australia. Those of you who have been hoping to present at this premier event must submit your abstracts by 31st March 2022. Good Luck! More about ICA 2023 here.

SOA Actuarial Science Early Career Award. The early career award is intended to encourage researchers to contribute to the field of actuarial science and to set examples of excellent actuarial research in colleges and universities. Submissions close on 31st May.

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

Your News Team: Shubhash, Mike, Pedro & 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.

CAA Weekly News Update – 25th March

Upcoming Webinars

This Sunday, 27th March, at 1:00pm EST we invite all students (university and high school/secondary school students) to join our free webinar: How to Qualify as an Actuary! The session will be hosted by the Caribbean Actuarial Association’s Student Representative, Nikita Gibson.

Previous CAA Student Sessions:

And upcoming from the IFoA: Exam Preparation Webinar: Sitting your Exam: A How to Guide

Next Wednesday, 30th March at 2:00pm EST: Opportunities for Actuaries in Banking Join an engaging session with Lesley Traverso, a pro-active talent search for the global actuarial profession, along with actuaries with extensive banking experience: Iain Allan, Christiaan Opperman and Chris Daykin.

Your presenters will discuss possible roles in Banking, how the new Banking courses will help and other skills that can enhance your position in the Banking Industry. Hear about identifying opportunities, being well-positioned for them and more as the industry evolves and undergoes rapid transformation.

This webinar is Episode 12 of the Diversity of Thought World Series and will be hosted by Cathy Lyn.

Watch Diversity of Thought Episode 11:   Disruptions in the Banking System

Social Security Practitioners: Stay Tuned!
What else we’re watching & reading:
Save the Date:
Women’s History Month:
Climate Corner:
COVID-19 Updates:
Reminders:

Online CPD attestation for 2021 is open. All Ordinary, Affiliate and Associate Members of the Caribbean Actuarial Association are required to do Continuing Professional Development. Please read the entire CPD Policy here then complete your attestation by logging into the members’ area of our website and selecting the appropriate button from the menu on the left of your screen.

The 2023 International Congress of Actuaries, Bridge to Tomorrow, is taking place next year in Sydney, Australia. Those of you who have been hoping to present at this premier event must submit your abstracts by 31st March 2022. Good Luck! More about ICA 2023 here.

SOA Actuarial Science Early Career Award. The early career award is intended to encourage researchers to contribute to the field of actuarial science and to set examples of excellent actuarial research in colleges and universities. Submissions close on 31st May.

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

Your News Team: Shubhash, Pedro & 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.