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 – 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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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.

Weekly News Update – August 13

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.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our neighbours in Haiti following the devastating earthquake.

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

Thanks for your support. Your feedback and contributions are highly valued.

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty and Pedro

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.

Weekly News Update – July 28

Jamaica’s Ministry of Finance announced last Friday that it had completed issuance of a Catastrophe Bond through the World Bank. The Jamaican government is the first in the Caribbean and the first island state in the world to independently access the CAT bond market. The bond will provide the GoJ with critical disaster insurance protection against losses from named storms across three Atlantic hurricane seasons up to December 2023. More details at the World Bank website.

CBTT: Launch of 2020 Financial Stability Report webinar 5th August.


Watch for public webinars on Diversity, IFRS – 17 and Exam Techniques and…

Details of our Conference 2021!

All Ordinary, Affiliate and Associate members are reminded that online CPD attestation for 2020 closes THIS WEEKEND. Please read our CPD Policy then complete your online attestation NOW.

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


Actuarial articles & webinars of interest:

Climate Corner:

Food for Thought:

The downside of 21st Century Technology


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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 Update – June 23

Hi Everyone,

Actuarial Updates:

Articles & Papers:

Events & Webinars:

ICA 2023 Bridge to Tomorrow – 28th May-1st June 2023, Sydney, Australia
Stay tuned for details of an exciting CAA Webinar – Extending the Actuaries’ Reach!
Climate Corner
To The World
  • Lucy Campbell was born in Barbados. Her father was the first Bajan to earn a doctorate in mathematics. He worked at UWI Cave Hill then moved to UWI Mona where Lucy grew up. She followed in her father’s footsteps studying math at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, Cambridge University in the UK, then McGill in Canada where she received her PhD in 2000. She did postdoctoral research in atmospheric physics, at the University of Toronto, on improving our understanding of the mechanisms by which the earth’s atmosphere and ocean evolve with time, relevant to climate modelling and weather prediction. She received an award from the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society in 2019.Lucy is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Elections are open in several actuarial bodies. We encourage all who have voting rights in any of these bodies to exercise those rights.  

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

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

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 Update – June 16

Hi Everyone,

Actuarial Updates:

Articles/Papers:

Events & Webinars:

ICA 2023 Bridge to Tomorrow – 28th May-1st June 2023, Sydney, Australia
Stay tuned for details of an exciting CAA Webinar – Extending the Actuaries’ Reach!
Food for Thought

Do we brainwash our children into gender roles from birth? Girls help with housework, boys told to “go play outside”. Girls allowed to show emotions, boys encouraged to hide theirs.

Climate Corner
To The World

Caribbean medicine making waves internationally

Elections are open in several actuarial bodies. We encourage all who have voting rights in any of these bodies to exercise those rights.  

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

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty, Pedro and Brian

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.