CAA Weekly New Update – 30th September

On 25th October, John Robinson, who was there at the start of the CAA, will be inaugurated as President of the Society of Actuaries, the world’s largest actuarial body. Those who can, please register to attend the 2022 SOA ImpACT Conference in person, from the 23rd to the 26th October, and show support for one of our own Caribbean actuaries! There is also a virtual component, from the 26th to the 28th, for those who cannot attend in person.

Did you miss the International Actuarial Association‘s recent webinar, Real-life Experiences of Standard Setting, with Birgit Kaiser, of the German Association of Actuaries, and the CAA’s Lisa Wade? The recording is now up on the IAA’s YouTube channel.

 Videos from Convention A, the recent online Actuarial Event for actuaries of all specialties, are now being uloaded to actuview.

Happening now: The Virtual Island Summit, Sharing Knowledge For Resilient, Sustainable and Prosperous Islands Worldwide, continues until 2nd October. Speakers from Island Nations worldwide share Ideas, Good Practices and Solutions. Registration is Free and videos of concluded sessions are available.

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Interesting Reading & Watching:

Upcoming Events:

The 2023 International Congress of Actuaries: Bridge to Tomorrow, takes place next year in Sydney, Australia and there are several ways to be involved:

So, you think you can selfie? In celebration of the ICA2023 theme, Bridge to Tomorrow, there’s a competition! Take a selfie in front of your favourite bridge and you could win 2 tickets to BridgeClimb Sydney or a Gift Voucher of equal value. Details Here.

The IAA and its partner actuview are pleased to announce the 1st Young Actuaries World Cup (YAWC). YAWC welcomes all actuaries and students under the age of 35 years old to create a short video expressing their views on how the profession can be advanced in the future along the journey on the Bridge to Tomorrow. The four finalists will compete for the championship title at the International Congress of Actuaries in Sydney. To learn more about this exciting initiative, visit the YAWC webpage.

Save the Date:

Student Zone:

Climate Corner:

Virus Updates:

Thought for Today:

Just for Fun:

You Might Have Missed:

The New Actuary: Interview with Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and the Public Service, on our social media pages.

Barbados’ PM Mia Mottley recently spoke before the US House Committee on Financial Services onWhen Banks Leave: The Impacts of De-Risking on the Caribbean and Strategies for Ensuring Financial Access (3:41)

The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and the Society of Actuaries Research Institute’s (SOA) Committee on Knowledge Extension Research (CKER) announce the 2023 Individual Grants Competition to support the advancement of knowledge in actuarial science.

CAS Election Results

SOA Election Results

Barbados NIS:

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CAA Weekly News Update – 16th September

You are invited to watch the International Actuarial Association‘s webinar on 27th September from 7:00-8:00am EDT/AST as Birgit Kaiser, of the German Association of Actuaries, and the CAA’s Lisa Wade present on Real-life Experiences of Standard Setting.
Stay tuned for the Financial Services Commission of Jamaica’s webinar, Actuarial Valuation Results: What Do They Mean For Your Pension Plan? 10:00-11:00am EST on 29th September. The webinar will be presented by the CAA’s Constance Hall.

Check out The New Actuary: Interview with Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and the Public Service, on our social media pages.

Barbados’ PM Mia Mottley recently spoke before the US House Committee on Financial Services on When Banks Leave: The Impacts of De-Risking on the Caribbean and Strategies for Ensuring Financial Access (3:41)

Cathy Lyn and her Diversity team of Tonya Manning, Marjorie Ngwenya, Lesley Traverso and Mitesh Sheth presents on 21st September. Kudzai Chigiji and other friends of the CAA are also included in the Programme.

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Interesting Reading:

Upcoming Events:

The 2023 International Congress of Actuaries: Bridge to Tomorrow, takes place next year in Sydney, Australia and there are several ways to be involved:

So, you think you can selfie? In celebration of the ICA2023 theme, Bridge to Tomorrow, there’s a competition! Take a selfie in front of your favourite bridge and you could win 2 tickets to BridgeClimb Sydney or a Gift Voucher of equal value. Details Here.

The IAA and its partner actuview are pleased to announce the 1st Young Actuaries World Cup (YAWC). YAWC welcomes all actuaries and students under the age of 35 years old to create a short video expressing their views on how the profession can be advanced in the future along the journey on the Bridge to Tomorrow. The four finalists will compete for the championship title at the International Congress of Actuaries in Sydney. To learn more about this exciting initiative, visit the YAWC webpage.

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. Applications are closed.

Save the Date:

Student Zone:

Climate Corner:

Virus Updates:

Thought for Today:

Just for Fun:

Reminders:

Barbados NIS:

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

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.

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

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CAA Weekly News Update -9th September

Stay tuned for the Financial Services Commission of Jamaica’s webinar, Actuarial Valuation Results: What Do They Mean For Your Pension Plan? 10:00-11:00am EST on 29th September from 10:00-11:00am EST. The webinar will be presented by the CAA’s Constance Hall.

Check out The New Actuary: Interview with Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and the Public Service, on our social media pages.

The Insurance Association of the Caribbean presents Insurance Masterclass:

Group Medical Insurance, with Trevor Hugh B. Stewart DBA, on 14th September from 9:00-11:00am EST.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados’ Public Sector Conference – Rethink Retool Realign on the 16th September in Barbados.

Barbados NIS:

Cathy Lyn and her Diversity team of Tonya Manning, Marjorie Ngwenya, Lesley Traverso and Mitesh Sheth presents on 21st September. Kudzai Chigiji and other friends of the CAA are also included in the Programme.

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Interesting Reading:

Upcoming Events:

The 2023 International Congress of Actuaries: Bridge to Tomorrow, takes place next year in Sydney, Australia and there are several ways to be involved:

So, you think you can selfie? In celebration of the ICA2023 theme, Bridge to Tomorrow, there’s a competition! Take a selfie in front of your favourite bridge and you could win 2 tickets to BridgeClimb Sydney or a Gift Voucher of equal value. Details Here.

The IAA and its partner actuview are pleased to announce the 1st Young Actuaries World Cup (YAWC). YAWC welcomes all actuaries and students under the age of 35 years old to create a short video expressing their views on how the profession can be advanced in the future along the journey on the Bridge to Tomorrow. The four finalists will compete for the championship title at the International Congress of Actuaries in Sydney. To learn more about this exciting initiative, visit the YAWC webpage.

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.

Save the Date:

Student Zone:

Climate Corner:

Virus Updates:

Thought for Today:

  • I’m a psychologist – and I believe we’ve been told devastating lies about mental health “Will six sessions of CBT … really be effective for someone who doesn’t know how they’re going to feed their family for another week? Antidepressants aren’t going to eradicate the relentless racial trauma a black man is surviving in a hostile workplace, and branding people who are enduring sexual violence with a psychiatric disorder does nothing to keep them safe”.

Just for Fun:

Reminders:

The SOA is seeking researchers to submit proposals on the topic of Ecosystem with Big Technology for Insurers.

SOA Young Professional Advisory Council for SOA members within 10 years of achieving their ASA.

SOA Member Recognition Programprizes offered to SOA volunteers include the option to donate US$25 to the Actuarial Foundation’s Caribbean Actuarial Scholarship.

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

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.

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

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CAA Weekly News Update – 2nd September

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL ACTUARIES’ DAY!

On 2nd September 1895 the first International Congress of Actuaries opened in Brussels, Belgium. We now celebrate that day as the birthday of the profession as we now know it.

The 2023 International Congress of Actuaries: Bridge to Tomorrow will take place next year in Sydney, Australia.

Watch as the International Actuarial Association kicks off the day’s celebrations with The Big Risk Conversation – Why International Matters Matter to Actuaries?

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100 years of Caribbean Actuaries’ contributing to the Regional & Global Actuarial Space

The Caribbean Actuarial Association is young We’ll be 31 this December, but Caribbean actuaries were making strides long before the CAA was born.

Edmund M. McConney (1891-1977) was born in St. Kitts. He graduated with honours from Harrison College in Barbados and then emigrated to Canada where he worked with Manufacturers Life until enlisting in the Canadian army at the outbreak of World War I. He served for the duration and, after the War, went to live in Iowa, in the United States, where he joined Bankers Life Company and went from assistant actuary in 1920 to being that company’s president in 1946. After retirement in 1956 he continued to serve on their Board of Directors. He was a Vice President of the Actuarial Society of America and, upon their merger with the American Society of Actuaries, became the very first President of the new Society of Actuaries in 1949. You may read Mac McConney’s address as first President of the Society of Actuaries here.

Muriel M. P. Mudie (1897-1993) was born in Jamaica. In 1925, upon the death of her father, she moved to Canada and started working as an actuarial student in the insurance industry, while supporting her mother and three brothers. She gained her associateship in 1929 and her fellowship in 1937, earning the distinction of being the first woman in Canada to qualify as a fellow. She was admitted to the newly created Society of Actuaries when the American Institute of Actuaries and the Actuarial Society of America merged in 1949, and was present at the creation of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries in 1965. During her 40+ year career she gained recognition as a specialist in annual statements and life company taxation.

Our own story began when four Caribbean actuaries attending the 1988 International Congress of Actuaries in Helsinki noticed that several countries with only a few actuaries had formed actuarial associations. Daisy Coke (Jamaica), Denise Radix (Trinidad), Franz Alcindor (Haiti) and Stephen Smit (Suriname) were all from different countries, so the idea of a regional actuarial association was born, with the aim of creating an actuarial body with issues of concern to the region as its primary focus.

The Caribbean Actuarial Association was launched in December 1991 at our first Conference in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. We became an Associate Member of the IAA in June 1998 and a Full Member in December 2008. In the years since, our membership has grown to 297 in twenty-one countries.

The CAA is also committed to the next generation of actuaries and offers mentorship, exam refunds and an annual scholarship to assist students on their path forward. At the secondary level, we sponsor both the Jamaica Mathematical Olympiad and the Trinidad & Tobago Mathematical Olympiad annually.

Most of our members live and work in the Caribbean but we have members from as far away as South Africa. While many practice in traditional areas like pensions and insurance, others are entering news fields such as banking, big data and technology. Check out our social media pages to see what the Regional Issues Subcommittee has been doing.

CAA members have contributed and continue to contribute to the profession internationally. Sons and daughters of the Caribbean continue to make their mark, making us all proud and building the platform for the next generation.

Watch this space: future editions of our Newsletter will highlight our contributions home and abroad.

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Readers among us may want to go through this very comprehensive The documentary history of insurance, 1000 B. C. – 1875 A. D. published by Prudential Insurance Company of America in 1915. The Actuary (IFoA) presents a more concise history  if you have less time.

The profession has come a long way, with actuarial expertise being called upon in an ever-increasing range of industries.

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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.

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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

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CAA Weekly News Update – 10th June

Last Monday, the CAA presented Climate Change: Emerging Risks and Opportunities with speakers Craig Johnson and Michael Tencer and an introduction by Avinash Persaud, Chairman of the CARICOM Commission on the Economy. If you missed it, you can watch it, and other past webinars, anytime on our YouTube Channel.  

You might also be interested in pursuing the IFoA’s Climate Risk and Sustainability Course.

A CAA contingent, led by President Simone Brathwaite and Past President Kyle Rudden, is now attending the 6th African Actuarial Congress in Ghana. Speakers on Day 2 included Stokeley Smart, Head of the Actuarial Science Programme at UWI, St. Augistine, and a CAA member. Stokeley’s presentation, Beyond the Formulae: Inorporating Modelling and Analytics Content in Actuarial Courses at the University of the West Indies, starts 42 minutes into the recording.

Hearty Congratulations to Barbados P.M. Mia Mottley on making Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2022. Our Caribbean Climate Champion makes her voice, and ours, heard more and more every day.

What else we’re watching & reading:

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ Annual Conference act22 takes place from 16th to17th June. You are encouraged to attend and support Hélène Pouliot, who is also a CAA member, as she takes over as CIA President.

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.

June is Pride Month:
Climate Corner:
Infection Surveillance:
Students:
Thought for Today:
Just for Fun:

An Actuary Takes on Wordle

Save the Date:

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

Reminders:

Did you miss our seminar: Social Security: What Lies Ahead? Watch it now on our YouTube Channel.

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 More about ICA 2023 here.

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.

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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 Update – 27th May

Registration is open for our Climate Change: Emerging Risks and Opportunities lunchtime webinar, 6th June, the day after World Environment Day. #OnlyOneEarth

SAVE THE DATE: CAA CONFERENCE 2022 – 7th-9th DECEMBER – BARBADOS

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ Annual Conference act22 takes place from 16th to17th June. You are encouraged to attend and support Hélène Pouliot, who is also a CAA member, as she takes over as CIA President.

The Insurance Association of the Caribbean’s 40th Annual Conference will be face-to-face next month, 5th-7th June, in The Bahamas.

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.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month:
What else we’re watching & reading:
Climate Corner:
COVID-19 Updates:

Monkeypox was first identified about 40 years ago in Central and West Africa. Symptoms are similar to chicken pox and it is transmitted similarly, through close contact. BBC: Monkeypox cases investigated in Europe, US, Canada and Australia

Students:
Thought for Today:
Take A Break:
Save the Date:
Reminders:

Did you miss our seminar: Social Security: What Lies Ahead? Watch it now on our YouTube Channel.

Learn more about about our 6-week training programme: Data Science for Actuaries

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.

IFoA Council Elections are open until 13th June. All members who qualify to vote in these elections are encouraged to do so. We note that two good friends of the CAA, Kudzai Chigiji and IIbrahim Muhanna, are both running for seats.

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.

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.

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.

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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 – 20th May

Registration is now open for our Climate Change: Emerging Risks and Opportunities lunchtime webinar on 6th June, the day after World Environment Day. #OnlyOneEarth
Learn more about about our 6-week training programmme: Data Science for Actuaries

SAVE THE DATE: CAA CONFERENCE 2022 – 7th-9th DECEMBER in BARBADOS

The Actuary has featured Caribbean Stars, Andrew Long and Norbert Fullerton, and their Actuarial Scholarship offered in partnership with the IFoA Foundation. The Scholarship is  tenable at the University of the West Indies. Similar UWI scholarships include the Insurance Association of the Caribbean Scholarship, Mike McLaughlin’s Caribbean Actuarial Scholarship and, of course, the CAA’s own Stephen Alleyne Memorial Scholarship.

The Insurance Association of the Caribbean’s 40th Annual Conference will be face-to-face next month, 5th-7th June, in The Bahamas.

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.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month
What else we’re watching & reading:
Climate Corner:
COVID-19 Updates:

Monkeypox was first identified about 40 years ago in Central and West Africa. Symptoms are similar to chicken pox and it is transmitted similarly, through close contact. BBC: Monkeypox cases investigated in Europe, US, Canada and Australia

Thought for Today: How to become a better listener, according to science
Take A Break: Can you solve it? An Oxford University admissions question
Save the Date:
Reminders:

Did you miss our seminar: Social Security: What Lies Ahead? Watch it now on our YouTube Channel.

IFoA Council Elections are open. All members who qualify to vote in these elections are encouraged to do so. We note that two good friends of the CAA, Kudzai Chigiji and IIbrahim Muhanna, are both running for seats.

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.