News Update – August 13

Hi Everyone:

Students

Applications for the 2020-21 Stephen Alleyne Memorial Scholarship close tomorrow, 14th August.

The Scholarship award is US$2,500.

Candidates for the Scholarship must:

  • be CARICOM nationals in their final year of the BSc degree in Actuarial Science at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies
  • have a B+ (3.3) average or its equivalent and must maintain this average for the duration of the award
  • be in verifiable financial need

The application Form may be downloaded from the UWI website and returned to the UWI Office of Student Financing by 14th August.

Students sitting CAS Exams

The US Casualty Actuarial Society is moving to Computer Based Testing using Pearson Vue approved sites.  There are such sites in Jamaica and Trinidad.  We would like to know if you or anyone you know is a CAS student in any other Caribbean territory.  We will then work with the CAS on your behalf to see what can be arranged.

More details of CAS’ move to CBT can be read on their website.


Actuarial News

Accounting Standards and Insurer Solvency Assessmentpublished by the IMF explores the use of accounting standards for insurer solvency assessment in the context of the implementation of IFRS 17. Co-authored by CAA Past President Michelle Chong Tai-Bell.

IFRS 17 Discount Curves: A Guide for Insurers  – Moody’s Analytics.

We encourage our SOA members with voting privileges to participate in their Board of Directors Elections which opens on 17th August.

Voting in CAS Elections closes on 31st August.

Webinars & Events:

Recoding of IACA’s webinar Managing and Growing your Firm in an era of Pandemic and Lockdown (YouTube)

Videos from the European Actuarial Academy’s recent Data Science & Data Ethics e-Conference (ActuView)

The Caribbean Actuarial Association’s 30th Annual Conference

Remember to visit our website, Facebook page and LinkedIn page.

Best Regards,

Shubhash & Betty

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News Update – August 12

Hi Everyone,

Please remember to send your submissions or ideas in time for next Wednesday’s Open Mic!

University of Nebraska School of Business Actuarial Research Virtual Conference ends today at 3:45pm Central Time. Students register for FREE! Programme overview.

Please visit our website, Facebook page and LinkedIn page.

Best Regards,

Shubhash & Betty

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COVID-19 Update – August 11

Dear Colleagues,

University of Nebraska School of Business Actuarial Research Virtual Conference continues until tomorrow. 

We are adding 1 million plus new cases every 3 to 4 days.

Interesting reading:

Please visit our website, Facebook page and LinkedIn page.

Your feedback is much appreciated. Please continue.

Thank you.

Shubhash Gosine

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COVID-19 Update – August 7

Dear Colleagues,

University of Nebraska School of Business Actuarial Research Virtual Conference starts on Monday, 10th.  Shubhash is one of the presenters of COVID-19: International Perspectives at 10:30am on Monday. He will focus on six Caribbean countries.

Our bi-weekly COVID-19 updates appear on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Suggested weekend reading:

Keep sending comments and feedback. They are greatly appreciated.

Please visit our website, Facebook page and LinkedIn page.

Thank you.

Shubhash Gosine

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News Update – August 6

Hi Everyone:

Happy Independence Day to all our Jamaican members!

To our Students:

Students sitting SOA Exams

Last month, we announced that the CAA had engaged the SOA to work together towards a solution that ensures that Caribbean actuarial candidates would not be disadvantaged when all SOA examinations are moved to computer-based testing (CBT) in Fall 2020.

We are happy to confirm that a policy has been crafted to strike the correct balance between providing candidates with access to the exam without undue financial and logistical obstacles while providing the appropriate the level of exam security to ensure fairness to all candidates and as well as supporting the validity of examination results.

Formal communication will be published by the SOA with details of the new policy being implemented for Caribbean Students.

We will continue to engage and support the SOA in implementing this initiative.

SOA Exam details may be viewed on their website.

Students sitting CAS Exams

The US Casualty Actuarial Society is moving to Computer Based Testing using Pearson Vue approved sites.  There are such sites in Jamaica and Trinidad.  We would like to know if you or anyone you know is a CAS student in any other Caribbean territory.  We will then work with the CAS on your behalf to see what can be arranged.

More details of CAS’ move to CBT can be read on their website.


Actuarial News & Events:

IAA’s July Newsletter (pdf)

We encourage our SOA members to vote in their upcoming Board of Directors Elections which opens on 17th August.

SOA’s Tech Webcast Series – Emerging Tools & Technologies –  28th July -18th August

University of Nebraska School of Business Actuarial Research Virtual Conference

Recoding of IACA’s webinar Managing and Growing your Firm in an era of Pandemic and Lockdown (YouTube)

Interview with Nick Dumbreck, Chair of the CERA Global Association (ActuView)

Videos from the European Actuarial Academy’s recent Data Science & Data Ethics e-Conference (ActuView)

Videos from IABA’s Virtual Annual Meeting and schedule of upcoming events (IABA)

The Caribbean Actuarial Association’s 30th Annual Conference

Remember to visit our website, Facebook page and LinkedIn page.

Best Regards,

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.

News Update – July 23

We’re going virtual this year!

Conference 2020 will be in two parts:

A series of recorded sessions uploaded to ActuView leading up to the end of November.

Two live sessions, dealing with critical issues, each day from 30th November to 4th December.

Our AGM will take place, as usual, on Friday afternoon.

But it’s virtual!   An ideal opportunity for all members to attend!!

Stay tuned for more details!

Visit our website, Facebook page and LinkedIn page.

Best Regards,

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.