2020 Conference Update – September 24

Call for Speakers

Today’s Actuary: Virtually Everywhere is the theme.

There will be 10 live sessions, 2 each day, from 30th November to 4th December. Most live sessions have already been determined. The remaining live sessions will be selected based on relevance to the theme with priority given to our Platinum Sponsors.

In addition, we will be uploading many recorded sessions to ActuView in the weeks preceding 30th November. All ideas are welcomed.

Proposed Topics include:
* CARICOM Past, Present & Future
* Presidents’ Town Hall
* The Impact of Covid-19
* Caribbean Economics
* Diversity of Thought
* IFRS 17
* Big Data and Analytics
* Climate Change
* Untraditional Actuaries
* Actuaries Giving Back
* The Dutch Pension Scheme
* Mental Health
Submissions:

Please send:

An abstract of less than 200 words accompanied by

Full names, email addresses and affiliations of presenter/co-presenters

Before 16th October 2020

to caa.secretariat@gmail.com


Other Webinars & Events

ActuView’s first online conference, aoc2020 on 24th and 25th September.

Tonya Manning, Joanne Meusz and Cathy Lyn speak at the latest Diversity Episode – the Power of Diversity of Thought … forging partnerships with actuaries – available on Friday, 25th.

If you’ve mislaid your ActuView code contact the CAA Secretariat and we’ll resend it.

Please visit our website, Facebook page and LinkedIn page.

Best Regards,

Shubhash & Betty

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News Update – September 23

Hi Everyone,

For the first time, the international actuarial streaming platform ActuView will be hosting its own online event:

aoc2020

This yearly conference will bring together stakeholders and experts from the global actuarial community to discuss the latest actuarial topics and more. The event is relevant to all actuaries worldwide and will be as easily accessible as ActuView itself.

See the full programme here.

Diversity of Thought, Episode 5 will be available on Friday. No ActuView code is required to watch this session.

Watch Tonya Manning, Joanne Meusz and Cathy Lyn discuss how Actuaries Forging Partnerships will build better and more sustainable solutions for all!

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

Please visit our website, Facebook page and LinkedIn page.

Best Regards,

Shubhash & Betty

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COVID-19 Update – September 22

Dear Colleagues,

Interesting links & reading:

Keep sending comments and feedback. They are greatly appreciated.

Please visit our website, Facebook page and LinkedIn page.

Thank you.

Shubhash Gosine

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.

COVID-19 Update – September 18

Dear Colleagues,

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

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.

Actuarial News Update – September 17

SOA Candidates

Candidates sitting the October/November 2020 ERM and FSA written-answer exams and/or the December 2020 Predictive Analytics (PA) exam would have received communication from the SOA.

Please note that all SOA multiple-choice exams administered in 2020 (P, FM, IFM, SRM, STAM, LTAM and the EA exams) will continue to be available as paper/pencil exams to candidates in Caribbean countries with no Prometric test centre.

Actuarial News

New IFoA CPD Scheme took effect on 1st September

SOA Call for Essays: Impact of COVID-19: Lessons for Life Insurance Companies closes 18th September

Other News

OECD Economic Outlook, Interim Report September 2020

Webinars & Events

ActuView’s first online conference, aoc2020 on 24th and 25th September.

Cathy Lyn, Tonya Manning and other panellists speak at the latest Diversity Session: Power of Diversity of Thought … forging partnerships with actuaries will be available on Friday, 25th.

If you’ve mislaid your ActuView code contact the CAA Secretariat and we’ll resend it.

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 – September 16

Hi Everyone,

Remember to send your submissions and ideas in time for next Wednesday’s Open Mic!

We have no Open Mic topic submitted today so we thought we’d share a few Actuarial Blogs we’ve come across:

  • ProActuary, a new website which we’ve already shared, is compiled by an FIA who is also a university lecturer. Blog posts and more, including useful information for students.
  • ActuarialZone is popular with aspiring actuaries.
  • Here’s a blog/forum on Reddit which students may find useful.
  • Actuarial Eye from an actuary in Sydney, Australia.
  • MJ the Fellow Actuary is a video blog from South Africa.
  • Ken Buffin is an economist, statistician and actuary. Here’s the newsletter/blog from the Buffin Foundation.
  • Actuary Out of the Box may be someone we know!

Please 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.

COVID-19 Update – September 11

Dear Colleagues,

Suggested weekend reading:

And there are still other viruses out there: Dengue breakthrough after mosquitoes laced with natural bacteria

Remembering 9/11

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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Actuarial News Update – September 10

Hi Everyone:

Actuarial News

We’ve discovered a new website! ProActuary has a variety of actuarial information including a collection of blog posts by different people on a range of topics.  (Thanks Cathy!)

IAA Releases a Paper on Quality Assurance and Governance Initiatives on IFRS 17

IAA Releases a Paper on the Importance of Climate-Related Risks for Actuaries

See all IAA Papers and webinars here.

New IFoA CPD Scheme took effect on 1st September

SOA Call for Essays: Impact of COVID-19: Lessons for Life Insurance Companies closes 18th September

Students considering the profession might enjoy this read: What an Actuary Does and How to Become One

Webinars & Events

ActuView’s first online conference, aoc2020 on 24th and 25th September.

Cathy Lyn, Tonya Manning and other panellists speak at the latest Diversity Session: Power of Diversity of Thought … forging partnerships with actuaries will be available on Friday, 25th.

If you’ve mislaid your ActuView code contact the CAA Secretariat and we’ll resend it.

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.

The Caribbean Actuarial Association’s 30th Annual Conference

News Update – September 9

Hi Everyone,

Actuaries often give back to their profession and their communities. If you or a member you know is involved in philanthropic or charitable ventures please let us know what YOU are doing so that we may share your story too!

We are all very proud of CAA Honorary Member Mike McLaughlin and his wife Mary for their particularly successful Trees That Feed Foundation (TTFF). Founded 12 years ago as a non-profit, TTFF has now given away 200,000 fruit trees, 25 sets of food processing equipment, and a great deal more, in 18 countries. Mike and Mary travel to all these countries giving away trees and equipment and educating people on the importance of climate change and food self-reliance.   Read more about their story here.

Cathy Lyn and her sister Marjanne started the Gloria Lyn Memorial Fund in honour of their mother, who spent 20 years lecturing in the English Department of UWI Mona. The Fund awards several monetary prizes every year to Jamaican university and high school students through literary competitions. They then take the winners on the road to appear in literary competitions across the country. Read more about them and their young stars here.

And, as is to be expected, actuaries often look to the next generation:

The CAA’s Stephen Alleyne Memorial Scholarship (UWI)

The Caribbean Actuarial Scholarship (UWI)

The Long Actuarial Scholarship (UWI)

The Norbert Fullerton Actuarial Scholarship (UWI)

The Actuarial Foundation

IFoA Foundation

Actuarial Hakathon (Australian actuaries assisting established charities)

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

Please 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.

COVID-19 Update – September 8

Dear Colleagues,

Today’s interesting reading:

Reminder: OECD webinar on the Impact of COVID-19 for Insurance and Retirement Savings Roundtable underway now: 7th-9th September.

Keep sending comments and feedback. They are greatly appreciated.

Please visit our website, Facebook page and LinkedIn page.

Thank you.

Shubhash Gosine

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.