CAA Weekly News Update – 28th October

Our 2022 Annual Conference has the theme: The Evolution of the Actuary. What better person to epitomise this than our very own John Robinson BSc, MSc, FSA, MAAA, FCA?

Last Tuesday, 25th October, John became the first Black President of the Society of Actuaries, the world’s largest actuarial body with over 30,000 members in 80 countries. John took the podium to a reggae beat dressed in his usual dashiki and kente-inspired scarf. There was loud applause, especially from four tables of Caribbean Actuaries at the front of the room. As always with John, it was family first as he introduced his wife and sisters.  He shared A Story about Me that is also a Story About You: The African experience in the Americas, his upbringing and the mathematical brain he inherited from his father, Ruddy, and his Uncle Leslie, a Professor at UWI who was instrumental in establishing the Actuarial Science Programme there. John’s mother, Pansy, a historian and author, had an academic background and approach that served her well at the Ministry of Education. John’s speech can be watched on the SOA’s YouTube Channel, and photos from the ceremony appear on their LinkedIn page. Immediately after the official ceremony, Jamaican Mike McLaughlin, 2009-10 SOA President, presented John with a plaque from the Jamaican Actuaries as a token of their appreciation and admiration for his stellar achievement.

John graduated from the University of the West Indies with a BSc (Special) in Mathematics and continued his education with two master’s degrees in statistics from universities in the United States. In 1982 he joined R. Watson & Sons, Jamaica, now Duggan Consulting Limited. John and Astor Duggan have remained friends since. John was involved in creating the International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA), serving as its President from 2010-2013. He also became a very active volunteer with the Society of Actuaries, which, over 22 years, led to his being elected to lead that organisation. He has also been featured in the AAA’s Professionalism First. John served on the Committee of the IAA’s former Actuaries without Borders Section. He worked for several years as an insurance regulator with the Minnesota Department of Commerce and formed an actuarial consultancy, Robinson Associates LLC.

 John was featured in an interview with Kwesi Acquah and Nathan Pole in the SOA’s Actuaries of the Future Newsletter: Meet your President-Elect and Vice Chair, John Robinson, FSA, MAAA, FCA. Here are some highlights from that interview:

  • Our long-term strategy covers the areas of data science, artificial intelligence, changes in skill development and credentialing, strengthening member engagement, our future growth, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Our short-term strategy through 2024 encompasses the following:
  • Emphasizing Skills
  • Accelerating our International Growth
  • Spotlighting our Purpose
  • Cultivating Community

UWI’s FST Focus recognised John’s achievement when he was elected SOA Vice-Chair and President-Elect, with the words: “Among his many accolades, Mr. Robinson is a respected global thought and inclusive leader, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) champion, strategic thinker and relationship-builder”.

And, of course, John was also one of that small group of fifty which heralded the start of the Caribbean Actuarial Association.

And finally, closing words from our previous Editor:

“I met John at a few CAA conferences between 2000-2007. I then met him in Berlin at the International Congress of Actuaries in 2018. Since then, I have been in regular contact with John. During the covid-19 years, we communicated often, and he invited me to present on Covid-19 in the Caribbean at the ARC conference. I have also had discussions with him about the challenges actuaries face with the Regulations in the Caribbean and the need to strengthen our legislation. I enjoy my conversations with John. I am sure that you all support me in wishing John all the best in his year in our profession’s leadership ‘hot seat’. We are all ready, willing, and able to assist John and the SOA in the Evolution of the Actuary.”

-Shubhash Gosine, Senior Actuarial Consultant, Business Intelligence & Analytics

Thought for Today: Success, however you define it, is not achieved overnight. Luck or Fate or the Hand of G_d caused John Robinson to be born into an academic family with mathematical genius. Still, every step on the road after that was through his own dedication, determination, character and hard work over decades. And through it all, he still found time to volunteer.

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Of Special Interest:

Lunch & Learn: Climate Change Emerging Risks & OpportunitiesPlease join us at 1:00 pm EST on 11th November as Jose Angel Villalobos, Senior Financial Specialist, Crisis and Disaster Risk Finance at The World Bank; and Dr. Jayaka Campbell, Climate Studies Specialist in the Department of Physics, UWI Mona; dive into an in-depth session.

The IAA’s AFIR-ERM Section is asking interested parties to participate in two surveys:

The CAA Annual Conference takes place from the 7th to the 9th of December at the Barbados Hilton.

It’s that time of year when we take a break from our regular posts to focus on our Annual Conference, but we’ll keep you updated on news about the CAA and our members.

See you there!

Your News Team: Mike, Betty, Lindsay, Octavio, Stokeley and our correspondents

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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:

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.

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Student Zone:

Climate Corner:

  • IAA: Climate-Related Disclosures and Risk Management: Standards and Leading Practices Paper  Webinar – 3rd November
  • Sustainable Innovation Forum: An inclusive, collaborative event enabling climate action at COP27 – 9th-10th November

Not Just for Fun:

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The information on this page does not necessarily reflect the CAA’s opinions, standards or policies. Data included in the graphs have 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 the content contained in any linked site.

CAA Weekly News Update – 21st October

On 25th October, John Robinson, present 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 of October and show support for one of our Caribbean actuaries! There is also a virtual component, from the 26th to the 28th, for those who cannot attend in person. Drop us a line if you’ll be there.

Yesterday, the CAA held high level talks with the CIA. Topics discussed included the CIA’s new educational pathways and the possibility of future collaboration on matters of mutual interest.

 See actuview for Videos from Convention A. Two in particular may be of interest:

  • Simone Brathwaite, our President, joined Cynthia Egbunonu and Katherine Nylander to speak at IACA’s Diversity & Inclusion
  • Diversity of Thought, Episode 13: Embracing Difference Without Discomfort with Cathy Lyn, Tonya Manning, Marjorie Ngwenya and the DoT team

Recently, member Wendy John, Head of Global D & I for Fidelity Investments, spoke to us in an interview with Mark Longman, the CAA’s DEI Chair. You can watch the recording on our YouTube channel. During the talk, Wendy shared Fidelity’s recent Diversity & Inclusion Report.

The International Conference on Inclusive Insurance takes place from the 24th to the 28th of October in Kingston, Jamaica.

The Caribbean Association of Banks Conference is being held in St. Lucia, 25th-29th October.

BIBA’s Global Business Week, online and in Barbados, from the  26th to 28th October. Speakers in include Stuart South.

To our members and friends celebrating the Hindu festival Divali: Wishing you good health and happiness as you light your deyas, a symbol of replacing ignorance with knowledge.

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Interesting Reading & Watching:

Upcoming Events:

Save the Date:

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, do you think you can take a 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 two 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.

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Student Zone:

Climate Corner:

Virus Updates:

Thought for Today:

Just for Fun:

You Might Have Missed:

In late August a team of  CAA members, led by President-Elect Judy Veira and President Simone Brathwaite, submitted a detailed response to Barbados’ NIS in response to a  government request for assistance.

Recording of the IAA’s recent Real-life Experiences of Standard Setting webinar with Birgit Kaiser of the German Association of Actuaries and the CAA’s Lisa Wade is now up.

Videos are now online fromThe Virtual Island Summit, Sharing Knowledge For Resilient, Sustainable and Prosperous Islands Worldwide.

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)

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The information on this page does not necessarily reflect the CAA’s opinions, standards or policies. Data included in the graphs have 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 the content contained in any linked site.

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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The information on this page does not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. Data included in graphs have 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 – 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.

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

The information on this page does not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. Data included in graphs have 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 -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.

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

The information on this page does not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. Data included in graphs have 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 – 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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The information on this page does not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. Data included in graphs have 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 – 19th August

Government of Barbados Press Briefing on the National Insurance Scheme with PM Mia Mottley, NIS Actuary Derek Osborne and others. (YouTube 1:47)
Watch  Social Security: What Lies Ahead? and other past CAA webcasts anytime on our YouTube Channel.

The Insurance Association of the Caribbean presents: Engineering Insurance – Contractors And Machinery All Risk, with William Tomlin, on 1st September from 10:00am-12:00 noon AST.

Check out The New Actuary, from our Industry Growth Subcommittee, on our social media pages. And coming soon: interviews with individuals who have finessed their actuarial backgrounds into highly successful careers in other industries.

Members under thirty-five are invited to compete in the IAA’s Young Actuaries World Cup, a friendly global competition between young actuaries with the following objectives:

  • Engage young actuaries on topical issues;
  • Provide an opportunity for young actuaries to showcase their skills under the framework of the profession’s premier global event: the International Congress of Actuaries (ICA); and
  • Ensure that younger generations see themselves represented within the IAA and its member associations.
Our deepest sympathy to long-serving member Marcia Tam-Marks on the passing of her father, “Billy” Tam.

Interesting Reading:

Engaging Events:

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 will present on 21st September. Kudzai Chigiji and other friends of the CAA are also included in the Programme.

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.

Save the Date:

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

Student Zone:

Climate Corner:

Virus Updates:

Thought for Today:

  • From the archives of the Atlantic (2008): Is Google Making Us Stupid? If you don’t have a subscription you may refer to Britannica or Wikipedia. Fourteen years after the 6 page article was published is it even more relevant? Now segue right into…..

Just for Fun:

Reminders:

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.

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

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.

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

The information on this page does not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. Data included in graphs have 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 – 13th August

Check out The New Actuary, from our Industry Growth Subcommittee, on our social media pages. And coming soon: interviews with individuals who have finessed their actuarial backgrounds into highly successful careers in other industries.

Members under thirty-five are invited to compete in the IAA’s Young Actuaries World Cup, a friendly global competition between young actuaries with the following objectives:

  1. Engage young actuaries on topical issues;
  2. Provide an opportunity for young actuaries to showcase their skills under the framework of the profession’s premier global event: the International Congress of Actuaries (ICA); and
  3. Ensure that younger generations see themselves represented within the IAA and its member associations.

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

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

Government of Barbados Press Briefing on the National Insurance Scheme with PM Mia Mottley, NIS Actuary Derek Osborne and others. (YouTube 1:47)

Interesting Reading:

Engaging Events:

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 will present on 21st September. Kudzai Chigiji and other friends of the CAA are also included in the Programme.

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.

Save the Date:

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

Climate Corner:

Infection Surveillance:

Thought for Today:

Just for Fun:

Reminders:

Online CPD attestation for 2021 is closed.

Members who did not attest compliance will be recorded as non-compliant.

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

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

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, Betty, Lindsay, Pedro & Shubhash

The information on this page does not necessarily reflect the opinions, standards or policies of the CAA. Data included in graphs have 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 – 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.