CAA Weekly News Update – 13th May

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

Stay tuned for details of our Climate Change webinar, being broadcast on 6th June, the day after World Environment Day. #OnlyOneEarth

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.

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.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Taking care of our mental health is of critical importance now when, over the past two years, even those of us not usually prone are suffering from stress and worry.

What else we’re watching & reading:
Climate Corner:
COVID-19 Updates:
Thought for Today:
Save the Date:
Reminders:

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.

CAA Weekly News Update – 8th April

Registration is open for Social Security: What Lies Ahead on Thursday, 21st April at 3:00pm AST/2:00pm EST

Come join us and learn about the regional National Insurance and Social Security schemes:

  • How are they similar?
  • How do they differ?
  • How did they respond to the unexpected Pandemic?

Experienced actuaries who operate in this practice area will share how the COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted benefit design and financial sustainability. The CAA Social Security Sub-Committee looks forward to having a lively discussion with you on these issues and possibly gaining fresh insight in ensuring the financial security of our workforce.

The full recording of our webinar Episode 12 Diversity of Thought: Opportunities for Actuaries in Banking is now available on actuview.

What else we’re watching & reading:
Save the Date:
Climate Corner:
COVID-19 Updates:
Thought for Today:

Forbes: Empathy Is The Most Important Leadership Skill According To Research

Something Different:

The Atlantic: In Pursuit of Happiness Event 1st-3rd May

Reminders:

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.

CAA Weekly News Update -1st April

Our webinar last Wednesday was a great success with attendees from among our membership, the banking community and other non-actuaries and non-bankers. We heard from actuaries working in the banking sector in the Caribbean and South Africa as well as several other engaging speakers. The full recording of Episode 12 Diversity of Thought: Opportunities for Actuaries in Banking will shortly be available on actuview.

In the meantime, you might enjoy Diversity of Thought Episode 11:   Disruptions in the Banking System

Last Sunday’s webinar geared towards Actuarial Students was also very successful. Attendees included not only students from regional high schools and universities but some from outside the region. The recording will soon be available on our YouTube channel.

Registration is open for Social Security: What Lies Ahead on Thursday, 21st April at 2:00pm EST presented by our Social Security Committee.

The SOA, for the month of March, presented the series: Thanks Leadership Series – Celebration of Women’s History Month. Videos from the CAA’s President Elect Judy Veira and Board Member Nicola Barrett are included.

Also in celebration of Women’s History Month, the IAA broadcast an interview with CAA Founding President Daisy McFarlane Coke, OJ, OM.  Hon. Daisy was interviewed by IAA Executive Committee Member and CAA Past President Lisa Wade.

What else we’re watching & reading:
Save the Date:
Climate Corner:
COVID-19 Updates:
Thought for Today:

The Guardian: Sites reported record 29.3m child abuse images in 2021

Reminders:

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: Shubhash, Mike, Pedro & 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 & COVID-19 Updates – 18th March

Be part of our future and volunteer for one of our new Subcommittees Falling under the Societal Steering Committee!
Regional Issues Subcommittee
  • Climate Change Initiative
  • Industry Growth Initiative
  • Regulatory, Governmental & Compliance Initiative
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative
Member Support Subcommittee
  • Student Equity Programme
  • Internship, Training & Skills Bank
  • Mentorship

__________________________________________

BIBA’s Barbados Risk & Insurance Management (BRIM) Conference

takes place next Monday and Tuesday, 21st & 22nd March. Several senior CAA members are participating in the event. On day two our President Simone Brathwaite participates in the panel discussion Captive Fundamentals in Business Planning. Later the same day Alison Rose will give an IFRS 17 Update then Lisa Wade and Stephen Robinson join a panel to speak on The Evolving Business of Pensions. There are also several other familiar names on the programme.

What else we’re watching & reading:

Save the Date:

Convention A 19th-23rd September. Including four hours of content from Cathy Lyn and her Diversity team. 

International Conference on Inclusive Insurance 24th-28th October, scheduled for Kingston, Jamaica. Call for Papers.

Women’s History Month:
Climate Corner:
COVID-19 Updates:
Reminders:

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: Shubhash, Pedro & 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 & COVID-19 Updates – 4th March

Check out our brand-new YouTube channel!

COMING SOON: New webinars on Banking, Social Security and Climate Change!

Lots of exciting new projects are in the cards and we need volunteers to make them happen! What’s your area of expertise, or your passion? Life, P&C, Social Security, Pensions, Climate, Diversity, Mentoring? Fellows, associates and students are all invited.  Please contact the Secretariat if you want to be part of The Plan.

West Indies Economic Conference WECON 2022 10th-11th March (hybrid: UWI Dept. of Economic, Mona & livestreamed on Zoom)

IDB Session: Digital Infrastructure & Development in the Caribbean

IDB Caribbean Quarterly Economic Bulletin

What else we’re watching & reading:

Save the Date: Convention A 19th-23rd September. Including four hours of content from Cathy Lyn and her Diversity team.  

Climate Corner:

The latest Report from the IPCC has been published. You can download the entire Report or various sections at Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

COVID-19 Updates:

Reminders:

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.

UWI (Official Nominator)invites Applications for Prestigious, £1 Million Earthshot Prize

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

Your News Team: Shubhash, Pedro & 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 & COVID-19 Updates – 4th February

Dear Colleagues,

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.

Videos from our 2021 Annual Conference are currently being uploaded to actuview. WATCH THIS SPACE. If you have not received, or have mislaid, your actuview code please contact the Secretariat.

What else we’re watching & reading:

__________________________________________

Climate Corner:

__________________________________________

Thought for Today:

Workaholics/Procrastinators/Morning People/Night Owls. Maximise your productivity. 

__________________________________________

COVID-19 Updates:

Wishing Good Fortune to those of our members and friends who celebrated Chinese New Year, welcoming the year of the Tiger, last Tuesday, 1st February! 新年好

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

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty & Pedro

4th February 2022

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 & COVID-19 Updates – 28th January

IABA has launched a new timeline website, Black History and the Evolution of the Insurance Industry in America, created to acknowledge historical events and government policies that are foundations of systemic racism in the US, touching on the insurance industry itself and adjacent events that have impacted, and continue to impact, Black people in the U.S.

________________________________________

IFoA launches new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy which pulls together a number of key initiatives designed to help the organisation understand, reflect and act to make the profession a more inclusive place for learners, educators, institutions and IFoA members, so they can come together to achieve their goals.

________________________________________

Actuview Year in Review. Last year actuview improved personal user profiles to give users a better overview of their options and actions on the platform. This includes a revised CPD feature that tracks viewing by the second and even reminds users of videos they must finish in order to receive CPD credits.

Remember, ALL CAA members have free access through individual codes assigned to us. If you have not received, or have lost, your code please contact the CAA Secretariat.

________________________________________

What else we’re watching & reading:
Climate Corner:
COVID-19 Updates:

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 – 12th January

Remember to check out our new Board of Directors. Stay tuned as plans for the coming year take shape!

The IAA also has a new President and Executive Committee. Congratulations to President Roseanne Harris and President Elect Micheline Dionne.

Congratulations also to the new Board of the Actuarial Society of Kenya, led by Chair Sahib Khosla.

Almost 500 people registered our Annual Conference. Most popular among the 41 sessions were the IFRS 17 Workshop, President’s Town Hall and our keynote session, the Disruptive Entrepreneur. Keep watching actuview for recordings of these and other sessions soon to be uploaded.

__________________________________________

Apolitical, an intergovernmental website which, as its name suggests, highlights the non-political side of governments, has named UWI’s Prof. Michael Taylor as one of its 100 Most Influential Academics. We note that Prof. Taylor is the only person from a developing country listed under Climate & Sustainability.

___________________________________________

The International Congress of Actuaries 2023: Bridges to Tomorrow will take place in Sydney, Australia, 28th May-1st June. 

The IAA Bursary Congress Fund is available to provide some financial support to certain individuals with preference given to:

• residents of countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) of less than US$22,000 per capita

• individuals who have not received IAA bursaries for previous Congresses, IAA Fund meetings or Section Colloquia, except where repeat participation is considered to be in the best interests of the profession

• individuals who promote the profession and/or lead associations in good standing with their IAA membership criteria (IAA membership dues payments and confirmation forms)

• applicants who convey a serious intent and plan to share what they learned with the profession in their country following the congress, such as (but not limited to) making presentations to members of the actuarial association or to actuarial students.

The bursary application form may be completed here before 15th September 2022.

__________________________________________

UWI Mona Department of Mathematics has asked us to share the following job opening:  Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer in Actuarial Science

__________________________________________

What else we’re watching & reading:
Climate Corner:

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.

CAA Weekly News Update – 6th October

ATTENTION SOA Candidates:

The CAA will be streaming SOA Strategies for Success – Upcoming changes to the Associate of Society of Actuaries (ASA) Education Pathway on Thursday, 14th October at 5:00pm EDT/AST, 4:00pm EST/Jamaica.

This is an opportunity for all university and actuarial students, career changers and employers to hear from and talk to SOA representatives about their new developments including:

  • Changes to the Associate of Society of Actuaries (ASA) education pathway
  • Opportunities for recognition of your achievements through micro-credentials
  • Affiliate membership with benefits that open doors for aspiring actuaries

REGISTER NOW!


Official virtual launch of NAWA: Network of Actuarial Women and Allies TOMORROW, 7th October from 3:00 -5:00pm EDT/AST. 2:00-4:00pm EST.


IACA/AFIR-ERM/IAALS/PBSS Virtual Colloquium:

Post Pandemic Actuary: What We Have Learnt, 11th-15th October

includes Episode 10 of the Diversity of Thought Series: Emphasize the “I” in DE&I for Actuaries

What else we’re watching:
What we’re reading:
Climate Corner:
Food for Thought:

Why did almost the entire world stand still for six hours last Monday because one organisation went offline?

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.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! CLICK HERE

Weekly Update – July 21

Thanks to all our members who attended last week’s informative Town Hall. We had a great turnout and those who attended took full advantage of the open chat right after. You’ll see more open chats after webinars in the coming months and after some of our Annual Conference sessions.

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 on 31st July. Please read our CPD Policy then complete your online attestation before that date.


Actuarial articles & webinars of interest:

Have a look at Brilliant’s learning concept.


All about the new IFoA CPD requirements (including a survey & video)


The SOA has published their slate for upcoming elections. We note with pleasure that our old 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.


Climate Corner:


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.