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 – 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 – 24th June

Recently, A CAA contingent, led by President Simone Brathwaite and Past President Kyle Rudden, attended the 6th African Actuarial Congress in Ghana. Videos of the Congress are available on ASG’s YouTube channel. Stokeley Smart, FSA, CAA member and senior lecturer at UWI St. Augustine, presented Beyond the Formulae – Incorporating Skill-Based Modelling & Analytics Content in Actuarial Courses, 42 minutes into the Day 2 recording.

Early Bird Registration for The 2023 International Congress of Actuaries: Bridge to Tomorrow, which takes place in Sydney, Australia, is now open.

Online CPD attestation for 2021 closes next month. 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.

What else we’re watching & reading:

20th of June was World Refugee Day. We are reminded every day of the plight of Ukrainian refugees but must not forget the crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria and so many other nations including our own neighbours, Haiti and, more recently, Venezuela.

The USA celebrates June as National Immigrant Heritage Month. Our Caribbean countries are also nations of immigrants who have all contributed to the diverse culture we are so proud of.

June is Pride Month

Climate Corner:
Infection Surveillance:
Thought for Today:
Just for Fun:
Save the Date:

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

Reminders:

Scholarships & Bursaries:

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.

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

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 – 17th June

Statement from the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Actuarial Association:
  1. Seeing Beyond Risk (CIA): Pride Month 2022 (podcast)
  2. IFoA Blog: Pride Month: Providing access to an inclusive environment
  3. CAS on LinkedIn: Celebrating Pride
  4. SOA: Authentic Conversations: The Importance of LGBTQ+ Representation and Allyship 28th June
  5. SAGAA:  A LinkedIn Group for LGBTQ+ Actuaries and Allies

Last week, A CAA contingent, led by President Simone Brathwaite and Past President Kyle Rudden, attended the 6th African Actuarial Congress in Ghana. More to come.

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.

IAA sections AFIR-ERM/ASTIN/CAS Colloquium takes place next week, 21st-24th June. CAA member Mike Smith will present Update on Actuarial Density and Actuarial Penetration on Day 2.

Early Bird Registration for The 2023 International Congress of Actuaries, Bridge to Tomorrow, which takes place in Sydney, Australia, is now open.

Online CPD attestation for 2021 closes next month. 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.

What else we’re watching & reading:

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ Annual Conference act22 closes today when Hélène Pouliot, who is also a CAA member, takes over as CIA President.

The International Conference on Inclusive Insurance 2022 will take place in Jamaica from 24th-28th October.

Climate Corner:
Infection Surveillance:
Thought for Today:
Just for Fun:
Save the Date:

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

Reminders:

Scholarships & Bursaries:

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

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 – 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.

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 News & COVID-19 Update -21st January

Congratulations to Dana Reyes and Tyrese Clement, students at UWI St. Augustine, on being awarded the Fullerton-Long Scholarship. Many thanks to Andrew Long and Norbert Fullerton for their philanthropy.

Other Actuarial Scholarships tenable at The University of the West Indies are the Caribbean Actuarial Scholarship, endowed by Mike and Mary McLaughlin through the Actuarial Foundation, and our own Stephen Alleyne Memorial Scholarship, named in honour of one of our original Council members who passed away in 2007.

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Congratulations to Hon. Mia Amor Mottley on her re-election as Barbados’ Prime Minister. Many of us are still talking about her contribution to our 2020 Conference.

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

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

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COVID-19 Updates:

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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 COVID-19 Weekly Update – 3rd December 2021

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

In today’s blog, we focus on this year’s annual CAA Conference, which is a few days away. If you have not already registered, we invite you to do so.

Final Call for Registration.

REGISTER HERE FOR OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Check Emails for updates and codes to access sessions.

For technical issues, please send email to – helpdesk@caa.com.bb

Today’s Weekly Covid Update

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We look forward to seeing you at the CAA Conference next week!

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty & Pedro

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 COVID-19 Weekly Update – 26th November 2021

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

This year’s annual CAA Conference is only one week away.

REGISTER HERE FOR OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Suggested Weekend Reading and Watching:

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

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty & Pedro

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 COVID-19 Weekly Update – 19th November

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE YET?

Suggested Weekend Reading and Watching:

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

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty & Pedro

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.