COVID-19 Update – September 25

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

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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 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.

COVID-19 Update – September 15

Dear Colleagues,

Today’s interesting links:

We shared this link several months ago but it contains practical information which is not time sensitive.

NY Times: How Coronavirus Hijacks Your Cells

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 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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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 4

Dear Colleagues,

Suggested weekend reading:

OECD Insurance and Retirement Savings Roundtable webinar–Impact of COVID-19 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.

COVID-19 Update – September 1

Dear Colleagues,

A message from the CAA Board:

“We are aware that the following CAA members/supporters are candidates for positions in the Society of Actuaries:

Nazir Valani – Board

Stephen Cameron – Product Development Section

Stephanie Banfield – Reinsurance Section

Simone Davis – Smaller Insurance Company Section

We encourage you to consider voting for them if you are eligible to do so. Polls close on September 4.

We also encourage all CAA members, especially younger members, to volunteer for service in the CAA and their other actuarial associations, whether for elected positions or to serve on committees. 

It builds networks, develops you personally and professionally (CPD), and increases your marketability.”

Today’s interesting reading:

Please visit our website, Facebook page and LinkedIn page.

Your feedback is much appreciated. Please continue.

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.