CAA Weekly News Update – 20th May

Registration is now open for our Climate Change: Emerging Risks and Opportunities lunchtime webinar on 6th June, the day after World Environment Day. #OnlyOneEarth
Learn more about about our 6-week training programmme: Data Science for Actuaries

SAVE THE DATE: CAA CONFERENCE 2022 – 7th-9th DECEMBER in BARBADOS

The Actuary has featured Caribbean Stars, Andrew Long and Norbert Fullerton, and their Actuarial Scholarship offered in partnership with the IFoA Foundation. The Scholarship is  tenable at the University of the West Indies. Similar UWI scholarships include the Insurance Association of the Caribbean Scholarship, Mike McLaughlin’s Caribbean Actuarial Scholarship and, of course, the CAA’s own Stephen Alleyne Memorial Scholarship.

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.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month
What else we’re watching & reading:
Climate Corner:
COVID-19 Updates:

Monkeypox was first identified about 40 years ago in Central and West Africa. Symptoms are similar to chicken pox and it is transmitted similarly, through close contact. BBC: Monkeypox cases investigated in Europe, US, Canada and Australia

Thought for Today: How to become a better listener, according to science
Take A Break: Can you solve it? An Oxford University admissions question
Save the Date:
Reminders:

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

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.

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.

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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 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 – 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 – 6th May

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

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.

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.

EARTH DAY – 22nd April

Hi Everyone,

We were unable to publish last Friday due to technical difficulties but could not miss a dedicated post for, after all, Earth Day is a movement, not just a day!

Friday 22nd April was EARTH DAY 2022: #InvestInOurPlanet

How can actuaries Invest in Our Planet, both as a profession and as individuals? Aren’t we perfectly placed to help lead the charge? Here’s the investment made by one of our members.

Please share other stories about actuaries you know who are Investing in Our Planet.

You’re sure to find at least two or three articles that IMPACT YOU among the wide selection offered this week.

What actuaries and regional organisations are doing:

Here are some CAA Climate Action recordings from our past conferences:

Stay tuned for our Green Forum on World Environment Day, 5th June!

Earth Day Climate Action Summit: Nature in the Race to Zero (3+ hrs on YouTube)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) latest Report, Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change, offers solutions. You can download summaries, chapters or the entire Report.

Suggested reading:

This writer’s personal focus is PLASTIC. Plastic has so many lifechanging and lifesaving uses BUT that percentage is infinitesimal compared to what is thrown away. About 79% of plastic produced annually ends up in landfills and our oceans.

Sometimes it just can’t be avoided: 86,000 bottles of water on the wall: Tonga struggles with post-volcano waste problem but could international aid agencies expand to include recycling plants or other follow-up?

Other News:

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

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Your News Team: Mike, Pedro, Shubhash & Betty

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 – 25th March

Upcoming Webinars

This Sunday, 27th March, at 1:00pm EST we invite all students (university and high school/secondary school students) to join our free webinar: How to Qualify as an Actuary! The session will be hosted by the Caribbean Actuarial Association’s Student Representative, Nikita Gibson.

Previous CAA Student Sessions:

And upcoming from the IFoA: Exam Preparation Webinar: Sitting your Exam: A How to Guide

Next Wednesday, 30th March at 2:00pm EST: Opportunities for Actuaries in Banking Join an engaging session with Lesley Traverso, a pro-active talent search for the global actuarial profession, along with actuaries with extensive banking experience: Iain Allan, Christiaan Opperman and Chris Daykin.

Your presenters will discuss possible roles in Banking, how the new Banking courses will help and other skills that can enhance your position in the Banking Industry. Hear about identifying opportunities, being well-positioned for them and more as the industry evolves and undergoes rapid transformation.

This webinar is Episode 12 of the Diversity of Thought World Series and will be hosted by Cathy Lyn.

Watch Diversity of Thought Episode 11:   Disruptions in the Banking System

Social Security Practitioners: Stay Tuned!
What else we’re watching & reading:
Save the Date:
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 – 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

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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 Update – 11th March

Be part of our future and volunteer wherever your competence or interest lies as part of our new Societal Steering Committee!

The Societal Steering Committee includes two subcommittees:

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

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What we’re watching & reading:

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

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

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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 Update – 25th February

Videos from our 2021 Annual Conference are NOW ONLINE! If you have not received, or have mislaid, your actuview code please contact the Secretariat. Here are some other videos of interest from actuview:

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

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What else we’re watching & reading:

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Climate Corner:

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COVID-19 Updates:

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REMINDER: 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.

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 Weekly & COVID-19 Updates – 18th February

Videos from our 2021 Annual Conference are NOW ONLINE! If you have not received, or have mislaid, your actuview code please contact the Secretariat.

The IAA I inviting comments on the exposure draft of the proposed International Standard of Actuarial Practice 7 (ISAP 7) on “Current Estimates” and Other Matters in Relation to the IAIS Insurance Capital Standards. Relevant material may be found on their website.

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.

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

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What else we’re watching & reading:

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Climate Corner:

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COVID-19 Updates:

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.