CAA Weekly News Update -27th October

Hello Colleagues & Friends,

With COP26 less than a week away, our Climate Corner has taken control of today’s post!

You can follow this extremely important world event live, from 31st October to 12th November, on the COP26 YouTube Channel and read more on their website. You may find What Is COP26? And Other Questions About the Big U.N. Climate Summit, from the New York Times, a useful reference, and Document leak reveals nations lobbying to change key climate report from the BBC will give you something to think about.

The Global Monitoring Laboratory, which follows greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, will surely open your eyes.

The Green Climate Fund, coming out of the Paris Agreement, is relevant to least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing states (SIDS).

Other related events and articles:

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What else we’re watching & reading:

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SOA CANDIDATES who missed our recent webinar, SOA Strategies for Success – Upcoming changes to the Associate of Society of Actuaries (ASA) Education Pathway, can now watch it online.

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Our Annual Conference is FREE for Students and just US$100 for everyone else!

The Casualty Actuarial Society will be collaborating with us for the Professionalism Course on Wednesday, 8th December. This carries a separate Registration of US$150:

  • Professionalism Storytelling with Pat Teufel
  • Snappers: Quick Professionalism with Bryan Ware
  • Case Studies with Ken Williams
  • Breakout Sessions with Ron Kozlowski

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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CAA Weekly News Update – 10th October

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SOA CANDIDATES who missed SOA Strategies for Success – Upcoming changes to the Associate of Society of Actuaries (ASA) Education Pathway last week, can now watch it online.

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The Actuarial Society of Kenya (TASK) 2021 Actuarial Convention: Greening the Financial Systems, 4th-5th November. CAA President Kyle Rudden will be speaking at this event.

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The Fullerton-Long Caribbean Scholarship, open to Commonwealth Caribbean students studying Mathematics or Actuarial Science in their 2nd or 3rd year at the University of the West Indies. Further Details.

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

A Very Happy Belated Birthday to our Founding President, Hon. Daisy McFarlane Coke!

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CAA Weekly News Update – 13th October

ATTENTION SOA Candidates – TOMORROW:

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!

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 on 15th October.

The Actuarial Society of Kenya (TASK) 2021 Actuarial Convention: Greening the Financial Systems, 4th-5th November. CAA President Kyle Rudden will be speaking at this event.

The Fullerton-Long Caribbean Scholarship, open to Commonwealth Caribbean students studying Mathematics or Actuarial Science in their 2nd or 3rd year at the University of the West Indies. Further Details.

What else we’re watching & reading:
Climate Corner:
Food for Thought:
Today, 13th October, is the United Nations International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction International cooperation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses. #OnlyTogether #DRRday

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty & Pedro

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CAA Weekly News Update – 29th September

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ATTENTION SOA CANDIDATES:

The CAA in association with the SOA will present a webinar on SOA Exam Techniques on Thursday, 14th October at 5:00pm EST, 4:00pm AST/EDT. Presenters from the SOA will go through all the recent changes to their educational requirements and exams.

Registration information will be shared within the week.

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

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

Will we ever strike the right balance that allows thought leaders to express their ideas yet still blocks the bigots and predators?Where do we draw the line? The Atlantic:How much intellectual life is now stifled because of fear of what a poorly worded comment would look like if taken out of context and spread on Twitter?

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Weekly News Update – September 1

Happy Independence Day to our members and friends in Trinidad and Tobago who celebrated their 59th year yesterday!

Celebrating Actuaries:

On 2nd September 1895 actuaries from around the world met for the first International Congress of Actuaries in Brussels, Belgium. This event is commemorated annually with International Actuaries’ Day.

Join the Celebration with actuaries from around the world at the International Actuarial Association’s virtual online event.  There’s even a special profile frame on Facebook!

#celebratingactuaries2021

As part of the Celebration, the IAA is publishing a series of interviews with actuaries from around the world. Here’s our own Lisa Wade.

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The Power of Diversity of Thought: Episode 9 – Promoting Inclusion in the Actuarial Profession, Pt 2

With Mitesh Sheth, Tonya Manning, Marjorie Ngwenya and Cathy Lyn

13th September at 8:00am EST, 9:00am EDT/AST

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The SOA has published their slate for upcoming elections. We note with pleasure that our long-time friend John Robinson is on the ballot for President Elect. CAA member Nikhil Asnani, who achieved his fellowship at the age of 23, is a candidate for the SOA’s International Section. You will remember Nikhil as the Chair of our 2018 Conference in Jamaica.

We encourage our members with SOA voting privileges to support these two candidates in their bids for office. SOA elections open between 13th – 24th September.

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Articles & webinars of interest:
Climate Corner:

Save the Date: 6th to 10th December

CAA Annual Conference 2021 – CHANGE: Embracing the Disruption

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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 – August 25

Actuaries: Reach Out! Our FREE webinar TOMORROW, 26th August. This Diversity webinar with Lesley Traverso, Glennfor Hellement and Cathy Lyn explores the vast range of non-traditional fields where actuaries can make their mark. Register HERE.

Save the Date: 6th to 10th December – CAA Annual Conference 2021 – CHANGE: Embracing the Disruption

The SOA has published their slate for upcoming elections. We note with pleasure that our long-time friend John Robinson is on the ballot for President Elect. CAA member Nikhil Asnani, who achieved his fellowship at the age of 23, is a candidate for the SOA’s International Section. You will remember Nikhil as the Chair of our 2018 Conference in Jamaica.

We encourage our members with SOA voting privileges to support these two candidates in their bids for office. SOA elections open between 13th – 24th September.

Celebrating Actuaries:

On 2nd September 1895 actuaries from around the world met for the first International Congress of Actuaries in Brussels, Belgium. This event is commemorated annually with International Actuaries’ Day.

Join the Celebration with actuaries from around the world at the International Actuarial Association’s virtual online event.  There’s even a special profile frame on Facebook! #celebratingactuaries2021

Articles & webinars of interest:
Climate Corner:

Our thoughts are with our neighbours in Haiti who recently suffered a devastating earthquake followed just days later by storm floods. Please help if you can.

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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.

Weekly News Update – August 18

Actuaries: Reach Out! Our FREE webinar next Thursday, 26th August. This Diversity webinar with Lesley Traverso, Glennfor Hellement and Cathy Lyn explores the vast range of non-traditional fields where actuaries can make their mark. Register HERE.

Save the Date: 6th to 10th December – CAA Annual Conference 2021 – CHANGE: Embracing the Disruption

Our warmest congratulations to Toni-Marie Bobart, Co-chair of our Climate Change Committee, on achieving her SOA fellowship. Toni-Marie has created history as the first graduate of the Actuarial Science programme at UWI, St. Augustine to become an actuarial fellow. Well done, Toni-Marie!

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

All Ordinary, Affiliate and Associate members are reminded that online CPD attestation for 2020 closed on 31st July. Those who did not complete their attestation will now be recorded as non-compliant with the CAA CPD Policy and must inform those relying on their actuarial expertise accordingly.

Climate Corner:

The latest Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is out and the science is irrefutable. Not 100 years, not 50 years……NOW!

The Report is thousands of pages long but you can download specific sections or read commentary on it from The Atlantic and The Guardian.

Actuarial articles & webinars of interest:

Here’s a great human interest story about a Good Samaritan who helped a lost Jamaican Olympian who then went on to win Gold!

Our thoughts are with our neighbours in Haiti who recently suffered a devastating earthquake followed just days later by storm floods.

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 – August 13

The latest Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is out and the science is irrefutable: Not 100 years, not 50 years……NOW!
The Report is thousands of pages long but you can download specific sections or read commentary on it from The Atlantic and The Guardian.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our neighbours in Haiti following the devastating earthquake.

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

Thanks for your support. Your feedback and contributions are highly valued.

Your News Team: Shubhash, Betty and Pedro

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Weekly News Update – July 28

Jamaica’s Ministry of Finance announced last Friday that it had completed issuance of a Catastrophe Bond through the World Bank. The Jamaican government is the first in the Caribbean and the first island state in the world to independently access the CAT bond market. The bond will provide the GoJ with critical disaster insurance protection against losses from named storms across three Atlantic hurricane seasons up to December 2023. More details at the World Bank website.

CBTT: Launch of 2020 Financial Stability Report webinar 5th August.


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 THIS WEEKEND. Please read our CPD Policy then complete your online attestation NOW.

The SOA has published their slate for upcoming elections. We note with pleasure that our long-time friend John Robinson is on their ballot for President Elect. We urge all our members with SOA voting privileges to participate in these elections which open between 13th – 24th September.


Actuarial articles & webinars of interest:

Climate Corner:

Food for Thought:

The downside of 21st Century Technology


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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.

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.