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.

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 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.