Actuarial News – October 1

Hi Everyone:

Actuarial News:

Congratulations to CAA stalwart, Nazir Valani, on his election to the SOA’s Board!

Warm congratulations are also extended to our members and friends who were elected to SOA Sections:

Simone Davis – Smaller Insurance Company

Stephanie Banfield – Reinsurance

Stephen Cameron – Product Development

Good luck to you all as you serve!

Congratulations to member Angelita Graham on her recent appointment as head of Mercer’s Toronto Office.

Webinars & Events

All sessions are now online for ActuView’s first online conference, aoc2020, which took place last week.

Tonya Manning, Joanne Meusz and Cathy Lyn spoke at the latest Diversity EpisodePower of Diversity of Thought … Forging Partnerships with Actuaries. (no code is needed for this specific session)

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

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.

News Update – September 2

Hi Everyone,

The whole world has turned to online meetings. Some of us have been doing it for years and are quite comfortable while to others it is an obstacle course.

Here are some articles and videos we’ve come across which may help negotiate this new normal of business communications.

On the lighter side: A Video Conference Call in Real Life (A Zoom Ad)

Please remember to send your submissions or ideas in time for next Wednesday’s Open Mic!


Reminding everyone with SOA voting rights to consider CAA members and friends when casting your votes in the SOA Elections which close on September 4.

Nazir Valani – Board

Stephen Cameron – Product Development Section

Stephanie Banfield – Reinsurance Section

Simone Davis – Smaller Insurance Company Section

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 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.

Daily Update – August 27

Hi Everyone:

Actuarial News

Reminding all members with SOA voting rights to consider CAA members and friends when casting your votes in the SOA Elections which close on 4th September.

Nazir Valani – Board

Stephen Cameron – Product Development Section

Stephanie Banfield – Reinsurance Section

Simone Davis – Smaller Insurance Company Section

CAS Elections close on 31st August

IFoA launches the IFoA Foundation


Webinars & Events

At the recent Actuarial Research Conference, our Editor, Shubhash Gosine, was one of the presenters of  COVID-19:  International Perspectives. The session was moderated by John Robinson, long-time friend of the CAA.

2021 ASTIN/AFIR/ERM Colloquium Call for Papers opens until 7th October 2020

2021 ASHK/IAALS /PBSS Colloquium Call for Papers opens until 6th November 2020

The UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 Call for papers

IFoA’s  Asia Conference 2020 7th-25th September

2020 AICT/CAS Joint Property/Casualty and Health Actuarial Seminar 14th-15th September

ActuView’s first online conference, aoc2020 24th-25th September

SOA 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting & Exhibit 26th-29th October

2020 Understanding Risk Forum

Recoding of IACA’s webinar Managing and Growing your Firm in an era of Pandemic and Lockdown (YouTube)

The Caribbean Actuarial Association’s 30th Annual Conference

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.

News Update – August 26

Hi Everyone,

Please remember to send your submissions or ideas in time for next Wednesday’s Open Mic!

Diversity is very much in the news these days, particularly as it relates to race and gender. A very serious problem in many parts of the world

We are all familiar with Cathy Lyn’s mission to carry Diversity in the Actuarial Profession across the globe. Watch some of these presentations on Diversity from Berlin, South Africa, Curacao and cyberspace. Stay tuned for the next installment at our 2020 Annual Conference!

IABA also spoke to Diversity at their recent Annual Meeting:

Panel Discussion on Racism

George Floyd and Beyond

Relevant sessions from the recent Actuarial Research Conference:

Diversity and Inclusion

Making Micro-Insurance Work for Women

Social And Racial Inequities In Health


Reminding all members with SOA voting rights to consider CAA members and friends when casting your votes in the SOA Elections which close on September 4.

Nazir Valani – Board

Stephen Cameron – Product Development Section

Stephanie Banfield – Reinsurance Section

Simone Davis – Smaller Insurance Company Section


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.

News Update – August 20

Hi Everyone:

Actuarial News

SOA Elections opened on 17th August

SOA Section Elections

CAS Elections close on 31st August

IFoA launches the IFoA Foundation

Accounting Standards and Insurer Solvency Assessmentpublished by the IMF explores the use of accounting standards for insurer solvency assessment in the context of the implementation of IFRS 17. Co-authored by CAA Past President Michelle Chong Tai-Bell.

Updates to the Actuaries Climate Index

Oliver Wyman Pandemic Navigator

RGA Knowledge Centre

2021 ASTIN AFIR/ERM Colloquia Call for Papers open until 7th October 2020

Call for contributing papers: The UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022

The Actuary Magazine (SOA)

The Actuary (IFoA)

Actuarial Review (CAS)

Webinars & Events

SOA Predictive Analytics 4.0 Virtual Event 24th-25th August

RGA Fraud Conference 17th-21st August

2020 AICT/CAS Joint Property/Casualty and Health Actuarial Seminar 14th-15th September

ActuView’s first online conference, aoc2020, 24th-25th September

2020 Understanding Risk Forum

Recoding of IACA’s webinar Managing and Growing your Firm in an era of Pandemic and Lockdown (YouTube)

The Caribbean Actuarial Association’s 30th Annual Conference

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.

News Update – August 12

Hi Everyone,

Please remember to send your submissions or ideas in time for next Wednesday’s Open Mic!

University of Nebraska School of Business Actuarial Research Virtual Conference ends today at 3:45pm Central Time. Students register for FREE! Programme overview.

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.

News Update – August 6

Hi Everyone:

Happy Independence Day to all our Jamaican members!

To our Students:

Students sitting SOA Exams

Last month, we announced that the CAA had engaged the SOA to work together towards a solution that ensures that Caribbean actuarial candidates would not be disadvantaged when all SOA examinations are moved to computer-based testing (CBT) in Fall 2020.

We are happy to confirm that a policy has been crafted to strike the correct balance between providing candidates with access to the exam without undue financial and logistical obstacles while providing the appropriate the level of exam security to ensure fairness to all candidates and as well as supporting the validity of examination results.

Formal communication will be published by the SOA with details of the new policy being implemented for Caribbean Students.

We will continue to engage and support the SOA in implementing this initiative.

SOA Exam details may be viewed on their website.

Students sitting CAS Exams

The US Casualty Actuarial Society is moving to Computer Based Testing using Pearson Vue approved sites.  There are such sites in Jamaica and Trinidad.  We would like to know if you or anyone you know is a CAS student in any other Caribbean territory.  We will then work with the CAS on your behalf to see what can be arranged.

More details of CAS’ move to CBT can be read on their website.


Actuarial News & Events:

IAA’s July Newsletter (pdf)

We encourage our SOA members to vote in their upcoming Board of Directors Elections which opens on 17th August.

SOA’s Tech Webcast Series – Emerging Tools & Technologies –  28th July -18th August

University of Nebraska School of Business Actuarial Research Virtual Conference

Recoding of IACA’s webinar Managing and Growing your Firm in an era of Pandemic and Lockdown (YouTube)

Interview with Nick Dumbreck, Chair of the CERA Global Association (ActuView)

Videos from the European Actuarial Academy’s recent Data Science & Data Ethics e-Conference (ActuView)

Videos from IABA’s Virtual Annual Meeting and schedule of upcoming events (IABA)

The Caribbean Actuarial Association’s 30th Annual Conference

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.

News Update – July 30

Hi Everyone:

Students sitting SOA Exams

Earlier this month, we announced that the CAA had engaged the SOA to work together towards a solution that ensures that Caribbean actuarial candidates would not be disadvantaged when all SOA examinations are moved to computer-based testing (CBT) in Fall 2020.

We are happy to confirm that a policy has been crafted to strike the correct balance between providing candidates with access to the exam without undue financial and logistical obstacles while providing the appropriate the level of exam security to ensure fairness to all candidates and as well as supporting the validity of examination results.

Formal communication will be published by the SOA with details of the new policy being implemented for Caribbean Students.

We will continue to engage and support the SOA in implementing this initiative.

SOA Exam details may be viewed on their website.


All Members

CAA CPD attestation closes tomorrow, 31st July!

All Ordinary, Affiliate and Associate Members of the Caribbean Actuarial Association are required to do Continuing Professional Development. This requirement became effective 1st January 2010. Attestation is done online by logging into our website.

The Caribbean Actuarial Association’s requirements for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by its Members are the same as the requirements for Continuing Professional Development of the professional body through which the Member attained full qualification as an Actuary or through which the Member has pursued or is pursuing actuarial examinations, or which the Board of Directors has approved. Members who are Category 3, partially regulated members, of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) must comply with the CPD requirements applicable to Category 2 members of the IFoA.

IFoA members please note: Changes made by the IFoA to their CPD requirements this year do not apply to your CAA attestation being made for 2019.

Members who do not attest by 31st July will be recorded as non-compliant and this status will appear in the membership directory on our website. They will also be required to inform those relying on their actuarial expertise that they are not compliant with the CAA CPD Policy.


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.