In Remembrance: CAS Contributor Richard A. Derrig, PhD

Richard A. Derrig, PhD passed away peacefully in Providence, RI on February 8, 2018.  Dr. Derrig, also known as Richard to those who knew him, was a prolific and long-time contributor to the CAS as an academic member. Richard earned his B.S. in Mathematics from St. Peters College, and his Masters and Doctoral degrees from … Read more »

Mango Talks Professionalism [Podcast]

Podcasts are the most effective educational innovation since the printing press. That’s big talk! Formal learning channels teach you a lot but nothing matches the power of a good conversation for realizing the deepest insights. How many of us are fortunate enough to spend time with superstars? Podcasts are full of awesome people in exactly … Read more »

The RPM Seminar–What’s in a Name?

You may have noticed that the name of our RPM Seminar has been changed from Ratemaking and Product Management to Ratemaking, Product and Modeling. Why the change? The new name now more appropriately reflects the seminar’s three main focus areas – RPM programming covers not only ratemaking and product management, but also a large quantity … Read more »

Representing the CAS Globally: My Visits to Malaysia and Japan

It was my honor to represent the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) last week in Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo, in support of our commitment to contributing to the growth of the actuarial profession globally. In Kuala Lumpur, I presented at a conference on property insurance that CAS co-organized, visited with the regulator, and visited a number of universities. … Read more »

My Visits with CAS Members and Candidates in Wisconsin: Insights and Feedback

Recently, I made a trip through Wisconsin for visits with American Family, CUNA Mutual, and Sentry. I enjoy these meetings, as it is always a pleasure to meet with and hear from CAS members. We have a passionate membership that wants to continue to make the CAS better. At these meetings, I discussed four major … Read more »

Case Competitions for University Students

Through the volunteer time and efforts of the University Engagement Committee’s Case Competition Working Group, the CAS has made it easier than ever to run an actuarial case competition for university students! Employers can work with universities to select from three prepackaged case competitions, complete with toolkits that offer guidance, timelines, and templates to run … Read more »

Expectations for the CAS for 2018: My Presidential Goals

I am honored to be the incoming President of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), and I look forward to starting my term on November 8th. The CAS is the premier educator of property casualty actuaries in the world. We have nearly 8,000 members in 42 countries, and another 4,000 active candidates taking our exams every … Read more »

2017 CAS Leadership Summit Recap

Our annual CAS Leadership Summit, held September 7-8 in Chicago, was a huge success thanks to the great group of volunteer leaders and staff who attended. The Summit is organized by the President-Elect to set the stage for the coming year as President, and I’m proud to have had the opportunity to host this year’s … Read more »

Pathways to the Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics (CSPA) Credential

Did you know there is more than one way to obtain the new Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics (CSPA) credential offered through The CAS Institute? The CSPA credential validates practical knowledge in applied predictive analytics and data science as used in data-intensive industry sectors. There are currently over 50 CSPA credential holders. There are four … Read more »

ASTIN: Give It a Try!

When I first became an actuary 30 years ago, and again about 20 years ago when I first entered academia and began devoting more time to research, I enthusiastically joined ASTIN, the non-life special interest section of the International Actuarial Association.  I enjoyed receiving the green volumes of the ASTIN Bulletin twice per year, and … Read more »