CAS Research Review Q&A: Practical Guide to Predictive Models

As part of our new CAS Research Review series, CAS is highlighting important papers and articles you may have missed! Here we are speaking with Don Closter ACAS, MAAA, co-author of Predictive Models: A Practical Guide for Practitioners and Regulators. What is the objective of this paper, and who is it for? The objective of … Read more »

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Strategy in Action in the CAS

In October 2020, the CAS adopted a Strategic Approach to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, which is now going through an annual review process, to be revised at the beginning of 2022. The 2020/2021 strategy included seven principles that guided CAS DE&I activities over the past year. The following table shows the 2020 strategic principles on … Read more »

Interview with Dr. Ana J. Mata, ACAS, for National Hispanic Heritage Month

CAS is continuing its celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month; here we sat down with Dr. Ana Mata, ACAS, Managing Director and Actuary at MatBlas Ltd.  How did you get into the actuarial profession?  In all Hispanic countries when a girl turns 15, there is a big party which can include hundreds of guests. This is the most traditional party in our culture, and … Read more »

An Actuary with an Action Plan: A Conversation with Sarayyah Baksh, FCAS, ACIA

For my President’s Message columns, I will be talking to distinguished actuaries who embody the new Envisioned Future for the CAS. Videos of these interviews will be available as Web Exclusives on the Actuarial Review website and the CAS YouTube channel. Sarayyah Baksh is an actuary without borders. She grew up in Trinidad and Tobago, … Read more »

Can Actuaries Make It in Non-Actuarial Roles?

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the 2021 CAS Spring meeting on the topic of “Business Analytics: What Does It Take for an Actuary to Succeed in Other Insurance Functions?” and thought I’d share some thoughts here as well. Actuaries are in a unique industry position. There are few other training paths that … Read more »

A CEO’s Perspective: A Conversation with Brian Duperreault

For my President’s Message columns, I will be talking to distinguished actuaries who embody the new Envisioned Future for the CAS. Videos of these interviews will be available as Web Exclusives on the Actuarial Review website and the CAS YouTube channel.    When Brian Duperreault agreed to be interviewed on his experience being an actuary, a CEO and an industry … Read more »

An International Perspective of the CAS

As many CAS members know, one of the three pillars of the new CAS Strategic Plan is “Expanding Globally.” Currently, 17% of the candidates taking CAS exams are from outside of North America. As the supply of CAS credentialed members is currently not sufficient to support the insurance industry in the regions experiencing rapid growth, we are increasing … Read more »

Voices of Actuaries in Community

Throughout the month of June, the CAS shared some of the best moments featuring CAS members and community on our LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter platforms using the hashtag #ActuariesinCOMMUNITY. We received many wonderful submissions from our members sharing their stories of how they serve their communities. Read some of the highlights below: Yvonne Palm, CAS … Read more »

An Enterprising Actuary: A Conversation with Adam Driussi of Quantium

For my President’s Message columns, I will be talking to distinguished actuaries who embody the new Envisioned Future for the CAS. Videos of these interviews will be available as Web Exclusives on the Actuarial Review website and the CAS YouTube channel. No one would call Adam Driussi an ordinary actuary. This Australian actuary has a deep entrepreneurial spirit. Eighteen years … Read more »

New CAS Research Brief on Pandemic Business Interruption Risk

The Covid-19 outbreak has inflicted enormous pain and difficulty on a global scale. Many aspects of day-to-day life have been affected. Adding to the ordeal is the slow-down in the general business environment that has negatively impacted the livelihood of many and thereby, the quality of their lives and overall well- being. In order to … Read more »