CAS Research Review Q&A: Catastrophe Models for Wildfire Mitigation

As part of our CAS Research Review series, the CAS is highlighting important papers and articles you may have missed! Here we speak with Milliman consulting actuaries Nancy Watkins, FCAS, and Peggy Brinkmann, FCAS, CSPA, two of the authors of Catastrophe Models for Wildfire Mitigation: Quantifying Credits and Benefits to Homeowners and Communities.  CAS: What … Read more »

Admissions, DE&I, and Member Engagement among Initiatives Discussed at November 2022 CAS Board Meeting

Our just-completed membership survey on member engagement showed an increased interest in transparency in CAS governance, so I’m publishing this Board meeting summary to make our stakeholders aware of the many strategic issues the Board is addressing. As you review the summary, if you have a reaction or suggestion for the Board to consider, please … Read more »

How to Support Your Trans Coworkers

Pride month, held annually in June, will come and go every year, but the LGBTQIA+* people in your life need your support year-round. As a transgender woman actuary, I’d like to discuss several things actuarial colleagues can do all year long to promote a safe environment for their transgender coworkers. Use the Correct Pronouns In … Read more »

What to Do in Minneapolis After CAS Annual

Are you attending the CAS Annual Meeting in Minneapolis in a few weeks? I’m excited for you to visit my town and to share with you a few of my favorite things to do in the Twin Cities and beyond. If you haven’t decided on attending yet, I’m here to convince you! Here are 5 … Read more »

Top 5 Reasons to Attend 2022 Annual Meeting  

5. Network With Your Peers This one might seem obvious to CAS members: Annual Meeting is the perfect time to catch up with colleagues you only get to see a few times a year, whether that be in person or virtually. “Our in-person meetings have long been an opportunity for our members to see each … Read more »

Competitions Cultivate New Generation of P&C Actuaries in China

By Ran Guo, FCAS, CAS Country Manager, China Originally published in the July-August Actuarial Review China currently represents the largest international market for CAS exams outside of North America. From 2016 to 2021, the CAS offered nearly 2,400 of its exams in China. The CAS also already has over 200 FCAS and ACAS members in … Read more »

President’s Message By Kathy Antonello, FCAS

Voting — It Is Your Responsibility    It is election time for the CAS — an important time of the year when we have the power to elect the directors who will determine the future of our organization. This is a fundamental privilege for our voting members.  Each year, dedicated individuals step up to participate in … Read more »

Interview with Jim Flinn, FCAS, Head of Risk & Chief Actuary, Breach Insurance

Jim Flinn, FCAS, MAAA is the Head of Risk & Chief Actuary at the InsurTech startup Breach Insurance, where they are building a full stack insurance carrier to serve the growing crypto and blockchain industry. Jim spent nearly 20 years in the traditional insurance space at established carriers before taking the leap into the world … Read more »

Actuaries in Tech Feature: Aaron Wright

Interview with Aaron Wright, FCAS, director of strategy, Earnix. What is your current role?  I am the director of strategy at Earnix, the premier provider of mission-critical solutions that transform how global insurers are run.  Utilizing my insurance expertise, I set company strategy and work with global insurance companies to modernize their insurance technology stack.   … Read more »

An Asian American Heritage Month Message from SANA, South Asian Network of Actuaries 

An Asian American Heritage Month Message from SANA, South Asian Network of Actuaries  Authored by: Neel Patel, ACAS, Actuary at Liberty Mutual Insurance   May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, during which we celebrate the rich history and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Accordingly, we at SANA … Read more »