The Casualty Actuarial Society is a professional organization whose purpose is the advancement of the body of knowledge of actuarial science applied to property, casualty, and similar risk exposures.
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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
Posted in Communications.
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
Posted in Diversity.
Eliminating the Penalty for Incorrect Responses
Eliminating the Penalty for Incorrect Responses Authored by: Carrie Cross, CAS, Chad Buckendahl & Susan Davis-Becker, ACS Ventures, LLC One of the concerns about multiple choice questions is that candidates can randomly guess and get a correct response. Although true in theory, well-constructed multiple choice questions include a correct response and alternative response options, often … Read more
CAS & Abacus Actuaries: Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month Feature
Abacus Actuaries AAPI Interview with CAS Candidate, Kevin Shin How did you get into the actuarial profession? My high school friend, who is also an actuary, knew I liked math and recommended I apply for actuarial science as my major. Originally, I wanted to become a high school math teacher, but after doing some research … Read more
Posted in Diversity, International and tagged asia, asian actuary, Asian American, diversity, Pacific Islander.
Be An Actuary Month: A Shining Example of Staff, Volunteer and Partner Collaboration
Originally featured in the March-April 2022 issue of AR Interview with CAS President, Kathy Antonello This interview is focused on one, action-packed month, but members should know that our efforts to reach students and career changers has been a long-term, multi-year project. The CAS is fortunate to have vital programs in place to promote the … Read more
National Volunteer Week – Why I Volunteer for the CAS
As a member of the CAS (Casualty Actuarial Society) for over 20 years, during National Volunteer Week, I am thinking of how the success of our organization depends greatly on the thousands of volunteers (and members of the CAS staff) that contribute to the CAS. For the past 10 years, I have been volunteering on … Read more
CAS & NAWA Highlight Two Inspiring Female Actuaries
As we celebrate Women’s History Month in March, the Casualty Actuarial Society and the Network of Actuarial Women and Allies interviewed Julie Joyce, FCAS, senior vice president and chief corporate actuary at Travelers and Janet Lindstrom, FCAS, executive vice president and chief transformation officer for Arch Insurance North America. Thank you, Julie, and Janet, for … Read more
CAS Women’s History Month- Profiling Marcela Granados
Marcela Granados, FCAS, CSPA, has been a long-time supporter of the actuarial profession. She started her actuarial career within the insurance industry, then moved to consulting before finally joining Databricks, a data and AI company, as their global head of insurance. Marcela was raised in Mexico City, but she was born in the United States … Read more
Black History Month – Highlighting CAS Community Voices
February is National Black History Month – a month honoring the contributions and legacy of Black people throughout U.S. history. To celebrate, the CAS ran the BHMxCAS campaign, sharing special features and stories on our LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter platforms using the hashtag #BHMxCAS. Below we are sharing some highlights from three Black History … Read more