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The summer of 2020 brought race into the national conversation like no time in the recent past. The acknowledgement of systemic racism as a persistent and pernicious problem led individuals and businesses alike to rethink their practices. The same is true for actuaries and the insurance industry, with the NAIC forming its Special Committee on Race and Insurance, … Read more
The 2019 CAS Spring Meeting in New Orleans has just concluded! As expected, it was a great meeting with tremendous presentations on a wide variety of topics. The CAS offered lots of opportunity to learn, discuss, and expand your knowledge while earning CE credits. The CAS also recognized 60 new Fellows and 253 new Associates. … Read more
This past December, Melissa Boudreau, FCAS, and I had the opportunity to present at the Israel Association of Actuaries (ILAA) seminar, “Changing the Actuarial Mindset.” This participation aligned well with Jim Christie’s 2019 goals for the CAS, specifically goals #4 (Represent the CAS by speaking at events and highlighting that the CAS is the gold … Read more
I recently coordinated the CAS Course on Professionalism (COP) in Orlando for 117 candidates who are approaching their Associateship designation. Another 120 candidates attended a recent course in Las Vegas and 75 soon will be attending our Canadian course in Montreal. In total, nearly 600 candidates will have taken the course in 2018. The Course … Read more
I just returned from another great CAS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, and I wanted to share my top 5 most memorable moments: Welcoming New Members – One of the most important features of any Annual Meeting is the induction of the new members. At this meeting, we had 244 new Associates and 241 new … Read more