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Category Archives: International
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.
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
Posted in International.
Highlights from the March 2020 CAS Board of Directors Meeting
Originally scheduled as an in-person meeting, the CAS Board quickly pivoted in light of growing travel restrictions to gather virtually on March 17 and continue our work on the strategic priorities of the CAS. Before I summarize the highlights from our meeting, I wanted to acknowledge and compliment the nimbleness of the CAS staff, Board, … Read more
Actuaries Abroad in Israel
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
Posted in Events, International.
Expectations for the CAS for 2019: My Presidential Goals
It is a tremendous honor to become the new President of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS). Last year brought several special challenges for the CAS. With lots of hard work from hundreds of volunteers we surmounted those issues and emerged stronger than ever. The CAS continues to be the premier educator of property casualty actuaries … 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
Posted in From the President, International.
CAS Actuaries Abroad
While the majority of CAS members are based in the United States, our members can be found all across the globe. We sat down with one of our members living abroad to see what it’s like working and living across the pond. Yvonne Palm is a Fellow of the CAS and Senior Actuary at Travelers … Read more
Posted in International and tagged ifoa, London, Working Abroad.
Exploring the Actuarial Profession in Latin America
Last week I attended the IAA (International Actuarial Association) Actuarial Regional Seminar in Latin America, which was held in Santiago, Chile. The Chilean actuarial society (Instituto de Actuarios Matematicos de Chile) is an Associate member of the IAA, and I was joined at the seminar by over 100 international actuarial professionals from countries such as … Read more
Posted in International and tagged Actuarial Regional Seminar, Chile, IAA, Latin America, Solvency II, WHO, World Bank, World Health Organization.