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Reflections from the CAS Staff Actuary: The First Two Weeks
It is a real and sincere honor to be the CAS’s first staff actuary. The creation of such a position has been considered and discussed over the years, but only last year did the CAS Board vote to formally implement it – and only last month, in mid-January, did the position actually begin. While it has … Read more
Posted in General and tagged actuary, Actuary profession, CAS, Casualty Actuarial Society.
First CAS Interactive Live Stream Event a Resounding Success
This year, the Casualty Actuarial Society introduced live streaming to our professional education events. The live streaming format was piloted at the 2015 Casualty Loss Reserves Seminar (CLRS) in Atlanta, GA. The program streamed a keynote address and four concurrent sessions as they happened at the seminar. The pilot was a resounding success and will … Read more
Posted in Professional Education and tagged actuary, Actuary profession, CAS, Casualty Actuarial Society, CLRS, Live Stream Event.
#CAStyourballot – Vote in the CAS Elections
Did you know: Only one-third of all eligible voters cast a ballot each year in the CAS elections? This year, with only two weeks to go, just 20% have voted. As an organization, I am confident that we can do better. And I know our voters like a good challenge. After all, we all took … Read more
Posted in Communications, Future of the Profession and tagged actuary, Actuary profession, CAS, CAS Board of Directors, CAS Elections, Casualty Actuarial Society.
U.S. Wins Math Olympiad for First Time in 21 Years – Team Proudly Supported by the CAS
For the first time in 21 years, the United States won one of the most intensive math competitions in the world, the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). Teams of high school students from over 100 countries and seven continents participated in the 56th annual competition, held in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Over two days in July, a … Read more
Why Should the CAS Exist?
At a CAS Board meeting last August, Board Member Jessica Leong posed a strategic question: “Why does the CAS exist?” Leong told the Board about author Simon Sinek’s TED Talk inspired by his book, “Start with Why.” Sinek observes how successful organizations communicate and sell themselves and believes that many organizations communicate in questions in … Read more
Video: What Advice Would You Give to Yourself as a Young Actuary?
Pursuing a career as an actuary is a challenging and rewarding road, requiring a commitment to passing a rigorous set of examinations to achieve CAS credentials while working full-time. After years of experience in the profession, members may reflect upon the advice that they wish they were given during the early stages of their career. … Read more
A Successful Year for the Continuing Education Review
The Continuing Education Compliance Committee (CECC) has completed the 2014 Continuing Education review and is happy to report that all members selected for review either met or exceeded the requirements! This year, about 1% of membership was randomly selected for review, which is about 70 members. The members of the Executive Council and Board of … Read more
Posted in Communications, Professional Education, Volunteerism and tagged Actuary profession, CAS members, Communication, Continuing Education.
How to Run for the Board of the CAS if You are Young and Unafraid
I think that we need more young people on the Board of the CAS. The Board demographics should mimic the membership demographics – after all, we are representing you, and your point of view. We have a lot of young members, never mind our other large body of stakeholders: our candidates. This isn’t reflected at … Read more
Posted in Communications, Future of the Profession and tagged Actuary profession, CAS Board of Directors, Communication, Volunteerism.
Think Like a Futurist
We’ll have many things to celebrate at the CAS Centennial Celebration and Annual Meeting, scheduled for November 9-11 in New York City. Since our founding in 1914, the CAS has developed into an organization whose credentials are the most highly respected in the property/casualty actuarial profession. However, in order to maintain our leading position, we … Read more
Posted in CAS Centennial, Communications, Future of the Profession and tagged Actuary profession, Centennial, Communication, Future, Jack Uldrich.
Blue Sky Ideas Wanted
In a little over six months, we will be celebrating the CAS Centennial—100 Years of Expertise, Insight and Solutions! We have much to celebrate! As the only actuarial organization in the world exclusively devoted to property-casualty risks, the CAS is—and will continue to be—in a strong position. Our market is dynamic and growing. Opportunities abound! … Read more
Posted in Future of the Profession and tagged Actuary profession, Next Big Thing.