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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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.
Access Resources to Advance Your Technical Skills
Big Data has officially arrived, and it’s changing the way business works, including actuarial science, wrote David Zornek, an actuarial consultant at Oliver Wyman, in the most recent issue of the Actuarial Review. Zornek, who is also a candidate representative to the CAS Candidate Liaison Committee, highlighted a variety of resources that actuaries can use … Read more
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.
Considerations for the Casualty Actuarial Profession in 2015
Thanks to all who posted comments about challenges over the last year. For review of the many responses that showed up on the CAS website I recommend you view the CAS Risk Management Committee’s (RMC) two previous blog posts: Challenges to the Actuarial Profession in 2014 and Threats to the Actuarial Profession (written in 2012). … Read more
Posted in Communications, Future of the Profession, Risk Management and tagged actuary, Actuary Job, CAS, Casualty Actuarial Society, Data Scientist, Risk Management.
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
Collaboration with Competitors — What Do We Stand to Gain? What Might We Lose?
Whether we like it or not, the environment for the Casualty Actuarial Society and its members is changing. One might paint different pictures of these environmental changes. One picture might be a major paradigm shift for the CAS that drives innovation and excellence. Another picture might be an evolution of our actuarial profession and the … Read more
Posted in Communications, From the President and tagged actuarial community, Actuarial Review, actuary, Analytics, Big Data, CAS, Casualty Actuarial Society, collaboration, Competition, data analytics, data science.
CAS Centennial Projects Recognized for Excellence
For any organization, paying tribute to 100 years of history can seem a daunting task. It will come as no surprise that the celebration of the CAS’s centennial year – culminating in the CAS Centennial Celebration and Annual Meeting in New York in November – was decades in the making. Projects such as the CAS … Read more
Posted in CAS Centennial, Communications, Volunteerism and tagged CAS, Casualty Actuarial Society, Centennial, Communication, EXCEL Awards.
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
Driving Innovation: The CAS Accelerator
My agenda for the CAS has been focused on our future and living up to the aspirations of our current and future members, and our various supporters and constituents. We certainly have challenges: We work in an environment that is questioning traditional business models, is experimenting with new and transformative technologies, and is redefining the … Read more