25Jul2016
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SOA Blog
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Actuarial Science, Asia

Recent SOA Events in Shanghai and Shenzhen

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) hosted member events  in Shenzhen on June 21 and in Shanghai on June 22. SOA members had an opportunity to network with colleagues and SOA staff. Senior actuaries who participated in the SOA / China Association of Actuaries executive training exchange program in the USA shared their thoughts and experiences.

Approximately 60 members attended the Shanghai event. Jessie Li, China lead representative, and Hans J. Wagner, FSA, participated as SOA representatives.

Shanghai main takeaways

  • Jessie Li, SOA China lead representative, gave the welcome speech and served as MC.
  • Hans J. Wagner, member of SOA China Committee, introduced the planning in 2016 and recent activities of SOA in China.
  • Lynn Lin, CRO of AIA China; Karry Xiang, corporate actuary of Hannover Re; Cathleen Yu, general manager of Actuarial Dep. of ICBC-AXA, shared their insights and experiences on US insurance market risk management, actuarial education, historical experiences and regulation.
  • The members showed their interest and enthusiasms to this event and participated actively in the communication.
  • Shirley Shao, CFO of AIA China, Chair of China Committee, summarized the whole event. She indicated that SOA will hold more membership events in China in the future and called on everyone’s participation!

The event in Shenzhen, southeastern China, had around 50 members (ASAs, FSAs and CERAs).

Shenzhen main takeaways

  • Jessie Li, SOA China lead representative, introduced the SOA 2016 planning and recent activities in China.
  • Cathleen Yu, general manager of ICBC-AXA Life actuarial Dep.; Henry Hu, Chief Actuary of AVIVO-COFCO Life, shared their insights and experiences on US insurance market risk management, actuarial education, historical experiences and regulation.
  • Lingling Wang, Deputy Chief Actuary of Pingan Group, based on her years of experiences, briefly introduced features of insurance markets in China and the US. She encouraged the younger generation to properly manage risk and promote innovation at the same time.
  • Ling Guan, Senior Executive of Funde Insurance, introduced the development of C-ROSS from creation to final implement in details. He shared his insights on the impact C-ROSS will bring and the inspiration companies will gain.

We would like to hear from you. Share your experiences and observations on the SOA Engage Community. The Member Community threads are available here for the Shanghai event and the Shenzhen event.

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