Archive of 2017

12Dec2017
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Listening Tour Canada in Québec City

En français by Ben Marshall The most recent meeting of the Society of Actuaries’ (SOA’s) Listening Tour Canada was held at the Hôtel Château Laurier in Québec City in early October. Th

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12Dec2017
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OSFI’s New Life Insurance Framework: A Template for Capital Frameworks Around the World

En français by Lisa Peterson and Ben Marshall The Canadian financial services industry is recognized around the world for the strength of its risk and capital management practices. Most notably,

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12Dec2017
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Canadian Actuaries in Light of the Recent Spate of Hurricanes

En français by Ben Marshall An important axiom of proper risk management is that “there should be no surprises.” [1] That is, the nature of a firm’s risk exposures must be contemplated ac

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Spotlight on Marsha Bera-Morris

By Efua Mantey During the recent Annual Meeting of the International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA) held in D.C., I had the honor of meeting with Marsha Bera-Morris, the first black woman to

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07Sep2017
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SOA Blog
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Canada
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ERM Lessons from the Masters—the Canadian Perspective

En français by Max J. Rudolph Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.                                                                  

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07Sep2017
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Looking to the Future: An Interview with Victor Wang, ASNA President 2017/2018

En français On its website, the Actuarial Students’ National Association (ASNA) states that its primary mission is to “inspire and educate the next generation of actuarial leaders through a wi

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07Sep2017
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Experiments and Course Corrections as Ways of Living, with an SOA Canadian Illustration

En français by Ben Marshall Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in his Journals * "All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." His words are an important reminder for us to not on

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20Jun2017
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SOA Blog
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Actuarial Science, Global, Health care
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Networking with Latino Actuaries

Recently the Society of Actuaries (SOA) co-hosted an event with the Organization of Latino Actuaries in Hollywood, Florida. It was held the evening of June 13 after the 2017 SOA Health Meeting. SOA

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20Jun2017
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Canadian Listening Tours

En français   Listening Tour Canada continued with three more events this spring. The first took place at the March 28 session of the Independent Actuaries Network (IAN) in Milton, Ontario

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20Jun2017
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A Primer on Canadian Health Care

En français by Ella Young As is somewhat common with most of the world’s developed countries, Canada treats health care as a resource for all, regardless of ability to pay. Over the past one-an

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