ASNA/ANÉA Celebrates Its Fifteenth Anniversary

By Sheldon Liu, University of Manitoba ASNA Delegate

The Actuarial Students' National Association/Association Nationale Des Étudiants en Actuariat (ASNA/ANÉA) will celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of its annual convention January 9-11, 2004, at the Hilton Toronto in Toronto, Ontario. The central theme of the convention will be "Traditional and Emerging Actuarial Fields: A Guide Through the Market." Presentations will focus on fields such as Asset and Liability Management, investment consulting, emerging markets, and Mergers and Acquisitions. The current view of the job market in light of the recent mergers in the insurance sector will also be discussed.

The ASNA/ANÉA Convention will be hosted by the University of Toronto with the help of the University of Waterloo and the University of Western Ontario. The convention is open to all actuarial students, including those outside Canada.

In 1989, ASNA/ANÉA was created to connect actuarial students across Canada and to act as a means of representing these students to the Casualty Actuarial Society, the Society of Actuaries, and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. Today, the association has members in ten Canadian universities and plans to expand in the future.

For information on ASNA/ANÉA or the convention, visit the ASNA/ANÉA Web Site at, or contact Sheldon Liu of the ASNA/ANÉA CAS Committee at