Casualty Actuarial Society

Committee on Reserves

RESNET Guidelines and Disclaimer

  1. Purpose
    The purpose of the list is to foster communications between those interested in casualty actuarial science. An email list is essentially an extension of face-to-face meetings, where people can ask each other for advice on casualty issues, the exam process, research topics, and other items of common interest. We encourage all subscribers to post requests for information, as well as helpful information related to the casualty actuarial profession. This list is for the open discussion of issues relating to casualty actuarial science.
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