The Actuarial Review
THE NEWSLETTER OF THE CASUALTY ACTUARIAL SOCIETY · VOL. 36, NO. 3 · August 2009

From The President: On the Road to…   —John J. Kollar—One of the key functions of the president, and to a lesser extent the president-elect, is representing the CAS at the senior level with counterparts at other actuarial organizations. This can involve substantial travel, and phone calls at odd hours.  Continued...

Opinion: PDR Opinions: Not “Why” but “Why Not?”   —Ken Quintilian—Last year I wrote an article on the Premium Deficiency Reserve (PDR) and how much actuaries could bring to the table in estimating its value. I favor the establishment of a formal opinion for this reserve.  Continued...

CAS to Award the ERM Designation CERA   —The CAS Board approved the recommendation to adopt the Global ERM Designation, CERA, during a special board teleconference held on June 23.  Continued...

Random Sampler: “May you live in interesting times”   —Roger M. Hayne—Although often quoted as a curse, the title of this column is music to an actuary’s ears.  Continued...

CAS Quinquennial Membership Survey Results    Continued...

In My Opinion: No “Dumbing Down” Allowed—Asset Allocation Effectively Explains Key Concepts   — Paul Lacko — I have not finished the book, but I already want to recommend it to you.  Continued...

CAS Launches Online University   —According to the results of the recent CAS Quinquennial Membership Survey, members want access to convenient and inexpensive continuing education.  Continued...


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