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Join the CAS in Chicago for the CLRS!

Don’t miss your chance to earn up to 15 continuing education credits, network with other loss reserving professionals, and explore the heart of the windy city at this year’s Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar (CLRS), which will be held at the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile Hotel in downtown Chicago, IL on September 14-15.   

This year’s CLRS will feature many hands-on and interactive sessions including a variety of case-studies as well as a mock trial. Attendees are guaranteed to leave this year’s seminar better able to understand, evaluate, and manage risk.   

The CLRS is an opportunity to present and discuss significant loss reserving issues and their related financial reporting implications. The CAS, the American Academy of Actuaries, and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries have devised this year’s program to include a range of topics to interest professionals and students from a wide array of disciplines, including insurance, accounting, and risk management. Moreover, the seminar meets the continuing education needs of actuaries and other professionals whose responsibilities include loss reserving.   

With sessions offered in a variety of areas, CLRS attendees will get updates on current issues and learn new techniques. Featured topics include lines of business, financial reporting, variability and ranges, international issues, catastrophes and mass torts, reinsurance, professional development, and emerging issues. Some of the planned sessions include a general session titled “Performance Testing for Claim Reserves: How Robust Are Your Selected Methods?” which will present a performance testing methodology that can be used to evaluate the robustness of actuarial methods employed to ensure adequate claim reserves. A second general session titled “Dirty Data: Anathema to Best Estimates!” will examine both the prevalence of data quality issues and the significance of those issues.   

Additionally, the CLRS will offer basic and intermediate reserving sessions, which are primarily targeted to those attendees who are not members of the CAS. A variety of people, such as underwriters, agents, and brokers, can benefit immensely from these introductory sessions.   

Attendees at this year’s seminar can explore one of the top tourist cities in the country from the newly renovated Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile Hotel. Fresh from a multimillion dollar transformation, the hotel boasts contemporary surroundings and sophisticated amenities. Situated on Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile among world-class shopping, restaurants, and entertainment, it is within walking distance to the windy city’s top attractions, including Navy Pier, American Girl Place, Shedd Aquarium, Millennium Park, and Theater and Museum Districts. With the perfect combination of luxury and proximity, guests will undoubtedly enjoy the best that Chicago has to offer.   

Register now for this interactive opportunity to learn more about loss reserving!         
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Exhibit at the 2009 CLRS
The CLRS organizers encourage companies to exhibit their products and services to professionals who collect, compile and analyze data on loss reserving. This seminar will give exhibitors the opportunity to show how their products or services can help solve the loss reserve professional’s problems. To learn more about this opportunity, visit the CAS Web Site.

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