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Attendees Select the Best Session at the 2010 Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar

10/06/2010 —

A User’s Guide to Writing a Good Actuarial Report was voted the “Best Session” at the recent 2010 Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar (CLRS), held September 20-21 at Disney's Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Session panelists Nicole Elliott, Texas Department of Insurance, Joseph Herbers, Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc., and Mary D. Miller, Ohio Department of Insurance will each receive a Kindle Wireless Reading Device for their efforts in producing a top-notch educational session as voted on by Seminar attendees.

If you could not attend the CLRS, or if you attended the Seminar and missed this session, the session recording is now available through the University of CAS, along with other CLRS sessions. Access to sessions is free for attendees; non-attendees can purchase individual sessions for $25 per session or $149 for all of the CLRS sessions. Visit the University of CAS for more details.

Ronald Bornhuetter Loss Reserve Prize

The 2010 winner of the Ronald Bornhuetter Loss Reserve Prize was also announced at CLRS. The award is made to the authors of the best paper submitted in response to a call for papers regarding reserves, whenever the program is conducted by the CAS Committee on Reserves. Papers are judged by a specially appointed review committee on the basis of originality of ideas, clarity of presentation, contribution to the literature on loss reserving, and thoroughness of analysis. The 2010 winners are Tapio Boles and Andy Staudt of Towers Watson for their paper On the Accuracy of Loss Reserving Methodology. The paper is available in the 2010 Fall E-Forum and the audio recording of the presentation of the paper at CLRS is available at no cost on the CAS Web Site.

2010 CLRS Exhibitor Raffle

Finally, the winner of the 2010 CLRS Exhibitor Raffle is Thomas Hartl. Mr. Hartl visited each of the CLRS table-top exhibits, spoke with the exhibitors and had them initial his raffle form, and submitted the form by the conclusion of the Seminar. Mr. Hartl will receive a Kindle Wireless Reading Device as the winner of the raffle.

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