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VOL 44, NO 3- MAY-JUNE 2017

Published by the Casualty Actuarial Society

Inside this Issue

Cyber Quandary: How Predictive is the Past When Future Risk is Unfathomably Dynamic?
By Annmaries Geddes Baribeau
Cyber insurance actuaries face a challenging reality. While claims data availability is growing, relying on past information to predict future losses is just not enough. As the burgeoning cyber insurance market, emerging cyber vulnerabilities and unfathomable risk continue, actuaries are charting new territories to help insurers confidently write coverage.

Professional Insights: Darwinian Theory Meets Insurance Analytics
By Jim Lynch
"Survival of the Fittest" is a familiar phrase in biology, but actuaries at the Casualty Actuarial Society's Ratemaking and Product Management seminar in March got a lesson in how to let Darwin's theory improve insurance analytical practices.

President's Message: Research in a World of Change
By Nancy Braithwaite
Continuing the theme of change from my last column, it's a good time to talk about how the CAS's research efforts fit in to the overall picture.

Editor's Note: Building a Legacy
By Elizabeth Smith
Grover Edie's "In My Opinion" column got me thinking about legacies. Many of us have children and some of us have built businesses or created art. These and others are all fine accomplishments, but they are not out of the ordinary.

Special Feature in this Issue

2017 CAS Predictive Analytics Marketplace

  • Do Your Data Analytics Team Members Speak the Same Language?
  • The CAS Institute Grants Its First Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics (CSPA) Credentials
  • How Can Insurers Find Real Value in Their Predictive Models?
  • Predictive Analytics: What's Next?
  • Added Values: Breathe Life into P&C Projections
  • Predictive Analytics Providers Directory

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