Casualty Actuarial Society


Research & Development Committees, Subcommittees and Working Parties

Find descriptions and rosters of all research-related groups in which CAS members volunteer. CAS has committees on such varied topics as reserving, ratemaking, risk, data management, and climate change.

Research & Development Committees

Committees are important to the future of CAS. Run by volunteers, they help further the development and dissemination of information in their area of expertise; monitor similar organizations, professional developments and regulatory activities; and sponsor panels, seminars or other professional education opportunities.

Working Parties and Task Forces

Working Parties and Task Forces are formed, usually under the guidance of a Research Committee, with the specific charge to produce a research product or solve a research goal in a specified timeframe to help the CAS address long-standing research problems. The end result of a Working Party is often a written research paper or possible demonstration software.

Recently, more member-driven Working Parties that work independently from the standard committee structure have been started. These result from ideas submitted by members at CAS meetings and seminars and are expected to complete their charge within one or two years of implementation. These Working Parties are designated below by the meeting/seminar at which they started.

Joint Research Committees and Groups

Joint Risk Management Section

The Society of Actuaries (SOA), Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) jointly sponsor the Risk Management Section. The purpose of the Risk Management Section is to further the education and research in the area of risk management and establish leading risk management techniques.

The North American Actuarial Council Collaborative Research Group

Formed in 2009, the North American Actuarial Council (NAAC) Collaborative Research Group works to coordinate and partner on important research activities among these North American actuarial organizations: the CAS, SOA, the Academy, CIA, Conference of Consulting Actuaries, Actuarial Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, the Asociación Mexicana de Actuarios, the Asociación Mexicana de Actuarios Consultores and the Colegio Nacional de Actuarios of Mexico.