Charles A. Hachemeister Prize

This prize was established in 1993 in recognition of Charles A. Hachemeister's many contributions to Actuarial Studies in Non-Life Insurance (ASTIN) and his efforts to establish a closer relationship between ASTIN and the CAS. ASTIN was created in 1957 as the first specialty section of the International Actuarial Association (IAA).
Papers published or presented in the calendar year prior to the award year are eligible for the prize, including:

  • Articles, workshop articles, and invited papers published in issues of the ASTIN Bulletin
  • Papers presented at the ASTIN Colloquium
  • International Actuarial Association Congress or Actuarial Approach for Financial Risks (AFIR) Colloquium papers

Papers will be judged by a specially appointed committee of the CAS.

In honor of Charles Hachemeister’s passion for connecting ASTIN’s primarily European-based membership to challenges faced by CAS members in North America, emphasis in selecting the prize-winning paper will be placed on the paper's impact for North American actuaries and practicality of application. If no paper is considered eligible in a given year, the award shall not be made. The committee's decision will be final.

The announcement of the award will be made annually at the CAS Spring or Annual Meeting.

The amount of the Charles A. Hachemeister Prize is currently $2,500.

Recipients of the Hachemeister Prize


Benjamin Avanzi, Yanfeng Li, Bernard Wong, Alan Xian
Ensemble distributional forecasting for insurance loss reserving


No Award


Suguru Fujita, Toyoto Tanaka, Kenji Kondo, and Hirokazu Iwasawa
AGLM: A Hybrid Modeling Method of GLM and Data Science Techniques


Ronald Richman
AI in Actuarial Science


IFoA/CAS International Pricing Working Party
Analyzing the Disconnect Between the Reinsurance Submission and Global Underwriters’ Needs


Glenn Myers
A Cost of Capital Risk Margin Formula For Non-Life Insurance Liabilities


Peng Shi and Kun Shi
Territorial Risk Classification Using Spatially Dependent Frequency-Severity Models


Benjamin Avanzi, Greg Taylor, and Bernard Wong
Correlations Between Insurance Lines of Business: An Illusion or a Real Phenomenon? Some Methodological Considerations


Anas Abdallah, Jean-Philippe Boucher, and Hélène Cossette
Modeling Dependence between Loss Triangles with Hierarchical Archimedean Copulas


George H. Zanjani and Daniel Bauer
The Marginal Cost of Risk in a Multi-Period Risk Model


Michael Fackler
Reinventing Pareto: Fits for Both Small and Large Losses


Christophe Dutang, Stéphane Loisel, and Hansjoerg Albrecher
A Game-Theoretic Approach to Non-Life Insurance Markets


Yichun Chi and Ken Seng Tan
Optimal Reinsurance Under VaR and CVaR Risk Measures: A Simplified Approach


Robert S. Miccolis and David E. Heppen
A Practical Approach to Risk Margins and the Measurement of Insurance Liabilities for Property and Casualty (General Insurance) under Developing International Financial Reporting Standards


Edward W. Frees, Peng Shi, and Emiliano A. Valdez
Actuarial Applications of a Hierarchical Insurance Claims Model


Thomas Mack
The Prediction Error of Bornhuetter/Ferguson


Thomas Wright
A General Framework for Forecasting Numbers of Claims


Emmanuel Bardis, Christina Gwilliam, Stephen P. Lowe, and Atul Malhotra
Considerations Regarding Standards of Materiality in Estimates of Outstanding Liabilities


William H. Panning,
Measuring Loss Reserve Uncertainty


Jon Holtan,
"Pragmatic Insurance Option Pricing"


Donald F. Mango,
"Capital Consumption: An Alternative Method for Pricing Reinsurance"


Shaun S. Wang,
"A Universal Framework for Pricing Financial and Insurance Risks"


Nicholas E. Frangos and Spyridon D. Vrontos,
"Design of Optimal Bonus-Malus Systems with a Frequency and a Severity Component on an Individual Basis in Automobile Insurance"


Morton Lane
Pricing Risk Transfer Transactions


Uwe Schmock,
"Estimating the Value of the WinCAT Coupons of the Winterthur Insurance Convertible Bond: A Study of the Model Risk"


No Award


James A. Tilley,
"The Securitization of Catastrophic Property Risks"


Stephen P. Lowe and James N. Stanard,
"An Integrated Dynamic Financial Analysis and Decision Support System for a Property Catastropher Reinsurer"


Gregory C. Taylor,
"Modeling Mortgage Insurance Claims Experience: A Case Study"


Michel Laparra, Isabelle Lion, and Christian Partrat,
"Design and Analysis of Market Prices Indices for the U.S. Natural Catastrophe Excess Reinsurance Treaties"


Dr. Thomas Mack,
"Which Stochastic Model is Underlying the Chain Ladder Method?"