Committees & Working Parties

CAS research volunteers advance actuarial knowledge to better equip actuaries for today’s challenges.

Research & Development Working Groups

CAS Research Working Groups and Task Forces play a critical role in advancing actuarial science through identifying research topics, reviewing proposals and papers, working with researchers and making recommendations. This work contributes to the growing body of research that will support actuaries in their day-to-day functions, offer novel approaches to problem solving and address current issues.

The CAS has four main research working groups along with task forces addressing special topics that include climate risk, research grants, race and insurance pricing and the actuaries climate index (ACI). For more information, please contact Annmarie Geddes Baribeau, research manager at or Elizabeth Smith, director of publications and research at

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.

Online Communities of Interest

Started in early 2018, online research communities of interest allow members and interested actuaries to participate in real-time dialogue on topics related to the community. Ideas that originate from the community of interest may lead to new research projects. The platform for our communities of interest is the CAS online community (requires login).

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 risk management and establish leading risk management techniques.

Committee Resources
Find resources to conduct committee business.