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.
- Climate Change Committee
- Hachemeister and Michelbacher Prizes Committee
- Ratemaking Committee
- Reinsurance Research Committee
- Reserves Committee
- Risk Committee
- Applying MCMC Estimation to Actuarial Problems
- General Research
- Open-Source Software
- Predictive Modeling Research
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
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.