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Opportunities & Open Calls

Calls for Papers
The Casualty Actuarial Society, in conjunction with the CAS Monograph Committee, is pleased to extend a call for monographs on the topic of Claim Inflation (often commonly referred to simply as “Trend”). The purpose of this call is to develop a source of literature with emphasis on the educational and professional needs of actuaries to systematically and explicitly account for claim inflation with particular focus on its impact on P&C actuarial pricing and reserving.
We invite submission of research papers related to recent advances in probability modeling.
The CAS Reinsurance Research Committee is sponsoring a call for papers related to reinsurance. This program is…
Individual Grants Competition
The Society of Actuaries’ Committee on Knowledge Extension Research and the Casualty Actuarial Society announce the…
Requests for Proposals
The Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) and the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) are issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP).
The CAS Reinsurance Research Committee is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a research paper on wildfire.…
The CAS Reinsurance Research Committee is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop tools and methods for better credibility weighting between an experience indication and a complement for common excess and reinsurance lines.
Climate Change Resources
This repository of recent climate change-related research and professional education features papers, presentations, and recordings from CAS publications and meetings, as well as interviews and press related to the topic.
Actuaries Climate Index
The Actuaries Climate Index® (ACI) is an educational tool designed to help inform actuaries, public policymakers, and the general public about climate trends and some of the potential impacts of a changing climate on the United States and Canada.
Research Awards
Research Awards encompass a variety of casualty-property topics and are meant to highlight the best papers and other research produced by both CAS members, and actuarial journals.
Research Resources
Peruse useful databases, research topics by subject, and recommended readings.
Suggest a Research Idea
The CAS research committees are interested in your input to potential funded research projects.
Past Research Projects
This page includes past calls for papers, funded research projects, and working party/task force reports.

Loss Simulation Model and Documentation

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