June 2018

GI PD Opportunities Update

The following is a listing of recent and upcoming professional development (PD) opportunities with significant GI relevant content.

Recent SOA sponsored PD relevant to GI included:

  • Advanced Business Analytics, March 27–29, 2018
  • 2018 ERM Symposium, April 19–20, 2018
  • Economic Scenario Generation for the Practitioner Seminar, May 6, 2018
  • Practical Predictive Analytics Seminar, May 9, 2018
  • Python Boot Camp for Actuaries, May 22–23, 2018
  • Asia-Pacific Annual Symposium, May 24–25, 2018
  • SimErgy ERM Boot Camp, June 11–12, 2018

Upcoming SOA sponsored PD with topics relevant to GI include:

  • 2018 Actuarial Research Conference (London, ON, Canada), Aug. 8–11, 2018
  • Predictive Analytics Seminar—Malaysia, Aug. 27, 2018
  • Predictive Analytics Seminar—Hong Kong, Aug. 29, 2018
  • Predictive Analytics Seminar—Taiwan, Aug. 31, 2018
  • Predictive Analytics Symposium (Minneapolis, Minn.), Sept. 20–21, 2018
  • SOA Annual Meeting & Exhibit (Nashville, Tenn.), Oct. 14–17, 2018
  • Advanced Business Analytics (Chicago, Ill.), Dec. 12–14, 2018

For the 2018 SOA Annual Meeting & Exhibit in Nashville, Tenn., there is a full slate of GI specific/relevant sessions planned. GI specific/relevant sessions will include sessions with the following topics:

  • Autonomous vehicles and loss cost trends
  • Natural catastrophe protection in Latin America
  • Results of survey on emerging risks
  • Artificial intelligence
  • IFRS 17
  • Swiss Standard Solvency Model
  • Emerging technology/business-led automation
  • Innovation in automobile insurance
  • Pet insurance

The SOA also offers E-Courses and webcast recordings for PD. Some of these are relevant to GI, such as:

  • Applications of Statistical Techniques for Professional Development E-Course
  • Enterprise Risk Management E-Course
  • Insurance Analytics with Machine Learning: A Primer for Actuaries Webcast Recording

We are also in the planning stages for a webcast in July on the future of mobility with autonomous vehicles.

In addition to offerings from the SOA, there are plenty of GI PD opportunities from other sources. For example:

  • In April, the European Actuarial Academy held the seminar, “Loss Reserving in Property and Casualty.”
  • In May, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries hosted the IFOA Asia Conference.
  • At the end of May, the Singapore Actuarial Society held the General Insurance Conference.
  • In June, the IAA is holding the International Congress of Actuaries in Berlin, Germany. Also in June, the European Actuarial Academy is presenting a seminar in Milan, Italy on “The Actuarial Control Cycle—Traditional and New Applications in Case Studies,” and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries is holding its Annual Meeting.
  • In September, The Canadian Institute of Actuaries is holding the “Seminar for the Appointed Actuary” and the Actuarial Society of Hong Kong is holding the Asian Actuarial Conference.
  • In November, the Institute of Actuaries of Australia is holding the General Insurance Seminar in Sydney, NSW, Australia.