The Society of Actuaries (SOA) is dedicated to advancing education and research for the actuarial profession. As part of its mission, the SOA recognizes the importance of partnering with colleges and universities to help develop future actuaries. With this in mind, the SOA’s Research Department is holding a
Student Research Case Study Challenge, which provides an opportunity for teams of students to apply their actuarial skills on a real world problem. The 2019 Society of Actuaries Student Research Case Study Challenge will be released on Friday, January 25, 2019. This page will be updated as we get closer to the release of the case study on Friday, January 25, 2019.
Over the course of eight weeks, teams of up to five students will research a case study situation, conduct actuarial analysis, formulate solutions, and present recommendations. The work will require a team approach to identify issues and organize priorities. The team will need to understand and select from
potential data sources, develop models with appropriate accuracy metrics, summarize relevant results, and then present recommendations in a written format. Teams are encouraged to seek guidance from a faculty advisor to assist them in their overall approach. Teams can look forward to showcasing their
creativity while building synergies within an actuarial setting.
2019 Society of Actuaries Student Research Case Study Challenge Rules
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