Actuarial News Roundup

What’s made headlines in the actuarial field recently?

The SOA held its 2015 Annual Meeting in Austin, TX last month. The Society swore in a new President, Craig Reynolds. Follow him on Twitter and read his speech here! You can also view photos from the Meeting if you missed it.

Give an update for scholarships to the new blog. All the scholarships

The CAS is offering a Student Program at this year’s upcoming annual meeting in Philadelphia. On November 17th, members of CAS Student Central will be able to participate in a free one-day program! Students who register in advance will have the opportunity to network, participate in sessions and be mentored by CAS members. For students and CAS members who can’t attend the meeting, the CAS will offer an interactive Live Stream of the event.

The Actuary Magazine addressed the question of why people still ask what actuaries do.

The new issue of the Actuarial Review addresses the risk factors of driverless cars.

The American Academy of Actuaries has designed a game that explores options for Social Security reform and challenges our ideas of how to solve Social Security’s financial problems.

An article in the Digital Energy Journal explores how actuarial science could offer opportunities to better understand risk in the oil and gas industry.

On the lighter side, a lifestyle writer for the LA Times said an actuary told him that his wife was likely to be his cause of death? Yikes!