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Actuarial focus on mitigating climate risks and adapting to change

As the Actuaries Climate Index and other climate-related measurements continue to tick upwards, the question is what do we do with these data? Are Canada and the provinces putting enough effort towards adapting our infrastructure to the potential consequences of climate change? How can Canadian actuaries get more involved in climate-related risk management and apply their expertise to the...

Researchers’ attempt to analyze the efficacy of PfADs implemented by Canadian pension jurisdictions

Pension stakeholders, including the CIA, have had concerns about the lack of harmonized regulatory processes across Canada for many years. Canada has moved to a new funding regime for defined benefit (DB) pension plans aimed at strengthening the going concern funding requirement through the addition of a funding margin, known as the provision for adverse deviations, or PfAD. Jurisdictions across...

COVID-19 and the oil shock: the case for a black swan event

This article originally appeared on the CIA COVID-19 Hub. By Terence Narine, FCIA The content of this article should not be construed as an actuarial opinion or guidance on actuarial work. I do not have experience in some of the practice areas mentioned in this article, so my comments are made from the perspective of someone outside these areas. A black swan event can be viewed like the 1-in-200...

COVID-19 Statistics and Analysis – Eckler and QED Actuaries and Consultants

This article originally appeared on the CIA COVID-19 Hub. Eckler and QED Actuaries and Consultants have developed a report that summarizes statistics on the COVID-19 pandemic. This report will be updated as frequently as daily, and the CIA will provide access to the latest version through the COVID-19 Hub under Links and Resources.  Working with publicly available data, the...

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