Last month the CAS participated in a webinar hosted by Canada’s Actuarial Students’ National Association (ASNA), on the topic of Excel and R for Actuaries. The webinar was presented by CAS members Derek Wong, FCAS, Analytics Senior Consultant at CNA Insurance and Brian Fannin, ACAS, CSPA, CAS Staff Actuary.
The presentation provided an overview of each software package and featured live demos of common uses and functions of each software that are most relevant to actuaries.
Check out the webinar recording available for viewing on the ASNA website, to expand your knowledge and sharpen your skills in Excel and R!
ASNA presents a monthly webinar series for actuarial students at its member universities. You can view the list of past webinar recordings hosted by ASNA. Since 2013, the CAS has participated as a sponsor of the ASNA Convention held annually each January. The CAS has also contributed two case studies for the ASNA Case Competitions held in conjunction with the convention. To learn more about ASNA, visit their website.
The CAS hosted its spring webinar for Student Central members on Predictive Analytics and Your Actuarial Career. The webinar provides information on how to leverage the data all around us in new ways. It was developed to provide an update on how to get started in predictive analytics using various steps, tools and resources.
The webinar recording is now available for viewing in the CAS Student Central Online Community.
Meghan Goldfarb, FCAS, MAAA, CPCU, CSPA, Research Manager at State Farm
Chris Gross, ACAS, MAAA, Founder of Gross Consulting
The latest issue of Future Fellows – March 2018 is now available.
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- CAS Revises Examination Discipline Policy
- Introducing PSI, Provider of CAS Remote Proctors
- Filling in the Blanks for Exam 5 TBE
- Technology-Based Examination Computer Requirements
- CAS Continues to Expand Use of Integrative Questions on Spring 2018 Exams
We are excited to announce that through a partnership with Gross Consulting, members of CAS Student Central are being granted exclusive access to predictive modeling software called Cognalysis MultiRate™. This software is described by Gross Consulting as “a powerful predictive modeling tool for actuaries, analysts, and others whose jobs depend on understanding predictive relationships in their data.”
This new complimentary resource is geared towards actuarial students interested in gaining practical hands-on experience by building their own predictive models! Why is this beneficial? “Predictive modeling is critically important to the insurance industry, and its use in the industry continues to expand across lines of business and across insurance company operations,” states Chris Gross, CEO of Gross Consulting. While becoming familiar working with predictive models, students will develop valuable skills that can be added to their resumes and incorporated into talking points during job interviews!
So how can students get started? CAS Student Central members can access the software via the Career Resources tab. There they will find the software available for download, along with a dataset pulled from the website Kaggle.com, and three videos that orient them on getting started with MultiRate, and interpreting MultiRate results. Not a CAS Student Central member yet? Join today to gain access to this valuable resource.