Registration Open for Student Central Webinar: Catastrophe Modeling

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Registration Now Open!
Student Central Webinar: Catastrophe Modeling
October 18, 2016
2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

The CAS is excited to host a webinar for Student Central members on catastrophe modeling, an increasingly prevalent discipline for actuaries. The goal of this webinar is to help you understand the fundamentals of catastrophe modeling, how cat models work, and why they are more appropriate than relying on historical data to predict future losses due to catastrophes. 

In this 60-minute session, Shawna Ackerman, FCAS, MAAA, Chief Actuary for the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) will share her thoughts and experiences on:

  1. What is catastrophe modeling? How does it impact the actuarial profession?
  2. How to learn catastrophe modeling and what things to focus on 
  3. How the next generation of actuaries will push the world forward

The duration of the webinar is 1 hour including time for Q&A.

Online Registration

Registration is free and open to CAS Student Central members. You will be able to attend the webinar from anywhere that you have internet access.

Webinar Presenter

Shawna Ackerman, FCAS, MAAA, Chief Actuary, California Earthquake Authority

Shawna Ackerman is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (AAA). She currently serves as the Vice President, Casualty Practice Council for the AAA. She has previously served on the CAS Board of Directors and as Co-Chair of the AAA Extreme Events committee. She is the chairperson of the Actuarial Standards Board, Catastrophe Modeling Task Force, which is charged with drafting the actuarial standards of practice for using catastrophe models in actuarial work.

Shawna is currently the Chief Actuary for the California Earthquake Authority (CEA.) Prior to joining the CEA in 2010, she was a Principal and Consultant with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc., in San Francisco, California. At Pinnacle she provided litigation support and expert witness testimony to insurance companies and financial institutions and provided reserving, legislative costing, pricing, and product development support to numerous clients. She began her insurance career at the California Department of Insurance.