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Your Institute
By Simon Curtis, FCIA
CIA President

The CIA is constantly working to represent Canada’s actuarial profession on the global stage. In its interactions with other countries’ associations, the Institute faces a number of challenges and opportunities. Here is a look at some of the current international topics under discussion.

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Spotlight
By Stuart Wason, FCIA
Increasing awareness of the actuarial function creates a number of challenges and opportunities for actuaries. For many of them, providing independent oversight is an important part of their work, and here an expert explains why it matters so much.


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MOVERS AND SHAKERS
In just a few years, mobile software applications (or "apps") have become a common-place feature of the business world. But given the sheer variety available, how do you separate the time-savers from the time-wasters? One group of actuaries believes it has the answer.



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Institute News
Enterprise risk management (ERM) is becoming an increasingly popular concept, but it is not without challenges. Here, in the latest in our series looking at ERM practitioners, Sim Segal explains why it is so important—and how actuaries can play a central role.



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For many actuaries, passing their exams and qualifying is enough. But others want to take their education further and perhaps pursue non-traditional interests. Neil Zheng is one of them, and here he explains why he has returned to the classroom.
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Each month we give Canada's actuaries an opportunity to highlight recent career moves, promotions and other achievements.
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THIS MONTH'S PUBLICATIONS
The following announcements were sent to the CIA Announcements Listserver during October 2012.
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Calendar of Events
The Calendar of Events provides information on all the CIA's upcoming meetings and webcasts.
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Board and Council Updates
The Board and Council Updates provide the latest information on the CIA's committee and task force members.
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