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Your Institute
By Simon Curtis, FCIA
CIA President

My time as President seems to have passed in a flash, but it has left me confident that the profession in Canada is in good hands. Nevertheless, we must continue to work hard to ensure the profession remains as relevant as possible.

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Spotlight
By Bruce Langstroth, FCIA
At first glance, the work of the CIA Practice Council might not appear to have a strategic focus. However, its activities embrace many of the Institute’s long-term objectives.

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MOVERS AND SHAKERS
Even for experts, finance and business can involve a bewildering array of expressions and acronyms, and new concepts cross actuaries’ desks almost daily. The dictionary at Investopedia explains why economists should be concerned about lipstick sales, and how banks can become zombies.


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Institute News
Congratulations to the CIA members who have been elected to the Board in the 2013 Elections, including President-elect Jacques Tremblay, pictured.




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By A. Kim Young, FCIA
Two experience studies commissioned by the CIA will build base mortality tables and mortality improvement scales for a broad range of Canadian pension plans. Here is an update of what they involve and the progress to date.


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In the sophomore edition of Volunteers’ Corner, Marcia Gallos aims to demystify volunteering in the CIA. She also profiles Silver Award-winning volunteer Minaz Lalani.



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A group of actuaries have moved into a field rarely explored by actuarial science: sporting injuries. They have completed a study to explore the risks faced by soccer stars, and here is a look at the key issues.



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Despite his many years working in enterprise risk management (ERM), Gilbert Lacoste still discovers new challenges and opportunities each day. Continuing our series of profiles of ERM practitioners, he explains why other actuaries might consider this ever-evolving practice area.


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Pierre Courcy, FCIA(1984), FSA(1983)
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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 May 2013.
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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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