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Elliott Bauer

Your Institute
By Mike Hale, MBA, FCIA
CIA President

At the beginning of the New Year, it's time to start thinking about the annual update of the CIA's Strategic Plan. There are a number of things that I plan to recommend to the Board in that process.

Spotlight
By Jacques Tremblay, BScAct, FCIA, FSA, MAAA

Over the past few months, you will have read several articles in the Bulletin about International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), which will be adopted as Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) on January 1, 2011.

Institute News
By Jill Wagman, BMath, FCIA, FSA

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) discussion paper on proposed changes to International Accounting Standard 19 (IAS19 Employee Benefits) has attracted considerable industry feedback -- much of it negative.

An interview with Jean-Yves Rioux, BScAct, FCIA, CERA

Jean-Yves Rioux has worked in an actuarial capacity for 16 years. Through a combination of work experience and an education focused on Finance and Enterprise Risk Management, he has developed a broad knowledge of risk identification, risk measurement, and risk management.

By Frank Grossman, BMath, FCIA, FSA

In an earlier and perhaps simpler time, when July 1 was Dominion Day and there were only six NHL teams, school boards and their trustees routinely provided basic school supplies for their young students. Aside from Pink Pearl erasers and new pencils (in exchange for derelict stubs), teachers would also dispense ruled copy-books.

The concept of a global Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) qualification for members of the actuarial profession moved "several steps closer to implementation" during the November meetings of the International Actuarial Association in Limassol, Cyprus, according to Harry Panjer, Chair of the Syllabus Working Group for the Global ERM Credential.

Allan K. Archer, BComm, FCIA, FSA, MAAA

Announcements
The following announcements were sent to the CIA Announcements Listserver during the month of November 2008.

Calendar of Events
The Calendar of Events provides information on all of the CIA's upcoming meetings.

Board and Council Updates
The Board and Council Updates provide the latest information on the CIA's committee and task force members.

Valani Consulting

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