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Tune in to the Seeing Beyond Risk Podcast

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Podcasts are a great way to get information on the go. Just connect and listen while commuting, exercising, or whenever your schedule allows.

On Thursday, March 7, the CIA launched Seeing Beyond Risk, a pilot podcast series. Hosted by Jill Harper, Vice-chair of Communications on the Research Council (REC), the initial focus of the podcasts will be CIA research. Future episodes may explore actuarial topics beyond the work of the REC.

Why Podcasts?

The first episode presents an interview with REC Chair Keith Walter discussing the importance of actuarial research and the REC’s recent work. “We’ve done a number of things recently to make research more accessible, including updates to the research section of the website and a greater presence at meetings and seminars,” says Mr. Walter. “Now we’re starting this podcast series. I hope you enjoy listening to the first two episodes and that you’ll stay tuned for more podcasts in the future.”

“Listeners will hear some highlights about research projects that have been published recently,” adds Ms. Harper. “The idea is to give a brief introduction so that listeners can keep up to date on recent research and decide whether they want to read the full research report.”

Segregated Funds Research

The second episode features an interview with Marianne Purushotham, Corporate Vice-President, Member Benefits at LIMRA, and author of the Canadian Segregated Funds Product Experience Study.

“This is an exciting study, as it is the first ever to focus specifically on Canadian segregated fund products,” says Ms. Harper. “In this podcast, one of the study’s authors gives an engaging overview of the project and shares some of her insights into the project.”

The first two podcasts are available in English. Upcoming podcasts on the recent long-term disability (LTD) study and research on predictive analytics will be available in French as well.

The Seeing Beyond Risk podcast will be available on the iTunes store soon, with more platforms available in the future.


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