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Michael Chen

When Preparation Meets Opportunity

Being ready when opportunity knocks.

When Preparation Meets Opportunity
My colleague at Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc., Gary Wang, often says that he’s lucky. As a consulting actuary in the field of predictive analytics, Gary lives the exact life he envisioned for himself when he was a kid. I understand how Gary feels. We are fortunate to work in an exciting and expanding industry absolutely filled with opportunity. We get to work with great clients and tackle interesting projects on a daily basis. It’s an exceptional time to be in predictive analytics and I agree with Gary: We are incredibly lucky.
The CAS Institute: A Place for Property Casualty Quantitative Professionals to Call Home
Rob Walling November 23, 2015 Posted in: Blog Posts, Predictive Analytics
On Monday November 16, 2015, the Casualty Actuarial Society announced the formation of the CAS Institute, “an organization offering new credentials and specialized professional education for quantitative professionals.”

The CAS Institute, or iCAS, will initially focus on testing and credentials for professionals in specialty areas such as predictive analytics, data science and catastrophe modeling. As part of this announcement, the CAS also announced a partnership with The Institutes, “a leading provider of professional education for the risk management and property-casualty insurance sector.” The creation of iCAS and the partnership between the CAS and The Institutes represent a fundamental change for the CAS in at least three ways.

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