Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar Set for Boston Sept. 11-13

A general session focused on effective actuarial communications and the professional responsibility of the corporate reserving actuary headlines the program of the 2005 Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar, to be held Sept. 11-13 at Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers in Boston. The seminar is sponsored by the Casualty Actuarial Society, the American Academy of Actuaries, and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries.

The seminar provides an opportunity for actuaries and other professionals whose responsibilities include loss reserving to present and discuss significant loss reserving issues and their related financial reporting implications. Sessions are offered to engage professionals and students from a wide array of disciplines including insurance, accounting, and risk management.

The general session, titled “Actuarial Communication – Is Anyone Listening? If They Are, What Do They Hear?” will explore what actuaries must do to make their voices and opinions heard in the clearest possible way. The session will touch on issues related to communication (how to deliver the tough messages), opinion changes (are they effective enough?), actuaries’ images and roles in organizations, peer reviews, actuarial standards, and professionalism.

In addition, more than 50 different concurrent sessions will be offered covering:

* basic reserving topics,
* intermediate reserving topics,
* catastrophes and mass torts,
* emerging issues in reserving,
* financial reporting,
* international issues,
* professionalism,
* variability and ranges,
* reinsurance reserving, and
* reserving for various lines of business.

The fee for the seminar is $775 for active candidates, Affiliates, Associates and Fellows of the CAS, $875 for non-CAS members and $365 for government employees. Details and an online registration form are available on the CAS Web Site at