Spotlight on Diversity

As part of its Strategic Approach to Diversity, the CAS has developed a series of infographics to better understand the current state and to track the progress of our diversity efforts. In honor of the newly declared U.S. federal holiday, Juneteenth, AR presents “Black Members in the CAS.” The CAS is dedicated to increasing the …

Spotlight on Diversity

As part of its Strategic Approach to Diversity, the CAS has developed a series of infographics to understand the current state and to track our progress on diversity efforts. In honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in May, AR presents the second in the series, “Asian Members in the CAS.” Asian members come from a …

Spotlight on Diversity

To illustrate its commitment to and progress on diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives, the CAS has developed a series of infographics showing its current state of diversity. In honor of March’s Women’s History Month, AR presents the first in this series, Women in the CAS. The CAS welcomes member feedback on the Spotlight on …

Encouraged by Growing Diversity Efforts

Dear Editor: I read Steven Armstrong’s “President’s Message” in the September-October issue of AR with great interest. For a handful of years, I led the P&C actuarial recruiting, hiring and training efforts at Mr. Armstrong’s current employer. In that role, I pursued diversifying company recruiting efforts to incorporate schools with no actuarial science program, but …

Volunteers Make Things Happen: Galvanizing Efforts to Advance Inclusion, Equity and Diversity

With 2020 coming to a close, the CAS celebrates the efforts of all its volunteers. In this issue, we train the spotlight on a committee that thrives on the spirit of collaboration: The Joint CAS/SOA Committee for Inclusion, Equity and Diversity. As with the world at large, 2020 has been a watershed year for social …

False Positives: Avoiding Pitfalls in Your Diversity Hiring

A deep dive into barriers to recruiting black entry-level talent There is a misperception that diversity initiatives are unnecessary in the actuarial profession. As the thinking goes, we are a pure meritocracy, where a blind examination system ensures that talent is the only barrier to entry. However, the recent spotlight on diversity has made it …

Opening the Door to Diversity and Inclusion

With its examination-based credentialing process, the Casualty Actuarial Society would seem to have created the perfect meritocracy: If you are smart and work hard, the thinking goes, you will pass the exams, get your credential and have a successful actuarial career. Not quite, unfortunately. Several barriers to success — before, during and after the exam …