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PKU-CAS Actuarial Month Continues Tradition at Peking University

“PKU-CAS Actuarial Month” marked its ninth year of collaboration between the CAS and Peking University (PKU) with a month-long event in November 2020 to promote the property-casualty actuarial profession to universities and their students. Taking place in Beijing, the program gives faculty and students the chance to understand more about how P&C actuaries think and work in practice.

“PKU-CAS Actuarial Month” involved a series of lectures covering non-life insurance pricing, reserving and reinsurance, and capital modeling. Other hot topics included C-ROSS Phase II, which is the new solvency supervisory regime, and motor insurance reform in the current Chinese market.

Associate Professor Kai Chen of Peking University’s School of Economics praised the joint campaign, calling it a great benefit to the university’s education system that presented the actuarial practice in great depth.

CAS Fellows supporting the event include Mr. Xiaoxuan (Sherwin) Li, chair of the CAS Asia Regional Committee; Mr. Chuoxiang Zhao, pricing actuary of China United P&C Insurance; Ms. Ran Kan, actuary for Swiss Re Beijing; and Mr. Ran Guo, director of international relations for the CAS.

In the future, the CAS will continue collaborating with Asian universities to foster more P&C actuarial talent from this emerging market. For more information on “PKU-CAS Actuarial Month” and other CAS international initiatives, write to Ran Guo at