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International Program in Actuarial Sciences in Bogotá

SOA Past President Ed Robbins, FSA, MAAA, kicks off the seminar with a session on Mortality Tables.


The Society of Actuaries (SOA) sponsored the first International Program in Actuarial Sciences in May in Bogotá, Colombia. The SOA Latin America Committee collaborated with the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) to organize the successful event.

The seminar was offered by Colombia’s Instituto Nacional de Seguros (INS-Fasecolda). More than 80 participants from eight areas of Latin America attended, including business professionals from El Salvador, Paraguay, Panama, Honduras, Ecuador and Bolivia. The program was designed for actuaries, auditors, vice presidents and finance managers from the insurance, reinsurance and finance industries.

“We are very pleased to add specialized actuarial topics to our course offerings with renowned speakers from the SOA and CAS,” noted INS Executive Director José Fernando Zarta.

SOA past president Ed Robbins, FSA, MAAA, atended the event. Other volunteers included SOA members Carlos Arocha, FSA; Luis Maldonado, FSA, MAAA; and Alan Ramirez, ASA, CERA.

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