December 3, 2014 | version française

IAA Hosts Regional Development Seminar in Peru

The IAA Fund and Latin America Subcommittees of the Advice and Assistance Committee organized a seminar in Lima, Peru, to support the development of actuarial education and the profession in Latin America.

The seminar, which took place on November 27-28, was attended by 237 people from 12 Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru), Canada, France, Spain, Switzerland, and the USA. The IAA Fund provided bursaries for four participants.

Mr. Daniel Schydlowsky, Superintendent of Financial Institutions in Peru, and Mr. Jorge Talavera, Rector of the ESAN School of Business, offered opening remarks for the seminar.

Other presentations (available in Spanish only) included:

  • The actuarial profession in the World: José Luis Lobera, on behalf of Chris Daykin, Chief Executive of the IAA Fund;
  • Actuarial aspects of longevity for life assurance and pensions in Latin America and the World: Eduardo Melinsky;
  • Health insurance and morbidity in Latin America: Eduardo Lara;
  • The role of the actuary in enterprise risk management: Marcos Fernández;
  • Catastrophic risk and the use of models: Mario Ordaz;
  • Actuarial education in the World and education requirements of the IAA; and
  • Updates on actuarial experience in different countries and local regulation.

Felipe Morris, President of the Association of Insurance Companies of Peru, chaired a Round Table discussion on issues of Mortality, Social Security, Pensions, Health and Morbidity.

This activity contributes towards achieving the IAA’s strategic objective to support the development, organization and promotion of the actuarial profession in areas of the world in which it is not present or is not fully developed.

To learn more about the work of the IAA Fund, contact its Chief Executive, care of the Secretariat.