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Society of Actuaries
May 2008, Issue No. 67
In This Issue
Chairperson's Corner
Your Votes are In!
Retirement 20/20 Update—The Measurement Framework
Academy/SOA Roundtable Discusses Public Pension Plan Disclosures
Public versus Private Sector OPEB Accounting
Women and Retirement: Greater Challenges and More Individual Responsibility
Technology—Then and Now
Letter to the Editor: Overhauling the Pension-Measuring Method to Reflect Future Pay Raises
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20/20 Web Site 20 / 20 Web site
Contact Us Contact the Editor
Calendar of Events Calendar of Events
Events
Halmstad Prize Call for Papers 

This year, the 2008 Halmstad Prize will be awarded to the best actuarial science paper published in 2006.  The selection committee makes its determination taking into account the originality and thoroughness of the ideas expressed in the paper, the readability of the paper, and the timeliness and relevance of the research.


Nominations for papers on pension-related topics are being sought.  Please send a brief email that includes the name of the paper, the journal (with volume number) in which it was published, and a few sentences explaining why the paper should be considered to kelley.mckeating@sympatico.ca before June 15, 2008.


Nominations for the 2009 prize (for the best paper published in 2007) are also welcome at this time.


For more information on the Halmstad Prize, click here 

 

Chairperson's Corner
Sandi Kruszenski, ASA

Sandi Kruszenski, our 2008 Pension Section Council Chair, writes her first Chairperson’s Corner. Full article>>

Your Votes are In!
Art Assantes, FSA

Editor Art Assantes looks at the results of our first ever PSN “quick poll.” Full article>>

Retirement 20/20 Update—The Measurement Framework
Cindy Levering, ASA

Actuaries have been thinking about how to improve North American retirement systems in big and small ways for a number of years.  Read Bob Berin’s thoughts from the September 1990 Pension Section News, followed by Cindy Levering’s update on the Retirement 20/20 initiative. Full article>>

Academy/SOA Roundtable Discusses Public Pension Plan Disclosures
Paul Zorn

This article summarizes discussion at the Academy/SOA Roundtable on Public Plan Disclosures, held this past February and attended by almost 100 representatives of the actuarial profession, state and local governments, public retirement systems, public employees, legislative and regulatory organizations, credit rating agencies, academics and others. Full article>>

Public versus Private Sector OPEB Accounting
Kevin Binder, FSA

Do you work with private sector clients and want to know more about OPEB accounting rules for the public sector?  Read this article! Full article>>

Women and Retirement: Greater Challenges and More Individual Responsibility
Anna Rappaport, FSA

The Committee on Post-Retirement Needs and Risks continues its important research and analysis… Full article>>

Technology—Then and Now
Tom Sablak, FSA

Here’s a look at our use of technologythen and now.  A reprinted article from the very first Pension Section News in June of 1989, written by Barbara Choyke of the SOA ,entitled “1,100 View SOA’s First Teleconference,” is juxtaposed against a view of today’s webcast communications. Full article>>

Letter to the Editor: Overhauling the Pension-Measuring Method to Reflect Future Pay Raises
Cicero Limberea CPA

Cicero Limberea expresses his view on certain changes in pension accounting standards promulgated in 2006. Full article>>

Actuaries - Risk is Opportunity
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