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Regional actuaries, regulators meet in Jamaica

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Risk, Recovery and Real Growth is the theme of Caribbean Actuarial Association’s 23rd Annual Conference which takes place in Montego Bay, Jamaica, from Wednesday to Friday. Richard Byles, president & CEO, Sagicor Life Jamaica, will speak at the opening session on Thursday at 8.30 am.


Dr Christopher Tufton, former Jamaican minister of Industry, Investment & Commerce; Dr Damien King, Head of the Department of Economics, UWI and Omar Azan, past president of the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association will participate in a panel discussion on Growth and Development immediately after the opening session. 


Also on Thursday, at 1.45pm, Kelly Tomblin, president & CEO of Jamaica Public Service Company; Winston Watson, managing director of Petrojam and Wesley Hughes, CEO of PetroCaribe Development Fund will speak on Achieving Energy Efficiency and Diversifying Energy Sources. 


The conference is an ideal opportunity for professionals in insurance, banking, investments and other financial services to interact with their counterparts from other Caribbean countries and around the world as well as with their regional regulators. Topics relevant to the financial industry will be discussed by actuaries, insurance executives, financial planners and pension attorneys in a total of 21 sessions over Thursday and Friday.


Presidents and executives of several international actuarial bodies will be attending. These include the International Actuarial Association, the Society of Actuaries, Actuarieel Genootschap (Netherlands), the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK) and the American Academy of Actuaries.



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