Congratulations from all of us at Gaaps Actuarial Recruitment to Karl Schriek has become the 1000th person to earn the prestigious Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA) credential.
Schriek is a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa and an actuary at General Reinsurance Africa. Schriek said, “I am excited about what the CERA qualification has to offer. It is a truly robust risk management credential and CERAs are well positioned to play a leading role in the future of risk management.”
The CERA Global Association grants actuarial organisations the right to award the global CERA credential to individual actuaries who have satisfied the requisite education and training requirements.
“CERAs develop effective quality solutions for the risks and opportunities of their clients. They are uniquely qualified to address all types of risk, including financial, operational and strategic risks,” said Fred Rowley, Chairperson of the CERA Global Association. “Businesses that rely on CERAs can make smarter, more confident decisions related to complex risk management challenges affecting business and society,” Rowley said.
The CERA was initially established in the United States by the Society of Actuaries in 2007. Currently organisations in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, South Africa, United Kingdom and the US are authorised to award the CERA credential.
As we expected this event was amazing!
Professor Robert Bor proved to be an engaging speaker and he provided an interesting view on the transition to work and life in the UK, with a focus on managing diversity and sustaining relationships in business and personal context.
All that has been accompanied by very nice people and good South African wine and food… which made this night even more fun!
A special thanks also to Mr. Adrian Baskir, for such a lovely introduction.
GAAPS Actuarial is proud to have been sponsor of this wonderful event, which has been a good stimulus for reflection for each one of us!
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GAAPS is sponsoring this evening’s SAAX Group Event for South African actuaries in the UK.
Dr Geraldine Kaye, MD of GAAPS will be introducing Professor Robert Bor who will provide a fascinating and entertaining perspective on managing the transition to work and life in the UK.
A prize will be presented for the best question asked and as always, the talk will be followed by good food, great South African wine and quality networking with fellow Southern Africans.
Full details can be found on the SAAX group website.
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If you are considering moving abroad it is important to ensure that you are aware of the various procedures that need to be followed when applying for international visas and work permits.
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Once again, the GAAPS Actuarial Careers Fair at the University of Pretoria was a successful event with the biggest ever turn out for students and companies. Samantha Pretorius welcomed everyone (she stood in for Prof Anton Stroh) and then introduced Dr Geraldine Kaye of GAAPS.
For the first time Pretoria students were joined by their peers from the University of the Free State and North West University (Potchefstroom).
The students who attended asked many questions about the actuarial profession but appeared to be particularly interested in information about obtaining work permits. They were clearly aware that Actuarial Skills Travel Well.
In addition to the 2nd and 3rd year students we were delighted to see a number of students who are still studying for their matric but are clearly planning ahead for their future.
Visiting South Africa for the fair also enabled us to meet with candidates and clients and to renew and strengthen our relationships.
The 4th Annual GAAPS Actuarial Careers Fair at The University of Pretoria will be in two weeks time on Friday the 27th of August.
The Fair is the only one of its kind in South Africa that gives you the chance to speak to many of the leading actuarial companies who are within this sector and to find out what opportunities are available, what employers expect from you and how you can make the most of your application to them.
The honours groups from the University of the Free State and North West University (Potchefstroom) have also been invited to the event. Not only do we think this will improve relations between the three universities, we also know it will give the companies here wider exposure to the talent available in the market.
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All presentations will take place in the SRC Board Room at the Conference Centre
10:00—10:05 Word of welcome by Prof Anton Ströh
10:05—10:10 Response by Dr Geraldine Kaye (GAAPS)
10:15—10:45 Deloitte Actuarial & Insurance Solutions
10:45—11:15 First National Bank
11:15—11:45 Hannover Re SA
12:15—12:45 Lunch break
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The employers attending the GAAPS Actuarial Careers Fair at the University of Pretoria on the 27th of August 2010 have been confirmed as:
Association of South African Black Actuarial Professionals (ASABA)
Deloitte Actuarial & Insurance Solutions
First National Bank
South African Actuaries Development Programme (SAADP)
The Health Monitor Company
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