Facing a Dilemma? The ABCD Can Help

December 9, 2015
Noon-1:30 p.m. EST

As you perform actuarial services, you may have questions about how to interpret the Code of Professional Conduct, the actuarial standards of practice, and the U.S. Qualification Standards, or you may find yourself navigating other difficult professionalism issues. In such cases, when you would like to talk to a peer with professionalism expertise, requesting guidance from the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline (ABCD) may be helpful.

Most of the ABCD’s work involves providing confidential guidance to actuaries seeking to clarify their obligations under professional standards. Talking through a professionalism issue with an ABCD member helps provide direction on how to think about and resolve ethical dilemmas.

Our expert panelists reviewed the process for requesting guidance, discussed several case studies based on common requests for guidance received by the ABCD, and provided a forum for attendees to submit questions and receive answers.


Janet Fagan

Chairperson, ABCD


Kathy Riley, MAAA, EA, FCA, FSA

Member, ABCD

*The opinions expressed by the panelists during this presentation do not necessarily represent the opinions of any of the panelists’ employers or any boards or committees of the Academy or the Actuarial Standards Board or the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline.

This webinar was presented by the Academy’s Council on Professionalism and is co-sponsored by the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, Casualty Actuarial Society, Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and Society of Actuaries.




The American Academy of Actuaries believes in good faith that your attendance at this live professionalism webinar constitutes an organized activity as defined under the current Qualification Standards for Actuaries Issuing Statements of Actuarial Opinion in the United States. Under these Qualification Standards, an hour of continuing education is defined as 50 minutes, and fractions of an hour may be counted.