The Risk Management and Financial Reporting Council (RMFRC) provides objective technical expertise to policymakers and regulators on issues involving risk management and/or financial reporting.
Academy resources on the extremely large data sets analyzed using advanced computational methods to reveal trends, patterns, and associations.
Domestic and international solvency, risk management, and reinsurance issues that affect multiple areas of actuarial practice.
The Liquidity Work Group of the Academy’s Risk Management and Financial Reporting Council released the practice note Liquidity Risk, a revision to a previous practice note published in 2000. The 2024 version broadens the scope by incorporating perspectives from the health and property/casualty practice areas as well as introducing practice-area-specific appendices.( )
A new issue brief from the Asset Adequacy and Reinsurance Task Force, Asset-Intensive Reinsurance Ceded Offshore From U.S. Life Insurers (With Focus on Bermuda), offers a summary of motivations, common practices, and relevant actuarial guidance for U.S.-based actuaries involved in reinsurance transactions based offshore, particularly in Bermuda. Read the Academy press release.( )
The Prudential Regulation Committee released an issue brief, Introduction to Insurance Group Capital Requirements, which focuses on U.S. application, including a discussion of the two primary approaches used to determine group capital.( )
The Climate Change Joint Committee released an issue brief, ESG and the Actuary, which is intended to present some of the basics of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations as actuaries contemplate how ESG may impact their work.( )
The Long-Duration Contracts Work Group of the Academy’s Risk Management and Financial Reporting Council released the practice note Application of ASU 2018-12 to the Accounting for Long-Duration Contracts under U.S. GAAP, which covers aspects of the application of Accounting Standards Update 2018-12, published in 2018 by the Financial Accounting Standards Board.( )
The ERM/ORSA Committee released an issue brief, Dividend Limitations—Affiliated Transactions. The issue brief focuses on two issues: 1) review of the existing dividend limitation—which is the maximum dividend that an owner may collect from the insurance company unilaterally without requiring approval by an insurance regulator—and 2) review of the effects of affiliated transactions as they relate to the dividend limitation. The purpose of this issue brief is to discuss the two issues and describe potential actions that could be taken by regulators, whose objective is capital preservation and policyholder protection, to address the issues.( )
Director of Research Steve Jackson presented on cyber risk at an International Workshop on Cyber Risk and Security during the Center of Research in Econo-finance and Actuarial sciences on Risk (CREAR) Cyber Conference in Paris, France. This is a continuation of the Academy’s ongoing Cyber Risk initiative, overseen by the Risk Management and Financial Reporting Council and the Casualty Practice Council.( )
The ERM/ORSA Committee's comments submitted to the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB) in response to the request of the ASB’s Enterprise Risk Management Committee to provide written comments on the Proposed Actuarial Standard of Practice: Enterprise Risk Management exposure draft.( )
The Data Science and Analytics Committee (DSAC) released an issue brief, An Actuarial View of Data Bias: Definitions, Impacts and Considerations. The issue brief—the first in a new DSAC series called “Additional Considerations in Data Science”—looks at the key types of data bias that actuaries may encounter and focuses on the kinds of biases found in modeling data and the implications for algorithmic outcomes.( )
The Climate Change Joint Committee published a glossary of climate-related terms appearing in Academy publications and presentations of Academy committees, subcommittees, and task forces.( )
The Data Science and Analytics Committee (DSAC) released an issue brief, Big Data and Algorithms in Actuarial Modeling and Consumer Impacts. It outlines big data issues confronting actuaries and initiates discussion on how big data and artificial intelligence impact the consumer insurance experience, and covers how insurers and regulators can collaborate to resolve potential issues. The issue brief follows an issue paper of the same name released in November 2021.( )
The Long-Duration Contracts Work Group of the Academy’s Risk Management and Financial Reporting Council released the practice note exposure draft Application of ASU 2018-12 to the Accounting for Long-Duration Contracts under U.S. GAAP, which covers aspects of the application of Accounting Standards Update 2018-12, Targeted Improvements to the Accounting for Long-Duration Contracts, published in August 2018 by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. The comment deadline for this exposure draft is November 21, 2022.( )
The Academy’s Climate Change Joint Task Force (CCJTF) submitted comments to the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) on their Exposure Draft IFRS S2 Climate-related Disclosures. The draft builds upon the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).( )
The Data Science and Analytics Committee, in partnership with the Racial Equity Task Force, released a major issue brief, An Actuarial View of Correlation and Causation - From Interpretation to Practice to Implications. The issue brief provides a discussion of key questions that actuaries may encounter as they work in the risk classification domain; actuarial practices surrounding data, predictive modeling, and risk classification that are also key considerations for public policymaking and regulatory efforts aimed at ensuring that insurance practices are not “unfairly discriminatory.”( )
The Academy’s Climate Change Joint Task Force (CCJTF) submitted comments to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on their request for public input on the proposed rule, the “Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors.”( )
Comments, analysis, or explanatory material prepared for an external audience on behalf of an Academy group or the Academy as a whole; these include letters, memos, reports, and fact sheets.
Analyses of major actuarial or public policy issues written primarily for policy-makers, regulators, the news media, and the public.
Include white papers and monographs which are longer, more detailed analyses of major actuarial or public policy issues written primarily for policy-makers, regulators, the news media, and the public. Includes monographs and white papers.
Slides presented by the Academy at webinars, seminars, briefings, hearings, or other meetings and events.
The Academy works with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) on the creation and refinement of sensible, effective regulation. These reports and related documents highlight the NAIC-related work of the risk management & financial reporting practice councils.
Written and oral testimony provided to Congress or to other governmental and quasigovernmental bodies.
Practice notes offer examples of current and emerging approaches to selected actuarial tasks. They are intended to supplement the available actuarial literature, especially where the practices addressed are subject to evolving technology, recently adopted external requirements, or advances in actuarial science and other applicable disciplines.