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Certified Actuarial Analyst

Meeting the growing needs for professional analysts

CAA Global logThe Certified Actuarial Analyst (CAA) is an international professional qualification offered by CAA Global to qualify those who excel in technical and analytical skills as trained analysts, giving financial institutions qualified professionals to fill key roles

The CAA qualification equips professionals with financial business, analytical and modelling skills. The qualification ensures that those working in technical roles within the insurance and financial services industries have the required skills and methodologies to allow businesses to provide assurance to regulators, stakeholders and the public at large.

What is CAA Global?

CAA Global is a joint venture of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), based in the United Kingdom, and the Society of Actuaries (SOA), based in the United States.  Formed to offer the Certified Actuarial Analyst (CAA) qualification around the world, CAA Global educates sharp minds to meet the growing need for professional analysts, particularly in financial services.

Why take the CAA?

The CAA is a gateway into the financial services and many other industries

Here are some appropriate roles:

  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Predictive Analyst
  • Climate Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Data Modeller
  • Customer Analyst Modelling
  • Unstructured Data Analyst

Why the CAA?

  • No previous qualifications or experience required - you just need to be good at maths and love problem solving.
  • Many industries - CAA is a gateway to a career in financial services, and many other industries.
  • Online study materials - study where and when it suits you.
  • Worldwide exam centres - over 1,500 exam centres in over 170 countries.
  • In the public interest - As part of the Royal Charter members of the IFoA must act in the public interest.
  • Fully qualify as an actuary - If you decide that you would like to become a fully qualified actuary you can.  

The nature of the CAA means it has broad appeal. It will be relevant to:

  • professionals working in actuarial teams in actuarial, data, pricing and marketing roles
  • financial services professionals, perhaps already holding other qualifications
  • those seeking to develop a differentiated skill set that will mark them out in a competitive environment
  • school leavers with strong maths skills who want to start their career and learn on the job without having to undertake a degree.
  • degree level candidates who are interested in actuarial work.

Once you've passed all the exams and met the requirements, you will qualify as a Certified Actuarial Analyst 

As a Certified Actuarial Analyst you can use the designation CAA after your name and you will be required to join an accredited association. 
Currently there are two accredited bodies - ourselves and the SOA - but over time this will change as other actuarial associations join CAA Global. 
You can find out more about what happens after you qualify on the CAA Global website.

How can I find out more?

Visit CAA Global to learn more about qualification and to understand how to register and take the exams and find all other information about the CAA qualification.

Contact Details

You can contact the Careers team at:

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, 7th Floor Holborn Gate, 326-330 High Holborn, London WC1V 7PP

We aim to respond to all enquiries within five working days.

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Events calendar

  • Asia Conference Webinar Series

    7 September 2020 - 25 September 2020

    Spaces available

    There will be a prestigious line-up of international speakers discussing the insurance and financial industry’s innovation and change in Asia.  The conference will take place throughout September via an online platform. The webinars consist of plenary speaking sessions and a series of workshop sessions including Life, GI, Data Science, Sustainability, Risk Management and Investment.

    This will be the perfect opportunity for you to discover,ask questions and be at the forefront of current and developing actuarial/financial topics and trends in Asia.


  • Spaces available

    This free 90 minute webinar is designed to support the IFoA CPD Co-ordinators, and others, involved in supporting our members to achieve their CPD requirements. 

    The programme will include an overview of the new CPD Scheme; specifically sharing with you key messages to support you implement and embrace the new CPD Scheme for our members within your organisation and regional community; how to arrange a reflective practice discussion; and an interactive reflective practice discussion learning exercise.  In addition, delegates will gain information about accessing, and making the most of the IFoA event Toolkits which you can make use of to run your own in-house events and events for regional communities. 

  • Spaces available

    16.00-17.00 GMT+8

    Consumer expectations are changing Insurance. The Royal Commission in Australia, Design Obligations in the UK, the insurtech ecosystem, and digital-first consumers demanding personalised solutions will all revolutionise how insurance looks like in the future.

  • Spaces available

    12.00-13.00 GMT+8

    This presenter / panel workshop hybrid will be anchored by two presentations examining the socioeconomic, medical and technological factors that will have a significant impact on mortality and our pricing over the next 20 years and beyond. It will also discuss whether significant mortality improvement will continue in Asia or whether varying experience of low improvements or deterioration. 

  • Spaces available

    12.00-13.00 GMT+8

    This presentation aims to provides an overview of the reformation of current Chinese regulatory solvency regime, how industry coping with the new normal after pandemic time and how the reformation of the regulation could help the insurance industry gets back on its feet as well as coming back to the “protection” core value for the policyholders. The presentation would include:

  • Spaces available

    16.00-17.00 (GMT+8) | 09.00-10.00 (BST)

    The basic data of China’s 2nd Critical Illness Mortality Table covers 2000+ products in Chinese market, including about 340 million insurance policies and 5.1 million claimants. Presenter will give the audience a general understanding including but not limited to the following contents:

  • Autumn Lecture 2020: Professor Elroy Dimson

    Online webinar
    14 October 2020

    Spaces available

    Many individuals and institutions have a long-term focus, and invest funds for the benefit of future generations. Their strategy should reflect their long horizon. University endowments are one of the oldest classes of institutional investor, and I will present the first study of the management of these endowments over the very long term.

  • GIRO Conference 2020 Webinar Series

    Available to watch globally in November.
    02-13 November 2020
    Spaces available

    This year's GIRO has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the general insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's GI Online Learning Resource area.

  • Spaces available

    Cash-flow driven investing is a game-changer for DB pension funds navigating their end-game. Suitable for sponsors who want to reduce risks on their balance sheets. And for trustees, it shifts the focus to providing greater certainty of returns, managing funding level volatility and ensuring they have enough income to pay cash-flow requirements.

  • Spaces available

    The talk will provide an understanding of the priorities and relationships between deficit reduction contributions, in the context of wider scheme funding, and different types of value outflow from the employer based on the working party’s recently published report.