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Since the launch of our member survey in September 2013 to gather feedback on the CAA, we have seen a huge amount of support worldwide. Some of this support is recognised in the responses included below:

I can clearly see how the internationally recognised Certified Actuarial Analyst qualification will strengthen the skills needed in my organisation.

Andrew Rear, Chief Executive, Munich Re


Professionalising qualified actuarial analysts has the potential to be a big win for all…So, my thanks to our good friends in the UK. Your new initiative will resonate with many here in the United States. It does with me.

Tom Terry, President of the American Academy of Actuaries (AAA), writing in the AAA’s ‘Contingencies’ magazine, January/February 2014 issue. Read the full article.


I certainly believe that there is a definite need for this - we are constantly looking for these skills and would be nice if there was a formal category for this.

Chief Actuary, India


Many of the tasks performed within the organisation are of a technical nature. A designation attached to the work performed will elevate the standing of such work and the trust placed in it.

Stefan Swanepoel, Consulting Actuary, South Africa


Those in technical roles should be subject to many of the same regulations and adopt similar practises, but there is little reason for them to do so. By formalising these roles it will offer many people a useful qualification and professional membership to help advance their careers.

Michael Rawson, Pensions Manager, UK


It gives incentive to study to allow the profession to broaden in the developing world. This gives a stepping stone and some recognition to those studying the CAA.

Consulting Actuary, South Africa


There are plenty of people who provide an invaluable support service.  It would be good for these people to be recognised for this high level of skill.

Christopher Moseley – Actuarial trainee, UK


This category of membership will definitely be beneficial to companies with employees performing technical actuarial roles and who for one reason or the other, are not interested in obtaining Fellowship.

Daisy Okoth, Actuarial Consultant, Kenya


I feel that there are unsung heroes in the actuarial profession that do not have a qualification even though their experience in the field is extensive. This will enable these individuals to be recognised and also give them an opportunity to add this qualification to their CV for future job applications.

Eben Basson, Senior Actuarial Specialist, Namibia


Provides formal recognition of partially qualified actuaries, especially those with considerable experience, thereby enabling their career progression within an organisational structure and allocation of appropriate responsibilities. 

Ritin Chauhan, Consulting Actuary, South Africa


A formal support role with backing from the IFoA would increase actuaries' confidence in the support staff. Furthermore it would provide our clients additional reassurance that all staff involved have appropriate training and qualifications.

Michael Rawson, Pensions Manager, UK


Analysts would have a core knowledge base that would make them valuable across actuarial disciplines. The company would also have a set of objective criteria to evaluate competency.

David Ruiz, Assistant Vice President, USA


There are numerous staff who may not have fully qualified as actuaries but have spent years working in actuarial departments alongside actuaries. A formal recognition for their skills and experience would be something they could strive for and would enhance their feeling of worth. Employers would also benefit from this.

Actuarial Technician, UK


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