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ARIA listserv announcements #37 - week of August 15, 2011

Greetings ARIA members:

Today’s listserv contains the following:


  • Risk Theory Society 2012 Annual Seminar Call for Papers
  • ARIA 2012 Annual Meeting Call for Papers
  • 2012 ASSA/ARIA Session
  • ARIA 2011 Annual Meeting Follow-up Information
  • CPCU Society Student Research Award Program
  • The Geneva Association Insurance and Finance Newsletter



Risk Theory Society 2012 Annual Seminar Call for Papers


The Risk Theory Society’s 2012 Annual Seminar is scheduled for March 30-April 1, 2012 at Florida State University in Tallahassee.  The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2011.  Please see the attached document for additional information.



ARIA 2012 Annual Meeting Call for Papers


 The ARIA 2012 Annual Meeting is scheduled for August 5-8, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The deadline for submissions is February 17, 2012.  Please see the attached document for additional information.



2012 ASSA/ARIA Session


The 2012 ASSA Meeting is scheduled for January 6-8, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency-Chicago.  Registration and hotel reservations will be available mid September.  Please see the attached preliminary program for ARIA’s presentations or contact Martin Grace atmgrace@gsu.edu for additional information.



ARIA 2011 Annual Meeting follow-up


Message of thanks

A heartfelt thank you to this year’s annual meeting sponsors.


Platinum sponsors

Casualty Actuarial Society

Georgia State University

Katie School of Insurance, Illinois State University

Temple University

TIAA-CREF Institute


Gold sponsors

American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA)

The Institutes


Silver sponsors

Baylor University

Cal State University Fullerton, Center for Insurance Studies

Florida State University

Gamma Iota Sigma

Griffith Insurance Education Foundation

Indiana State University

Insurance Institute of Canada

Insurance Information Institute

Laval University

National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC)

St. Mary’s University

University of Calgary

University of Georgia

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

University of Louisiana Lafayette

The University of Mississippi

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of North Texas

Virginia Commonwealth University

Washington State University

Wilfrid Laurier University


Bronze sponsors

Ball State University

Colorado State University

University of Alabama

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania



Concurrent Session Presenters:  If you have not already done so, please send a copy of your paper to the ARIA Executive Office for posting on the ARIA website.  Please identify the concurrent session in which the paper was presented.  Please send your paper to aria@TheInstitutes.org

Thank you.


2011 Awards Program

For those not in attendance at the annual meeting in San Diego, attached is the Awards Luncheon Program.  This program lists the 2011 award winners, meeting sponsors, committee chairs, incoming officers/board of directors for 2011-2012, and outgoing officers/board of directors under the tenure of Gene Lai, Immediate Past President.  Viewed from a screen display, the layout of the document will appear disjointed because the program was prepared to print back to back.


Congratulations again to all sponsors, award winners, and new board members.  And much appreciation to ARIA members who served in various capacities.


Feedback, feedback:  What are your thoughts about the San Diego meeting, the activities, the sessions, and the location?  How about ARIA’s website?  Do you have likes/dislikes, suggestions for improvements, or items that should be changed/added?  Please let the Executive Office know your thoughts on both of these subjects.  Did you already complete the meeting evaluation form and the web site survey form?  Thank you.  If not, the evaluation forms are attached.  Fill them out and email them to the Executive Office ataria@TheInstitutes.org    Your comments and suggestions are much appreciated.


Institutes Custom Textbook Presentation

At the general business meeting, Tony Biacchi gave a brief presentation on Institute custom textbooks.  The Institutes has a great deal of content in many subject areas.  Attached is the powerpoint presentation for your information.



CPCU Society Student Research Award Program



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The CPCU Society is proud to announce the CPCU Society Student Research Program.  The purpose of the program is to create career interest within the property and casualty insurance profession, encourage students to enhance their professional development through CPCU coursework, and promote membership in the CPCU Society.



Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.  There is a separate category for undergraduate and another for graduate students.  Papers may be written by individual students or students as a team.  Students may also involve an academic advisor. 


Student Research Project Description

The research project can be on any subject of interest to the property and casualty insurance industry, whether current issues or of historical significance.  The student will submit by October 15, 2011 the topic and a brief outline for approval before undertaking the research.  The double spaced research paper will be between two and twenty pages including an abstract and reference list, and submitted electronically.


Projects will be graded by a panel of experienced CPCU Society members and judged based on the quality of research, originality, and relevance.



In each category there will a bronze, silver and gold award.  Each award will include a complimentary attendance (registration fee, transportation, hotel and per diem allowance) to the Annual 2012 CPCU Meeting in Washington DC on September 8-11.  The research papers will be showcased during the meeting and published in the CPCU Journal.  There will be up to three monetary awards for both the undergraduate and graduate category: $1000 (gold), $500 (silver) and $250 bronze.




September 15             Confirmation of Interest to Participate

October 15                  Topic/Outline Submission Deadline

November 1                Topic/Outline Approval

March 1                      Papers Due

April 15                       Review completed; Award Recipients Notified


Application and Proposal Process can be viewed at http://www.cpcustudentresearchawardprogram.cpcusociety.org/


Pat Arnold, CPCU


Associate Director, Center for Risk Management & Insurance

University of Texas at Austin

(512) 475-6728


David C. Marlett, CPCU


Chair, Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance

Appalachian State University

(828) 262-2849


About the CPCU Society

The Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Society is a community of credentialed property and casualty insurance professionals who promote excellence through ethical behavior and continuing education. The Society's more than 28,000 members hold the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, which requires passing rigorous undergraduate- and graduate-level examinations, meeting experience requirements, and agreeing to be bound by a strict code of professional ethics



The Geneva Association


Attached is a link to the Insurance and Economics Newsletter 8



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