Press Release Archive 2010

The following is a list of media statements released on behalf of the Actuarial Society of South Africa:

Reality check – can you afford to retire?
22 July 2010
How likely are you to have R6-million in savings and investments at your disposal when you turn 60? If you are planning to retire at age 60, this is the amount of money you will need to ensure that you have at least
R15 000 a month before tax to live on without eating into your capital amount.
LongTermSavings-MediaRelease-20100722 (pdf)

Actuarial model weighs up the odds for the 2010 World Cup
09 June 2010
Mathematically speaking, Brazil has an 18.8% chance of winning the 2010 FIFA World Cup, followed by Germany with 18.6% and Italy with 17.5%. This is according to an actuarial model prepared by an actuary and a pricing analyst from RGA Reinsurance.
WordCupSoccerRGAPrediction-MediaRelease-20100609 (pdf)

South African actuaries to become experts in global risk management
03 June 2010
South Africa is likely to be one of only a handful of countries in the world by the end of this year producing sought after chartered enterprise risk actuaries. Actuaries with the internationally recognised Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA) qualification are trained to devise and implement effective risk strategies across organisations, a highly desirable skill since the global financial crisis exposed excessive risk taking by organisations around the world.
AGMCERAAnnouncement-MediaRelease-20100603 (pdf)

South African actuary up for presidency of global body
06 May 2010
SAActuaryUpForPresidencyOfGlobalBody-MediaRelease-20100506 (pdf)

Local actuaries show that disability claims rise during times of economic hardship
08 March 2010
WinningPaperLocalActuariesICA2010-MediaRelease-20100308 (pdf)

Actuaries in high demand after the Global crisis
01 March 2010
TimeForStress-MediaRelease-201003 (pdf)

Seasoned actuary to oversee logistics of growth for SA actuarial profession
01 March 2010
CEOAnnouncement-MediaRelease-20100301 (pdf)

SA actuaries adopt coveted international risk management qualification
15 February 2010
ActuarialProfessionOutlook-MediaRelease-20100215 (pdf)