The actuarial profession in the United States is hosting ICA 2014. There are five actuarial organizations in the U.S. that are serving as hosts: American Academy of Actuaries, American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, Casualty Actuarial Society, Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and Society of Actuaries.
The International Actuarial Association (IAA) is the international professional, educational and research organization of actuarial associations and of actuaries. Its objectives include enhancing the reputation of the actuarial profession throughout the world, promoting high standards of professionalism of actuaries in the public interest, advancing actuarial knowledge and its applications, and representing member associations in discussions with international bodies.
American Academy of Actuaries (Academy)
The Academy serves the public and the U.S. actuarial profession. To accomplish this, as the public voice for the United States actuarial profession, the Academy provides independent and objective actuarial information, analysis, and education for the formation of sound public policy; provides for the establishment, maintenance, and enforcement of high professional standards of actuarial qualification, practice, and conduct; advances actuarial practice by informing and educating its members on public policy and professionalism issues and current and emerging practices; identifies and addresses issues on behalf of the public interest on matters in which actuarial science provides a unique understanding; increases the public's understanding and recognition of the value of the actuarial profession; provides opportunities for professional development of its members through volunteerism and service to the profession; facilitates and coordinates response to issues of common interest among the U.S.-based actuarial associations; and coordinates the representation of the U.S. profession globally. The vision of the Academy is that financial security systems in the United States be sound and sustainable, and that actuaries be recognized as preeminent experts in risk and financial security.
ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries (ACOPA)
All credentialed actuarial members of ASPPA are members of the ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries (ACOPA). ACOPA is a part of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA). The major goal of ASPPA and ACOPA is to educate all retirement plan professionals and to preserve and enhance the employer-based retirement system as an essential part of a national retirement income policy in the United States. ACOPA is responsible for identifying and addressing the professional development needs of the actuarial membership of ASPPA. ACOPA is also the primary source of professional organizational support for pension actuaries, and is charged with carrying out ASPPA's responsibilities as one of the recognized U.S.-based actuarial organizations and as a member of NAAC.
Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS)
The Casualty Actuarial Society is the only actuarial organization in the world exclusively focused on property/casualty risks. The core purpose of the CAS is to advance and promote the practice and application of casualty actuarial science by continually expanding the body of actuarial knowledge as it applies to property and casualty and similar risks, by expanding the practice into wider areas of application, by establishing qualification standards, by delivering basic and continuing education programs, and by sustaining high standards of conduct and competence for casualty actuaries. The vision of the CAS is to be recognized globally as the premier organization in advancing the practice and application of casualty actuarial science and educating professionals in general insurance, including property/casualty and similar risk exposures.
Conference of Consulting Actuaries (CCA)
The Conference of Consulting Actuaries advances the quality of consulting practice, supports the needs of consulting actuaries, and represents their interests.
The Society of Actuaries (SOA)
The Society of Actuaries is an educational, research, and professional organization dedicated to serving the public and Society members. Its mission is to advance actuarial knowledge and to enhance the ability of actuaries to provide expert advice and relevant solutions for financial, business, and societal problems involving uncertain future events. The vision of the SOA is for actuaries to be recognized as the leading professionals in the modeling and management of financial risk and contingent events.