The American Academy of Actuaries is the national association in the United States, setting qualification, practice, and professionalism standards for actuaries who practice here. It is part of our mission to represent the U.S. profession globally, and we serve as the unique voice of the U.S. actuarial profession in international forums. The interests of the Academy include communications on actuarial issues to international stakeholders, including public policymakers and international regulators, to ensure that the U.S. actuarial perspective is considered. Where possible, the Academy coordinates activities among the five U.S.-based actuarial associations to identify emerging international issues affecting U.S. actuaries. We represent the U.S. actuarial profession globally by:

Assisting in raising the level of actuarial practice throughout the world by sharing U.S. experience and expertise.
The U.S. actuarial profession has a robust standard-setting process in the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB). While assuring that U.S. standards are understood and not eroded, Academy volunteers participate in the development of and provide feedback on the International Actuarial Association (IAA) model standards of practice and educational notes (similar to U.S. practice notes) so that countries without access or resources to develop standards on their own can look to the IAA models for templates.
Increasing the visibility and recognition of the actuarial perspective globally.
The Academy interacts on insurance and actuarial issues with multilateral stakeholders, including the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Actuarial Association, as well as the IAA.
Working with other national actuarial associations to discuss solutions to shared professional challenges.
The international actuarial community faces some of the same challenges as the U.S. profession, and working with other national associations to find solutions and build consensus around these challenges can help the professional globally. The Academy also participates in the North American Actuarial Council (NAAC), which promotes information sharing among the leadership of nine participating organizations from Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The Academy also meets regularly with leadership of national associations around the world to help increase understanding of and support for the profession and the Academy’s vital professionalism and public policy work.

Academy comment letters to IAA on Proposed Revisions to IAA Education Syllabus:
  • Comments to IAA Executive Committee on principle of subsidiarity
  • Comments to IAA on Enrolled Actuaries
  • Comments to IAA Executive Committee on the impact of the proposed syllabus revisions on FMAs (March 2016)

Academy comment letters to IAA on Proposed Revisions to IAA Education Syllabus:
  • Comments to IAA Education Committee on proposed revisions to syllabus
  • Comments to IAA Executive Committee on its role as "United Nations" model (December 2015)
Joint Academy/CIA Webinar—The Roles of Professional Actuarial Organizations in the United States and Canada (Jan. 17, 2018)

IAA Council and Committee Meetings:
IAA Calendar