International Society of Catastrophe Managers (ISCM) Hosts Networking Event on March 11, 2021

February 19, 2021

The International Society of Catastrophe Managers (ISCM) invites all interested to a networking event on March 11th 2021.  It is the first in a series of events offering a range of opportunities for attendees to learn about careers in catastrophe risk management and engage with industry professionals. The catastrophe risk management industry boasts professionals with a wide range of educational backgrounds and interests and offers a range of career paths within this specialty.

The ISCM is an industry organization promoting catastrophe management professionalism within the insurance industry through education and networking events.  Check out their website at

What is a catastrophe risk management professional?

Catastrophe risk managers utilize a range of risk management tools to assess potential losses caused by natural and man-made catastrophes. Catastrophe models are also used to assess potential future losses from high severity, low frequency events that have not occurred in the recent past but could occur in the future. Traditionally used in the insurance/reinsurance industry to manage and prepare for disasters, this profession is seeing increased penetration into business and government agencies as the need to better manage risk increases (especially from climate change).

Upcoming Events/Series:

ISCM Careers Panel: March 11th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (ET)

Are you considering a career in catastrophe risk management? Then please join us for a joint education/networking event that seeks to introduce different career opportunities within this specialty. This panel discussion will cover the value of diverse educational backgrounds within the industry and the range of career paths open to catastrophe risk management professionals. The discussion will include professionals from several companies in the industry, including Allstate; Sompo; Guy Carpenter and AON.

The event will also kick off the “ISCM Coffee Talk Series”, wherein industry professionals have the opportunity to connect informally with early career colleagues and students interested in catastrophe risk management. Each 30-minute monthly coffee talk will feature a different relevant discussion topic led by an industry leader and will provide plenty of opportunity for Q&A and networking.

ISCM’s March event will include our first coffee talk, featuring Andrew Golub (Beecher Carlson), the first person to obtain the Certified Specialist in Catastrophe Risk (CSCR) credential via the examination pathway. This coffee talk will discuss the joint collaboration by ISCM and iCAS to develop
Catastrophe Risk Management credentials and the value they bring both to personal and industry development. For more information about the credentials, please visit:

Link to register:

ISCM Coffee Talk Series: First Friday of each month 11 AM – 11:30 AM (ET)

These 30-minute monthly coffees will bring key industry topics covered by catastrophe management professionals into an accessible setting for discussion. Topics could include recent natural hazard events and lessons learned, climate change analytics, model development needs and use cases, etc. Coffee talks will generally include 10 minutes of content, 10 minutes of Q&A, and 10 minutes of networking.

Mail campaigns will be sent when registration is available on our events page. See below “Become an ISCM Member” to sign up to receive information on upcoming events.

Reinsurance Association of America’s Cat Risk Management Conference 2021: Is the Tail Wagging the Cat-astrophe?: March 22-24

Due to Covid, the 2021 RAA conference has gone virtual. This presents a unique opportunity for students to gain access to all the conference has to offer at a reduced cost ($50). This yearly event is often touted as the best overall conference for anyone in the catastrophe risk management industry with a broad range of relevant topics covered and great networking opportunities.

For agenda details, please see this link:  To register at the student rate, please email your request to from a .edu email and include a picture of your student ID.

Become an ISCM Member

The ISCM offers students complimentary annual membership with access to members-only events, educational webinars, and a library of presentations and recordings from previous events.  To receive information on upcoming events, including the Coffee Talk Series, join the ISCM with a student email address (.edu address)

How Can I Get Started?

Take these steps to start on your path towards earning credentials from The CAS Institute.

Other Credentials

Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics (CSPA)

Analytics professionals can earn our new credential to demonstrate their expertise

Catastrophe Risk Management

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