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Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 08:00

The CERA Global Association (CGA) is pleased to announce that Tian Chen Pan has become the 2,500th person to earn the prestigious CERA (Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary) credential.

Tian is a member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and Investment Product Actuary with Old Mutual Wealth, Cape Town, South Africa.

Frank Sabatini, Chairman of the CERA Global Association, is delighted to congratulate Tian on this significant achievement and recognise this important step forward for global risk management. “There is a global demand for skilled enterprise risk management professionals. CERA is one of the most comprehensive and rigorous enterprise risk management qualifications available.

A CERA, because of their training and experience, can assess and manage the entire risk spectrum of an organisation including financial, operational and strategic risk. Tian and the other CERAs across the globe add value to enterprise risk management through their rigorous training, making them the best equipped to provide a 3600 view of an organisation’s risk profile.” 

Tian said: “I feel very blessed and relieved to have qualified. I actually had no idea about the number of CERA’s there are and feel great to be part of the group now. Being number 2500 also feels like winning a competition so definitely feel very lucky!

Financial risk was always one of my main interests when I was studying. When Lehman Brothers failed in my third year at university, my interest in financial risk grew further. So when the ST9 exam was launched I decided to try it out. I feel that given the economic and financial environments we are in today, risk management will be a critical part of any business going forward. As a result I feel I can contribute more being a CERA. 

I particularly enjoyed the fact that the CERA qualification trains us to look at a wide spectrum of risks and equips us to contribute our skills in various areas of actuarial practice, including investments in my case. I work mostly on investment product development and managing various risks of all stakeholders is one of my primary tasks, so being CERA adds significant value. Whether I continue to work with investment products or decide to work in another area in future, I feel my ERM training will always be able to add value to my work.”

For more information about becoming a CERA or how employing a CERA can benefit your business, visit the website www.ceraglobal.org

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