This regular column in Actuarial Update highlights the ASB’s work and other important professionalism issues.

Conflict of interest. We've all heard the term, but what exactly does it mean? And why is it important for actuaries to avoid a conflict of interest? It all goes back to the Code of Professional Conduct. (Actuarial Update, February 2021)

This “Professionalism Counts” column covers reliance as a matter of responsibility (Actuarial Update, January 2021)

Precept 8, Annotation 8-1 of the Code of Professional Conduct (the Code) observes that an actuarial communication prepared by you as an actuary “may be used by another party in a way that may influence the actions of a third party.” This is your power as an actuary. (Actuarial Update, December 2020)

As this unusual year draws to a close it’s time to make sure you are on track to meet the continuing education (CE) requirements of the U.S. Qualification Standards (USQS) by the end of the year. (Actuarial Update, November 2020)

The October “Professionalism Counts” column looks at “Must, Should, May: When Do You Need to Disclose a Deviation From an ASOP?” (Actuarial Update, October 2020)

Following up the August professionalism webinar, “In Times of Uncertainty, Professionalism Is Certain,” this month’s column answers overflow questions that were not addressed in the webinar. (Actuarial Update, September 2020)

The August “Professionalism Counts” looks at the Applicability Guidelines for Actuarial Standards of Practice (ASOPs) and how the guidelines are an effective tool to help actuaries determine which ASOPs apply to a given situation. (Actuarial Update, August 2020)

The first precept of our Code of Professional Conduct requires us to act with integrity, honesty, and competence. The remaining precepts elaborate on this basic requirement in other areas, including standards of practice and communication. (Actuarial Update, July 2020)