ASTIN—the section of the International Actuarial Association whose main interest is in the actuarial study of non-life insurance—held its 10th Colloquium at the University of Essex from 4–8 September 1973.
In all 161 members, representatives of corporate members, and accompanying persons attended, including 20 members of the Institute of Actuaries and 4 Fellows of the Faculty of Actuaries. 21 countries were represented and for the first time Great Britain provided the largest delegation.
The subject for the Colloquium was ‘Mathematical and Statistical Models underlying nonlife insurance’ and 24 papers or written contributions were presented. The Colloquium was opened by R. E. Beard, O.B.E., F.I.A., in his dual capacity as co-ordinator of the Scientific Programme and Professor at Essex University. The Chairman of ASTIN, Professor Bühlmann from Switzerland, expressed the gratitude of all to the University of Essex for the facilities given and his pleasure at the 10th Colloquium being held in the United Kingdom, a country recognized as the Father of Insurance.