About Variance

Variance is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Casualty Actuarial Society to disseminate work of interest to casualty actuaries worldwide. The focus of Variance is original practical and theoretical research in casualty actuarial science. Significant survey or similar articles are also considered for publication. Membership in the Casualty Actuarial Society is not a prerequisite for submitting papers to the journal and submissions by non-CAS members is encouraged. Please read our Guidelines for Submission for more information.

Variance was created in 2006. The Proceedings of the Casualty Actuarial Society, which was published annually, had previously served as the CAS outlet for peer-reviewed research papers. The first issue of Variance was published in June 2007.

Casualty Actuarial Society members automatically receive a hard copy of Variance as part of the benefits of being associated with the CAS. Visitors are welcome to view past issues and paper presentations on this website. A one-year subscription to Variance is also available online for $50.


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Mission Statement

Variance (ISSN 1940-6452) is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Casualty Actuarial Society to disseminate work of interest to casualty actuaries worldwide. The focus of Variance is original practical and theoretical research in casualty actuarial science. Significant survey or similar articles are also considered for publication. Membership in the Casualty Actuarial Society is not a prerequisite for submitting papers to the journal and submissions by non-CAS members is encouraged.