APACA (Asia Pacific Association of Consulting Actuaries) Rules（定款）については、以前にドラフトを紹介しているが、IACA委員会の承認手続きで多くの意見がでて修正を何度も施し、APACA委員会全員１７名の賛成投票を経て、ようやくIACAの承認を得た。８月５日付けのことである。APACAの歴史にとって記念すべき日になるであろう。第二章に記述された目的は、ミッション・ステートメントであり、今後のアジア経済の発展とともにアジア諸国のコンサルティング・アクチュアリー業界がともに協力して様々な活動を行っていこうとするものである。
Name Role in APACA Country
Hideyuki E. Yoshida Chair Japan
Ken Buffin Vice Chair USA
Liyaquat Khan Executive Director/Treasurer India
Ken Hohman CCA delegate USA
Nick Salter ACA delegate UK
Grace Jiang APACA member China
Patrick Gin Guan Cheah APACA member Malaysia
Martin Stevenson APACA member Australia
Wong, Ka-Man APACA member Hong Kong
Mark Saunders APACA member Hong Kong
Ken Sugita APACA member Japan
Risza Bambang APACA member Indonesia
Haris Eko Santoso APACA member Indonesia
Chan Young Han APACA member Korea
Yin Lawn APACA member Taiwan
Andrew Leung APACA member Thailand
Maistry, Gavin APACA member Singapore
Adrian Waddingham Advisor UK
Brent Walker Advisor Australia
Chris Daykin Advisor UK
Jay Jaffe Advisor USA
Stuart Leckie Advisor Hong Kong
Asia Pacific Association of Consulting Actuaries
RULES of the Asia Pacific Association of Consulting Actuaries (APACA)
(ver. 1.00/May2010) – confirmed by the IACA Committee [ref.: e mail by Margaret Sherwood dt. 5th August 2010 to IACA Committee]
Article I - Name, Organizational basis, and Location
Section 1. Name: This organization shall be named “Asia Pacific Association of Consulting Actuaries,” hereinafter referred to as the “APACA.”
Section 2. Organizational basis: The APACA, a sub-section of International Association of Consulting Actuaries (IACA), a section of the International Actuarial Association (IAA), is a not-for-profit organization and is subject to relevant provisions of the IACA rules..
Section 3. Functional Jurisdiction and Location: The functional jurisdiction of APACA shall be the countries falling within geographic areas commonly called South Asia and Asia-Pacific (hereinafter referred to as the APACA Region) and its office shall be the same as that of IACA. However, APACA may relocate its administrative office to any of the countries within the APACA region.
Section 4. Maintenance of Records and Website: All books and records of the APACA including minutes, records of account, records of members, rules, etc., shall be kept as such records of IACA are kept. The APACA Website shall be a section of the IACA Section Website on the IAA Website.
Article II – Objectives
Article 2 of IACA rules provide:
i) To facilitate the exchange of views and information on an international basis among consulting actuaries on matters affecting their professional responsibilities and business interests.
ii) To encourage and assist in the development of consulting actuarial associations in locations where there is an identifiable need for actuarial skills.
In pursuance of the above IACA Objectives, the APACA is expected to:
• achieve the second objective of the IACA rules for the countries
within the APACA Region;
• enhance actuarial consulting capacity in the APACA region and
facilitate growth of the consulting market;
• create a networking framework among the consulting actuaries.
Within the framework of the above provisions, the key objectives of APACA shall be to:
1) organize IACA sessions in each biennial EAAC conference:
2) arrange more frequent meetings on an “as needed” basis, for example joint seminars or web casts with local and/or other actuarial associations;
3) meet with politicians, government officials and other bodies (in conjunction with local actuarial associations where appropriate) to influence legislative developments which affect actuarial consulting;
4) create and maintain a membership database so as to facilitate networking activities and extending other services to APACA members;
5) promote and maintain high professional and ethical standards among its members;
6) enable actuaries engaged in consulting practice and recipients of consulting advice to discuss common issues;
7) promote the interchange of information among actuaries and the various actuarial organizations;
8) keep the public informed of the profession and of the responsibilities of the professional actuary in practice;
9) residual functions: to take all other actions that are considered necessary for enhancement of status of consulting actuaries in the APACA region.
In order to achieve these objectives, APACA shall hold meetings, publish proceedings and discussions, conduct studies, make or sponsor investigations, and undertake such other activities as may appear desirable and necessary.
Article III - Membership
APACA members have to be ordinary members of IACA and thus:
i) any existing IACA ordinary member irrespective of place of residence can opt to be a member of APACA;
ii) any new IACA ordinary member at the point of admission may indicate whether APACA membership is required;
iii) all rules of membership of IACA apply ipso facto to APACA members;
iv) the APACA membership has to be coterminous with IACA membership.
Article IV - Meetings of the APACA
Section 1. Annual General Meeting. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the APACA shall be held each calendar year at such place as is designated by the APACA Executive Committee. All APACA members and Advisors (as defined in Article 7) shall be entitled to participate in the AGM.
E mail notice of the date and place of the AGM shall be sent to the membership by the Executive Director at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of such meeting. For all meetings, attendance by a member whether in person or through conference call shall constitute a waiver of this notice provision.
The AGM shall conduct the business as set by the Executive Committee for each such AGM and this shall include at least the following;
a) To carry out the elections in accordance with these rules, if due,
b) To approve the Executive Director’s report and the Treasurer's report,
c) To approve the annual budget for the immediately succeeding year,
d) To approve the annual membership fees for APACA.
Section 2. Business Meetings. Business meetings either in person or through conference call shall be held as often as decided by the Executive Committee or the Chairperson, provided that at least four meetings shall be held in each calendar year. Only Executive Committee members and Advisors may attend business meetings. An e mail notice of each such meeting shall be sent at least ten days in advance.
Section 3. Voting. Each member and Advisor attending the AGM, and each Executive Committee member [and Advisor] attending a business meeting, will be entitled to cast one vote upon all matters brought before the meeting. There shall be no voting by proxy at any meeting.
Section 4. Quorum. The quorum required to conduct any business shall be one-tenth (1/10) of the APACA members for the AGM and fifty percent of the Executive Committee for the business meetings.
Article V – The Executive Committee
Section 1. Composition. The Executive Committee of the APACA shall consist of not more than eighteen elected members by procedure as prescribed herein after, excluding the Vice-Chairperson nominated by the IACA Committee, provided, however, that the first set of Executive Committee members including officers shall be nominated by the IACA Committee and shall not be treated as elected members for the purpose of these rules.
Section 2. Responsibility. The Executive Committee is responsible to the IACA Committee.
Section 3. Election and Term of Office. All members of the Executive Committee shall be members of IACA. The first Executive Committee including the officers shall continue in office until the AGM in the year 2014, when one third of those members shall retire. One half of the remaining members of the first Executive Committee will retire at the AGM in 2015 and the others will retire at the AGM in 2016. In each case fractions will be ignored and the retiring members will be chosen by drawing lots if necessary.
At each AGM of the APACA, beginning with the AGM in the year 2014, an election will be held to fill the vacancies on the Executive Committee created by retirements. Each such elected member will serve for a period of three years from the date of the AGM. Additional members of the Executive Committee shall be elected as needed to fill any existing vacancy, and will serve for the unexpired term.
An elected member of the Executive Committee shall be eligible for re-election at the expiration of his or her term of office, provided that no member shall be eligible for re-election after having served as a member for two immediately prior consecutive terms for which he or she was elected, disregarding any period for which he or she was elected to fill a casual vacancy.
Any member ineligible for re-election under the preceding paragraph shall be eligible for election as a member after a period of one year has elapsed since he or she last served as an elected member of the Executive Committee.
No election to the Executive Committee shall cause more than three members from any one firm, proprietorship, or organization to serve as Executive Committee members at the same time.
Section 4. Duties. Subject to the provisions of Article X, the Executive Committee shall manage the affairs of the APACA. It shall fill all casual Executive Committee vacancies, for a period up to the next AGM, occasioned by death or resignation or from any other cause; authorize the appointment of such committees as it may deem necessary for the conduct of its affairs; appoint the members of any audit committee; promulgate rules of professional conduct for members of the Executive Committee and interpretations relating thereto; authorize the compensation of all employees; and assign any additional duties to officers and committees.
Section 5. Accounting Practice. The Executive Committee shall manage their accounting in compliance with standard accounting practice.
Section 6. Discharge. Other than on death, resignation or expiration of office, a member of the Executive Committee may be discharged :
a. On ceasing to be a member of the APACA,
b. In the event of his or her permanent disability,
c. To rectify a breach of the limit on the number of members from one organization prescribed in Article V, section 3.
Article VI - Officers
Section 1. Composition. The Officers of the APACA shall consist of a Chairperson, two Vice Chairpersons, one of which shall be nominated by the IACA Committee, and an Executive Director cum-Treasurer. However in due course and as and when decided by the Executive Committee, there shall be appointed, in addition to the Executive Director, one Secretary-cum-Treasurer or a Secretary and a Treasurer. All officers shall be members of the Executive Committee.
Section 2. Election and Term of Office. At each alternate AGM of the APACA, beginning with the AGM in year 2014, the Executive Committee members present, by a vote of a majority, shall elect from among the members of the incoming Executive Committee, separately and in the order named, a Chairperson, one Vice-Chairperson and an Executive Director-cum-Treasurer, to serve from the close of that AGM for two years.
In the event that the office of the Chairperson becomes vacant, the Vice Chairperson not being a nominated Vice-Chairperson, shall serve as Chairperson until the next AGM at which officers are elected.
A Vice-Chairperson shall not be eligible for re-election at the meeting when he or she has served as Vice -Chairperson for a period of two consecutive years.
A retiring Chairperson who was elected as Chairperson shall thereafter be permanently ineligible for election to the office of Chairperson.
In the event of a vacancy in the office of Vice-Chairperson not being a Vice-Chairperson nominated by IACA, or the Executive Director or any other officer/s created in due course, the Executive Committee shall, by majority vote of the whole Executive Committee, elect a successor to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term.
Section 3. Duties. In addition to such duties as may be assigned to officers from time to time by the Executive Committee, the officers shall perform the following:
a) Chairperson. The Chairperson shall preside at all Business meetings and the Annual Meeting and shall appoint all Sub-Committees, Working Groups, and Task Forces as are authorized by the Executive Committee.
b) Vice-Chairpersons. Each Vice Chairperson shall have such duties as may be assigned by the Chairperson or by the Executive Committee.
d) Executive Director - cum- Treasurer. The Executive Director shall record and file minutes of all business meetings and the Annual Meeting; send all notices of meetings; oversee the APACA affairs; and in general perform all customary duties of the office of the Executive Director.
e) The Executive Director –cum-Treasurer in his/her capacity as Treasurer shall oversee all funds; facilitate collection of the annual dues and co-ordinate with Executive Director and Secretary of IACA Committee all financial matters relating to APACA.
Section 4. Removal of an Officer for Cause. An officer who is incapable of fulfilling the duties of office or appropriately representing APACA in the duties of that office, shall either resign or be subject to removal by the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee may remove such an Officer by an affirmative vote of three-fourths (3/4) of the Executive Committee members present and voting at any business meeting of the Executive Committee, called for the purpose. A vote for removal shall occur only after the officer against whom such action is proposed, has been advised of the same and has been given reasonable opportunity to present a defense before the Executive Committee.
Article VII – Advisors
The Executive Committee shall appoint to itself as many Advisors as it may consider appropriate, out of senior members of the actuarial profession and/or out of eminent members of consulting fraternity. The immediate past-Chairperson shall be an Advisor ex officio.
Article VIII – Amendments
The APACA may amend its Rules from time to time by the following procedure:
Section 1: Any proposed amendment must be approved by a majority of the members of the whole Executive Committee.
Section 2: As soon as practicable after approval by the Executive Committee, but not less than thirty-five (35) days prior to the date set by the Executive Committee for the return of ballots, a copy of the proposed amendment shall be sent by Executive Director to all the members.
Section 3: An amendment shall be submitted to IACA Committee for approval only if approved by at least two-thirds (2/3), plus one, of the members who express their vote.
Section 4: All rule amendments under Article VIII shall be effective only after IACA Committee has approved the same.
Article IX - Prohibition Against Private Inurement
No part of the net earnings of APACA shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its members, Executive Committee members, or officers, or other private persons, except that the APACA Executive Committee shall be authorized and empowered, subject to the approval of the IACA Committee, to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered in furtherance of its objectives and to purchase items needed for the reasonable conduct of its business.
Article X – IACA Directives
APACA will abide by the directives, if any, issued by the IACA Committee from time to time.
Article XI - Dissolution
Dissolution of the APACA and distribution of its remaining assets, after payment or provision for payment of all lawful debts, shall be determined by the IACA Committee.
Article XII – Effective Date:
These rules shall come in to effect on the date of approval by the IACA Committee.