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24May2012
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Risk Management News: May 2012

Each month we provide links to the best online articles and conversations about risk management. If you would like to add to this list, just leave a summary and a link in the comments section. Enjoy t

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14May2012
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Risk Metrics for Decision Making and ORSA

The Joint Risk Management Section of the Society of Actuaries (SOA), the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA), in collaboration with the International Network

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11May2012
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Inside the SOA
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Talking about important societal issues

by Brad Smith, 2011-12 SOA President In my presidential address at the 2011 Annual Meeting, I asked actuaries to speak out about societal problems that have substantial actuarial components—the

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ACOs and Gainsharing: What was old is new again

by Jim Toole, managing director, life & health, FTI Consulting Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) bring hospitals and physicians together as a risk bearing entity, aligning incentives betwee

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04May2012
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Risk Management News: April 2012

Each month we provide links to the best online articles and conversations about risk management. If you would like to add to this list, just leave a summary and a link in the comments section. Enjoy t

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03May2012
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American Idol and Reserves Courses—Forever Linked

by John Adduci, Vice President, PolySystems The SOA and PolySystems are hosting courses June 6-8 on the latest U.S. reserving principles for traditional life, universal life and deferred annuity pr

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03May2012
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What to look for when hiring an actuary

For hiring decision-makers new to evaluating prospective talent from the world of actuarial science, it’s important to recognize that the process is likely to be a telling indicator of a prospective

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03May2012
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Keeping the actuary you hire: Four traps to avoid

With demand for actuaries expected to grow 21% through 2018 [i], options abound for talent that finds itself dissatisfied in their current roles.  Further, there is widespread recognition that being

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03May2012
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What is an actuary?

“What is an actuary?” While actuaries are used to hearing this question, it’s now reverberating throughout c-suites and boardrooms. Confronted with questions that would twist Solomon’s stomach

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Ford announces program to “buy-out” retirees and former employees in its U.S. salaried retirement program – A good risk management move? Depends on your perspective…

by Andy Peterson, SOA Staff Fellow, Retirement Systems On April 27, Ford Motor Company announced a voluntary program to provide lump-sum payouts to salaried retirees and former employees in the U.S

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