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Educating the Future

  The first Actuarial Teaching Conference gathered educators from around the United States and Canada. The Actuarial Teaching Conference (ATC) took place in Indianapolis, June 22-23. Th

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Actuary Named on List of Best Jobs for Women

Job search portal CareerCast named actuary as a best job for women in 2015. There were several STEM jobs on this best jobs list, including actuary. The Wall Street Journal and The Street  among othe

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27May2015
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SOA Board of Directors Approves Governance Task Force Recommendations

The SOA Board of Directors recently approved several recommendations from its Governance Task Force intended to ensure the continued flow of highly qualified candidates for service as President of

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SOA President Visits the China Association of Actuaries

On April 29, 2015 the president of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) Errol Cramer and the SOA Executive Director, Gregory Heidrich, met with Wang He, Vice President of the China Association of Actuar

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First in Class: The First FSA Completes the GI Track

Achille Sime, FSA, CERA, MAAA, FIAF, is the first FSA to complete the General Insurance (GI) track. Achille’s journey to become an Actuary has taken place across three continents: Africa, Europe

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What Does It Mean To Be International?

What Does It Mean To Be International? The following is an excerpt of Carl Hansen’s editorial, “What Does It Mean To Be International?” published in the December 2014/January 2015 of The

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10Mar2015
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Who Wants Pi?

Every year, on March 14, math lovers around the world unite to celebrate Pi Day. Pi Day this year is extraordinary as it will provide us 10 digits of Pi or 3.14.15 at 9:26:53 AM/PM. We won't see a

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Guts

  The implementation of a principle-based approach to reserves and capital for life and annuities The completion of two longevity risk transfer deals worth more than $30 billion Mul

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Hired Any 65-Year-Olds Lately?

The reason I ask is that people are living longer but many haven’t saved enough to retire. The actuarial solution for this retirement gap is simple: More people will have to work beyond the “n

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Actuaries Advance Predictive Analytics

Predictive Analytics: It’s the process of using modeling and data analysis techniques on large data sets to discover predictive patterns and relationships for business use. From all corners of

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