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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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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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  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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  The SOA is pleased to announce a re-launch of featuring an infrastructure that is easier to navigate, a new design that puts relevant content at your fingertips and enhancements

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SOA Research and the NAIC – Fall Meeting 2014

This mid-November, insurance industry professionals gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Fall National Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). SOA members and staff atte

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Photo Gallery – 2014 SOA Annual Meeting & Exhibit

View photos from the 2014 SOA Annual Meeting & Exhibit in Orlando, FL, Oct. 26-29. This photo collection includes images of professional development sessions, member discussions, the general session

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The Actuarial Significance of Bitcoin

Even if you don’t know what Bitcoin is, you’ve probably heard of it. By now, “Bitcoin” is a word that’s thrown around everywhere from the web to the evening news. But none of these news ment

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