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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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National Retirement Planning Week

Retirement planning is an important effort for individuals to consider and plan for. There are a multitude of risks and challenges to face leading up to and during retirement. Over the years, the SOA

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Understanding Mortality Improvement For Private Pensions

Six months ago the Society of Actuaries (SOA) released the updated private pension plan mortality tables, which shows that longevity is increasing in the U.S. The SOA’s Retirement Plans Experience C

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SOA Insights from the NAIC Spring National Meeting 2015

At the end of March, insurance industry professionals gathered in Phoenix, Arizona, for the Spring National Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). SOA members and staff

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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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  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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SOA Discussions on Longevity Risk

Earlier this week in Chicago, the SOA hosted a longevity seminar with key thought leaders from the actuarial profession and beyond to discuss longevity and share practices on a global level. This invi

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Actuarial Research in Development

In 2015 there are many  SOA research projects and experience studies slated. Here is a glimpse of the practical ideas and innovative concepts from pensions and retirement risks to predictive an

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Actuarial Research for Informing Public Policy

The SOA has a long history of working with policymakers, regulators and our actuarial partner organizations on research that informs public policy. We are proud of the research projects and experi

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The Actuarial Research Community: Innovation, Education and Collaboration

Bringing together academia, organizations and researchers from the actuarial profession, this past July marked the 49th Annual Actuarial Research Conference. Actuaries gathered at the University of Ca

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