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Job Search Jackpot

Hey there! If you’re reading this as an actuarial candidate, then first off, GO YOU! I have been an avid user of the SOA’s candidate resources ever since I learned about the term “actuary.

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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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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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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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20Feb2015
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In the News: SOA Pension Research Insights

Over the past few weeks there have been a number of articles referencing SOA research and studies on private pension plans. Pensions & Investments magazine wrote about the SOA’s new research upd

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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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30th Valuation Actuary Symposium: SOA Section Forums and Special Seminar

It's not too late to register early ($200 cost savings) for the 30th Valuation Actuary Symposium, August 25-26, 2014 in New York City.  Act now because early registration ends July 25th. The symp

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30Jun2014
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Inside the SOA
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SOA Building Vibrant Communities Around the World

"A couple of years ago, when the Society of Actuaries (SOA) spent time developing its international strategy, one of the critical initiatives we identified was the need for us to help build and suppor

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Time to Revisit Management of Disability Risk and its Link to Retirement Savings

Anna Rappaport, FSA, MAAA, and Chair of the SOA’s Committee on Post-Retirement Needs and Risks   Traditional defined benefit plans usually protected retirement savings in the event of

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Where the Puck is Going (and SOA’s Research Activities)

With the NHL playoffs underway, hockey is grabbing attention in the minds of sports fans around the world.  While we didn't have hockey as an official sport at my high school in northeast Ohio, I

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