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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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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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You’ve Got Questions? Social Learning Community Has Answers.

e-Learning candidates and members registered for any e-Learning product can participate in the newly launched Social Learning enhancement: Social Learning Community. By contributing to the Community

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Connect with peers from across the globe: Attend International Congress of Actuaries

Registration is open for ICA 2014, the 30th International Congress of Actuaries, a premier continuing education event of the International Actuarial Association (IAA) with a program that contains topi

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New SOA Learning Network helps candidates build a study group and members share expertise

Leslie Fausher, SOA e-Learning Manager, explains that if you are studying for courses in SOA’s e-Learning system you don’t have to go it alone anymore. SOA’s new online Social Learning

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Where Is Our Nate Silver?

In case you missed the 2012 presidential election in the United States, one election guru, Nate Silver, batted nearly 1.000 in predicting the state-by-state presidential results and just missed pr

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ASNA 2013 – Looking Back and Moving Forward

By Kedar Mhapsekar Candidate, Master of Science in Statistics--Financial Modelling University of Western Ontario At the start of every year, university students and young professionals acro

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