03Oct2018
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SOA Blog
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Canada
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The University of Western Ontario Hosts the Actuarial Research Conference

En français by Ben Marshall The world’s largest annual conference on actuarial research was held in Canada this year, Aug. 8–11, at our very own University of Western Ontario (known lo

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24Aug2018
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SOA Blog
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Canada
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Summer Fun at the Pacific Rim Actuaries Club of Toronto

En français by Ben Marshall What does a perfect square have to do with a group of Canadian actuaries and friends who share an interest in great food, casual networking, and the actuarial profes

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24Aug2018
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SOA Blog
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Canada
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The Value of Actuarial Research to Business Practitioners, Regulators and the Public

En français by Ben Marshall and the SOA research team   At the time of this writing, final preparations are being made for the 2018 Actuarial Research Conference (ARC), being hosted this

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24Aug2018
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SOA Blog
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Canada
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Applying Actuarial Skills in the Oil Patch and Other Nontraditional Fields

En français by Ben Marshall We recently interviewed Siddhesh Pawar, president of the Actuarial Students’ National Association (ASNA) for the 2015–2016 academic year, about his actuarial edu

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13Jun2018
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SOA Blog
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Actuarial Science, Asia, Professional Development
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Connecting in Seoul

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the Institute of Actuaries of Korea (IAK) held a Candidate event on May 22 at the IAK headquarters in Seoul, Korea. Close to 50 students attended the event, inter

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31May2018

How to Turn an Internship into a Full-Time Offer

By Mark Spong  Across the industry, summer internships are the primary source for most entry-level actuarial positions. They give employers the broadest possible insight into a person’s technica

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An Actuary’s Impact on Corporate Climate Change Strategies

En français by Ben Marshall  A great deal of publicity has been generated in the last year or so around the publication of the Actuaries Climate Index (ACI) (actuariesclimateindex.org), sponsore

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15May2018
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University of Waterloo Actuarial Science Club Hosts SOA Outreach Event

En français by Ben Marshall Tim Huang, president of the University of Waterloo (UW) Actuarial Science Club, met Society of Actuaries (SOA) President Mike Lombardi, FSA, CERA, FCIA, MAAA, at the

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15May2018
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SOA Blog
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Canada, Retirement
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The Future of Canadian Group Benefits

En français By Melissa Carruthers   In recent years the life and health insurance industry has felt the ripple effect of emerging technologies and the shift in customer expectations

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02Apr2018
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SOA Blog
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Candidates
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Potential Pitfalls: How Even New Actuaries Can Make Mistakes

by Mark Spong, FSA, CERA You polish that resume, nail the interview and land an offer. Then you show up at your first actuarial internship or full time position ready to impress your manager, build

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