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The Transition to Retirement: A Canadian Business Leader and Actuary Shares Her Insights

En français by Sharon Giffen Retirement. That word may inspire excitement and longing, or fear and dread—or perhaps a combination of all those feelings. Regardless of how you think about reti

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Spotlight on Marsha Bera-Morris

By Efua Mantey During the recent Annual Meeting of the International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA) held in D.C., I had the honor of meeting with Marsha Bera-Morris, the first black woman to

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Society of Actuaries Visits Ningbo University

On June 2nd, the SOA’s lead China representative Jessie Li, FSA and Wencai Hou, FSA, CERA, Deputy Head of Business Development Department of Munich Reinsurance China visited Ningbo University (NU) i

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University Outreach Visits Conducted in Asia

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) staff, and volunteers from Munich Re, recently met with faculty and students at four universities in China. They answered questions about the actuarial profession, t

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Tips for Getting into the Predictive Analytics Health Sector

The SOA recently launched a campaign to increase and expand the perception of actuaries as predictive analytics experts, specifically in the healthcare industry. To support this important initiative

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Actuary on Top Job List

The career of an actuary continues to be on best job lists, and now it is on the list for millennials. The Wall Street Journal ran a story about the top jobs for millennials, with actuary in the top f

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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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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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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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  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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