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13Sep2012
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Actuary Profession Consistently Ranked as Best Career

Actuary is a job that consistently shows up on best job and best career lists. Brad Smith, FSA, SOA President, discusses the benefits of the actuarial profession and why it is a top-ranked career.

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03May2012
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What to look for when hiring an actuary

For hiring decision-makers new to evaluating prospective talent from the world of actuarial science, it’s important to recognize that the process is likely to be a telling indicator of a prospective

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03May2012
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Keeping the actuary you hire: Four traps to avoid

With demand for actuaries expected to grow 21% through 2018 [i], options abound for talent that finds itself dissatisfied in their current roles.  Further, there is widespread recognition that being

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03May2012
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What is an actuary?

“What is an actuary?” While actuaries are used to hearing this question, it’s now reverberating throughout c-suites and boardrooms. Confronted with questions that would twist Solomon’s stomach

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19Oct2011
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Uniting the actuarial profession

By Bradley M. Smith, FSA, MAAA Depending upon your point of view, the actuarial profession is either “blessed” or "burdened” as the country faces societal problems that  have substantial actuarial components. These issues include the funding and potential reform of Social Security,  Medicare, and healthcare, and the underfunding of public pension plans. (more…)

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13Oct2011
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11Oct2011
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Profile of a retirement actuary: Zenaida Samaniego

A profile of retirement actuary Zenaida Samaniego.

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The Rising Tide of Pension Contributions Post-2008: How much and when?

by Joseph J. Silvestri, Retirement Research Actuary Joblessness remains high. The stock market is jittery. And the economy is narrowly close to double dipping into recession. Against this backdrop of economic indicators, the Society of Actuaries undertook a research report to bring to light data on the aggregate contribution levels to single-employer defined benefit pension plans. Based on this analysis, we project annual aggregate contributions to the system will increase from approximately $66 billion (average annual contributions over the ten years endin

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