Learn More, Study Less: New ACTEX Book Offers Actuarial Exam Prep Tips from the World’s Youngest Actuary

Learn how to pass your exams while studying less with strategies from the world’s youngest actuary. That's the premise of the newest book in the ACTEX Learning catalog, Actuarial Exam Tactics: Learn More, Study Less, now available for pre-order on our website. This book presents the study strategies that helped Roy Ju become the world’s youngest … Continue reading Learn More, Study Less: New ACTEX Book Offers Actuarial Exam Prep Tips from the World’s Youngest Actuary

History of ACTEX Featured in March Issue of SOA Reinsurance News

This month's issue of Reinsurance News, a newsletter published by the SOA's Reinsurance Section, features an article on the origins and evolution of ACTEX as an actuarial education company, written by our President Stephen Camilli, FSA. Stephen highlights the birth of the first actuarial exam study manual, from the minds of Geoffrey Crofts and Richard (Dick) London, … Continue reading History of ACTEX Featured in March Issue of SOA Reinsurance News

New Flexible Final Exam Dates for VEE Courses

At ACTEX Learning, we listen to the needs of our students and do our best to help you succeed in achieving your goals. With that in mind, we have introduced new options that make our VEE timeline courses more convenient for you. Earlier this year, we began offering computer-based testing (CBT*) for all of our … Continue reading New Flexible Final Exam Dates for VEE Courses

This Skill Sets Some Actuaries Apart from the Rest, and Lacking It Holds Others Back

In The Influential Actuary: How Actuaries and Other Technically-Oriented Professionals Set Themselves Apart, author Dave Miller interviewed four actuaries who, in his estimation, achieved great status in their careers and made tremendous impact both in their organizations and the industry. Among these interviews, the importance of one specific skill is repeated over and over again: communication. We're happy … Continue reading This Skill Sets Some Actuaries Apart from the Rest, and Lacking It Holds Others Back

New Remote Proctoring Option for ACTEX VEE Course Exams

The ACTEX Learning team is excited to announce that we now offer students the option to use a remote proctoring service, ProctorU, for their VEE Course Exams. Our eLearning Lead, Alan Elman, has been working hard to roll out the ProctorU initiative and believes our students will reap the benefits. "Many of our international students don't want to approach … Continue reading New Remote Proctoring Option for ACTEX VEE Course Exams

Notable Actuaries: Bruce Schobel

The Past and Future of the Social Security System and Other Retirement Benefit Systems An Interview with Social Security Expert and Former President of the Society of Actuaries Bruce Schobel   Bruce D. Schobel, FSA, MAAA, may be the most knowledgeable actuary on Social Security in America. Bruce is a former President of the Society … Continue reading Notable Actuaries: Bruce Schobel

SOA Exam FM Syllabus Changes

Beginning with the June 2017 sitting Exam FM (Financial Mathematics) there are significant changes in the syllabus (learning objectives and recommended readings). According to the SOA, these changes will return Exam FM to its former coverage of theory of interest topics. With the exception of interest rate swaps, all derivatives material will be moved to Exam MFE. One … Continue reading SOA Exam FM Syllabus Changes