Actuaries Around the World: Ireland

Paul Walsh is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland and a Fellow of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries in the UK. Prior to founding Acumen Resources he worked in both direct-writing and consulting actuarial environments over an extensive career. He now consults across all practice…

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COVID-19: Helpful and informative links for actuaries and students

The outbreak of COVID-19 has had a significant impact on actuarial study so far this year, with exam postponements, rule changes, and social distancing practices changing the way students are preparing for exams. The SOA and CAS have made adjustments to exam schedules and rules to keep students and…

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Data Visualization: Key Communication Skill for Actuaries

By Mary Pat Campbell, FSA, MAAA In the current coronavirus pandemic, one of the most impactful pieces of communication has been this:

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5 Tips for Online Learners

With many students and professors transitioning to online learning during social distancing, we wanted to share some tips for building successful study habits when working on your own.  

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Actuaries Around the World - Romania

Octavian Cosenco is Board Member and CRO of BCR Asigurari de Viata Vienna Insurance Group, the biggest bancassurance company in Romania. His fields of responsibilities are Risk Management and Actuarial, Operations (including Claims, Underwriting and Policy Administration), Product and Pricing, and…

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Use Technology to Auto-Document and Be Professional!

By Mary Pat Campbell Have you ever thought about how your spreadsheets are actuarial communications?

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Actuaries Around the World - Chile

Federico Tassara, ASA, is Portfolio Manager of MetLife Chile, where he arrived in 2013. He is responsible for the profitability and actuarial analysis of behavior and trends of mass markets and employee benefits portfolios. Previously, he worked in banks and insurance companies in Argentina, his…

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Actuaries Around the World - Benin

Benin is a country in West Africa. The majority of its population lives on the small southern coastline of the Bight of Benin, part of the Gulf of Guinea in the northernmost tropical portion of the Atlantic Ocean. Actuarial science programs were introduced in Benin during the academic year…

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Automate the Boring (and Persnickety) Stuff with VBA

By Mary Pat Campbell Many years ago, I had “ownership” of a monster spreadsheet that had been used for preparing exhibits for an insurer’s Annual Statement. This spreadsheet had grown over the years, with each additional owner adding their own touch to try to make sure the results were correct.…

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Actuaries Around the World - Peru

Guido Monteverde graduated with a M.Sc. in Actuarial Sciences from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and with a Bachelor in Economics from the Universidad de Lima. Mr. Monteverde has extensive experience in the modeling of reserves, pricing, economic capital and reinsurance modeling. He is a…

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