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

Remote Proctoring Option for ACTEX VEE Course Exams

ACTEX Learning offers students the option to use a remote proctoring service, ProctorU, for their VEE Course exams. It's important to offer a seamless, flexible and inexpensive alternative to the classic model. ACTEX VEE Courses all have a final graded component of a proctored final exam. Prior to engaging ProctorU, students had to find and schedule … Continue reading Remote Proctoring Option for ACTEX VEE Course Exams

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

SOA Exam MFE Syllabus Changes

Beginning with the July 2017 sitting of SOA Exam MFE (Models for Financial Economics) there are significant changes in the MFE syllabus (learning objectives and recommended readings). According to the SOA, all derivatives material will be moved from Exam FM to Exam MFE, and some of the more mathematically sophisticated topics will be removed from MFE, in particularly … Continue reading SOA Exam MFE Syllabus Changes

SOA Launches Predictive Analytics Initiative

By Ian Duncan, December 2015 Although Predictive Analytics has not been a mainstream focus of actuaries, there are many of us who have been practicing in this area for a number of years, and a number of universities teach relevant courses in regression, GLM, time-series and other relevant subjects. Recent actions by the SOA leadership … Continue reading SOA Launches Predictive Analytics Initiative