The 5 Pillars of Health Data Analytics

Guest Blog by Yiding Jiang, FFA, MSc Analytics skills are foundational to an actuary’s career. For health actuaries, especially in recent years, data analytics and predictive modeling skills have become critically important. Knowing how to effectively find actionable insights from health data is enormously empowering and companies seek out those with prowess in these skills. … Continue reading The 5 Pillars of Health Data Analytics

Actuaries Around the World – Argentina

This month we have the pleasure of interviewing Javier Campelo, ASA, from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Javier is the SOA´s ambassador for Argentina and the regional ambassador coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean. Javier leads Re Consulting, an actuarial consulting firm specializing in reinsurance. Javier has a degree in Economics and Actuarial Science from the … Continue reading Actuaries Around the World – Argentina

Why Actuaries Should Start Paying Attention to Python by Andrew Webster

The 2016 movie “Hidden Figures” highlights the careers in the 1960s of three brilliant mathematicians, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, who manually performed the calculations necessary to launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit. IBM’s FORTRAN (FORmula TRANslation) programming language was growing in popularity and dramatically changing the role that mathematicians played in the … Continue reading Why Actuaries Should Start Paying Attention to Python by Andrew Webster

Actuaries Around the World – Thailand

This month ACTEX is traveling to Thailand for our Actuaries Around the World series. Tommy Pichet, FSA, FIA, FSAT, FRM, MBA, MScFE (Dist.), B.Eng (Hons), is a qualified actuary with nearly 20 years of experience across Asian insurance, finance and employee benefit valuation and management. He has worked in the valuation of insurance and retirement benefits, … Continue reading Actuaries Around the World – Thailand

Knowing Yourself

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” - Lao Tzu The main difference between modern education and classical education is a focus on the maxim: “Know Yourself.” Classical education is about bringing our preconceptions of reality, our idea of what is reasonable, and our will … Continue reading Knowing Yourself