My Journey with R

Guest Blog from Brian Fannin, ACAS It started even before I knew what R was. In 2007, a paper appeared in the P&C journal Variance, which focused on a different way of thinking about loss reserve estimation. This approach was founded on linear modelling - the LINEST function in Excel. Inspired, I began entering data … Continue reading My Journey with R

Actuaries Around the World: Morocco

Our Actuaries Around the World series visits Morocco this month. Mohamed Amrani is a member of the Executive Committee of BMCI Bank (the subsidiary of BNP Paribas in Morocco) and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of BMCI Asset Management, having previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer at BMCI Bourse (the stock broker … Continue reading Actuaries Around the World: Morocco

What is a Study Strategy? It’s Much More Than Just a Study Schedule

Guest Blog by Brea-Nicole Fried, ASA Having a study strategy in place is one of the key factors to ensuring actuarial exam success. Actually, I believe that if all the right elements are in place and implemented properly, exam success is almost guaranteed. Usually when students think of an exam study strategy though, they think of … Continue reading What is a Study Strategy? It’s Much More Than Just a Study Schedule

Actuaries Around the World: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Srpska

This month we have the pleasure of interviewing Predrag Kovacevic, from the Republic of Srpska, an autonomous entity within the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  Predrag Kovacevic is President of the Actuarial Association of the Republic of Srpska and appointed actuary for several insurance companies. He works as head of the finance department of Sberbank Banja Luka. … Continue reading Actuaries Around the World: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Srpska

Upcoming Webinars from ACTEX eLearning

Our Fall 2017 webinar calendar is posted to our website and listed below. We're excited to present sessions on a variety of topics of interest to actuaries, including Microinsurance, Actuarial Leadership, Python, Data Science, R, Predictive Analytics, Retirement and Professionalism. Our webinars, e-courses and live seminars offer opportunities for actuaries to earn continuing education or … Continue reading Upcoming Webinars from ACTEX eLearning

Why ASA Candidates Should Complete the VEE Statistics Credit ASAP

Changes to the SOA requirements to obtain an ASA are coming in 2018.  For students who are not on track to obtain their Associate credential by June 2018, new components will be required. When students ask us what they can do to prepare for the changes, one recommendation is to consider completing your VEE credit in … Continue reading Why ASA Candidates Should Complete the VEE Statistics Credit ASAP

6 Things Actuarial Students Should be Doing This Summer

Access the Free Webinar. For most actuarial students today, their first actuarial job is the hardest one to get.  The number of students applying for entry-level actuarial job openings in the US and Canada is at or near an all-time high. In today’s entry-level job market, actuarial students must take a number of very important … Continue reading 6 Things Actuarial Students Should be Doing This Summer