Actuaries Around the World: Greece

 This month Our Actuaries Around the World series visits Greece. Ioannis Chatzivasiloglouis the Head of Regulatory Framework and Supervisory Technical Assistance in the Department of Insurance Supervision of the Bank of Greece. Prior to his current role, he served the Greek insurance supervisory authority in several positions of responsibility, related to the financial and actuarial supervision of insurance … Continue reading Actuaries Around the World: Greece

How Python Saved my Company

 Guest blog by Andrew Webster, M.S., ASA, MAAA It was the summer of 2015.  I had founded my company, Validate Health, one year earlier.  The Society of Actuaries awarded me $10,000 for the summer to sponsor a non-traditional internship.  My intern, Nate, and I found a project working directly with a group of physicians to … Continue reading How Python Saved my Company

2018 Actuarial Exam Changes: Dates for Last Current & First New Syllabus Sittings

We're listing below the last time the current SOA and CAS preliminary actuarial exams will be administered before the curriculum changes, and the first time the new exam or new syllabus will be administered after the curriculum changes. Exam P: Last sitting of current syllabus, July 2018 First sitting of new syllabus, September 2018 Exam FM: Last … Continue reading 2018 Actuarial Exam Changes: Dates for Last Current & First New Syllabus Sittings

How the ACTEX VEE Corporate Finance Course is Specifically Geared Toward Actuarial Work

We recently spoke to our VEE Corporate Finance course instructors, Johnny Li and Andrew Ng, about how the curriculum of their course is specifically designed to support students prepping for actuarial exams and pursuing actuarial work. Actuaries play a critical role in business and society, helping organizations manage complex risks across many industries. Knowledge and … Continue reading How the ACTEX VEE Corporate Finance Course is Specifically Geared Toward Actuarial Work

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