The Actuarial Checklist: An Actuary’s Professionalism Security Blanket

Guest Post by Stephen Camilli, FSA, President, ACTEX Learning After reading Jay Jaffe’s review of Atul Gawande’s seminal book, The Checklist Manifesto, I had to read the book for myself, and it did not disappoint! I also wanted to hear more from Jay about how checklists that resulted in greater safety, efficiency and standardization in … Continue reading The Actuarial Checklist: An Actuary’s Professionalism Security Blanket

Excel, Python, R, C++ and more — Use the Right Tool, Use the Tool Right

Guest Blog by Mary Pat Campbell, FSA, MAAA, PRM, I found myself nodding several times through Brian Fannin’s blog post “My Journey with R” – I particularly liked Brian’s remark: Excel would return diagnostics about a statistical model, but I could tell that it had a greater interest in enabling changes to font size or … Continue reading Excel, Python, R, C++ and more — Use the Right Tool, Use the Tool Right

New Digital Content Reader

We'll soon be rolling out a new digital content reader to our customers. Our Digital Manuals will be Easier to Access & have More Features!  When the new reader becomes available, digital manuals will be accessible from any device, online or off-line. Just visit the My Account/My Learning Tools section of the ACTEX|Mad River Books website … Continue reading New Digital Content Reader

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