Actuaries Around the World: Sudan

This month we have the pleasure of interviewing Mohamed Omer, and Yassir Khalid, two actuaries from Sudan. Dr. Mohamed A. Omer, AFA, ACCA is an associate actuary, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and a professional accountant. He has more than 25 years of experience in the life and medical insurance industry and teaching actuarial … Continue reading Actuaries Around the World: Sudan

How to Improve Your Actuarial Career By Leveraging Unrelated Experiences

Guest Blog from Roy Ju, FSA, CERA When I reflect on past experiences, I reminisce on many of my athletic and musical involvements…all the way back to my high school years.  On the surface, these are good memories that sparked many great friendships.  On a deeper level, these experiences shaped and developed the way I … Continue reading How to Improve Your Actuarial Career By Leveraging Unrelated Experiences

What Technical Skills Should I Learn As an Actuarial Student?

Guest Blog from Mike Jennings, ASA, CERA As a student, I often asked this question during career fairs. Now, I still receive this question when talking to current students. Technical skills are a critical part of an actuarial job, so the topic deserves a lot of attention. My short answer to the question: learn Excel … Continue reading What Technical Skills Should I Learn As an Actuarial Student?

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

History of ACTEX Featured in March Issue of SOA Reinsurance News

This month's issue of Reinsurance News, a newsletter published by the SOA's Reinsurance Section, features an article on the origins and evolution of ACTEX as an actuarial education company, written by our President Stephen Camilli, FSA. Stephen highlights the birth of the first actuarial exam study manual, from the minds of Geoffrey Crofts and Richard (Dick) London, … Continue reading History of ACTEX Featured in March Issue of SOA Reinsurance News

New Flexible Final Exam Dates for VEE Courses

At ACTEX Learning, we listen to the needs of our students and do our best to help you succeed in achieving your goals. With that in mind, we have introduced new options that make our VEE timeline courses more convenient for you. Earlier this year, we began offering computer-based testing (CBT*) for all of our … Continue reading New Flexible Final Exam Dates for VEE Courses

This Skill Sets Some Actuaries Apart from the Rest, and Lacking It Holds Others Back

In The Influential Actuary: How Actuaries and Other Technically-Oriented Professionals Set Themselves Apart, author Dave Miller interviewed four actuaries who, in his estimation, achieved great status in their careers and made tremendous impact both in their organizations and the industry. Among these interviews, the importance of one specific skill is repeated over and over again: communication. We're happy … Continue reading This Skill Sets Some Actuaries Apart from the Rest, and Lacking It Holds Others Back