Category: actex-news

New MAS-II Material from Abe Weishaus

ASM customers are likely familiar with the name Abe Weishaus. With a long career in actuarial science, including (but not limited to) twenty years as an ASM author, Abraham Weishaus, Ph.D, FSA, CFA, MAAA, currently teaches at Columbia University. Today we are pleased to announce the release of…

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas

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Make Your Own Excel Graph Defaults

Guest blog by Mary Pat Campbell FSA, MAAA, PRM

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The 5 Pillars of Health Data Analytics

Guest Blog by Yiding Jiang, FFA, MSc

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Critical Feedback is the Key to Excellence

The speed at which the world changes seems to move at a faster pace all the time.  The same holds true in the business world — speed is everything, technology is everywhere, and it affects everyone at every level.  But, no matter how many things change, and no matter how quickly, there are some…

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Health Insurance (It’s Complicated): Lessons from the World on Healthcare

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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…

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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…

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Actuaries Around the World - Channel Islands

This month we have the pleasure of interviewing Carl Hansen, FSA, EA. Carl is International Director at the BWCI Group, living and working on the island of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. He also serves as Executive Director for Abelica Global, an international organization of independent…

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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…

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