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

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

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

Notable Actuaries: Bruce Schobel

The Past and Future of the Social Security System and Other Retirement Benefit Systems An Interview with Social Security Expert and Former President of the Society of Actuaries Bruce Schobel   Bruce D. Schobel, FSA, MAAA, may be the most knowledgeable actuary on Social Security in America. Bruce is a former President of the Society … Continue reading Notable Actuaries: Bruce Schobel

Actuaries Around the World: Israel

This month, ACTEX continues our series of interviews with actuaries from around the world with an interview from Yair Babad, who splits his time between Israel and California, to learn more about the actuarial profession in Israel. Yair is a full Member of the Israeli Actuarial Association, U.S. CPA, and a Full Professor Emeritus of University … Continue reading Actuaries Around the World: Israel

Actuaries Around the World: Malaysia

This month, ACTEX continues offering a series of interviews with actuaries from around the world  by interviewing Hassan Scott Odierno BSc, FSA from Malaysia. Hassan Scott Odierno has been a partner with Actuarial Partners Consulting in Malaysia and involved in Takaful since 1996. His specialties are in life and Takaful consulting. He is the appointed … Continue reading Actuaries Around the World: Malaysia

Actuaries Around the World: Uzbekistan

This month, we have the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Bakhodir Shamsuddinov Rakhimovich from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Dr. Rakhimovich holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Lomonosov Moscow State University, and participated in an actuarial diploma course from 1994 through 1996. He is the head of the department of mathematics at the Tashkent Branch of the Plekhanov Russian … Continue reading Actuaries Around the World: Uzbekistan