Category: notable-actuaries

Spreadsheets: Best Practices are Needed to Prevent Disasters and Optimize Productivity

Guest blog by Mary Pat Campbell, FSA, MAAA, PRM Did you know that a simple spreadsheet formula led to a $6 billion trading loss? Did you know that the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act caused a considerable amount of work removing hard-coded rates?

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The Times they are a Changin' - Wearables & InsurTech

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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 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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Actuaries Around the World - Hungary

Our February edition of Actuaries Around the World takes us to Hungary. Gábor Borza is an actuarial consultant working with Tools4F and is a board member of the Hungarian Actuarial Society, which he chaired from 2013 until 2017.

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Actuaries Around the World: India

This month we have the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Rajesh Dalmia. Rajesh is a partner at EY Actuarial Services, one of the big four consulting firms in India. He has significant experience in insurance consulting and has worked on projects with almost all the large insurers in the private sector…

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Ethics - So What!

Most of us have an ambivalent attitude towards ethics, and would not see this field as something exciting or powerful. We know and feel that without a certain amount of goodness, life isn't really worth living. But on the other hand, ethics can make us think about things like right or wrong and…

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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  

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