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An Actuary’s Most Frequently Asked Questions

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What does the job market look like for mid-career actuaries? The market is strong for mid-career candidates, especially those with 3 to 15 years of experience. These actuaries tend to have more options and opportunities than those who are more junior or very experienced (and therefore high-salaried). What is the likelihood I can find a […]

How Smartphone Apps May Help Millions Avoid Diabetes

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Over 80 million Americans have pre-diabetes. But according to app developers—and executives from Blue Cross Blue Shield—technology may be able to help reduce the onset of the disease. See how researchers are using smartphones to fight diabetes in the full article at Making the Health Care System Work.

The Money Revolution That Will Change Your Business

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First, currency replaced our ancient bartering system. Then fiat currency took the place of the tried-and-true gold standard. What’s the next revolution in money? Jim Anderson explores the development that will disrupt the traditional financial and banking industries—and likely change the way your company does business. Read the full article on LinkedIn.

Why Pension Risk Transfers are Sweeping the Industry

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You see it discussed in the headlines, on the news and in the political sphere: America is getting older. With life expectancy getting longer and 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring every single day, employers face mounting pension obligations—leading many companies to explore pension risk transfers. But what exactly is this tool? And how can actuaries and […]

Balancing Old and New Skills

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As the actuary industry continues to change and technology is making a bigger stance in daily activities, make sure that you are able to balance your skills; both new and old. According to Property Casualty 360, “from regulatory uncertainty to reduced demand among millennials. The Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles and other major shifts present […]

Learning the art of data science

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An ever-increasing supply of data, and powerful modern computers that are able to exploit and analyse it, has led to the growth of the data science field. At its core is the concept of gaining insight from data, be it big or small. Data science techniques are employed in a wide variety of industries, from […]

Making the Actuary Sector Switch

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Actuaries are part of a steadily growing profession that changes and thrives each and every year. Not only are the sectors constantly transforming, but so are the interests of those currently in the profession. In the early years, actuaries typically started out in the life insurance sector (1), but now they have expanded into health […]

Insurance Regulation in the Changing Chinese Market

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In the past several years, economic growth in China has slowed from from 10.6 percent to 6.7 percent in 2016. Conversely, the digital economy has grown by 20 percent annually. An article published in the June/July issue of the Actuary Magazine details how this changing economic environment has affected the insurance markets in China. Life […]

Expanding Your IT Skill Set

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Whether you’re looking to expand your IT skillset, or want to know more about what your IT coworkers are talking about, there are a range of resources available to you that will expand your IT skill set. The Fall 2016 CAS E-Forum (released by the CAS Data and Technology Working Party) offers in-depth explanations of […]