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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 […]

Accepting A Job Offer You Might Not Want

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Accepting a job offer you aren’t 100% excited to accept is not usually the most ideal. On the other hand, you might not have the option to turn it down. When you SHOULD accept the job:  If you really need it. If it’s the stepping stone to a job you actually want When you SHOULD […]

5 Thing to Consider Before Changing Careers

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The average time spent at one company or career has drastically been lowered to about three years, meaning people of all ages are looking now, more than ever, to do a ‘career pivot’. While this can be an exciting yet daunting time in your life, here are 5 things that you need to keep in […]