LTAM prerequisites
On the LTAM page of SOA's website, it states, "A thorough knowledge of calculus, probability (as covered in Exam P), mathematical statistics (as covered in VEE Mathematical Statistics) and interest theory (as covered in Exam FM) is assumed." I've already passed P and FM (and am taking IFM next month), but I haven't taken the MS VEE yet. I was planning on taking LTAM in October, and I'm not sure I can fit in the MS course before then  I'm starting work in June, so I don't want to pay for VEE course now since if I wait a few months, my employer will pay for it. However, if I start the VEE in June, I don't think that will give me enough time to study for LTAM.
Anyways, all that to ask: will I be ok studying for LTAM without the MS VEE, or is it something that would be really beneficial to have under my belt before LTAM? 
The only use of statistics is in the part of the course discussing mortality rate estimation. You can probably get by without it, since the statistical methods used to derive the formulas (like MLE and its variance) are not directly tested on.

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If you prefer to use the recommended textbooks from the syllabus you may need to track down some online resources for any topics you might need a refresher on. 
If you had the skills to pass P and FM, you should have the knowledge required to understand the material. Anything new will be developed as you progress through the course, and from what I remember, it had very little overlap with mathematical statistics other than the stuff already covered in the first two exams.

Prereqs and potentially familiar topics. Everything is covered in a good manual, such as CA.
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