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Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 06-14-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 125,452
Posted By SyZ
Not really a fan of the manual / material up to...

Not really a fan of the manual / material up to this point (chapter 22). Every single lesson seems to be 1-2 pages of material and then 20-40 questions, many of which I don't quite see relating to...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-27-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,617
Posted By SyZ
I went to our FSVP and told her that I don't...

I went to our FSVP and told her that I don't agree with any of the strategies they're implementing and why I feel they're 100% wrong on everything

She moved me to a new unit and extended my...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-24-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 125,452
Posted By SyZ
Most of the examples are using 2 parameter...

Most of the examples are using 2 parameter Pareto, with alpha and theta, but then in the tables the moments are all using the gamma functions as components, with difficult integrals. The policy limit...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-23-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 125,452
Posted By SyZ
I renamed the thread I'm only on chapter 5...

I renamed the thread

I'm only on chapter 5 and don't really understand where 75% of the solutions are getting their material from. I have the tables printed out but it still doesn't line up. I'm...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-12-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 664,802
Posted By SyZ
Topic: How NOT to Get an Actuarial Job 1 Send...

Topic: How NOT to Get an Actuarial Job
1 Send me your resume in a form-letter e-mail that you're also sending to dozens of other potential employers. That will be sure to get my attention.

- So a...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-12-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 125,452
Posted By SyZ
October 2016 Exam C Thread

Just got the manual yesterday ... only 1600 pages?

How are people studying for this? 1 chapter a day? 20 pages a day? 1 section every 3 weeks? I'm going to assume a month of ADEPT at the end won't...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-09-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 25,338
Posted By SyZ
It's funny because I'd rather have 0 PTO days and...

It's funny because I'd rather have 0 PTO days and get paid the daily rate instead so I can quit that much sooner and never work with any of you people again

But, individual choice no longer has...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-06-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 25,338
Posted By SyZ
OP sounds like where I'll be in 10 years, except...

OP sounds like where I'll be in 10 years, except for some reason still doesn't hate himself and everything else in life
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-29-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,747
Posted By SyZ
There is no point I mean, let's face it, if...

There is no point

I mean, let's face it, if I had any sort of valuable insight or opinions I'd be a manager within a few months, and then I'd be on track for a director or Veep position shortly...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-29-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,265
Posted By SyZ
Yea, nobody wants me for anything entry-level, so...

Yea, nobody wants me for anything entry-level, so I'll just pass a few more exams and then get told they don't want to take a risk at that salary level because I have no work experience

It's the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-26-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,779
Posted By SyZ
Why is everything a guessing game you can't win?

I applied for a position at a top company, and I received an email from somebody in the actuarial department (not HR) who wanted to have a quick talk with me

We spoke and after about three...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 04-19-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 15,281
Posted By SyZ
I hate work and everything associated with it,...

I hate work and everything associated with it, and thus currently save 55% of my income to get out of the game asap

I don't tell that to interviewers, though. I'm planning on devoting my entire...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-18-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,159
Posted By SyZ
I'm a little confused by positions in CA

CA salary - 63
CA home price - 600
Outside CA salary - 58
Outside CA home price - 225

This is outside SF, of course, where it's more like 66, 1100
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-13-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,010
Posted By SyZ
Yea but you're missing all the benefits of living...

Yea but you're missing all the benefits of living in SF, like how you can get shot walking on the pier by an illegal and have the Obama administration say nothing because they're attending a BLM...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-13-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,663
Posted By SyZ
Do I also get bonus points if I say I have a...

Do I also get bonus points if I say I have a disability on that new 2016 thing where it asks if I have AIDS or can't walk or pee a lot or whatever else the government tells the private sector is a...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 04-06-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 83,706
Posted By SyZ
Delta Hedging will also bring together the Greeks...

Delta Hedging will also bring together the Greeks so you won't feel as lost after
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 04-06-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 83,706
Posted By SyZ
Brownian Motion and Delta Hedging are very...

Brownian Motion and Delta Hedging are very important topics that bring together a lot of the material conceptually and help explain why the pricing models work - which then makes stock simulations...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 04-05-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 83,706
Posted By SyZ
But it's super fun reading about Asian geometric...

But it's super fun reading about Asian geometric strike chooser options on Bermudan price Cox-Lebonworth interest theory trinomial tree puts on foreign currency

I can totally see how this is...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-05-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,508
Posted By SyZ
But I'm not qualified for an entry level position...

But I'm not qualified for an entry level position with three exams and industry experience
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-01-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,892
Posted By SyZ
It's a good old boys industry that's regulated by...

It's a good old boys industry that's regulated by the government which mandates it's a required product, but we then reward agents who don't do anything with a commission which is really just an...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-01-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,892
Posted By SyZ
So if I hate the insurance industry, I basically have to work in consulting?

Which then seems pointless, because entry level candidates don't get consultant positions
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 03-28-2016, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,398
Posted By SyZ
For MFE I went through all 600 pages of the...

For MFE I went through all 600 pages of the manual doing 100% of the problems, and then at the end I skipped the practice exams in favor of ADAPT for a month straight to grind out quizzes and exams,...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-24-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,642
Posted By SyZ
So you want 2 exams and 3 years of experience for...

So you want 2 exams and 3 years of experience for an entry level job, but if you hired me out of college with 0 exams and I had only passed P and FM in 3 years you'd fire me for being an idiot and...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-24-2016, 12:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,642
Posted By SyZ
Oh, and here I was thinking my 13 word sentence...

Oh, and here I was thinking my 13 word sentence detailing the last 6 months of my professional life was too little, I better shave off 5 to meet this filter because nobody in HR can spend two seconds...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-23-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,642
Posted By SyZ
Posting your resume in an online application that doesn't accept resumes

So when you're filling these things out, and it wants you to limit your characters to under 250, under 500, etc., but you're also submitting a full resume and cover letter, how do you edit your job...
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