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Forum: General Actuarial 02-27-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,653
Posted By Shaft
To split infinitives with abandon.

To split infinitives with abandon.
Forum: General Actuarial 12-18-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,248
Posted By Shaft
As the quoted replies below tell you: runoff is...

As the quoted replies below tell you: runoff is like any other insurance business in that it needs specific expertise to be done well.

I assume your company has no experience in runoff, given...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-06-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,646
Posted By Shaft
Reinsurance and Reinsurance Contract Wording...

Reinsurance and Reinsurance Contract Wording (both by Robert Strain et al) are two classic reinsurance texts. Sadly they have not been updated recently.

Neither covers the meat of what you are...
Forum: Software & Technology 08-04-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,589
Posted By Shaft
I agree with all this, would add I prefer the...

I agree with all this, would add I prefer the in-ear model (QC20) which I feel perform better than the 25 and are less obtrusive.
Forum: General Actuarial 06-01-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,630
Posted By Shaft
All exams to be electronic submissions

This post is prompted by one incident and one observation:

The incident:
The CAS has a problem with lost transcripts...
Forum: Exam 6 US (old Part 7U) 06-01-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 43,164
Posted By Shaft
On a related point: It is time for all...

On a related point:

It is time for all actuarial exams to be given electronically. Nobody should be handwriting triangles and development factors etc with a pen, on paper, on the CAS side.

I...
Forum: ERM Exam 05-27-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,849
Posted By Shaft
Thanks Paul. Interesting - unseen, unpublished...

Thanks Paul. Interesting - unseen, unpublished but on a Fellowship exam syllabus already. Nice work.

Personally and mainly for continuous ed, I prefer material for the ERM/CF-area exams to be...
Forum: ERM Exam 05-27-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,849
Posted By Shaft
Any update? Is this SN from a new book? I...

Any update?

Is this SN from a new book? I have not seen anything here or elsewhere on "Quantitative Enterprise Risk Management (Hardy)" and I catch most of the ERM/CF stuff.
Forum: Financial Mathematics 11-16-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By Shaft
Post your equations of value for Joe & Tina. Then...

Post your equations of value for Joe & Tina. Then it is easier to see if you have got the right (simple) interest accumulation = to Tina's accumulation.
Forum: Financial Mathematics 11-16-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By Shaft
You need to draw it out on a timeline (like...

You need to draw it out on a timeline (like virtually every problem of this type) until you get good enough to do it in your head. The solution is actually very straightforward:

You know what the...
Forum: Exam 9 (old Part 8) - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 11-02-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,846
Posted By Shaft
There used to be a Math PhD guy who did a decent...

There used to be a Math PhD guy who did a decent detailed manual and practice exams, I am thinking back 4 or 5 years (maybe even when the exam was a different number) - I think his AO name was...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-05-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,089
Posted By Shaft
Statistical Modelling in GLIM (Aitkin, Francis et...

Statistical Modelling in GLIM (Aitkin, Francis et al) is a book based around the ancient GLIM software, which I don't even know exists anymore.

The Dobson book, for a long time, was the best book...
Forum: Software & Technology 09-19-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By Shaft
It took a whole week? After one day i went back...

It took a whole week? After one day i went back to the 2011 version - mainly because Excel ribbon can't be customized (easily) in the 2016 Mac version as it is in the 2011 version.

MS are trying...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-20-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 804
Posted By Shaft
Former Travelers CEO Jay Fishman dies at 63 after ALS battle

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/19/former-travelers-ceo-jay-fishman-dies-at-63-after-/
Forum: General Actuarial 07-31-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 37,899
Posted By Shaft
Bruce, indeed! I should have added "but we won't...

Bruce, indeed! I should have added "but we won't ever see those minutes nor would they provide much insight".
Forum: General Actuarial 07-31-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 37,899
Posted By Shaft
From Talmage earlier: and The nub...

From Talmage earlier:
and



The nub of it: It's a petition - odd that the SOA Board would give its imprimatur to a non-actuarial issue. If NC HB2 provided an opportunity to highlight the SOA...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 06-26-2016, 05:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,619
Posted By Shaft
Agree with this approach, especially on follow...

Agree with this approach, especially on follow the fortunes/settlements:


But not so much these comments...


... because of what Arlie states here:
Forum: Software & Technology 05-31-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 339
Posted By Shaft
Connected people, mindmaps, tags

I need an app (OSX) that lets me visually connect/cluster names/tags to certain, distinct tasks (a bit like mindmapping apps do) but where some names appear in more than one task such that clicking...
Forum: Exam 6 US (old Part 7U) 05-21-2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,168
Posted By Shaft
:rofl::rofl:

:rofl::rofl:
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 05-02-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,219
Posted By Shaft
+1.

+1.
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-27-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,018
Posted By Shaft
Legends. Respect. Onwards. Upwards.

Legends. Respect. Onwards. Upwards.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 02-04-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,277
Posted By Shaft
Yes very good as an introduction and Patrik,...

Yes very good as an introduction and Patrik, Clark as mentioned.

Personally I would suggest she reads more esoteric literature: certainly "Reinsurance", edited by Robert Strain & if you want to...
Forum: Risk Management 01-09-2016, 04:30 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 54,020
Posted By Shaft
Is this credential still going? Hand on...

Is this credential still going?

Hand on heart, I have never known it to make a positive difference to anyone working, applying for a job, trying to impressive a prospective partner, etc etc.
...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 01-02-2016, 05:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,546
Posted By Shaft
and selfies ...

and selfies ...
Forum: Exam 6 US (old Part 7U) 12-30-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By Shaft
Sound advice.

Sound advice.
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