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Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Today, 09:00 PM
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I have a better understanding of more of the...

I have a better understanding of more of the material this time around, but I also have far less practice so am prone to mistakes. And more vulnerable to not being able to regurgitate bullshit. Got a...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Today, 08:56 PM
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Well I did well on 2017 this time around. But I'm...

Well I did well on 2017 this time around. But I'm overfit to the training data like a mother****er. Gonna relax for a bit then starting skimming note cards and other exams for potential curveballs....
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Today, 08:48 PM
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Goddamn I can just imagine them asking for the...

Goddamn I can just imagine them asking for the 3rd term in panjers recursive algorithm instead of asking us to calculate an actual aggregate distribution just to **** people planning on using logic...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Today, 08:20 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
:roll: I'm sure that's a great disadvantage...

:roll:

I'm sure that's a great disadvantage to any actuary practicing in 1960. Why are we forced to regurgitate this garbage?
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Today, 08:18 PM
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Stress headache starting to sink in...haven't...

Stress headache starting to sink in...haven't memorized everything I wanted to in bahnemann yet...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Today, 07:53 PM
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Right right, taking both into account makes the...

Right right, taking both into account makes the risk transfer equivalent.

The amount you pay under the LDD + LDD premium ~ Final Retrospective premium.
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Today, 07:46 PM
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I don't think that's quite right. When you're...

I don't think that's quite right. When you're switching between an LDD and Retro, the 100k per occurrence deductible becomes the per occurrence ratable limit in the retro. Losses above that limit...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Today, 07:16 PM
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I haven't done the sample IQ yet, but what...

I haven't done the sample IQ yet, but what doesn't that sound right? It's a pretty important point in Fisher that you can achieve risk transfer characteristics with a retro or LDD.
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Today, 07:14 PM
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Seriously imagine filling out an entire matrix of...

Seriously imagine filling out an entire matrix of values to go into the confusion matrix to get 1 goddamn point. In the same report where the admonish us for taking too long on some questions, and...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Today, 05:59 PM
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Night night fellas, it's don't stop until I drop...

Night night fellas, it's don't stop until I drop for me.
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Today, 05:58 PM
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**** out of here...who the **** put down the...

**** out of here...who the **** put down the actual subsection of the ASOP? You just know they'll dock you .25 for getting the wrong subparagraph
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Today, 04:45 PM
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Historically on other exams I've been pretty good...

Historically on other exams I've been pretty good with coming up with the bullshit to the open ended answers. But what they ask on 8 is so ****ing inane. I remember doing the same thing last year on...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Today, 04:38 PM
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Ayy, subway to the path to ISO. Hopefully Cuomo...

Ayy, subway to the path to ISO. Hopefully Cuomo doesn't **** me over with delays. Gonna target getting there 7:45 because of that.
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Today, 04:36 PM
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Does anyone know of any past ISO experience...

Does anyone know of any past ISO experience Rating exam questions that uses ISO either present average rate, or historical exposures at current rate? I assume it would be intuitive if it came up, but...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Today, 04:32 PM
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Just finished retaking 2017. Gonna grade now. I...

Just finished retaking 2017. Gonna grade now. I had seen most of the problems doing my review. But just sitting down and crunching problems for over 3.5 hours is something I haven't done this...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Today, 12:33 PM
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If you're not prepared, you know you will fail,...

If you're not prepared, you know you will fail, why feel nervous? if you're prepared, you can still fail, depending on the CAS gods. That's a good reason to be nervous.
Forum: Careers - Employment Today, 11:50 AM
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Posted By therealsylvos
So is one way video interviews becoming common...

So is one way video interviews becoming common these days? I find the concept particularly dehumanizing. What will HR dream up next?
Forum: Careers - Employment Today, 11:47 AM
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Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Yesterday, 09:51 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
I don't think all the detail is still on the...

I don't think all the detail is still on the syllabus, but check 2016 question 14.
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Yesterday, 06:21 PM
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Exam 8 committee seems to be filled with people...

Exam 8 committee seems to be filled with people who think their job is to keep pass rates down as a barrier to entry.
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Yesterday, 06:19 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
Goddamn I hate these mother****ers so so much... ...

Goddamn I hate these mother****ers so so much...

"Argue for and against these premiums as they relate to lower limit premiums"

"If you didn't list two arguments for then you didn't receive full...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Yesterday, 06:03 PM
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Just spent a half hour on 2015 # 16 ...

Just spent a half hour on 2015 # 16

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Forum: General Actuarial Yesterday, 04:22 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
Which is the exact approach one would be expected...

Which is the exact approach one would be expected to take if they share my belief. It's why I never answer those employee engagement surveys HR sends out.
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Yesterday, 03:51 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
Seriously anytime you find yourself typing: ...

Seriously anytime you find yourself typing:



it should be immediately tell you that you royally ****ed up the question and rethink how you're awarding credit. pricks.

Ok now I really am...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Yesterday, 03:47 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
I'll just post the template to get it off my...

I'll just post the template to get it off my chest.

Exam Writer: Ask a shitty unclear question. Dock candidates for answering correctly to a reasonable interpretation of that question. Admonish...
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