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Forum: General Actuarial 02-27-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,333
Posted By Shaft
To split infinitives with abandon.

To split infinitives with abandon.
Forum: General Actuarial 01-05-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 174,869
Posted By Shaft
Given how this started, this is something of a...

Given how this started, this is something of a hot mess.

I look forward to an update from Mr. Sharpe, if he is permitted and willing to share.
Forum: General Actuarial 12-18-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,716
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: 2,382
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: 6
Views: 479
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 06-18-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 174,869
Posted By Shaft
All gone quiet again. The wheels of justice...

All gone quiet again.

The wheels of justice turn slowly.
Forum: General Actuarial 06-01-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 174,869
Posted By Shaft
I agree Tom - however, there may be a push to...

I agree Tom - however, there may be a push to defend because of liability exposure/insurance coverage issues.

Plus the fact I doubt we will see senior people rushing to say "we handled this...
Forum: General Actuarial 06-01-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,451
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: 37,091
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: 2,351
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: 2,351
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: General Actuarial 05-26-2017, 06:16 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 174,869
Posted By Shaft
Agreed. And jeez... somewhat ludicrous...

Agreed.
And jeez... somewhat ludicrous reasoning in 1 and 2. Absent seeing the latest filing I would proffer:

1st Q in 1st depo (Sawhney): "Precisely what did one or more individuals representing...
Forum: General Actuarial 05-19-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 174,869
Posted By Shaft
All quiet here ...

All quiet here ...
Forum: General Actuarial 05-05-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 174,869
Posted By Shaft
Agreed - and it may not get to discovery stage...

Agreed - and it may not get to discovery stage (which will require lots of billable hours for the lawyers). If AAA counsel sees a modicum of merit in the civil pleading, that should bring on internal...
Forum: General Actuarial 04-08-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 174,869
Posted By Shaft
No. Not sure anybody is proposing the 2...

No.

Not sure anybody is proposing the 2 actuaries et al who filed complaints should be restricted from discussing their complaints.
Forum: General Actuarial 04-08-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 174,869
Posted By Shaft
Expulsion is obviously the most serious outcome...

Expulsion is obviously the most serious outcome for the subject actuary. As Carol & Mary Pat have pointed out expulsion is rare.

So the ABCD knows that in making a recommendation to expel, they...
Forum: General Actuarial 04-07-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 174,869
Posted By Shaft
She couldn't spill the beans a little early on an...

She couldn't spill the beans a little early on an event that had not yet happened. She may have been told of a recommendation (which I don't count as an outcome in the sense that it's the end of the...
Forum: General Actuarial 04-03-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 174,869
Posted By Shaft
IIRC they told him to bring another lawyer...

IIRC they told him to bring another lawyer instead.
Forum: General Actuarial 03-22-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 174,869
Posted By Shaft
We'll get to the bottom of this fairly soon.

We'll get to the bottom of this fairly soon.
Forum: General Actuarial 03-22-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 174,869
Posted By Shaft
And here were we bemoaning the death of humor.

And here were we bemoaning the death of humor.
Forum: General Actuarial 03-22-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 174,869
Posted By Shaft
No, not alone. Again shambolic handling, delay...

No, not alone. Again shambolic handling, delay and then reaction. Due process should be enjoyed by all parties accused on wrongdoing.
Forum: General Actuarial 03-22-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 174,869
Posted By Shaft
Had the employer taken any contribution holidays?

Had the employer taken any contribution holidays?
Forum: General Actuarial 03-22-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 174,869
Posted By Shaft
Totally off-topic but is there an AO...

Totally off-topic but is there an AO Anti-stalking policy?

Asking for a friend.
Forum: General Actuarial 03-22-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 174,869
Posted By Shaft
Not unexpected.

Not unexpected.
Forum: General Actuarial 03-21-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 174,869
Posted By Shaft
Conflicts of interest abound. Taking the...

Conflicts of interest abound.

Taking the amended complaint at face value, surely it is not hard for an actuary to recuse themselves from a panel where the perception of a conflict of interest...
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