Actuarial Outpost
 
Go Back   Actuarial Outpost > Search Forums
FlashChat Actuarial Discussion Preliminary Exams CAS/SOA Exams Cyberchat Around the World Suggestions



Showing results 1 to 25 of 25
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: edcars
Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving 06-21-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,191
Posted By edcars
Does anybody have experience with the Actex...

Does anybody have experience with the Actex flashcards? I was a big fan of the ASM flashcards for the preliminary exams, but, from my understanding, this exam is much less formulas and more concepts
Forum: MFE 03-22-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 65,361
Posted By edcars
Results are released approximately 8 weeks after...

Results are released approximately 8 weeks after the exam. The SOA has not stated their release dates for the March MFE sitting (to my knowledge), but you can periodically check the SOA Exam Results...
Forum: MFE 03-09-2018, 02:33 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 65,361
Posted By edcars
I'm having a hard time with arbitrage...

I'm having a hard time with arbitrage opportunities... it seems like such an simple concept but I always end up debating with myself on whether to long/short options, stock, etc.

I understand...
Forum: MFE 01-09-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 65,361
Posted By edcars
I am not familiar with the Mahler exams for MFE,...

I am not familiar with the Mahler exams for MFE, but I know that ActuarialBrew is a common source for practice problems/exams
Forum: MFE 01-09-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 65,361
Posted By edcars
Just started, been busy with work/holiday break....

Just started, been busy with work/holiday break. Still confident I can finish with ~ 3-4 weeks for practice problems
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 12-13-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By edcars
The key to this problem is that Θ=1. Once you...

The key to this problem is that Θ=1. Once you know this, the problem simplifies to (you can plug it into the distribution to find it out for yourself):

Γ(a+b)/Γ(a)Γ(b) x^(a-1) (1-x)^(b-1)

I...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 12-11-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 149,670
Posted By edcars
10! I knew it was easy for me, but thought I was...

10! I knew it was easy for me, but thought I was in the high 8 to 9 range. Obviously happy with the results :rock1:

What do the differences in scoring indicate; is it a normal-ish curve?
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 12-08-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 149,670
Posted By edcars
Also got the pass! Onto the next one :guitarwo:

Also got the pass! Onto the next one :guitarwo:
Forum: MFE 12-06-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 65,361
Posted By edcars
Haven't started much yet, been busy with work....

Haven't started much yet, been busy with work. Hoping to finish by mid-January as well. I don't think the material will be too difficult to get through, as compared to Exam C/4
Forum: CAS Exam S 12-04-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 96,263
Posted By edcars
Bought one new on Amazon a few weeks ago at $70...

Bought one new on Amazon a few weeks ago at $70 as opposed to the price of $100 from other stores, such as actuarialbookstore. Used is ~$40

Link:...
Forum: CAS Exam S 12-01-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 96,263
Posted By edcars
Another thing to note is that the ASM manual is...

Another thing to note is that the ASM manual is currently available, while the ACTEX manual will not be available until 1/20/18, according to https://actuarialbookstore.com/index.aspx. Since I'm...
Forum: CAS Exam S 12-01-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 96,263
Posted By edcars
I'll use ASM, have had good success with each...

I'll use ASM, have had good success with each other their manuals thus far. ASM manual & flashcards, ADAPT, and Mahler exams helped me on Exam C. Going for the exact same materials this time around...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 12-01-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 149,670
Posted By edcars
SIAP: Passing Candidate Numbers will be released...

SIAP: Passing Candidate Numbers will be released on 12/08/17 and Online Transcript Grades will be released on 12/11/17.
...
Forum: MFE 11-07-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 65,361
Posted By edcars
March syllabus was released within the last 24...

March syllabus was released within the last 24 hours, unfortunately we will still not have instantaneous results
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-20-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 149,670
Posted By edcars
I completely agree, and I don't understand why...

I completely agree, and I don't understand why people say the exam questions are more difficult than the SOA 307. I thought that the SOA 307/Adapt EL 5-7 were very comparable to the difficulty of the...
Forum: MFE 10-12-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 65,361
Posted By edcars
MARCH 2018 MFE Exam

Gotta get going early on this since I'm trying to sit for MAS-I in May :-P

Any recommended study materials? Heard actuarialbrew is good, always have used ASM without issue though. Adapt really...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-10-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 149,670
Posted By edcars
VaR and TVaR for Normal/Lognormal, payment per...

VaR and TVaR for Normal/Lognormal, payment per payment shortcuts and the conceptual meanings behind them, conjugate priors, MLE (with deductible and censored claims), manipulate pareto, gamma...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-10-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 149,670
Posted By edcars
Yes, and yes. In order to pass, and be confident...

Yes, and yes. In order to pass, and be confident while taking your exam, is to know how to do every problem from scratch without the use of any shortcuts. Once you have achieved this, then memorize...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-10-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 149,670
Posted By edcars
Got the pass and thought it was easy, I felt I...

Got the pass and thought it was easy, I felt I knew how to do every single question. Here are some tips for future test takers:


Know ALL of the shortcuts, it is worth your time to even memorize...
Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving 05-16-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 110,189
Posted By edcars
Just started my first actuarial job a few weeks...

Just started my first actuarial job a few weeks ago. Was going to take MFE in July, but postponed that in order to acclimate to the new job. I will be sitting for Exam C in October as a result. Is it...
Forum: MFE 12-17-2016, 02:19 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 122,566
Posted By edcars
Did not pass MFE in November using ASM manual....

Did not pass MFE in November using ASM manual. Looking for recommendations on study materials that I should try instead, looking at Actuarial Brew, TIA and Coaching Actuaries.
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 12-14-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By edcars
I made some changes based on the recommendations...

I made some changes based on the recommendations given.

GPA is now removed
Technical Skills is seperate from Education
Bullets to make it less wordy
Updated job descriptions/objective
...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 12-09-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By edcars
Thank you for your honest advice, I appreciate...

Thank you for your honest advice, I appreciate it. I have applied to around 200+ positions and have had around 5-10 interviews. I'm not sure if this is common, but I anticipated a little bit more...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 12-09-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By edcars
Entry Level Resume Review

I am a recent college graduate who is trying to get into the actuarial profession. I have been applying to actuarial positions for the past 4 months or so and have not had as many interviews as I...
Forum: Exam 2/FM - Financial Mathematics 04-19-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,753
Posted By edcars
Just passed FM yesterday. Any suggestions on what...

Just passed FM yesterday. Any suggestions on what exam to study for next? Leaning towards MFE
Showing results 1 to 25 of 25

 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
*PLEASE NOTE: Posts are not checked for accuracy, and do not
represent the views of the Actuarial Outpost or its sponsors.
Page generated in 0.36157 seconds with 7 queries