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Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 12-03-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,581
Posted By Gareth Keenan
Impossible. There is no consistent definition of...

Impossible. There is no consistent definition of exposure, and there is certainly no exposure published in annual statements. The best you can do is rely on an exposure proxy like premium. Otherwise...
Forum: Software & Technology 11-28-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 202
Posted By Gareth Keenan
Excel: text X-axis labels

Hi, want to use a bubble chart in excel, but can't quite seem to change settings so my X axis can have text labels instead of numbers. Anyone know any solutions ot this? When i change the data from...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-28-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By Gareth Keenan
That looks awesome, though i'm not sure if...

That looks awesome, though i'm not sure if totally appropriate for a couple of reasons.

First, I'm constrained that I need to build the visualization in excel. Second, I only have 10 years of...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-28-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By Gareth Keenan
best loss ratio & standard deviation visualization?

Say I've got loss ratios from a few states over 10 years. Some have more volatile performance than others as indicated by the standard deviation. What's the best visualization to show a less...
Forum: Finance - Investments 11-28-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By Gareth Keenan
Good spreadsheet! I figured it out and used...

Good spreadsheet!

I figured it out and used a vlookup for the first method, not using the pseudo code.

I also learned the ISEVEN and INT functions. cool!

Thx campbell & therealsylvos
Forum: General Actuarial 11-26-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 519
Posted By Gareth Keenan
reproduce the CUSIP check digit?

Anyone ever try to reproduce the check digit in a CUSIP?

Per Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CUSIP), everything you should need should be in an annual statement schedule D, part1. They...
Forum: Finance - Investments 11-26-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By Gareth Keenan
reproduce the CUSIP check digit?

Anyone ever try to reproduce the check digit in a CUSIP?

Per Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CUSIP), everything you should need should be in an annual statement schedule D, part1. They...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 11-26-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By Gareth Keenan
I actually shelled out for one of these to wear...

I actually shelled out for one of these to wear at work on occasion, but it wasn't a very quality shirt, really baggy. Maybe they should just sell patches you can sew on yourself.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 11-05-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By Gareth Keenan
You may be over thinking this. Simple one way...

You may be over thinking this. Simple one way frequency analysis by numerous cuts may illuminate drivers in frequency. Depending on line i'd parse by state, or at least add it as a variable. For...
Forum: Software & Technology 10-25-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,127
Posted By Gareth Keenan
I find mmult a little confusing, why would you...

I find mmult a little confusing, why would you use this instead of a sumproduct or some other function?
Forum: Software & Technology 10-24-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,127
Posted By Gareth Keenan
This thread has gone off the rails in the most...

This thread has gone off the rails in the most delightful of ways.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 10-23-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Gareth Keenan
Herfindahl Index?

Anyone ever use the Herfindahl index as a measurement of how competitive an industry is? Any other metric?
Forum: General Actuarial 10-09-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,411
Posted By Gareth Keenan
Also we'd layoff a bunch of admin staff between...

Also we'd layoff a bunch of admin staff between the two orgs.
Forum: General Actuarial 10-09-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,411
Posted By Gareth Keenan
Yeah, that's of concern to me

Yeah, that's of concern to me
Forum: General Actuarial 10-09-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,411
Posted By Gareth Keenan
So we'll use the CAS strong volunteerism to...

So we'll use the CAS strong volunteerism to assist in the larger org. Okay.
Forum: General Actuarial 10-09-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,411
Posted By Gareth Keenan
The why now response was week. They could have...

The why now response was week. They could have elaborated on why September for when the notification went out.
Forum: General Actuarial 10-09-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,411
Posted By Gareth Keenan
I see a lot of how the SOA benefits so far, not...

I see a lot of how the SOA benefits so far, not much benefit to P&C actuaries so far.
Forum: Probability 10-09-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Posted By Gareth Keenan
Welcome to Actuarial Outpost CMkashani! Also...

Welcome to Actuarial Outpost CMkashani!

Also you should follow the link from the moderator.
Forum: General Actuarial 10-09-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,411
Posted By Gareth Keenan
This best be good. They may have to mute comments...

This best be good. They may have to mute comments & questions.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 09-28-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Gareth Keenan
Wholesale Intermediaries?

Hi, I'm reading up on some literature about E&S lines, and there's reference to a material distribution channel called wholesale intermediaries, or wholesale brokers.

How does this distribution...
Forum: General Actuarial 09-26-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 184,775
Posted By Gareth Keenan
CAS Member, do not want.

CAS Member, do not want.
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-24-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,463
Posted By Gareth Keenan
Not take a job out of concern from future employers perception?

Should you ever not take an offer out of fear future employers will see your experience as not valuable, or worse, they don't think quality work is done out of the office.

Should you not take the...
Forum: General Actuarial 04-24-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By Gareth Keenan
Why tree vs gbm have different results?

Hello,

I ran a decision tree and a gbm on a dataset, and different variables came out as predictive. A coworker asked me why that might be the case and i didn't have a solid answer unfortunately,...
Forum: Software & Technology 03-28-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By Gareth Keenan
best free online trainings

Okay,

You want to refresh or improve your ability to use common or upcoming tools & tricks of the trade.

What are some of the best online resources actuaries have used?
I'm aware of...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 03-26-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By Gareth Keenan
Where to apply a multipolicy discount?

Say you want to launch a multipolicy discount between one or more lines of business.

Where’s the appropriate line to offer the discount, or at a minimum, what are all of the considerations? As...
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