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Forum: Strategic Decision Making 09-20-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,733
Posted By BobSaccamano
Yeah I'm on my second run through also, hitting...

Yeah I'm on my second run through also, hitting some practice Qs along the way. Getting through the case study multiple times will definitely be a chore, but I think I can get away with some...
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 08-29-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,733
Posted By BobSaccamano
For Darwin, the maturity date of their first note...

For Darwin, the maturity date of their first note is 2019, but the 150k doesn't come off the books until 2023 in their balance sheet. Is this a mistake or am I missing something?
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 08-26-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,733
Posted By BobSaccamano
I’m through a first go of the syllabus and into...

I’m through a first go of the syllabus and into the case study. Parts of it are really slow going. There’s a whole Air Canada/AIMIA section that is both very dry and only tangentially related to the...
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 08-15-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,733
Posted By BobSaccamano
Is there any reasoning behind the numbering of...

Is there any reasoning behind the numbering of the study notes? I know the last two numbers (after the hyphen) are the year it was added to the syllabus, but the other numbers seem arbitrary and...
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 07-16-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,733
Posted By BobSaccamano
I can confirm it is a huge stack on my third. I’d...

I can confirm it is a huge stack on my third. I’d just like to say I’m happy that this thread already has more action than pretty much the entire Fall CFE thread. Should be getting into things in the...
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 07-15-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,733
Posted By BobSaccamano
Count me in, coming over from CFEFD. So this is...

Count me in, coming over from CFEFD. So this is the hardest of the 3? If it's less pure memorization then I'm OK with that, I'd rather be tested on concepts than lists anyway. Just need to make...
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 07-12-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By BobSaccamano
Passed!! Thanks for the help, see you in the SDM...

Passed!! Thanks for the help, see you in the SDM threads! So relieved.
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 05-07-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,139
Posted By BobSaccamano
So they got rid of both ATLB and Superforcasters?...

So they got rid of both ATLB and Superforcasters? I really liked both of those and ATLB was one of my favorite readings since starting exams. That’s disappointing, but I’m hoping I passed and it...
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 05-04-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By BobSaccamano
Never thought I’d see emojis on an SOA exam.

Never thought I’d see emojis on an SOA exam.
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 04-26-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,332
Posted By BobSaccamano
Looking at past exam solutions, when calculating...

Looking at past exam solutions, when calculating the EOL, the model solution always seems to ignore the EOL of the upside for a decision. When there's a decision to pursue or not pursue something,...
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 03-21-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,332
Posted By BobSaccamano
I definitely thought Fall '18 was a passable exam...

I definitely thought Fall '18 was a passable exam and felt well prepared for it, but as you can see I just didn't put down what they wanted to hear in a few places and it cost me enough points to...
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 03-16-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,332
Posted By BobSaccamano
I have a real problem with question 6d of the...

I have a real problem with question 6d of the Fall 18 Exam. In the model solution they say

"Candidates often received no credit on part (i), as they failed to analyze the mortality assumptions...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-06-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,817
Posted By BobSaccamano
Can someone point me to these?

Can someone point me to these?
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 01-11-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,332
Posted By BobSaccamano
I’m back at it. Nothing’s changed since the fall...

I’m back at it. Nothing’s changed since the fall right?
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 01-11-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By BobSaccamano
I failed. Damn, really thought I did well on that...

I failed. Damn, really thought I did well on that exam. Oh well, see you in the spring thread...
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 10-31-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,035
Posted By BobSaccamano
Not sure how much we’re allowed to talk about...

Not sure how much we’re allowed to talk about yet, but I felt that was a fair exam. I think I did enough to pass, but you never really know. Find out in 10 weeks...
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 10-29-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,035
Posted By BobSaccamano
Is it just me or are Prospect Theory, Reference...

Is it just me or are Prospect Theory, Reference Point and Anchoring all basically the same? As well as Loss Aversion and Disposition Effect? It seems like all 5 boil down to two points, not moving...
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 10-19-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,035
Posted By BobSaccamano
The Spring thread was WAY more active than ours...

The Spring thread was WAY more active than ours is. One thing I'm really uncertain about, I've never taken a test in the first sitting after a dramatic syllabus change. I have no idea how they're...
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 09-18-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,035
Posted By BobSaccamano
Also, looking at these exams is a bit...

Also, looking at these exams is a bit overwhelming. Coming from ERM, a 4 hour exam with 8 questions, to CFEFD, where the morning session is 2.5 hours and 8 questions. Should there be less writing...
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 09-15-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,035
Posted By BobSaccamano
Would parts c (and maybe d) of question 7 from...

Would parts c (and maybe d) of question 7 from the spring 18 exam no longer be appropriate? Are they based on a removed reading?
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 05-06-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,035
Posted By BobSaccamano
I just finished the introductory study note and...

I just finished the introductory study note and they recommended reading the case study before the study materials. Since this is still up from last sitting, is it a worthwhile read or should I look...
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 05-01-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,035
Posted By BobSaccamano
Looks like they released the new syllabus, anyone...

Looks like they released the new syllabus, anyone know when they make the new study notes available?
Forum: ERM Exam 08-29-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,476
Posted By BobSaccamano
Is it the same as the Spring '17 Case Study?

Is it the same as the Spring '17 Case Study?
Forum: ERM Exam 07-17-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 51,827
Posted By BobSaccamano
Failed with a 5...ugh. Really thought I passed...

Failed with a 5...ugh. Really thought I passed this exam, thanks to PAK for your help getting me this far. Back to it soon, when/where do we get the question breakdowns?
Forum: ERM Exam 03-24-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 51,827
Posted By BobSaccamano
Is the Authorized Control Level equal to the...

Is the Authorized Control Level equal to the result of the RBC formula or is it 1/2 of the result?
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