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Forum: Life Pricing Exam 10-14-2019, 09:22 PM
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We have a spring 2020 study schedule posted for...

We have a spring 2020 study schedule posted for anyone who is starting to prepare for the spring 2020 exam. The course is 100% ready for spring.
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 10-04-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By E
I agree it will be interesting to see what actual...

I agree it will be interesting to see what actual exam questions based on Obj 5 end up looking like. My guess is that they will mostly be in some kind of ALM context, and that's how we've tried to...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 09-27-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,618
Posted By E
We just posted an all new 5-hour practice exam....

We just posted an all new 5-hour practice exam. Given that there are no fully intact past LP exams that are still on syllabus, we hope this helps folks practice a full exam before taking the real...
Forum: ERM Exam 09-18-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,004
Posted By E
Glad the videos helped! Yeah, we are trying to...

Glad the videos helped! Yeah, we are trying to think positive thoughts about the case study too. The new version is incredibly large and dense and seems like it really pushes what exam candidates...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 09-18-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,618
Posted By E
Great job for getting through everything! That's...

Great job for getting through everything! That's a big milestone. The answer to your other questions is yes! :) At this stage, I recommend allocating your time each week to 3 key activities:

1....
Forum: ERM Exam 09-11-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,004
Posted By E
Yes should be early to mid-week next week. You...

Yes should be early to mid-week next week. You can always check the latest estimates in the Revision History and Scheduled Updates spreadsheet posted in the course. Thanks!
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 08-27-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,443
Posted By E
There is definitely a lot, and when the dust...

There is definitely a lot, and when the dust settled from our updates, I had the feeling that even though the page count is about the same or less than LP was, it feels like there is more information...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 08-26-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,618
Posted By E
Today we posted the first of several batches of...

Today we posted the first of several batches of drill problems, which are practice problems designed to focus on specific readings/topics. These problems are organized by section in the same order as...
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 08-26-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,023
Posted By E
I agree with those points and will also add that...

I agree with those points and will also add that emerging accounting standards have really made it harder to keep the syllabi current. A lot of FSA-level material is rooted in accounting standards...
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 08-26-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,023
Posted By E
I think there are elements of truth to both. I...

I think there are elements of truth to both. I know that I would have liked to have a resource like we provide back when I took my exams -- and that is a very "core" motivator for all of us veteran...
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 08-25-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,023
Posted By E
We only surveyed SOA candidates in that survey. I...

We only surveyed SOA candidates in that survey. I agree a CAS survey would be a good idea, and we will probably do that in the future.
Forum: EA Exams 08-21-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 737
Posted By E
EA instructor opening at The Infinite Actuary

We have an open position for a highly qualified Enrolled Actuary (EA) exam instructor. Please see our our site for more details:

https://www.theinfiniteactuary.com/jobs/
Forum: Pension - Social Security 08-21-2019, 03:18 PM
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Views: 760
Posted By E
EA instructor opening at The Infinite Actuary

We have an open position for a highly qualified Enrolled Actuary (EA) exam instructor. Please see our our site for more details:

https://www.theinfiniteactuary.com/jobs/
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 08-21-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,023
Posted By E
Not so much bias as a separate distribution... it...

Not so much bias as a separate distribution... it helps answer the question "how many hours should I study if I want to pass?" We also show the study hour distribution for all candidates. The main...
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 08-20-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,023
Posted By E
FWIW, we did a survey on study hours. Very, very...

FWIW, we did a survey on study hours. Very, very few passing candidates studied more than 500 hours for a 5-hour FSA exam:

http://theinfiniteactuary.com/blogs/exam_ila_dp/?p=886
Forum: ERM Exam 08-19-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,004
Posted By E
Yes, we have dedicated videos for the case study...

Yes, we have dedicated videos for the case study where we walk you through both the core parts and extension-specific parts. However, because the exam committee decided to make changes to the case...
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 08-16-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By E
Looks like maybe you just got the sign reversed....

Looks like maybe you just got the sign reversed. Since the unrealized gain is profit-neutral, there is no need to recalculate k, meaning we can take the shortcut approach. The shadow DAC adjustment...
Forum: Life Risk Management Exam 07-19-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,668
Posted By E
We definitely include practice problems just like...

We definitely include practice problems just like we do with all of our courses. Some are posted now. Others will roll out next month and beyond. Since LAM is essentially an entirely new exam, it's...
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 07-18-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 44,628
Posted By E
Not terribly common but things like that...

Not terribly common but things like that definitely can happen. Or maybe they're hitting the GAAP book extra hard with FASB's targeted changes looming ever closer? :)
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 07-18-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 44,628
Posted By E
Thank you both so much and congrats on passing...

Thank you both so much and congrats on passing LFV!!!
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 07-18-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 44,628
Posted By E
Definitely recommend going over the whole...

Definitely recommend going over the whole syllabus again. I would still save memorization for closer to the end of the process (final weeks). I think it's well worth using the time you have now to go...
Forum: ERM Exam 07-16-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 15,848
Posted By E
Congrats!!! :clap:

Congrats!!! :clap:
Forum: Life Finance and Valuation Exam 07-15-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By E
You'll also find some feedback in the spring 2019...

You'll also find some feedback in the spring 2019 thread starting on 7/12 (exam results day) around 10 am forward (post #288 and beyond):
...
Forum: ERM Exam 07-15-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,004
Posted By E
Fortunately you only have to answer exam...

Fortunately you only have to answer exam questions once, so don't follow our example above.:lol:
Forum: ERM Exam 07-15-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,004
Posted By E
Yes, it's the latter. Since ERM is a 4-hour exam,...

Yes, it's the latter. Since ERM is a 4-hour exam, there are 80 total points. 60 points come from the core syllabus, and the other 20 points come from your extension. So using the standard "3 minutes...
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