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Forum: Careers - Employment 11-01-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By SirCountador
I know you're looking...now.

I know you're looking...now.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-05-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 546
Posted By SirCountador
The short answer: extremely unlikely. Even...

The short answer: extremely unlikely.

Even near ASA (which I was when I tried) was moot.

The main barrier is geography. It's hard enough for employers to consider out of state candidates....
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-09-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,682
Posted By SirCountador
Now that the most relevant factor is established:...

Now that the most relevant factor is established:
What is the profile of an outlier that is gainfully employed in a Caribbean reinsurance company but who had neither reinsurance experience nor...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-09-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,682
Posted By SirCountador
Perhaps expanding a bit on what is relevant LOB...

Perhaps expanding a bit on what is relevant LOB experience?

Reinsurance can be used by many LOB. Isn't it possible that leveraging experience from a different LOB could be an attractive fit for a...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-09-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,916
Posted By SirCountador
I like those perpetual ads for openings that...

I like those perpetual ads for openings that don't exist. Does that mean the job market is unsaturated?
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-09-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,682
Posted By SirCountador
It's hard to get any reinsurance experience when...

It's hard to get any reinsurance experience when there's such a small job market for it. I've heard that people go to Bermuda to gain reinsurance expertise which gives them an exotic thing to brag...
Forum: QFI Core Exam 04-08-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By SirCountador
Thanks a lot 918273 and Zakfischer! I...

Thanks a lot 918273 and Zakfischer!

I couldn't find a thread that collected all of these thoughts in 1 place so it's just what I was looking for. I'll have a good place to start and I'll decide...
Forum: QFI Core Exam 04-08-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By SirCountador
QFIC: How important are the official required books and Study Notes?

The short:

Given the amount of highly rated supplementary material out there, would any of the required books fall under the category, "Nice to have but not necessary for passing QFIC"?

The...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 09-26-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,390
Posted By SirCountador
Depends on how you learn best: Video = TIA ...

Depends on how you learn best:
Video = TIA
Reading = CA
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 08-31-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,256
Posted By SirCountador
Like Bermuda?

Like Bermuda?
Forum: Modules 6-8 08-29-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,733
Posted By SirCountador
I imagine that it's not so much about deciding...

I imagine that it's not so much about deciding between 5% or 7% that they want. It's more about being directionally correct and giving a strong qualitative argument for your choice. I find this to be...
Forum: Finance 08-29-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 26,634
Posted By SirCountador
Hi, planning to take this on the cheap and quick....

Hi, planning to take this on the cheap and quick.

OP mentioned getting the text+manual. Which ones is he referring to?
I see "Finance and Accounting for Insurance Professionals" on amazon for...
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-23-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,784
Posted By SirCountador
Remember when Actuary used to be the sexiest...

Remember when Actuary used to be the sexiest career choice?
Forum: General Actuarial 08-19-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,361
Posted By SirCountador
I'll bite. AIDA is just a money grab. The...

I'll bite.

AIDA is just a money grab. The credential carries no weight to anybody except for the institute that's counting the money you'd spend to learn something that can be learned for free. ...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 08-14-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 905
Posted By SirCountador
It might help to think of this as a confidence...

It might help to think of this as a confidence interval type of question where "P" is the confidence level. The mean is still "u". The credibility estimate using the mean is "Zu + (1-Z)M". The...
Forum: Modules 1-5 07-29-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,040
Posted By SirCountador
Hi Jim, you run a good park. You can do...

Hi Jim, you run a good park.

You can do whatever you want as long as it can be justified to the grader. Just keep in mind that it usually takes less effort to defend a simple model than it does...
Forum: Modules 1-5 07-28-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,044
Posted By SirCountador
Going for the record?

Going for the record?
Forum: Modules 1-5 07-28-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,019
Posted By SirCountador
The base scenario represents the expected value...

The base scenario represents the expected value of the company's performance assuming that all goes according to plan. Shocks to the baseline scenario represent deviations to that plan.

ex:...
Forum: General 07-19-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 285,484
Posted By SirCountador
I really want to vote for 42 but that's not what...

I really want to vote for 42 but that's not what 42 would want at this time.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 06-26-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By SirCountador
ADAPT tests the calculator and Mahler tested the...

ADAPT tests the calculator and Mahler tested the theory.

(The first Mahler PE used to be free (maybe still is?))
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 06-01-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By SirCountador
Yes, definitely memorize them. The nice thing...

Yes, definitely memorize them. The nice thing about complex formulas like that is that they can't ask you much more than plug and chug questions.
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-19-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By SirCountador
Thanks all. Interesting stuff.

Thanks all. Interesting stuff.
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-17-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By SirCountador
This is interesting too but I meant to compare a...

This is interesting too but I meant to compare a contract vs permanent employee with most else being equal. I changed my reply to a previous post because I could see it being misunderstood.
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-17-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By SirCountador
Correct, let's assume these too.

Correct, let's assume these too.
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-16-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By SirCountador
1yr contract position vs a 1yr permanent position

Contract employee tends to get a premium pay to offset the benefits that a permanent employee would get. I'm wondering if somebody could ballpark the ratio of that premium.

A few assumptions to...
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