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Forum: Careers - Employment 06-15-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By spencerhs5
What are your relationships at the company your...

What are your relationships at the company your interested in? If you know people in the department talk to them directly. If you have no contacts, I'd rather use a recruiter than apply...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-12-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,274
Posted By spencerhs5
I've been pitched by several recruiters during...

I've been pitched by several recruiters during the pandemic... internal and external. All external recruiters have said that the the market for actuaries is still strong, but oddly not a lot of...
Forum: Software & Technology 10-03-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By spencerhs5
Yeah, it's not even that frequent. I'm just...

Yeah, it's not even that frequent. I'm just trying to figure out best practice. Fread paralellizes automatically but doesnt work with Excel.
Forum: Software & Technology 10-03-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By spencerhs5
I've thought about it, but the tables aren't in...

I've thought about it, but the tables aren't in the database---excel is simply structured like one.

And I'll benchmark again later- I saw different results last night which is odd. It's on an...
Forum: Software & Technology 10-03-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By spencerhs5
Not really, the excel files themselves are all...

Not really, the excel files themselves are all under 1megabyte, most are about half of that. They have say 50+tabs all of which are a few columns. Essentially they are all database tables replicated...
Forum: Software & Technology 10-03-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By spencerhs5
R and Excel Perfromance--- because we still love Excel

I inherited some R code awhile back and it imports sheets on demand from an excel workbook.

This question boils down to: what's the most time efficient way to do this.

I benchmarked using...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-01-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,572
Posted By spencerhs5
I'm not an expert but I don't see how MAR could...

I'm not an expert but I don't see how MAR could extend to filings. MAR is, as previously mentioned, is for statutory reporting. That's not to say a company shouldn't have internal controls...
Forum: Exam 7 - Estimation of Policy Liability & ERM 07-18-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,229
Views: 125,894
Posted By spencerhs5
Those who can double up successfully largely know...

Those who can double up successfully largely know who they are by this point. Those who failed an exam with a 5, barring extenuating circumstance, are typically not within that sample.

There was...
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 07-01-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 241,812
Posted By spencerhs5
Very high, but they must have been lenient in...

Very high, but they must have been lenient in grading. I remember thinking I'd be in the 34-38 range which would be a fail, but I passed.
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 07-01-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 241,812
Posted By spencerhs5
Just curious if anyone has received there FCAS...

Just curious if anyone has received there FCAS "diploma" yet? I recall them saying 3-5 days but I may be wrong.
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 07-01-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 241,812
Posted By spencerhs5
It sat there for a minute, but just got through...

It sat there for a minute, but just got through to the website and got the pdf up.


EXAM STATISTICS:
 Number of Candidates: 601
 Available Points: 52.5
 Passing Score: 38.5
 Number...
Forum: General Actuarial 06-24-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,353
Posted By spencerhs5
I only skimmed the previous pages but it would...

I only skimmed the previous pages but it would seem that way too little consideration is being given for US employees needing to fund retirement as well as retired healthcare. Granted the OP says...
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 06-18-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 241,812
Posted By spencerhs5
Yep, I checked early this morning and it had not...

Yep, I checked early this morning and it had not updated.... It's updated now. :toth:
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 06-17-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 241,812
Posted By spencerhs5
Actuarialsinglesmeet.com.net ??

Actuarialsinglesmeet.com.net ??
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 06-17-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 241,812
Posted By spencerhs5
I'm still on cloud 9, and probably will be for a...

I'm still on cloud 9, and probably will be for a while. Beer in hand, still cant believe it, or that so many passed, that exam was brutal.
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 06-17-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 241,812
Posted By spencerhs5
Passed! FCAS. They must have thrown out half the...

Passed! FCAS. They must have thrown out half the exam. But I dont care. Boarding a plane for NYC, time to sprinkle some celebration into this work trip
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 05-09-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 241,812
Posted By spencerhs5
Has anyone submitted for mortgage tranche...

Has anyone submitted for mortgage tranche question being off syllabus since its very loosely described in BKM or did we determine that the only off syllabus is the FRA question?
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 05-07-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 241,812
Posted By spencerhs5
I actually wrote some note to that affect during...

I actually wrote some note to that affect during the exam, but then didn't even solve an answer because I couldn't figure out what was going on.
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 05-04-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 241,812
Posted By spencerhs5
That's how I feel about a lot of the questions. I...

That's how I feel about a lot of the questions. I really don't think they adequately tested the knowledge statements. I plan on discussing that in my exam survey.
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 05-03-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 241,812
Posted By spencerhs5
thats for tvar, bodoff includes the var level....

thats for tvar, bodoff includes the var level. but in this case the var was 98% which matched exactly at the 3rd from the bottom.
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 05-03-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 241,812
Posted By spencerhs5
I did two as well, I thought it was 98% VAR and...

I did two as well, I thought it was 98% VAR and the 3rd event from the bottom added to exactly 2%?
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 05-03-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,954
Posted By spencerhs5
Yeah, I wouldn't fault yourself for this exam......

Yeah, I wouldn't fault yourself for this exam... I thought I was over-prepared and may have failed.
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 05-03-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 241,812
Posted By spencerhs5
They asked for capital, not the risk load, so you...

They asked for capital, not the risk load, so you needed to add mu back in.
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 05-03-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 241,812
Posted By spencerhs5
Same, though I think it was 47.5

Same, though I think it was 47.5
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 05-03-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 241,812
Posted By spencerhs5
Whole question was ambiguous, I spent too much...

Whole question was ambiguous, I spent too much time trying to decipher. They didn't specify if the Expense was GAAP or SAP so I wasn't sure if that was supposed to be the timing for 1 policy or 2. I...
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