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Forum: General Actuarial 08-15-2018, 11:41 AM
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but i was replying to your comment...unless i...

but i was replying to your comment...unless i misunderstood your tone.
Forum: General Actuarial 08-15-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 136
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should we convince SOA to award FSA based on...

should we convince SOA to award FSA based on skills and personality too then?
Forum: General Actuarial 08-14-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 136
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To put a "closure" on this issue I guess,...

To put a "closure" on this issue I guess, official response from SOA:



The response also contains more information / follow-up about the incident I described earlier (quoted below), however, I...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-14-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 136
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some will argue that university of hong kong is...

some will argue that university of hong kong is one of the best universities in Asia, just being able to get in probably means that you are a really really good student.

This is the problem i see...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-14-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 136
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I see. so you are saying that this...

I see. so you are saying that this get-ASA-without-writing-prelims "short-cut" is still available? i.e., a graduate student from Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE), China (from this...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-14-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 136
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please explain what happened with the person that...

please explain what happened with the person that waado is referring to then.



are you saying that what waado said is false?
Forum: General Actuarial 08-13-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 136
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wait, i am a little lost here. you are...

wait, i am a little lost here.

you are saying that people can get ASA without writing prelims and without the help of IFoA?

how come most Canadian ASAs I know have written prelims then?
Forum: General Actuarial 08-13-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 136
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the difference is that, the person exploiting...

the difference is that, the person exploiting this loophole does not need to work in UK.

whereas CIA's requirement would filter out folks who want to bypass the prelims yet at the same time have...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-13-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 136
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That's actually good advice. I reported it. ...

That's actually good advice.

I reported it.

Would be nice if this will allow them to start an investigation of past exploitation of this loophole too.
Forum: General Actuarial 08-13-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 136
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See: grad school is certainly not a...

See:



grad school is certainly not a loophole.

the loophole is the Canada->UK->USA maneuver to avoid the SOA prelims.
Forum: General Actuarial 08-13-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 136
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I am okay with that assuming that you worked hard...

I am okay with that assuming that you worked hard for your FCAS, i.e., didn't exploit any loophole to get your designation.
Forum: General Actuarial 08-13-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 136
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they claim that FSA is worthless because they...

they claim that FSA is worthless because they cannot land what they consider a good job with the title, but that doesn't mean other FSAs cannot do it.

this is actually why i am against loopholes...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-12-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 136
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well, waterloo had 15 MSc graduates in 2015 and...

well, waterloo had 15 MSc graduates in 2015 and 18 in 2016...

https://uwaterloo.ca/statistics-and-actuarial-science/master-actuarial-science-job-placements
Forum: General Actuarial 08-12-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 136
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well, there is a slim possibility that this was...

well, there is a slim possibility that this was done by someone to sabotage another person, therefore SOA won't do anything about it.

imagine, someone who knows you in real life could decide to PM...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-12-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 136
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nope. i can't provide any details, but as I...

nope.

i can't provide any details, but as I mentioned, this incident does not involve AO in anyway.
Forum: General Actuarial 08-12-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 136
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wow, i cannot believe this. i received a PM...

wow, i cannot believe this.

i received a PM request (not on AO) from a stranger for the official solution of a fellowship module "for references".

and this person was dumb enough to use his/her...
Forum: Software & Technology 08-08-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 741
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it's honestly not that bad if you focus on one...

it's honestly not that bad if you focus on one class only, especially now that rank decay is only 4 per season.

you become so good with that one class and you can dust all cards from other...
Forum: Software & Technology 08-08-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 741
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whizbang is actually decent, at least for now. ...

whizbang is actually decent, at least for now.

4 wins and 4 losses at rank 5.
Forum: General Actuarial 08-02-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 136
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thanks for the explanation. yup, i would be...

thanks for the explanation.

yup, i would be surprised if they didn't close it fast when FSAs with travel time 2~3 years started popping up.
Forum: General Actuarial 08-02-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 136
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i am guessing this "loophole" is still there? ...

i am guessing this "loophole" is still there?



not suggesting that.

but asking these people (who exploited a loophole) valid questions can be a start.
Forum: General Actuarial 08-02-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,224
i am not sure, my information is from waado's...

i am not sure, my information is from waado's posts.

@waado, is this loophole still in place?
Forum: General Actuarial 08-02-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 136
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if someone actually happened to get a job offer...

if someone actually happened to get a job offer from UK, utilized their system when he/she was going to work there anyway or while over there, I am okay with it.

but if someone never really...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-02-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 136
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I want SOA to do something about these...

I want SOA to do something about these individuals who abused this loophole. Won't be difficult, they can simply look at ASA/FSA who haven't done the prelims.

Maybe start with an email inquiry...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-02-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,224
yup. they exploit the loophole to skip the...

yup. they exploit the loophole to skip the prelims and utilize the time saved to write the EA exams. not fair at all.
Forum: General Actuarial 08-02-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 136
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I hope people realize that this is a much more...

I hope people realize that this is a much more sensitive topic in pension or valuation because in certain states (and Canada) you need your designation to sign.

(you might not feel it if you work...
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