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Forum: General Actuarial 11-14-2018, 06:38 PM
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Posted By |B|rad
The AAA has posted on their website that...

The AAA has posted on their website that individuals posting notes online from open actuarial meetings are engaging in “misconduct”.

Maphisto’s Sidekick, PP, Bob—get ready for an ABCD...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-08-2018, 04:51 PM
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I'm not the one you asked, but did you see this...

I'm not the one you asked, but did you see this earlier in the thread?


It is something that's pretty common, particularly at insurers where they have actuaries in the different specialties. The...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-02-2018, 02:20 PM
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Posted By |B|rad
:iatp:

:iatp:
Forum: General Actuarial 10-31-2018, 05:08 PM
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Posted By |B|rad
mhumpher has been extremely selective about which...

mhumpher has been extremely selective about which points he cares to acknowledge, so good luck on any discussion
Forum: General Actuarial 10-31-2018, 12:59 PM
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Posted By |B|rad
Why? Which scenario is more likely? ...

Why?


Which scenario is more likely?

1) Some chucklehead could get 600+ (but not 3000+) MAAA actuaries to sign a petition for an amendment that will make the AAA worse, and then two-thirds of...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-30-2018, 05:45 PM
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Posted By |B|rad
would you say "did you ask him" or "did you ask...

would you say "did you ask him" or "did you ask he"?
Forum: General Actuarial 10-30-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By |B|rad
Is your persistent misspelling of her name some...

Is your persistent misspelling of her name some kinda meme or what am I missing?
Forum: General Actuarial 10-26-2018, 01:50 PM
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Posted By |B|rad
In that SOA video, Brian Brown said he was...

In that SOA video, Brian Brown said he was initially against the idea--so who pitched it to him?
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 10-26-2018, 11:16 AM
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Posted By |B|rad
Exam quality control is the worst part of the...

Exam quality control is the worst part of the CAS--it's clearly not a priority, and one could infer that the ability to "fix it on the back end" via pass mark is a driving reason for this. I'm...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-23-2018, 05:42 PM
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Posted By |B|rad
There was a fourth choice on that last question...

There was a fourth choice on that last question that was basically "none of the above" but I guess I missed it in my copy-paste.
Forum: General Actuarial 10-23-2018, 05:41 PM
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Views: 165,532
Posted By |B|rad
1. What is your CAS affiliation? FCAS ACAS...

1. What is your CAS affiliation?

FCAS
ACAS
Affiliate


2. How long have you held your current CAS designation?

0 - 5 years
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-22-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 114
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Posted By |B|rad
I don't think there's anything magical about...

I don't think there's anything magical about doing stuffing inside the bird vs. outside. I am totally down to participate in a blind taste test, though!
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-22-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 114
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Posted By |B|rad
When I was a kid, if I was drawing a hamburger, I...

When I was a kid, if I was drawing a hamburger, I would use a black crayon for the beef, because that was my IRL experience.

I was always "meh" about ham or turkey until I met my wife, who is a...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-22-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,868
Posted By |B|rad
Pizza in the morning Pizza in the evening ...

Pizza in the morning
Pizza in the evening
Pizza at suppertime
When pizza's on a bagel, you can eat pizza anytime.
Forum: General Actuarial 10-20-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1,861
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Posted By |B|rad
Not sure how you transmogrify "we are better...

Not sure how you transmogrify "we are better served by our existing society; we don't want to be consumed by the SOA" into "we want the CAS to have a power imbalance in joint decisions".

Maybe you...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-19-2018, 02:39 PM
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Posted By |B|rad
Disagree. I became an actuary when I first...

Disagree. I became an actuary when I first gained actuarial employment.

I think this is a pretty poor reason to merge societies. If you're worried that someone might confuse a brand new ASA and...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-19-2018, 02:34 PM
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Posted By |B|rad
:iatp:

:iatp:
Forum: CAS Exams - General 10-11-2018, 06:25 PM
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Posted By |B|rad
I think AMP meant the final exams for Online...

I think AMP meant the final exams for Online Courses 1 and 2, not Exams 1 and 2.
Forum: CAS Exams - General 10-11-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By |B|rad
https://www.actuary.org/professionalism/faqs-revis...

https://www.actuary.org/professionalism/faqs-revised-qualification-standards



I take this to mean that you can carry forward those excess 8 hours into 2018 (to attest for 2019), but you cannot...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-10-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,861
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Posted By |B|rad
"Legitimize" is the wrong word. "Camouflage"?...

"Legitimize" is the wrong word. "Camouflage"? "Obfuscate"?



If you're qualified, you're qualified (as you've already said). It seems like the problem is "clients might question whether a...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-09-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,861
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Posted By |B|rad
I'm not familiar with this. 1) How does the...

I'm not familiar with this.

1) How does the SOA facilitate straddling/transitioning?
2) What currently are the unique challenges faced by a health-track FSA straddling/transitioning into P&C...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-09-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,373
Posted By |B|rad
Pick between the following job offers: a)...

Pick between the following job offers:

a) $200K
b) $170K + 10% bonus potential
Forum: General Actuarial 10-09-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 165,532
Posted By |B|rad
Go on...

Go on...
Forum: General Actuarial 09-26-2018, 03:55 PM
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Posted By |B|rad
This makes no sense. If you were on a board of...

This makes no sense. If you were on a board of directors, would you submit a proposal that you didn't believe in and that you knew would never be accepted by voters/shareholders/whatever?

If you...
Forum: General Actuarial 09-26-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 165,532
Posted By |B|rad
We all already know that the CAS will never get...

We all already know that the CAS will never get more than a third of FCAS to vote for merger, so they must have a workaround already figured out. What do you think it is?

1. Disregard the fact...
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