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Forum: Careers - Employment 12-11-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,502
Posted By Beach Bum
Yeah it's been comical. Goes to my clutter/other...

Yeah it's been comical. Goes to my clutter/other folder so haven't minded. Just laugh at the number of responses begging to be taken off.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 12-07-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 39,441
Posted By Beach Bum
No. That would have been a welcome surprise.

No. That would have been a welcome surprise.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 12-07-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 39,441
Posted By Beach Bum
Damn the stock is getting hammered. Was looking...

Damn the stock is getting hammered. Was looking to short this company via puts not too long ago, but didn't.
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-30-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,793
Posted By Beach Bum
Yes, I agree with this. I don't see DS people at...

Yes, I agree with this. I don't see DS people at an exec table at any point. There's always the accounting or banking background person, there's always at least several with underwriting background,...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-30-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,793
Posted By Beach Bum
What's the ceiling for a data scientist at an...

What's the ceiling for a data scientist at an insurance company? I'd have to believe actuaries have a much higher ceiling, have people thought about this?
Forum: General Actuarial 11-08-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 180,095
Posted By Beach Bum
If I'm an FSA or the SOA, I see every reason to...

If I'm an FSA or the SOA, I see every reason to want to absorb the CAS.

If I'm an FCAS or the CAS, I see very few reasons to be absorbed by the SOA, and they are mediocre at best.
Forum: Finance - Investments 11-07-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 201,051
Posted By Beach Bum
CPS lost 10,000 students this year, meaning it's...

CPS lost 10,000 students this year, meaning it's decreasing trend continues. Cook county is shrinking, the State had I believe the largest population decrease in the country.

Now we elect a...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-07-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 56,455
Posted By Beach Bum
Honestly, I don't know apart from recalling...

Honestly, I don't know apart from recalling conversations with at least two people (separate companies) saying they weren't MAAAs anymore. Could be expense thing, could be confusion of multiple...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-07-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 56,455
Posted By Beach Bum
Then why are some companies pushing for only the...

Then why are some companies pushing for only the FCAS and do not want you to be part of the AAA?
Forum: General Actuarial 11-07-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 56,455
Posted By Beach Bum
Not sure what the AAA even does for me. I think...

Not sure what the AAA even does for me. I think I'm going to stop paying its dues. No longer be a member after this next go around.
Forum: General Actuarial 11-06-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 56,455
Posted By Beach Bum
What is a "Duly Convened" meeting?

What is a "Duly Convened" meeting?
Forum: General Actuarial 11-02-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 180,095
Posted By Beach Bum
Well said. In a more detailed and well-thought...

Well said. In a more detailed and well-thought out manner than my original post, that's basically how I feel.
Forum: General Actuarial 11-02-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 180,095
Posted By Beach Bum
Does anyone else feel the same way as me on the...

Does anyone else feel the same way as me on the following?

I see the merits to having a single organization and quite possibly could see where the positives outweigh the negatives, but because I...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-31-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 180,095
Posted By Beach Bum
The SOA is stronger financially, staffing, and...

The SOA is stronger financially, staffing, and future revenue stream because the prelims.

CAS is stronger from a growth perspective, more specialized, an it appears higher regarded amongst...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-31-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 180,095
Posted By Beach Bum
What D'Arcy says I follow. He got me into this...

What D'Arcy says I follow. He got me into this industry.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 10-31-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 39,441
Posted By Beach Bum
But that's just it. Industry capital grew last...

But that's just it. Industry capital grew last year from beginning to end of year. HIM were not capital depleting. Michael is a horrific event in the immediate PB / Mexico Beach area and those...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 10-31-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 39,441
Posted By Beach Bum
What will be interesting to see is how bad...

What will be interesting to see is how bad Michael impacted (re)insurers and who. Last year there were a few with disproportionate losses relative to market share. Lloyd's, for one. Getting...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-26-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 180,095
Posted By Beach Bum
Can we just move on with work and our day to day...

Can we just move on with work and our day to day and stop concerning ourselves with this? This merger isn't going to get passed, it'll burn to the ground in a few months and people will move on.
Forum: General Actuarial 10-26-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 180,095
Posted By Beach Bum
I'm concerned that our loss of revenue from...

I'm concerned that our loss of revenue from preliminary exams is going to financially ruin us. My guess is the board is also concerned.
Forum: General Actuarial 10-24-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 180,095
Posted By Beach Bum
Ha, mine went to spam as well. Even with a...

Ha, mine went to spam as well. Even with a separate "Clutter" folder in Outlook, or I guess now called "Other" per recent MS changes. Yet the separate "Junk Email" folder actually picked this. Glad...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-17-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 10,743
Posted By Beach Bum
The more SOA goes after the global community, the...

The more SOA goes after the global community, the more its going to piss off American born actuaries. Look no further than University of Illinois and how its strategy to become the largest Chinese...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-16-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 10,743
Posted By Beach Bum
Yes, but the difficulty here is that they are all...

Yes, but the difficulty here is that they are all certainly for it and attempting to force it upon the CAS membership. If the CAS members vote an overwhelming no then isn't there too big of a rift...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-16-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 10,743
Posted By Beach Bum
If FCAS members vote no per step 4, would the CAS...

If FCAS members vote no per step 4, would the CAS Board all step down in tandem? I'd think they have to.
Forum: General Actuarial 10-09-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,032
Posted By Beach Bum
Should we do a new poll? I'm still undecided...

Should we do a new poll? I'm still undecided with a 95% lean to No.

^^^NM, already up.
Forum: General Actuarial 10-04-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 180,095
Posted By Beach Bum
Speculation. Why else would they be now urging on...

Speculation. Why else would they be now urging on CAS members to approve a merger?
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