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Forum: Pension - Social Security 04-07-2011, 09:49 AM
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Posted By HatCapitol
A moderate sized pension fund itself provides...

A moderate sized pension fund itself provides protection from longevity risk, since it's very diversifiable and individual risks are very slightly correlated. I'm skeptical of an insurer's ability...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 04-07-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 50
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Posted By HatCapitol
Adding in a middle man (the insurer) will make...

Adding in a middle man (the insurer) will make these annuities more expensive than those provided from a pension fund.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-06-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,579
Posted By HatCapitol
I watch a lot of youtube. I think some...

I watch a lot of youtube.



I think some generalizations are right.



Gosh I hope so, I've been saving up my allowance for a longgggggg time.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-06-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,579
Posted By HatCapitol
God is a fair dude. When they stand before him...

God is a fair dude. When they stand before him on judgment day, I'm sure he'll only charge them with Accessory to Murder.

And I'll dip out of troll mode for a second. If these MILITARY people...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-06-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 72
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Posted By HatCapitol
Maybe it's because I'm so grown up that I realize...

Maybe it's because I'm so grown up that I realize the military are nothing but a bunch of despicible, murdering thugs and that the world would be a much better place if they all dropped dead. Have...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-06-2011, 12:51 PM
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Posted By HatCapitol
IFYP, and good for you! I'm happy to hear it. ...

IFYP, and good for you! I'm happy to hear it. :tup:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-06-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,579
Posted By HatCapitol
I agree with Sam, I've had several experiences...

I agree with Sam, I've had several experiences with Wells Fargo jerking me around, back when they used to hold my mortgage. I will never deal with them again.
Forum: Pension - Social Security 04-05-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,331
Posted By HatCapitol
1) What's so difficult about that? We know what...

1) What's so difficult about that? We know what the employer needs to contribute for each employee.

2) Isn't that what actuaries do? If you're so concerned about it, set a conservative...
Forum: Health - Disability 04-05-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,940
Posted By HatCapitol
Have greater scrutiny of elective care, and have...

Have greater scrutiny of elective care, and have a person whose function it is to deny Medicare payments for procedures that can't be expected to provide long-term benefit.
Forum: Health - Disability 04-05-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,940
Posted By HatCapitol
:iatp: End of life care is exorbitantly...

:iatp: End of life care is exorbitantly expensive and for the most part, provides no social value. It shouldn't be paid for by the public.
Forum: Pension - Social Security 04-05-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 94,051
Posted By HatCapitol
Your assumption sounds correct. It says they...

Your assumption sounds correct. It says they overestimated the number who would withdraw, which increased costs, which means that a failure to withdraw increases costs, which means that PVB >...
Forum: Financial Reporting module 04-02-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 41,137
Posted By HatCapitol
agree ross.

agree ross.
Forum: Pension - Social Security 03-31-2011, 02:10 PM
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Views: 94,051
Posted By HatCapitol
So you're saying that 60% equities is too...

So you're saying that 60% equities is too aggressive? That makes sense, though it's not how I initially read your post. 60/40 sounded pretty conservative to me, but that's probably because most...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 03-31-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 94,051
Posted By HatCapitol
Well in your initial post you had mentioned a...

Well in your initial post you had mentioned a 100% funded plan, not a 300% funded plan. Quite frankly, I've never dealt with a 300% funded plan and haven't thought about the irregular issues that...
Forum: Financial Reporting module 03-31-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 41,137
Posted By HatCapitol
I'm working on the module now, in Section 8. One...

I'm working on the module now, in Section 8. One thing that bothers me is that I've been reading a long time, and I've been waiting for the material to give me something to use on the end of module...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 03-31-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 94,051
Posted By HatCapitol
So you're saying the lowered expected return of a...

So you're saying the lowered expected return of a bond heavy fund isn't rewarded by decreased risk. Fair enough, but who knew that in 2008? Hindsight is always 20/20. Not sure what you mean by...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 03-31-2011, 11:18 AM
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Views: 94,051
Posted By HatCapitol
What's idiotic about 60/40 equity bond? 30%...

What's idiotic about 60/40 equity bond? 30% sounds pretty big, even for 2008.
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 03-28-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,950
Posted By HatCapitol
Given that the AAA has decided to grant...

Given that the AAA has decided to grant membership to anyone who's an ASA/ACAS, should the societies consider an experience requirement? Also, I think it would be inconsistent and confusing to the...
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 03-28-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,950
Posted By HatCapitol
IFYP. Seriously though, that post was very...

IFYP.

Seriously though, that post was very actuarial of you. It's just like an actuary to think

"How can we quantify this objective down to the 5th decimal place? Oh, we can't? Then we...
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 03-28-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,950
Posted By HatCapitol
Sure, but if credentials don't convey any...

Sure, but if credentials don't convey any information about a person's qualifications besides that they've taken exams, I would argue that they're not as valuable as they could be.

Currently, if a...
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 03-28-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,950
Posted By HatCapitol
How many undergrads had finished the entire exam...

How many undergrads had finished the entire exam curriculum in the 1960's? Because pretty soon, there will be more and more such people.
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 03-28-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,950
Posted By HatCapitol
This gets to my original point better than most...

This gets to my original point better than most other things posted here.

Campbell is thinking of the question in terms of prospective employers, who will necessarily have full access to resumes...
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 03-25-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,950
Posted By HatCapitol
Not really a valid comparison, academic...

Not really a valid comparison, academic credentials are different from professional credentials. To my knowledge, there isn't a credential that recognizes you as a physics practitioner, as opposed...
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 03-25-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,950
Posted By HatCapitol
Why is that more reasonable? Or even a good idea?

Why is that more reasonable? Or even a good idea?
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 03-25-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,950
Posted By HatCapitol
Experience requirement for actuarial credentials?

Obviously, the education and credentialing requirements of the SOA are a topic that's pretty important to the profession and its future. I'm wondering what other actuaries would think about...
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