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Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing Yesterday, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 818
Posted By The_Polymath
There is usually a blanket ban (based on two big...

There is usually a blanket ban (based on two big employers of mine) but I would be curious to hear if anybody has experience with this sort of thing.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing Yesterday, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 818
Posted By The_Polymath
*cough*Arthur Andersen*cough*

*cough*Arthur Andersen*cough*
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing Yesterday, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 818
Posted By The_Polymath
Genworth is the real bomb in their accounts...

Genworth is the real bomb in their accounts waiting to go off.

They under-valued those liabilities in order for GE to seem more profitable than it actually is. There is a lot subjectivety in...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 08-15-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 818
Posted By The_Polymath
They seem to have fudged the books as it pertains...

They seem to have fudged the books as it pertains to their insurance liabilities. Not sure on the oilfield debacle though.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 08-15-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By The_Polymath
Sounds more like an AirBnB for insurance broking....

Sounds more like an AirBnB for insurance broking.

Without any of the backing capital....

Wait till they get hit by a catastrophe.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-13-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 76,694
Posted By The_Polymath
100 countries? That's a lot. I am at 53 and...

100 countries?

That's a lot. I am at 53 and I have been travelling since I was 4 (36 years now).
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-13-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 76,694
Posted By The_Polymath
Well, it was a nice trip. Stayed in Mala...

Well, it was a nice trip.

Stayed in Mala Strana, and made it to Prague Castle, Strahov Monastery, and various other assorted tourist places. Also got to try some really top end french absynthe...
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-13-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,975
Posted By The_Polymath
Oh, you went to Edinburgh. I haven't personally...

Oh, you went to Edinburgh. I haven't personally tried that restaurant yet. My wife has, and she did say it was good.
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-13-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,975
Posted By The_Polymath
Last place I tried was in Prague. Went to...

Last place I tried was in Prague.

Went to a one star place there. Was ok (nothing spectacular)
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-13-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,975
Posted By The_Polymath
This explains a lot. You are practically still...

This explains a lot. You are practically still in diapers.
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-13-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,975
Posted By The_Polymath
12, 2012

12, 2012
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-01-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,234
Posted By The_Polymath
Crap salaries there though.

Crap salaries there though.
Forum: General Actuarial 07-31-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,568
Posted By The_Polymath
Nah. Easy solution is to simply give...

Nah. Easy solution is to simply give Associateship to MRAs from mapped countries below the UKs standards. Convergence has clearly not beem achieved. Then leave full equivalence (FIA) open for when...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 07-31-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By The_Polymath
What kind of insurance is this. Sounds like...

What kind of insurance is this. Sounds like travel insurance.
Forum: General Actuarial 07-31-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,568
Posted By The_Polymath
They have to have sat the exam by Dec 31st 2018 ...

They have to have sat the exam by Dec 31st 2018

After that it is not valid. They just have till 2022 to apply for the exemption if they sat the exams before Dec 31st 2018.

The transition...
Forum: General Actuarial 07-31-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,568
Posted By The_Polymath
Just heard from a few students that the IfoA just...

Just heard from a few students that the IfoA just sent out a mass email regarding the cancellation of all exemption agreements with non-UK organisations.

This will be implemented by the 31st of...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-30-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By The_Polymath
Its unlikely. The wife says one is enough.

Its unlikely. The wife says one is enough.
Forum: General Actuarial 07-30-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,568
Posted By The_Polymath
If the IfoA wins on appeal, what will you do?

If the IfoA wins on appeal, what will you do?
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-30-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By The_Polymath
Thats my goal (eventually). When the little one...

Thats my goal (eventually). When the little one is a bit older I will give it a go. Already created my own company, and set it all up.
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-30-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By The_Polymath
My situatuon was different because I started...

My situatuon was different because I started working far later than most people.

I couldn't afford to wait 2-3 years at each job. I had to press the gas pedal.
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-30-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By The_Polymath
I was actually looking at this last week. Was...

I was actually looking at this last week. Was curious. These are approx. changes only as it pertains to the negotiated salary increase at the time of me leaving. I had about 1-1.5 years in between...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-30-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,035
Posted By The_Polymath
Please tell me you don't manage people....

Please tell me you don't manage people....
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-30-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,035
Posted By The_Polymath
This is very true. Specially at EL. Having...

This is very true. Specially at EL.

Having a good onboarding process, and development plan goes a long way to improve employee retention. In my experience, the companies that do not care about...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-30-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By The_Polymath
I'm part of a small slice of Actuaries (< 5%)...

I'm part of a small slice of Actuaries (< 5%) with outstanding modelling skills. I can go pretty much anywhere I want really.
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-30-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By The_Polymath
Well, I've been through 4 companies in 5 years. ...

Well, I've been through 4 companies in 5 years. This will be my 5th.

My jumping so often did come up at the interview stage this time around.
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