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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-14-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,107
Youíre giving discrete approximations a bad name....

Youíre giving discrete approximations a bad name.

{3,5} is a discrete sample which reproduces the mean of the uniform distribution on (0,4) and {2500,3500} is a discrete sample which reproduces...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 04-18-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,687
Views: 106,499
Youíre suggesting imposing a definition of...

Youíre suggesting imposing a definition of solvency that isnít relevant to the problem but which artificially short circuits certain legal questions. I donít disagree that the legal flow chart should...
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 04-03-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,930
Don’t take the FSA track for your own practice...

Don’t take the FSA track for your own practice area. It will just annoy you.
Forum: General Actuarial 04-03-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,898
If you apply maximum likelihood estimation to the...

If you apply maximum likelihood estimation to the data set, you would split the data all the way down to the finest grain classification and assign probabilities based on observed frequencies in bins...
Forum: Software & Technology 03-29-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,967
I donít use machine learning or advanced...

I donít use machine learning or advanced statistics every day, but I use estimation and approximation methods every day. These topics are related in a deep way.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-25-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,694
Wusthof and Henckel have a bit of a ďwedding...

Wusthof and Henckel have a bit of a ďwedding giftĒ premium baked into the price though.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-24-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,694
Seriously, if you want kitchen knives, go with...

Seriously, if you want kitchen knives, go with the Global brand. They are high quality professional chef’s knives that don’t have an arbitrarily high price tag.
Forum: Pension - Social Security 03-23-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,687
Views: 106,499
This is potentially a breach of the prudent man...

This is potentially a breach of the prudent man rule.

When a pension fund invests in something, it has to meet the standard of fitting with what a prudent man would do while investing their own...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 03-23-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,687
Views: 106,499
They should have said paying an active manager to...

They should have said paying an active manager to research microcap investments provides a diversification opportunity with reasonable return potential. I believe alternative investments need to be...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 03-12-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 232,093
She ignores the fact that Social Security is...

She ignores the fact that Social Security is structured as a social contract to specifically disarm issues she brings up and fails to address towards the end. I canít stand this kind of reductionist...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 03-07-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,687
Views: 106,499
Agreed. The FERS COLA has a great design (equal...

Agreed. The FERS COLA has a great design (equal to CPI if inflation is under 2%, and CPI minus 1 if over 3% and itís applied to a skinny benefit intended as a complement to individual savings in TSP....
Forum: Pension - Social Security 03-01-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,178
Completish. Iíll point out that if it passes plan...

Completish. Iíll point out that if it passes plan counselís review, that means that a lawyerís legal opinion is that the DRO can be properly executed as drafted. We refer back to plan counsel on...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-01-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,434
I’m in RCIA and looking forward to Easter vigil.

I’m in RCIA and looking forward to Easter vigil.
Forum: Pension - Social Security 03-01-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,178
I do not believe I have seen a DRO rejected for...

I do not believe I have seen a DRO rejected for anything other than requesting benefits plan counsel has determined not to be assignable to the AP or for requesting shared payment or separate...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 02-28-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,687
Views: 106,499
Who wrote this, Steve Bannon?

Who wrote this, Steve Bannon?
Forum: Pension - Social Security 02-26-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,065
You might be able to estimate it based on some...

You might be able to estimate it based on some population statistics (e.g. in-force benefits, current service, future working lifetime, and average retirement age). You have to estimate the split of...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 02-22-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 232,093
If you raise the retirement age enough,...

If you raise the retirement age enough, eventually the fraction of the population who satisfies disability eligibility before SSNRA gets larger and you have diminished benefit savings plus growth in...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 02-22-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 232,093
Even if the two ends (contributions and benefits)...

Even if the two ends (contributions and benefits) arenít at actuarial parity the intent was to frame them both as forms of consideration given in a social contract. Supporting benefits to current...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 01-22-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,687
Views: 106,499
For prefunded benefits, these exemptions...

For prefunded benefits, these exemptions effectively create paygo funding of a portion of the after-tax benefits. A state can implement this and have an effective benefit increase with no increase in...
Forum: Software & Technology 01-22-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,967
From the computer science perspective, putting...

From the computer science perspective, putting that in chapter 4 sounds like premature optimization (http://ubiquity.acm.org/article.cfm?id=1513451). Itís a performance refinement over naive...
Forum: Software & Technology 01-10-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,967
You can finagle the answer to this question a bit...

You can finagle the answer to this question a bit by discussing other types of complexity measures, but not by that much.

There are multiple theories that try to capture notions of complexity or...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 01-02-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,178
I donít buy this argument at all. Unless the QDRO...

I donít buy this argument at all. Unless the QDRO is very specific about assigning a portion of the participantís normal form benefit equivalent to a target amount payable to the AP, I would read any...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 01-01-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,178
If you are a friend of the AP, Iíd suggest...

If you are a friend of the AP, Iíd suggest looking for a QDRO consultant to fix the situation. I have trouble believing that the PAís interpretation will stand up to scrutiny, regardless of how the...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 01-01-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,178
Answering the question more narrowly, if the...

Answering the question more narrowly, if the participant, the AP, the judge, and the planís fiduciaries are mutually satisfied with an interpretation of a QDRO, itís effectively valid even if an...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 01-01-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,178
Technically, youíre asking things that are more...

Technically, youíre asking things that are more like legal questions and not actuarial questions. The ASOP on QDROs says that actuaries should avoid unlicensed practice of law when providing advice...
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