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Forum: Careers - Employment Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,859
Posted By Beach Bum
I'm more of a seven year itch kind of guy. It has...

I'm more of a seven year itch kind of guy. It has done well for me so far as far as salary and other perks are concerned.
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-31-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,819
Posted By Beach Bum
Plus women in CS have much better future...

Plus women in CS have much better future potential than a dime/dozen white guy in actuarial. That's assuming you are white.
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-30-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,819
Posted By Beach Bum
If you guys are young as it sounds then probably...

If you guys are young as it sounds then probably worth the risk. But I'd venture to say it won't work out, you'll be out of there in 24 months or less.
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-02-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,684
Posted By Beach Bum
Very few actuaries are seriously wealthy. And...

Very few actuaries are seriously wealthy. And that's because most top dogs in the insurance industry didn't come from actuarial backgrounds. Many came from underwriting and sales. Many others from...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 02-16-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By Beach Bum
Question on Rate On Line

I've got a hypothetical question for you (property cat) reinsurance pricing actuaries. If any exist here.

When the term RoL is tossed around for say a cat cover of $100M xs $100M, let's use 10% as...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-25-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By Beach Bum
Canadian actuaries grow on trees like acorns. ...

Canadian actuaries grow on trees like acorns. When the squirrels come to pick up and store the acorns for winter there are so many they can pick from the best. Many acorns sit and get trampled on. ...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 01-24-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 23,977
Posted By Beach Bum
And he/she forgot Data Scientists replacing all...

And he/she forgot Data Scientists replacing all actuaries.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 01-24-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 23,977
Posted By Beach Bum
Axis is next. No let me correct that. ...

Axis is next. No let me correct that.

Everest is next. Then AXIS.
Forum: General Actuarial 01-16-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,763
Posted By Beach Bum
At least two FSA-GI's, and there are only like 10...

At least two FSA-GI's, and there are only like 10 of them, struggled mightily with CAS upper level exams and couldn't get past the ACAS level. They easily obtained (not even going to use attained)...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-12-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,257
Posted By Beach Bum
You should have gone for one Bachelors and one...

You should have gone for one Bachelors and one Masters instead of two Bachelors.
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-09-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,004
Posted By Beach Bum
Life reinsurance got that boring, that quickly?

Life reinsurance got that boring, that quickly?
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 12-13-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,373
Posted By Beach Bum
I just saw an email from CAS offering this course...

I just saw an email from CAS offering this course again.
Forum: General Actuarial 12-13-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By Beach Bum
Do you work in Vegas?

Do you work in Vegas?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 12-08-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,234
Posted By Beach Bum
Will be interesting to see what happens after...

Will be interesting to see what happens after this Sunday.
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-07-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,564
Posted By Beach Bum
Can anyone speak to the competitiveness and...

Can anyone speak to the competitiveness and cutthroat environment now at WTW post merger? Kind of sounds like some of the revenue goals are so extreme, and the supply of people to do the work so...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-06-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,564
Posted By Beach Bum
Yep just read this. A skewed tally. Totaling...

Yep just read this. A skewed tally. Totaling both, Munich still much larger.
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-06-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,564
Posted By Beach Bum
Are you guys sure Swiss over took Munich in non...

Are you guys sure Swiss over took Munich in non life premiums? Counting everything, insurance and reinsurance. HSB and many other insurance affiliates add up a lot more than Swiss' insurance ops.
...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 12-06-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,094
Posted By Beach Bum
ACV vs RCV

ACV vs RCV
Forum: General Actuarial 12-05-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,785
Posted By Beach Bum
Four exams? Why not just get rid of them all and...

Four exams? Why not just get rid of them all and grant all accredited universities the ability to hand out credentials as long as the GPA is a minimum 2.6?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 12-01-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,821
Posted By Beach Bum
I'm finally going to start a 529, though my...

I'm finally going to start a 529, though my oldest is only in K-garten.

Thru Vanguard let's say, they have you go through a different state. W Virginia or something or other. I won't get the...
Forum: Finance - Investments 11-30-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 46,983
Posted By Beach Bum
I keep hearing about PR and medical supplies /...

I keep hearing about PR and medical supplies / pharmas. Sounds like that is the single largest hit industry there, but I'm biased speaking to a few industrial insurance folks. I didn't realize it...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 11-27-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,812
Posted By Beach Bum
90%+ is a stretch, as others say. Look at GEICO...

90%+ is a stretch, as others say. Look at GEICO or Progressive for an existing model that is largely direct and can profit at higher permissible loss ratios than many competitors. Still, their...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-22-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,198
Posted By Beach Bum
Move to Bloomington, IL.

Move to Bloomington, IL.
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-01-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,347
Posted By Beach Bum
Pretty random to name Scor in the OP. Don't they...

Pretty random to name Scor in the OP. Don't they only have a handful of actuaries or less in the states?
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 10-30-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,457
Posted By Beach Bum
Not sure, but the people who claim to have the...

Not sure, but the people who claim to have the most practical experience with it/them all have 10,000 or more AO posts. Go figure.

Maybe the use of R/Python allow them to complete things so...
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