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Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving 06-07-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 436
Posted By Howard Mahler
Preliminary Solutions to Ratemaking Questions

Attached are my solutions to the Spring 2019 exam, prior to seeing the CAS examiner's report.

Feedback appreciated.
Forum: MAS-I 05-20-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Posted By Howard Mahler
Solutions to Spring 2019 Exam

Attached are my solution to the recent exam.

Feedback appreciated.
Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving 05-20-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By Howard Mahler
Questions 308-323 and 326. These are all...

Questions 308-323 and 326.

These are all basic for Exam 5, but some may find them useful to glance at when learning the material.
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 05-13-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,391
Posted By Howard Mahler
Seminar Slides

The new edition of my Seminar Style Slides are now available from the Actuarial Bookstore and Actex/Mad River Books.

Sample and description are attached.
Forum: MAS-I 05-13-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 619
Posted By Howard Mahler
Loss and Frequency Dist.

When they changed the syllabus, the CAS created a difficult situation.
There is a lot of preliminary material they expect you to know.
There are also a lot different potential questions, but we...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 05-13-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By Howard Mahler
Since I write study material for Exam 8, I am not...

Since I write study material for Exam 8, I am not eligible to see Exam 8 prior to it being given.

P.S. I served on the Exam Committee for a dozen years and among many other things, I did a lot of...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 05-09-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,391
Posted By Howard Mahler
It uses the same Content Raven interface; this is...

It uses the same Content Raven interface; this is what the bookstores now use.
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 05-08-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,391
Posted By Howard Mahler
Mahler Study Guide

The 2019 edition of my study guide is now available from the Actuarial Bookstore
and Actex/Mad River Books.

Besides the usual updates (fixing any errors, adding the questions and solutions from...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 03-01-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By Howard Mahler
Solutions to Fall 2018 Exam

Attached are my solutions to the most recent exam.
Feedback appreciated.
Forum: MAS-I 01-31-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,103
Posted By Howard Mahler
Unfortunately, I do not believe that this is the...

Unfortunately, I do not believe that this is the way this works.
Forum: MAS-I 01-30-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,103
Posted By Howard Mahler
Mahler Practice Exams

The new edition of my practice exams are available from the Actuarial Bookstore and
ACTEX / Mad River Books.

Description and the first exam are attached.
Forum: MAS-I 01-18-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,740
Posted By Howard Mahler
I do not dispute that even ignoring this...

I do not dispute that even ignoring this particular Q.34, the exam was hard.

I do not have any reason to believe that they knew that the formula used was wrong, until I pointed this out to them,...
Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving 01-14-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 911
Posted By Howard Mahler
Mahler's Guide to Basic Ratemaking

The new edition of my study guide is now available from the Actuarial Bookstore and
Axtex/Mad River Books.

Attached is a description and the sample.

P.S. For those who have an older edition,...
Forum: MAS-I 01-10-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,825
Posted By Howard Mahler
Check the errata to my 2018 study guide, and the...

Check the errata to my 2018 study guide, and the solutions to the most recent exams, at my webpage.

There is no specific update to the 2018 edition.
Forum: MAS-I 01-06-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,740
Posted By Howard Mahler
I am not on the exam committee, nor have I been...

I am not on the exam committee, nor have I been since 1993.

They tested a page which was on the syllabus.
So technically it was not a defective question, which is not to say they could not have...
Forum: MAS-I 01-03-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,740
Posted By Howard Mahler
Thanks for pointing this out; I too missed it. ...

Thanks for pointing this out; I too missed it.

I recently pointed out to the Exam Committee that the formula at page 101 of An Introduction to Statistical Learning is not correct. (See MAS-1,...
Forum: MAS-I 12-26-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,740
Posted By Howard Mahler
Fall 2018 Final Answer Key

The CAS just posted the final answer key, and it is the same as their preliminary answer key.
Forum: MAS-I 12-21-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,825
Posted By Howard Mahler
Mahler Study Guide

The new edition of my study guide is available from the Actuarial Bookstore and Actex/Mad River Books.

The Sample and the Description are attached.
Forum: MAS-I 11-28-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 820
Posted By Howard Mahler
Solutions to Fall 2018 Exam

Attached are my solutions to the most recent exam.

Feedback appreciated.

These will be included in the next edition of my study guides, due out December 20.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 11-13-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 876
Posted By Howard Mahler
Mahler Study Guides

My STAM Study Guides are available from the Actuarial Bookstore and Actex/Mad River Books.

They are based on my Study Guides for Exam C; I have added the new material, and subtracted the material...
Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving 10-24-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,254
Posted By Howard Mahler
Technology-Based Examination (TBE)

FYI, the CAS Posted the following (I had nothing to do with this):

Future Administrations of TBE Deferred Based on Findings of TBE Investigation Task Force

10/19/2018 —

The CAS piloted its...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 09-12-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 688
Posted By Howard Mahler
Mahler Study Guides

I have revised my Exam C Study Guide for the SOA syllabus changes with Exam STAM.
(Material has been both added and removed from the syllabus.)
Phased release with the last 2 of 13 study guides...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 09-04-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,181
Posted By Howard Mahler
Attached is a list of questions deleted from my...

Attached is a list of questions deleted from my Exam C Practice Exams.
STAM Practice Exams include questions written by me on the new material.

Sorry no provision for a "swap" or "upgrade".
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 08-28-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,181
Posted By Howard Mahler
Mahler STAM Practice Exams

Available from the Actuarial Bookstore and Actex/Mad River Books.

Sample (Exam #1) attached.

These practice exams cover the entire current syllabus.
(They include those questions from my Exam...
Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving 08-08-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,212
Posted By Howard Mahler
Mahler Study Guides

$59 digital.
$209 print plus digital.

No Excel.

Sample at www.howardmahler.com/Teaching
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