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Forum: MAS-I 07-28-2019, 06:40 PM
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Posted By eastla_student
Ok thanks!

Ok thanks!
Forum: MAS-I 07-26-2019, 04:29 PM
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Views: 478
Posted By eastla_student
CAS archive missing exam problems for Daniel study note

Hello,

I am working through the Daniel study note on Poisson processes. His recommended exercises to complete refer to old Exam MLC/M/3 problems from the SOA and CAS archives.

All of the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-07-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,662
Posted By eastla_student
obscurial, Check the SOA/CAS sites for...

obscurial,

Check the SOA/CAS sites for upcoming calendar events.

Also, google for actuarial clubs in your area.
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-06-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,662
Posted By eastla_student
True, teaching has helped, as well as tutoring. ...

True, teaching has helped, as well as tutoring. For anyone just out of school or getting out soon, any tutoring or teaching you can pick up will certainly help you relax (maybe) when face-to-face...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-06-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,662
Posted By eastla_student
Thank you all for your advice. I attended the...

Thank you all for your advice. I attended the event dressed in a suit without a tie. People there ranged from a couple who were Silicon Valley casual to one person in suit and tie (someone else...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-31-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,662
Posted By eastla_student
P and FM completed. Actively searching career...

P and FM completed. Actively searching career changer. Actuary falls under my skill set, pays well, and doesn't require an additional degree. That is why it is attractive.
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-30-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,662
Posted By eastla_student
cold networking attempt at local actuary club

So, as someone with zero ties to the insurance industry, in my 40s, with BA in math from a good school and employed in another field (math teacher), I will be paying the fee and making an attempt to...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 05-30-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By eastla_student
Great, thanks all. Now I have to see if I can...

Great, thanks all. Now I have to see if I can get this thing past the HR firewall. All the online job sites force you to feed the resume into the companies auto-field-filling template which usually...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 05-29-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By eastla_student
Great, thank you! I made some adjustments. Not...

Great, thank you! I made some adjustments. Not really sure what more I can do regarding formatting. I tweaked some margins and rephrased a few things, per suggestion.
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 05-24-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By eastla_student
Thank you for your perceptive critiques. I...

Thank you for your perceptive critiques.

I have cut the resume down to one page. I eliminated all employment prior to 10 years ago. (Too drastic?) I do make mention of my programming...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 05-23-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By eastla_student
I see if I drop all employment beyond 10 years...

I see if I drop all employment beyond 10 years this will not be an issue.
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 05-23-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By eastla_student
I love you all. This is fantastic criticism. ...

I love you all. This is fantastic criticism. I'm going to get back to work on the resume.

You picked up on many things I was unaware of, and am completely to blame for.

What is funny is...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-23-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,669
Posted By eastla_student
Just curious, how did you go about the in-person...

Just curious, how did you go about the in-person networking? Did you cold email?

I'm in the boat where I want to network but I know zero individuals that work in insurance, much less the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-21-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,751
Posted By eastla_student
Interesting responses. As someone trying to bust...

Interesting responses. As someone trying to bust my way into the field without success so far, this is food for thought. I'm working to learn R. Maybe that'll help my chances.
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-21-2019, 02:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,751
Posted By eastla_student
actuarial jobs being automated away?

This is an article from a year ago, but it popped up on my google search for finding actuarial jobs

The sentence of note comes in at paragraph 6:

"More and more actuarial jobs are being...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 05-18-2019, 02:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By eastla_student
career changer resume and cover letter critique request

Hello,
I'm putting my resume and cover letter up on the chopping block.

Mid 40s. No wife, no kids. Ready to go anywhere. Currently working as an adjunct professor, and making art on the side,...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 10-19-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,348
Posted By eastla_student
never mind

It's in the errata for 1st Ed of ASM IFM, a correction to the definition of required return. My mistake
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 10-19-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,348
Posted By eastla_student
SOA IFM sample question 15

Is it me or is SOA IFM sample question 15 erroneous?

It says the table is giving us the expected return and volatility for stocks X, Y and the market. Then the table column heading says we are...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 09-23-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By eastla_student
Thank you. That makes perfect sense now.

Thank you. That makes perfect sense now.
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 09-23-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By eastla_student
ASM IFM Exercise 7.26

I'm confused by a part of the answer for ASM IFM Exercise 7.26
For this problem, looking at the company Anthony's Best,

Equity is 5000 shares x $120 = 600,000
Debt is 1,000,000
Cash is...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 08-01-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 873
Posted By eastla_student
ASM IFM first ed 18.21, 18.22 question

I have the ASM IFM first ed. In questions 18.21, 18.22 the maturity time is 182 days. In the answer, it is given as a fraction of a year as 0.5. Why don't we use 182/365 = 0.4986? Does it matter?...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 07-14-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,185
Posted By eastla_student
ASM IFM Quiz question 9-1

I am having difficulty with the explanation of Quiz question 9-1 in the ASM IFM manual. I don't see how the explanation follows from the described steps to take.

The question is the following...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 07-12-2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,058
Posted By eastla_student
ASM IFM Exercise 6.7

Exercise 6.7 poses a series of three conceptual statements and we identify which are true, assuming CAPM holds

We are told a firm's shares are expected to be priced at 40 a year from now, the beta...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 07-11-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 64,894
Posted By eastla_student
Using the ASM book. Mine is the first printing. ...

Using the ASM book. Mine is the first printing. Yes, a lot of errors but I just keep the errata handy and it isn't a big deal. After I get through the book I will use ADAPT for its practice exams...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 07-10-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By eastla_student
I see, thank you for generalizing the concepts of...

I see, thank you for generalizing the concepts of long and short.
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