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Forum: General Actuarial 10-29-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,406
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
The CAS does have an Employer's Advisory Council...

The CAS does have an Employer's Advisory Council (EAC) made up of Chief Actuaries from the biggest firms, as well as medium sized and smaller firms. It meets quarterly and feedback goes directly to...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-21-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,301
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
30 years ago when I started, I had zero exams...

30 years ago when I started, I had zero exams coming out of college because I decided late in my senior year to look for a job rather than pursue a graduate degree. So, yes, I agree that the bar is...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-21-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,301
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
I do. Exams are only one part of the equation. ...

I do. Exams are only one part of the equation. Strength of school, GPA, work history, and other pursuits play strongly as well.
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-21-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,301
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
My observation as a hiring manager is that supply...

My observation as a hiring manager is that supply exceeds demand at the entry level, but that a lot of that supply is not viable. The number of well qualified applicant resumes crossing my desk does...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 10-21-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
You'll need to talk to the statistical bureaus if...

You'll need to talk to the statistical bureaus if that's what you want.
Forum: General Actuarial 10-21-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 157,810
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
You are asking legitimate questions here. My own...

You are asking legitimate questions here. My own opinion is that the SOA GI Track has never and will never represent an existential threat to the CAS and its members. That opinion has absolutely...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-15-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 157,810
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
Thank you very much for the notes, sir! I've...

Thank you very much for the notes, sir! I've been a bit out of the mix due to a family medical issue, so I really appreciate the update.

I am still not seeing much enumerated in terms of benefits...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-02-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 157,810
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
You're reaching a bit there grasshopper. We do...

You're reaching a bit there grasshopper. We do very well in the insurance space, but there are areas of finance where we do not compete well.
Forum: General Actuarial 10-02-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 157,810
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
Agreed. I do find the change in behavior...

Agreed. I do find the change in behavior remarkably comforting. However, I was on the inside of the leadership team when Brad made his ill-timed and ill-intentioned (perceived) speech. So, I see...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-01-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 157,810
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
i doubt we will ever see an apology from the SoA,...

i doubt we will ever see an apology from the SoA, but I agree that one would be appropriate. A merger makes all the sense in the world from many perspectives, but bad blood resulting from past...
Forum: Software & Technology 04-05-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,188
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
That would have been good to know in advance. If...

That would have been good to know in advance. If you have more rows than Excel will handle, then it won't work no matter what you try unless you choose to handle it strictly in VBA. SAS or R is a...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 04-03-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
You also need to be specific in your questions...

You also need to be specific in your questions regarding whether you are looking at liability or first party coverages. The costs to recover and cleanse your own systems after an intrusion are...
Forum: Software & Technology 04-03-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,188
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
Run the query in VBA using ADO and use the...

Run the query in VBA using ADO and use the copyfromrecordset method. Works every time and the column headers are always there.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 03-23-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,765
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
Thanks for listening.

Thanks for listening.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 03-18-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,765
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
An unfortunate aspect of many data calls (well...

An unfortunate aspect of many data calls (well beyond those of the NCCI) is that they ask for statistics that don't exist in most insurance companies because companies do not manage their business to...
Forum: Software & Technology 02-12-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
Unions, although classified as a type of join, ...

Unions, although classified as a type of join, have two uses where queries joining tables in the From Clause simply do not work:

1) When you are trying to create a subset of data where the...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 02-12-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,796
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
:iatp: All Hail Marcie! I will note that there...

:iatp: All Hail Marcie! I will note that there are many, many contracts in play, both in reinsurance and in agency relationships, where ALAE and ULAE are still to governing nomenclature within the...
Forum: General Actuarial 12-20-2017, 12:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,328
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
This is the next question in the sequence,...

This is the next question in the sequence, agreed. Assuming the business case is sound, finding a motivated seller is the next quandary. Determining the motivation to sell is often eye-opening in...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-18-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,539
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
I would not be too quick to jump ship for the...

I would not be too quick to jump ship for the following reasons (that said, send me your resume if you decide otherwise):

- You're learning a new business and a new language that goes along with...
Forum: General Actuarial 12-17-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,328
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
My question would be, "what is the business case...

My question would be, "what is the business case for acquiring a run-off management company?" Depending on the answer to that question, the approach to the problem will differ substantially.

-...
Forum: Software & Technology 12-15-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
Oh lord, can we find any more ways to bloat Excel...

Oh lord, can we find any more ways to bloat Excel and make it any less transparent and stable?
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 12-07-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,276
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
I think we will see the insurance market split...

I think we will see the insurance market split into two factions. The first will be the market where there are large volumes of homogeneous risks amenable to automated processing (think standard...
Forum: Software & Technology 12-06-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,722
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
Never assume Access is amenable to anything a...

Never assume Access is amenable to anything a real RDBMS can handle. I do teach it because everybody has it, but it's a quirky beast...and that's the nicest thing I can say about it. Fortunately, I...
Forum: General Actuarial 12-06-2017, 01:11 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,081
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
You have chosen a profession where the daily job...

You have chosen a profession where the daily job of qualified members is to rapidly assimilate information and use that information in combination with previously acquired knowledge for the benefit...
Forum: Software & Technology 12-05-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,722
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
If I am building SQL statements for use in ADO, I...

If I am building SQL statements for use in ADO, I like to create a function to build the query. You can pass criteria as arguments to the function or take them from ranges/cells in Excel. One handy...
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