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Forum: Careers - Employment 05-21-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By Fracktuary
Go with GS, come back to actuarial when your...

Go with GS, come back to actuarial when your contract is up. You might have an unemployed period in between but it will probably be worth it.

Not to generalize too much but it seems like Goldman...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-18-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,504
Posted By Fracktuary
Does you actual boss know your work well ? ...

Does you actual boss know your work well ?

If so, I would imagine that they would be able to judge for them self.

I agree with previous posters that you should speak with someone in management...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-15-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By Fracktuary
Just do your best, ask questions when necessary...

Just do your best, ask questions when necessary and try not to ask the same question multiple times. Otherwise, all you really need to do is keep your head down and work on what they give you.
...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-15-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,712
Posted By Fracktuary
Mine can be over 30 if i leave at certain times /...

Mine can be over 30 if i leave at certain times / if its snowing. When i first started working, i commuted from my parents 1.25 hours each way.


When I first started having a shorter commute, I...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-15-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,712
Posted By Fracktuary
What do people consider a long commute ? ...

What do people consider a long commute ?

more than 30 mins by car sounds right.
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 05-10-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,518
Posted By Fracktuary
Do people here generally think that the VM20...

Do people here generally think that the VM20 stuff was hard ?

I managed to do well on those questions because we just priced a product a new product on VM20 and I had to do a lot of work just to...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 05-10-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,518
Posted By Fracktuary
Now that you have seen the exam, do you think...

Now that you have seen the exam, do you think that the general sentiment expressed here that "The exam tested some obscure topics" is accurate ?
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 05-10-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,518
Posted By Fracktuary
Indeed it was. Im hoping that the SOA takes this...

Indeed it was. Im hoping that the SOA takes this into account when setting the pass mark.
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 05-02-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,518
Posted By Fracktuary
Anyone feeling better a week out ?

Anyone feeling better a week out ?
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 04-30-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,518
Posted By Fracktuary
I imagine that this was a pretty uncommon score...

I imagine that this was a pretty uncommon score then ?
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 04-30-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,518
Posted By Fracktuary
Go on ?

Go on ?
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 04-28-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,518
Posted By Fracktuary
Like for the exam ? If so, then answer is...

Like for the exam ?

If so, then answer is no. I left a problem on ERM once and actually got a 7.
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-27-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,951
Posted By Fracktuary
Brand is important tho. Customer preferences are...

Brand is important tho. Customer preferences are not always rational.
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 04-27-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,518
Posted By Fracktuary
Not this guy ! Iím more concerned about what to...

Not this guy ! Iím more concerned about what to do with all this delicious time I have now.
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 04-27-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,518
Posted By Fracktuary
They gave you a current and prior scale. It was a...

They gave you a current and prior scale. It was a six point question.

i. Describe and Compare the two methods
ii. Calculate the PV of dividends paid.
iii. Recommend one.


For ii, I think I...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 04-27-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,518
Posted By Fracktuary
#10 and #4 were also the hardest questions for...

#10 and #4 were also the hardest questions for me. I also took a long time figuring out the Dividend question and I'm not sure that I even did it right.

In my self analysis I graded 3/12 and 2/9...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 04-26-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,518
Posted By Fracktuary
I treated target surplus as RC, which i believe...

I treated target surplus as RC, which i believe is correct.

I included premium taxes but excluded the 35% tax since the first year profit was < 0 and we should not be taxed on losses. Not sure if...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 04-26-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,518
Posted By Fracktuary
I put A and explained the crap out of it. I think...

I put A and explained the crap out of it. I think B is more appropriate when you are trying to find a way to charge for the extra cost of mortality.


I'm sure you would get partial credit for...
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 04-26-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,518
Posted By Fracktuary
Same. I was also unsure whether or not inflation...

Same. I was also unsure whether or not inflation protection was a rider or not.
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 04-26-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,518
Posted By Fracktuary
It seems like everyone had trouble on the same...

It seems like everyone had trouble on the same problems. I guess this eases the pain a little.
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 04-25-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,518
Posted By Fracktuary
I thought it was pretty hard.

I thought it was pretty hard.
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 04-24-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,518
Posted By Fracktuary
60% sounds like a good number to shoot for....

60% sounds like a good number to shoot for. Better safe than sorry savvy ?
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 04-24-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 20,518
Posted By Fracktuary
Dont say that, its the one I failed !

Dont say that, its the one I failed !
Forum: Life Pricing Exam 04-24-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By Fracktuary
I bet it will show up on the exam too. They have...

I bet it will show up on the exam too. They have not tested it since re-adding it to the syllabus.
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-22-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,152
Posted By Fracktuary
Sometimes people give ridiculous figures. Its an...

Sometimes people give ridiculous figures. Its an easy way to weed out people who have unrealistic expectations.



IME companies in the PO often pay high due to a lack of local talent.
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