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Forum: Careers - Employment Today, 03:25 AM
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Posted By The_Polymath
Also, I think people need to consider that he...

Also, I think people need to consider that he only needs an ASA for this to be cost effective for him.

He really doesn't need to be a fellow.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 04:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,379
Posted By The_Polymath
Yes, but these sorts of sports attract people...

Yes, but these sorts of sports attract people from all walks of life.

You have to be okay with interacting with people that will not be on the same level intellectually speaking as you are.
...
Forum: Careers - Employment Yesterday, 04:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,833
Posted By The_Polymath
UGrad in Applied Math/Phyics (double major) ...

UGrad in Applied Math/Phyics (double major)
UGrad in Economics
PGrad in Act Sci
PGrad in Applied Act Sci
Forum: Careers - Employment Yesterday, 08:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,833
Posted By The_Polymath
The real problem is breaking into a profession at...

The real problem is breaking into a profession at 40 when you have to compete with twenty-ish year olds, who have more marketeable skills than you do.

Exams matter, sure, but as the market...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 06-14-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,607
Posted By The_Polymath
Gaming the system, one Actuary at a time.

Gaming the system, one Actuary at a time.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-13-2019, 02:19 PM
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Posted By The_Polymath
I have yet to see Peru & Machu Picchu, so it has...

I have yet to see Peru & Machu Picchu, so it has been on my to do list.

I like challenging hikes, so was looking at the Vilcabamba hike up to Macchu Pichu. Takes 4/5 days on average from what...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 06-11-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,774
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Posted By The_Polymath
Yes, investors love companies that keep diluting...

Yes, investors love companies that keep diluting their dividends. /sarcasm

Also, issuing shares has a cost. Underwriting fees for example. But I guess you forgot that.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-11-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 994
Posted By The_Polymath
Yes, that's him.

Yes, that's him.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-11-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 994
Posted By The_Polymath
He would sulk and sulk, and sulk. He's happiest...

He would sulk and sulk, and sulk. He's happiest when running around outside in the garden/fence etc. He even follows me to the corner store. Thought about putting one of those cat leads on him...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-11-2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 43
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Posted By The_Polymath
Normal local Vet practices tend to be a bit like...

Normal local Vet practices tend to be a bit like that here as well. This was a specialised dental veterinary practice, which I would expect would have a higher level of service due to the complexity...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 06-10-2019, 05:09 PM
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Posted By The_Polymath
lol you clearly don't work in risk. Issuing new...

lol you clearly don't work in risk. Issuing new shares is problematic due to dilution of basic EPS. Which shareholders will categorically be against. You also bring down the return on equity.
...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 06-10-2019, 03:41 PM
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Posted By The_Polymath
Doesn't have to be assets. They can deploy that...

Doesn't have to be assets. They can deploy that cheap capital to anywhere in the company, like writing new business for example, or financing a new software system. This then generates a higher...
Forum: General Actuarial 06-10-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,977
Posted By The_Polymath
I have seriously never met an FIA* I have...

I have seriously never met an FIA*

I have met people who qualified in Europe, and came over to the UK. But these are only affiliate members as they did not start the MR process.
Forum: General Actuarial 06-09-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,977
Posted By The_Polymath
Fair enough. Does the claimant have the...

Fair enough.

Does the claimant have the right now to claim punitive damages?
Forum: General Actuarial 06-09-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,977
Posted By The_Polymath
They let what was once a sensible transition...

They let what was once a sensible transition arrangement become discrimination solely due to monetary reasons.

It was all about access to cheaper study materials for Indian students which then...
Forum: General Actuarial 06-09-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,977
Posted By The_Polymath
I still think this is more a regulatory body...

I still think this is more a regulatory body matter rather than discrimination. When you first do stuff like MR (came online recently) you will always get issues like this as the mappings are fluid,...
Forum: General Actuarial 06-09-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,977
Posted By The_Polymath
Dude, UK Actuarial politics are just as bad as...

Dude, UK Actuarial politics are just as bad as anywhere else.

Look at what happened with the SOA vs CAS

We really are are own worst enemies.
Forum: Actuarial Exams: United Kingdom / Europe 06-09-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By The_Polymath
That part was a bit odd. The logic is that...

That part was a bit odd.

The logic is that you qualify in say Cheeseland (Swiss), you use MR to get FIA status in UK (IfoA), and then you try to get FSA status in US under MR with UK?

Can't say...
Forum: Actuarial Exams: United Kingdom / Europe 06-08-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By The_Polymath
Gonna share that with a few friends.

Gonna share that with a few friends.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-08-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By The_Polymath
I have heard of the Rocky Mountaineer. Its...

I have heard of the Rocky Mountaineer. Its similar to the Belmond line of luxury trains.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 06-08-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 232,873
Posted By The_Polymath
The T&C's will be the major driver of any excess...

The T&C's will be the major driver of any excess return an employee could possibly make.

Not sure how common it is to be able to sell right away. It isn't common in Europe (at least not at my...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 06-08-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 232,873
Posted By The_Polymath
I think we are looking at this a bit differently....

I think we are looking at this a bit differently.

You are adjusting the value upwards while I am doing it downwards.

$6K is the unadjusted value of the stocks in 6 months time. He then gets a...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 06-08-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 232,873
Posted By The_Polymath
Given that you are in P&C, your knowledge of this...

Given that you are in P&C, your knowledge of this sort of thing is minimal.

Stick to pricing motor policies.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 06-08-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 232,873
Posted By The_Polymath
Sure. But you have better investment...

Sure. But you have better investment alternatives which would give you higher risk-adjusted returns.

This kind of investment only makes sense if you hold the shares long-term AND you think your...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 06-08-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 232,873
Posted By The_Polymath
The value at present of the right to sell that...

The value at present of the right to sell that 15% discounted of $6K in stocks in 6 months time.
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