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Forum: Pension - Social Security 12-07-2016, 05:37 PM
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Posted By exactuary
Indeed! What do you plan to do about it?

Indeed!

What do you plan to do about it?
Forum: Pension - Social Security 12-01-2016, 01:00 PM
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Views: 138,535
Posted By exactuary
A good point that should be repeated frequently.

A good point that should be repeated frequently.
Forum: Pension - Social Security 11-12-2016, 02:11 PM
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Views: 201,567
Posted By exactuary
What is your definition of solvency? How does...

What is your definition of solvency? How does your definition compare to what the world understands solvency means for a bank or an insurance company?
Forum: Pension - Social Security 10-25-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 138,535
Posted By exactuary
Houston POBs, benefit cuts

http://www.pionline.com/article/20161024/ONLINE/161029947/houston-firefighters-pension-fund-board-oks-mayors-plan-to-cut-benefits-issue-bonds
Forum: Pension - Social Security 10-06-2016, 03:55 PM
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Views: 138,535
Posted By exactuary
Munnell seems to think that you use the risk-free...

Munnell seems to think that you use the risk-free rate in conjunction with all the detritus presently embedded in the standard actuarial model (including, e.g., amortizing unfunded liabilities as...
Forum: General Actuarial 09-23-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,230
Posted By exactuary
Fast forward:...

Fast forward: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/business/dealbook/a-sour-surprise-for-public-pensions-two-sets-of-books.html
Forum: Pension - Social Security 09-21-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 51,892
Posted By exactuary
Nice

Nice
Forum: Pension - Social Security 09-21-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 51,892
Posted By exactuary
Perfect!

Perfect!
Forum: Pension - Social Security 09-19-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 51,892
Posted By exactuary
By which you mean ... ?

By which you mean ... ?
Forum: Pension - Social Security 09-18-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 51,892
Posted By exactuary
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/author/yves-smith

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/author/yves-smith
Forum: Pension - Social Security 09-17-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 51,892
Posted By exactuary
You're absolutely right, but I hope you realize...

You're absolutely right, but I hope you realize that it is the traditional pension actuarial practice that damages our collective brand name, not the NY Times, nor the Economist, nor P&I, nor Bill...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 09-16-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 138,535
Posted By exactuary
This is wrong in so many ways: All those asset...

This is wrong in so many ways: All those asset guys getting rich in part because we guys have mismodeled the liabilities.
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 09-16-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 25,308
Posted By exactuary
The noncom has not demonstrated that it gets...

The noncom has not demonstrated that it gets better board members than the old two ballot approach.

It's time to end the nomcom. Perhaps somebody can suggest something better than either the...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 09-05-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 51,892
Posted By exactuary
This just in

http://www.pionline.com/article/20160905/PRINT/309059999/actuarial-overbearing?newsletter=issue-alert&issue=20160905

{Cartoon here}
Forum: Pension - Social Security 09-02-2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 51,892
Posted By exactuary
You know whereof you speak. When the papers can...

You know whereof you speak. When the papers can be laid side by side and subjected to the claims in the Wildsmith letter, the replacements are going to be crushed and embarrassed. Keanu Reeves does...
Forum: Finance - Investments 09-02-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,393
Posted By exactuary
This is a familiar and recurring argument. ...

This is a familiar and recurring argument.

Your talking about some critical mass of active trading necessary for price discovery.

I am highly confidant that the market could tolerate a whole...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 09-01-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 51,892
Posted By exactuary
I am amazed. The great papers in financial...

I am amazed. The great papers in financial economics work from premises to conclusions:

Markowitz (1952)
Modiigliani-Miller (1958)
Samuelson (1962)
Borch (1962) - in an insurance context...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 09-01-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 51,892
Posted By exactuary
To the contrary, I was told it was vetted (maybe...

To the contrary, I was told it was vetted (maybe even ghostwritten) by AAA attorneys.
Forum: Pension - Social Security 09-01-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 51,892
Posted By exactuary
:iatp:

:iatp:
Forum: Pension - Social Security 09-01-2016, 03:46 PM
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Views: 51,892
Posted By exactuary
without comment

http://www.actuary.org/content/presidentsmessagefinancialeconomics
Forum: Finance - Investments 09-01-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,393
Posted By exactuary
Indexing redux

I know we've done indexing before but here's a starting point for doing it again.

John Bogle, hero.

http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/a-salute-to-john-bogle-a-real-****ing-peoples-hero-1786003350
Forum: Pension - Social Security 09-01-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 112,342
Posted By exactuary
:iatp:

:iatp:
Forum: Pension - Social Security 08-19-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 51,892
Posted By exactuary
What you say applies to Social Security as long...

What you say applies to Social Security as long as we believe that Congress will not alter accrued benefits and that the SS promise has the full faith and credit of the US behind it.

But assets in...
Forum: Pension - Social Security 08-15-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 51,892
Posted By exactuary
Some of the vanquished did not go quietly:...

Some of the vanquished did not go quietly: http://www.forbes.com/sites/pensionresearchcouncil/2015/11/20/where-are-the-screaming-actuaries/#20be2f1a74e4
Forum: Pension - Social Security 08-15-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 51,892
Posted By exactuary
Pension Finance Task Force tried with initial...

Pension Finance Task Force tried with initial success (Vancouver 2003). When they turned their attention from corporate to public plans after 2007, the public plan actuaries rallied, ultimately...
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