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Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 02-25-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 268,757
Posted By actuarialgenes
Iím a buyer. I fully believe weíre headed for a...

Iím a buyer. I fully believe weíre headed for a ďpandemicĒ, that is widespread infection throughout the world, but I also think this seasonís outbreak will start to burn out as we get into Spring in...
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 02-16-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 50,480
Posted By actuarialgenes
I thought an ILW was just a specific type of CAT...

I thought an ILW was just a specific type of CAT Bond that has a dual trigger in order to receive favorable reinsurance treatment/accounting. Since CAT Bonds are prefunded, an ILW would be too.
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 12-17-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,414
Posted By actuarialgenes
You have to pass them both. My advice would be to...

You have to pass them both. My advice would be to stop spending time deciding which to do first and just start studying for whichever one you currently find the idea of studying for more...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 12-11-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By actuarialgenes
I donít think it matters what your base currency...

I donít think it matters what your base currency is, if the base currency strengthens, youíll suffer a loss.
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-11-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 39,165
Posted By actuarialgenes
Iíve gotten a handful of voicemails from the same...

Iíve gotten a handful of voicemails from the same recruiter, spaced a couple months apart, always synced up with a LinkedIn message. Iíve never accepted the LinkedIn request or responded to the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 12-11-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By actuarialgenes
I donít have experience with this, but would also...

I donít have experience with this, but would also be curious as to what markets youíre thinking of. Itíd probably also be an interesting exercise to try and decompose the total risk into...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-22-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,270
Posted By actuarialgenes
As with everything, it depends. Iím sure thatís...

As with everything, it depends. Iím sure thatís not the answer you want, though. For a pretty standard EL job Iíd guess somewhere in the 20-40% range
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-24-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,454
Posted By actuarialgenes
Vermont I understand, but Iím curious as to what...

Vermont I understand, but Iím curious as to what part of NJ youíd consider to be ďvery remoteĒ.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 10-08-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,940
Posted By actuarialgenes
This is not an insignificant piece of it in my...

This is not an insignificant piece of it in my view. The market tanked in December and bottomed out right around the end of the year when a lot of losses could be harvested.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 10-06-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,289
Posted By actuarialgenes
I’d suggest a bond fund (unless even the most...

I’d suggest a bond fund (unless even the most conservative fund is still too risky for your tolerance).
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-02-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,228
Posted By actuarialgenes
Eye contact isnít silly. It shows respect,...

Eye contact isnít silly. It shows respect, attention, and confidence. When being interviewed by a panel, make eye contact with the person who asked the question to which youíre responding. If the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-02-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,228
Posted By actuarialgenes
I agree with this. Explain your thought process....

I agree with this. Explain your thought process. Make concrete assumptions.. Donít get flustered. Donít dismiss the question or say anything like ďwhat kind of question is this?Ē/ďthis is a weird...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-30-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By actuarialgenes
I’ll add that I’m a strong believer that once you...

I’ll add that I’m a strong believer that once you do something for work, it tends to lose at least some of its sparkle. If you enjoy sports, don’t let working in the sports industry ruin that for...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-29-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By actuarialgenes
I think it’s pretty easy to look back and say “I...

I think it’s pretty easy to look back and say “I should have followed my dreams” after you took the safer, and arguably more practical career path. Once you’ve made some money and established a...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-27-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,734
Posted By actuarialgenes
Another common approach is to leave your current...

Another common approach is to leave your current company just after bonuses are paid out (if your timing is flexible enough to do this).
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 09-18-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 50,480
Posted By actuarialgenes
Risk aversion only comes into play when finding...

Risk aversion only comes into play when finding the optimal complete portfolio (which is a weighting between the risk free asset and the optimal risky portfolio. The optimal risky portfolio is the...
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 09-18-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 50,480
Posted By actuarialgenes
Is TIA really so bad for this exam? I used TIA...

Is TIA really so bad for this exam? I used TIA for 5, 6, and 8 and liked it well enough for those. I know this is an unpopular opinion but I actually kinda liked Angelo for 6.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-11-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,109
Posted By actuarialgenes
Every day, spend a few hours studying for your...

Every day, spend a few hours studying for your next exam and another couple hours on a full-time job search. Best of luck.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 09-03-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,154
Posted By actuarialgenes
Iíve been in a similar situation (very little...

Iíve been in a similar situation (very little credit history / average age) when applying for credit. IME the online/mobile app credit scores do fluctuate quite a bit (sometimes unintuitively) in a...
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-27-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,580
Posted By actuarialgenes
Be careful if you signed a non-compete with your...

Be careful if you signed a non-compete with your prior employer. I donít think these are often enforced, but to the extent that you break those terms I could see the poaching being justifiably...
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-26-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,580
Posted By actuarialgenes
Iíve never managed, so Iím woefully...

Iíve never managed, so Iím woefully under-qualified to be giving advice, but...

1. Think of the managers youíve had. What are some qualities you admired? What critiques do you have of them that...
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-12-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,565
Posted By actuarialgenes
I think it’s also fair to preface your answer and...

I think it’s also fair to preface your answer and let the interviewer know that you’re about to do your best to answer their question while adding in an appropriate layer of abstraction to shield the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-12-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,565
Posted By actuarialgenes
I completely agree

I completely agree
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-06-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,971
Posted By actuarialgenes
This. It only takes one key person taking a...

This. It only takes one key person taking a one-week vacation to explain the delay youíve experienced up to now. Thatís not to say youíll surely hear this week, but itís not unusual for the process...
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 08-05-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 50,480
Posted By actuarialgenes
Interesting. Everything seems moved up about a...

Interesting. Everything seems moved up about a week earlier than usual.
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