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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-26-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 5,453
Posted By The_Polymath
Tell us about your childhood. In my...

Tell us about your childhood.

In my experience, most psychological problems in adulthood stem from a problematic childhood.
Forum: Sports 04-26-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 26,213
Posted By The_Polymath
Liverpool will get slaughtered in the final...

Liverpool will get slaughtered in the final against RM.

Up till now they have not faced world class non-english teams.

RM will pick them apart. Figure it will be 3-0
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 04-24-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,666
Posted By The_Polymath
Get online delivery. No need for Walgreens

Get online delivery. No need for Walgreens
Forum: General Actuarial 04-24-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By The_Polymath
Amazon is now in European Insurance (P&C for now)

They are offering Amazon protect, which is essentially a warranty on their products.

Still small potatoes for insurance purposes, but with their ability to scale up and their cross-selling acumen,...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 04-23-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,666
Posted By The_Polymath
Why do it yourself? You can order the meals...

Why do it yourself?

You can order the meals already made. Saves even more time.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 04-21-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,666
Posted By The_Polymath
Married. $3000 or so. We live in a very...

Married.

$3000 or so. We live in a very high COL area though.

My wife and I eat out a lot. I eat a lot more than she does though.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-21-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,492
Posted By The_Polymath
Mostly sports related. Being Captain of the...

Mostly sports related.

Being Captain of the high school soccer team and being crowned City champs.

I have many, many athletic trophies and medals from sports over the years but that one stuck...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-20-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,683
Posted By The_Polymath
I think its a bit depressing that so many...

I think its a bit depressing that so many Actudonks had such lackluster childhoods.
Forum: Software & Technology 04-19-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,905
Posted By The_Polymath
Give Kanban a try. It's designed specifically...

Give Kanban a try. It's designed specifically for this kind of thing.
Forum: General Actuarial 04-19-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,413
Posted By The_Polymath
Yes, but how would a reinsurer deal with being...

Yes, but how would a reinsurer deal with being Shariah-compliant?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-19-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 20,391
Posted By The_Polymath
Classic short-termism by management. Trying...

Classic short-termism by management.

Trying to increase EPS by doing stock buybacks, while reducing their tax bill by taking on cheap debt. They figured the increase in ROE would offset the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-19-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,683
Posted By The_Polymath
Being stuck in Saskatchewan for their entire...

Being stuck in Saskatchewan for their entire adult life would drive anybody to madness.
Forum: General Actuarial 04-19-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,413
Posted By The_Polymath
How do companies that have takaful products deal...

How do companies that have takaful products deal with reinsurance?
Forum: Finance - Investments 04-18-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By The_Polymath
That was a much more complicated problem. ...

That was a much more complicated problem.

Also, the numbers involved where much bigger and hit many more entities (hence the contagion risk problem).

This is only really hitting brick and...
Forum: Finance - Investments 04-18-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By The_Polymath
I don't see why we would see an issue. ...

I don't see why we would see an issue.

Default risk is still pretty small.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 04-16-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,871
Posted By The_Polymath
Low cost airlines in the US are terrible. ...

Low cost airlines in the US are terrible.

They aren't so bad in the EU.
Forum: Risk Management 04-15-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By The_Polymath
I'm curious as to how the law works in SK If...

I'm curious as to how the law works in SK

If you profit from such an error in the US, then the onus of the payout is on the company who made the error. Tough luck as they say. You can't simply...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-06-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,022
Posted By The_Polymath
Could be.

Could be.
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-06-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,022
Posted By The_Polymath
Seems very cheap as well.

Seems very cheap as well.
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-06-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,022
Posted By The_Polymath
They are mostly "bad" from my experiences. ...

They are mostly "bad" from my experiences.

My condolences on working for a decent practice.
Forum: Modules 6-8 02-04-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,807
Posted By The_Polymath
What is the correlation between bond returns and...

What is the correlation between bond returns and equity returns in those tail scenarios is what you should be looking at. You can target a equity/bond mix that maximizes returns while keeping the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-04-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,052
Posted By The_Polymath
i.e. How many flights per day are there in...

i.e.

How many flights per day are there in the US?

How many golf balls can you fit in a tennis court?

etc.. etc..
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-02-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,450
Posted By The_Polymath
Salary only for the most part. That's where you...

Salary only for the most part. That's where you can have the biggest impact.

For relo and bonuses, this will be standardised to your banding (your seniority). Same with the benefits (car,...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-02-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,450
Posted By The_Polymath
Pro-tip for US folks: In the UK we don't get sign...

Pro-tip for US folks: In the UK we don't get sign on bonuses, which is why it was never mentioned.
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-05-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,541
Posted By The_Polymath
Considering most of you are still in the donkey...

Considering most of you are still in the donkey pen, I don't think being a shark in such a pen really matters.
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