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Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 09-19-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,971
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Wow, that's quite the landslide.

Wow, that's quite the landslide.
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 09-19-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,265
Posted By CuriousGeorge
At one point, I had started sifting through last...

At one point, I had started sifting through last year's threads about this. Here are some random comments/quotes I had jotted down:

TIA+CC+RF cookbook (+1)
TIA+CC served me well
TIA waste of...
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 09-18-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,265
Posted By CuriousGeorge
In BKM 7, they have multiple formulas for the...

In BKM 7, they have multiple formulas for the ideal weight given to debt vs equity in the risky portfolio: w(d) to minimize variance, for perfect hedges, to maximize Sharpe ratio.

Can anyone...
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 09-16-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,265
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Rising Fellow Casual Fellow Crystal Clear ...

Rising Fellow
Casual Fellow
Crystal Clear
Math Tiger
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 09-13-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,330
Posted By CuriousGeorge
One science fiction series I really enjoy is The...

One science fiction series I really enjoy is The Lost Fleet, by Jack Campbell. He does a lot with the issues of relativistic speeds and space battles.

But the one thing that really bugs me is...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 09-12-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,330
Posted By CuriousGeorge
I don't know which books specifically, but I'm...

I don't know which books specifically, but I'm pretty sure that Aliens and outer space intergalactic wars is part of the the Scientology religion.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenu
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 09-12-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,330
Posted By CuriousGeorge
He wants science fiction, not non-fiction. ...

He wants science fiction, not non-fiction.






:runs:
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 09-09-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 343,304
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Trying to visualize, and failing miserably.

Trying to visualize, and failing miserably.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-09-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By CuriousGeorge
This, unless she is just as happy switching to be...

This, unless she is just as happy switching to be a stay at home spouse at some point.

For my n=1 anecdote, my brother-in-law had a part-time job programming at Novell on WordPerfect. They...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-09-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 16,658
Posted By CuriousGeorge
What would it matter if it is illegal in the US,...

What would it matter if it is illegal in the US, if it wasn't illegal where he was? He was asked about a purchase he had made.
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 09-09-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,265
Posted By CuriousGeorge
That they are getting back a more valuable item...

That they are getting back a more valuable item is why they are buying it back.

Think supply and demand. The interest rates fell, which increased demand for the higher interest rate bonds. ...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 09-09-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,330
Posted By CuriousGeorge
But, but, any sufficiently advanced science is...

But, but, any sufficiently advanced science is indistinguishable from magic.
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 09-09-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,265
Posted By CuriousGeorge
That's the same thing, isn't it? When interest...

That's the same thing, isn't it? When interest rates go down, the value of the bond goes up, because it is locked into a higher rate than new bonds. Therefore the issuer will want to call (either...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-06-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,462
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Once you are outnumbered, there's not much...

Once you are outnumbered, there's not much difference adding one more.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-06-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Is there any indication she would want to do...

Is there any indication she would want to do something totally different? If not, why would you push her in that direction?
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-06-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Even if it doesn't help career/money-wise, it's...

Even if it doesn't help career/money-wise, it's worth pursuing your aspirations, so I would support her just for that.

I don't know her exact situation, but not having the BS checked can be an...
Forum: Exam 8 - Advanced Ratemaking 09-04-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 45,846
Posted By CuriousGeorge
No, they do not.

No, they do not.
Forum: General Actuarial 09-03-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,340
Posted By CuriousGeorge
For some subsets of actuarial work and...

For some subsets of actuarial work and definitions of "do the work", that is probably true.

Unless you just mean that you can learn actuarial concepts without formally passing an exam, but I...
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 08-29-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,265
Posted By CuriousGeorge
I just started. An early start is the only way...

I just started. An early start is the only way I'm going to have time to get through the source material, and I want to give myself every chance I can to pass this on the first time through.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 08-15-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Right, but as Joe Sixpack, or even Stanley B...

Right, but as Joe Sixpack, or even Stanley B Actuary, how am I qualified to determine whether the fee to guarantee a transaction is reasonable for the risk? I'm not seeing how you do that in this...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 08-15-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,270
Posted By CuriousGeorge
This. I have a cash balance pension plan that is...

This. I have a cash balance pension plan that is basically as safe as a fixed income investment. Plus Social Security, which I expect to get at least 50% of when I retire.

And I'm not...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 08-15-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Where are the guarantors coming from? From the...

Where are the guarantors coming from? From the pool of guaranteeds? I'm certainly not qualified to accept to cover other peoples' risks, which suggests that this is still going to depend on other...
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-15-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,212
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Where are you getting your numbers for average...

Where are you getting your numbers for average software engineer from? US News has them in the $78K to $129K range, while actuaries are at $75K to $141K. That hardly has them blowing our salaries...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 08-15-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By CuriousGeorge
Schedule P - Excess WC

Where does your company put Excess WC in the annual statement schedule P (assuming you write Excess WC)?

Part D, because Excess WC is still Workers' Compensation?
Part H1, which is more...
Forum: Exam 8 - Advanced Ratemaking 08-14-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 45,846
Posted By CuriousGeorge
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