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Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Today, 06:55 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
Bahnemann explains how to calculate it in Chapter...

Bahnemann explains how to calculate it in Chapter 3, which candidates are "assumed to be familiar with" but it's not technically on the syllabus. Agreed you should know that it's zero for Poisson.
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Today, 09:31 AM
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Posted By therealsylvos
old soul imo

old soul imo
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Today, 08:22 AM
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The most I ever did was like 12 hours... 3...

The most I ever did was like 12 hours... 3 practice MFE exams in one day with grading and reviewing all of them. I'm too old for that shit now. When I was taking 5 I was still able to do two in a day...
Forum: General Actuarial Yesterday, 11:13 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
Can you elaborate on this? Because it sounds...

Can you elaborate on this? Because it sounds quite far-fetched.
Forum: General Actuarial Yesterday, 08:54 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
One question I would ask at one of these things...

One question I would ask at one of these things is which educational distribution model the new society will use. AFAIK You need to pay for all the SOA reference texts. The CAS does its best to make...
Forum: General Actuarial Yesterday, 07:55 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
400 active GI track students? Are they not taking...

400 active GI track students? Are they not taking exams or what? Everytime they release the numbers, the candidates are in the single digits. What kind of number monkeying are they doing?
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Yesterday, 06:18 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
Ah from the robertson paper? Does Robertson even...

Ah from the robertson paper? Does Robertson even go into how to calculate those statistics? Shouldn't be fair game imo, only thing I think we should know is why to prefer one from the other. But then...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Yesterday, 06:12 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
That said I really wish the CAS would chill out...

That said I really wish the CAS would chill out with all the graphing questions. Stop making us draw stuff. I'm an actuary, not an artist. It's a real kick in the balls imo.
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking Yesterday, 06:03 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
Mostly this but wtf is Calinsky & Harbasz?

Mostly this but wtf is Calinsky & Harbasz?
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 10-14-2018, 09:39 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
Ok finished the cookbook review for Clark and...

Ok finished the cookbook review for Clark and Bernegger, Gonna go through the rest starting tomorrow.
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 10-14-2018, 09:00 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
Hm ok I see what clarks formula is doing now. ...

Hm ok I see what clarks formula is doing now.

The expectations for numerator and denominator need to be calculated separately for the conditions of drop down coverage kicking in to calculate the...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 10-14-2018, 08:51 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
hmmm actually they're not equivalent, although...

hmmm actually they're not equivalent, although they're very close approximations. Dang algebra :swear:.

Now I need to rethink the logic...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 10-14-2018, 08:43 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
Nice thanks! That's a doozy of a problem, and...

Nice thanks! That's a doozy of a problem, and only 3 points too :yikes:

I was able to logic it out thankfully, but I did screw up by not adjusting the denominator to account for the 1 million...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 10-14-2018, 05:59 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
Does anyone know of any problems that prices an...

Does anyone know of any problems that prices an umbrella treaty with drop down coverage? The formula in clark looks nasty, but I feel given a problem I might be able to logic it out...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 10-13-2018, 08:15 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
Yea that's what I figure. Ok so in the...

Yea that's what I figure.

Ok so in the cookbook he does a Casualty XOL - Experience rating problem, where he talks about the two approaches. (p 131 of the 2018 manual).

If you don't cap losses...
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 10-13-2018, 07:48 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
ty. Working through the cookbook now. This is...

ty. Working through the cookbook now. This is from Clark's discussion on Casualty XOL per occurence, but there's no reason it wouldn't hold for property as well right?
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 10-13-2018, 07:22 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
Does anyone remember where Clark talks about the...

Does anyone remember where Clark talks about the different ways to approach trending layered losses?
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 10-12-2018, 04:09 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
Do they use the Swiss Re curves, or they're...

Do they use the Swiss Re curves, or they're actually generating their own curves a la Bernegger?
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 10-12-2018, 03:47 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
ohhhhhhh....ty :tup:

ohhhhhhh....ty :tup:
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 10-12-2018, 03:32 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
Pretty sure the question writer doesn't have a...

Pretty sure the question writer doesn't have a good grasp of the material.

Can anyone explain to me what sample#2 to part b. is doing?
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 10-12-2018, 02:39 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
Oh it's a case of the question writer bloomsing...

Oh it's a case of the question writer bloomsing himself. GFY.
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 10-12-2018, 02:31 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
I literally just finished bernegger and I still...

I literally just finished bernegger and I still have no idea what's going on in 2017 q 18.

Wish Josh would do videos of prior exams.
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 10-12-2018, 02:17 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
Just trying to go through as many problems as I...

Just trying to go through as many problems as I can between now and then.
Forum: Exam 8 (old Part 9) - Advanced Ratemaking 10-12-2018, 02:16 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
lol no

lol no
Forum: Make a Suggestion or Report a Problem Here 10-12-2018, 02:16 PM
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Posted By therealsylvos
I can have a "nuanced" view on racial segregation...

I can have a "nuanced" view on racial segregation too. Still should be banned.
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