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Forum: Software & Technology 04-05-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,143
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
That would have been good to know in advance. If...

That would have been good to know in advance. If you have more rows than Excel will handle, then it won't work no matter what you try unless you choose to handle it strictly in VBA. SAS or R is a...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 04-03-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,018
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
You also need to be specific in your questions...

You also need to be specific in your questions regarding whether you are looking at liability or first party coverages. The costs to recover and cleanse your own systems after an intrusion are...
Forum: Software & Technology 04-03-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,143
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
Run the query in VBA using ADO and use the...

Run the query in VBA using ADO and use the copyfromrecordset method. Works every time and the column headers are always there.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 03-23-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,721
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
Thanks for listening.

Thanks for listening.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 03-18-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,721
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
An unfortunate aspect of many data calls (well...

An unfortunate aspect of many data calls (well beyond those of the NCCI) is that they ask for statistics that don't exist in most insurance companies because companies do not manage their business to...
Forum: Software & Technology 02-12-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
Unions, although classified as a type of join, ...

Unions, although classified as a type of join, have two uses where queries joining tables in the From Clause simply do not work:

1) When you are trying to create a subset of data where the...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 02-12-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,693
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
:iatp: All Hail Marcie! I will note that there...

:iatp: All Hail Marcie! I will note that there are many, many contracts in play, both in reinsurance and in agency relationships, where ALAE and ULAE are still to governing nomenclature within the...
Forum: General Actuarial 12-19-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,178
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
This is the next question in the sequence,...

This is the next question in the sequence, agreed. Assuming the business case is sound, finding a motivated seller is the next quandary. Determining the motivation to sell is often eye-opening in...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-18-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,455
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
I would not be too quick to jump ship for the...

I would not be too quick to jump ship for the following reasons (that said, send me your resume if you decide otherwise):

- You're learning a new business and a new language that goes along with...
Forum: General Actuarial 12-17-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,178
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
My question would be, "what is the business case...

My question would be, "what is the business case for acquiring a run-off management company?" Depending on the answer to that question, the approach to the problem will differ substantially.

-...
Forum: Software & Technology 12-15-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
Oh lord, can we find any more ways to bloat Excel...

Oh lord, can we find any more ways to bloat Excel and make it any less transparent and stable?
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 12-07-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,193
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
I think we will see the insurance market split...

I think we will see the insurance market split into two factions. The first will be the market where there are large volumes of homogeneous risks amenable to automated processing (think standard...
Forum: Software & Technology 12-06-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,640
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
Never assume Access is amenable to anything a...

Never assume Access is amenable to anything a real RDBMS can handle. I do teach it because everybody has it, but it's a quirky beast...and that's the nicest thing I can say about it. Fortunately, I...
Forum: General Actuarial 12-06-2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,735
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
You have chosen a profession where the daily job...

You have chosen a profession where the daily job of qualified members is to rapidly assimilate information and use that information in combination with previously acquired knowledge for the benefit...
Forum: Software & Technology 12-05-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,640
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
If I am building SQL statements for use in ADO, I...

If I am building SQL statements for use in ADO, I like to create a function to build the query. You can pass criteria as arguments to the function or take them from ranges/cells in Excel. One handy...
Forum: Software & Technology 12-05-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,804
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
Spoken like a true veteran of battle between...

Spoken like a true veteran of battle between business and IT. This issue is particularly true of finance and accounting units where change request responsiveness is usually measured in minutes, not...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-02-2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,596
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
The world of reinsurance is very different from...

The world of reinsurance is very different from the world of primary insurance. Every contract is unique and negotiated among parties with specific aims and expertise.
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 10-07-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,056
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
Yup, you have it correct Avi.

Yup, you have it correct Avi.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 05-03-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,566
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
I would say that looking at an aggregate triangle...

I would say that looking at an aggregate triangle in the current market is pretty dangerous from a stock picker's perspective. The industry is experiencing adverse results in Auto and a lot of our...
Forum: General Actuarial 05-03-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,684
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
The only place I can offer you a modicum of...

The only place I can offer you a modicum of advice is your second question. Your first and third require knowledge of Australian accounting requirements where I am completely ignorant.

I have...
Forum: Software & Technology 02-25-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
That's a pretty expensive hack...at least today. ...

That's a pretty expensive hack...at least today. My bet is that we'll have a better hash before we see an exploit.
Forum: Software & Technology 02-11-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,464
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
My gaming son has three. One for the game...

My gaming son has three. One for the game screen, one for IM, and one for monitoring the server. You're still a monitor short there with two.
Forum: General Actuarial 02-09-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,687
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
The only rule of thumb I've heard is that MAAA...

The only rule of thumb I've heard is that MAAA should follow the credentialing organization(s). Academy membership is derived from membership in the CAS or SoA. I would then look at your practice...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 02-04-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,175
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
I have always preferred rebuilding every reserve...

I have always preferred rebuilding every reserve review.
Forum: Chat with the Candidates & Exam Committee 01-10-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,556
Posted By Arlie_Proctor
Part 2? Geez, kids these days. Econ/Finance was...

Part 2? Geez, kids these days. Econ/Finance was Part 5 back in my day.
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