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Forum: General Actuarial Yesterday, 10:47 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,385
Posted By Beach Bum
The more SOA goes after the global community, the...

The more SOA goes after the global community, the more its going to piss off American born actuaries. Look no further than University of Illinois and how its strategy to become the largest Chinese...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-16-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,385
Posted By Beach Bum
Yes, but the difficulty here is that they are all...

Yes, but the difficulty here is that they are all certainly for it and attempting to force it upon the CAS membership. If the CAS members vote an overwhelming no then isn't there too big of a rift...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-16-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,385
Posted By Beach Bum
If FCAS members vote no per step 4, would the CAS...

If FCAS members vote no per step 4, would the CAS Board all step down in tandem? I'd think they have to.
Forum: General Actuarial 10-09-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,040
Posted By Beach Bum
Should we do a new poll? I'm still undecided...

Should we do a new poll? I'm still undecided with a 95% lean to No.

^^^NM, already up.
Forum: General Actuarial 10-04-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 93,128
Posted By Beach Bum
Speculation. Why else would they be now urging on...

Speculation. Why else would they be now urging on CAS members to approve a merger?
Forum: General Actuarial 10-04-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 93,128
Posted By Beach Bum
The CAS Board is concerned that if we don't merge...

The CAS Board is concerned that if we don't merge now we run the risk of weakening and struggling against the SOA and other groups entering the insurance industry (data scientists, etc).

They need...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-02-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 93,128
Posted By Beach Bum
We used to have one set of prelims. Also, we...

We used to have one set of prelims. Also, we only have one credential for signing P&C opinions. The other is a fraudulent knock off that like 11 people have easily attained.

SOA is a bumbling...
Forum: General Actuarial 09-29-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 93,128
Posted By Beach Bum
I'm sure whatever CAS exam Independence is...

I'm sure whatever CAS exam Independence is granted early on, and to appease voters, would ultimately go away as it's always been SOA's goal to dumb things down, do away with testing.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 09-28-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By Beach Bum
Often for hard to place risks or classes of...

Often for hard to place risks or classes of business. Also, many local commercial agents will have access to a typical group of carriers. Still, what if the local crain company or strip club or...
Forum: General Actuarial 09-27-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,705
Posted By Beach Bum
Instead of Meh should have been Undecided.

Instead of Meh should have been Undecided.
Forum: General Actuarial 09-26-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 93,128
Posted By Beach Bum
Wow 13,000+ views already. If you factor in the...

Wow 13,000+ views already. If you factor in the top five posters' 600 views apiece, with the rest of us averaging 5/pp that means over 2,000 actuaries have already looked at this thread.
Forum: General Actuarial 09-26-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 93,128
Posted By Beach Bum
So the failures/traitors who couldn't get their...

So the failures/traitors who couldn't get their FCAS but got the easier FSA-GI will now all have the same credential as anyone with a FCAS. Not cool.

I assumed this was happening, have been...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-21-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,500
Posted By Beach Bum
Rather than rank cities, we should rank...

Rather than rank cities, we should rank Principals. Someone else start.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-19-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,838
Posted By Beach Bum
In Chicago(land), housing prices are way lower...

In Chicago(land), housing prices are way lower than out west or the Northeast. Still, add in ridiculous property taxes and other stuff and it's still way pricier than NC, Texas, KC, Atlanta, etc.
...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-19-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,838
Posted By Beach Bum
I say the same thing about houses. 600 is the new...

I say the same thing about houses. 600 is the new 400, or 750 is the new 500.
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-19-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,956
Posted By Beach Bum
But, no one is just an SVP. That's your level,...

But, no one is just an SVP. That's your level, not your title. Were you CA and SVP, or CA and VP, etc?
Forum: General Actuarial 09-17-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,139
Posted By Beach Bum
http://catalog.illinois.edu/undergraduate/las/acad...

http://catalog.illinois.edu/undergraduate/las/academic-units/math/operations-research-concentration/

Still around...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 08-28-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 35,892
Posted By Beach Bum
Aspen has been in some trouble. No surprise to...

Aspen has been in some trouble. No surprise to see it being taken private. Seems the recent trend. Poor underwriting results, meager growth opportunities, and the plug gets pulled. By plug I mean...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 08-17-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,867
Posted By Beach Bum
Yeah I misinterpreted. 420 is generally...

Yeah I misinterpreted. 420 is generally synonymous with smoking, however, and no longer tied as closely to hard drugs.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 08-17-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,867
Posted By Beach Bum
So it's illegal to walk into a dispensary in...

So it's illegal to walk into a dispensary in Denver or around Vegas or San Diego and buy marijuana? Didn't realize that.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 08-17-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,867
Posted By Beach Bum
What does this mean?

What does this mean?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 08-17-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,867
Posted By Beach Bum
Okay, less than a third. But, are you blind? ...

Okay, less than a third. But, are you blind? More and more states will have it legalized this November. California already did. Come on, don't be naive.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 08-17-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,867
Posted By Beach Bum
Holy shi7. Please don't tell me you are referring...

Holy shi7. Please don't tell me you are referring to marijuana when you say "illegal stimulants" and "ends up in rehab." 420'd.

Weed is legal in a third of the states and soon to be many more.
...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-13-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,233
Posted By Beach Bum
SOA once offered me a (virtually) free FSA. All...

SOA once offered me a (virtually) free FSA. All I needed to do was sign a few papers and prove my FCAS designation (along with sell my soul to the devil). I laughed and said no.
Forum: Careers - Employment 08-10-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,187
Posted By Beach Bum
Reminds me of my days at the Big Four. Wanted to...

Reminds me of my days at the Big Four. Wanted to buy B of A (BAC) for $4 a year after the crash. But because I did some actuarial/audit support on some random non-banking affiliate of theirs, about...
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