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Old 06-23-2017, 05:39 AM
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A general accounting background could be useful on either side. If you are interested in somehow working with investments, though, I go with the SOA side of the house. It's not like investments aren't important to P&C companies, but they are much longer term and more investment supported on the life side. Much bigger deal in life and pension work than in in health or P&C.

If you aren't especially enthralled with the asset side of things, either way would be fine.
I've always been interested in investments and i started studying for FM. I like the information and have been speeding through it because i feel that i understand it and can relate to the information because of i understand the accounting part of the math.

Would you say that the FSA quantiative and investment track is good. What is its reputation like in the industry. I have visited certain forums and many users feel that its a worthless track. Also is FSA going towards data science and predictive analytics?
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QFI FSA with ALM experience and solid modeling background is highly sought after.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:36 AM
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Accounting is all about looking at the past to see what has happened already, making sure all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Actuarial is about looking into the future and doing projections.
To be clear, we don't actually have crystal balls so we look into the past and make projections.
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QFI FSA with ALM experience and solid modeling background is highly sought after.
Thank you very much
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Old 06-23-2017, 03:03 PM
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Thanks everyone so much for contributing.
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To be clear, we don't actually have crystal balls so we look into the past and make projections.
Okay.
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