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I switched from P&C to life. I enjoy the work much more and find it more interesting... Maybe it had something to do with being in specialty P&C rather than primary.
I'd be interested in hearing you elaborate since recently I heard the exact opposite from a life actuary who described it as mostly sales and said he found the work in p&c more interesting. He's on the older side though so maybe it's a grass is greener sorta thing
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life pricing or valuation? I dont see many people leave life pricing. Valuation can be rough though.
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I'd be interested in hearing you elaborate since recently I heard the exact opposite from a life actuary who described it as mostly sales and said he found the work in p&c more interesting. He's on the older side though so maybe it's a grass is greener sorta thing
It depends. I switched from the life side. If you were doing whatever the person last year did picking LDFs all day long in your P&C role, you'll find anything that requires thinking on the life side to be more interesting.
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life pricing or valuation? I dont see many people leave life pricing. Valuation can be rough though.
I see this as a major factor in my perceived happiness. I am in a pricing role now where I was in reserving during my P&C time. There are other factors in play like location, pay, etc that's probably skewing my opinion too.
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I see this as a major factor in my perceived happiness. I am in a pricing role now where I was in reserving during my P&C time. There are other factors in play like location, pay, etc that's probably skewing my opinion too.
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I see this as a major factor in my perceived happiness. I am in a pricing role now where I was in reserving during my P&C time. There are other factors in play like location, pay, etc that's probably skewing my opinion too.
Primary GI Reserving is painfully boring.

GI Financial Risk is quite interesting.

You like pricing?

Geez. Pricing bores the living daylights out of me. Both GI and Life.

Valuation can be tough on the life side as you are under a lot of time pressures with an ever mushrooming number of deliverables.
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