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Old 01-22-2007, 01:05 AM
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Default Association of Latin/Hispanic Actuaries?

Does such a group exist? I've read a few of the threads below, and I gather that some people would like to network. Has anyone ever tried to form a group?

I apologize that my post isn't in Spanish. My command of the language isn't that strong.

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Old 01-22-2007, 02:50 PM
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have not ever heard about it. I don't believe there is critical mass anyway.
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:29 PM
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Hmmm. I was hoping to find something. I would like to connect with fellow Latino actuaries/students, do a little networking, help potential actuaries, etc. The actuarial community at my company is diverse, but I am, I think, the only Hispanic person. (A bit strange for a kid who grew up in South Texas)

If anyone is at all interested in getting something started, interweb or otherwise, hit me up!

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Old 01-24-2007, 03:16 AM
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talk to TheActuaryJose, who may be interested
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Count me in!

I think the "network" you talk about should be more focused on hispanic actuaries in the US or Canada. Mainly because actuaries working and living in latin america have their own problems to worry about not to say they have no interest in pursuing the exams which is our main "glue" among us posters.

For example, the path for mexican "fellowship" (if we can even call it that way) requires 3 years of experience and a pair of 2 hours examinations about mexican law. Why would anyone spend all their time studying for SOA/CAS exams if there's no financial improvement in their lives? Can you believe there a several insurance companies with no actuaries in their payroll? no even external.

Besides there aren't any in this forum. I once made a survey and I barely got any replies.

But count me in. We could even have a yearly breakfast, reunion or something.
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Sweet! I'll send you an email so that we can communicate off-line. If anyone else is interested, just send me a PM. I'm thinking that we will start small like a Yahoo group or something. I'm also game for meeting in person. We could meet up one weekend in August. We can worry about the details later.

I look forward to getting this group started.

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Count me in!

Can you believe there a several insurance companies with no actuaries in their payroll? no even external.
In the case of life & health insurers, definitively no, I wouldn't have believed it; the P&C business seems to be a whole different animal. How do they set rates?, group price = group year claims / commission?

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Count me in!
Besides there aren't any in this forum. I once made a survey and I barely got any replies.
Agree! I always inuendo that (almost) nobody ever comes through here, and even less people post. But for what is worth, count me in.
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How are rates setup? Well, the underwriters and sales agents pretty much run the business. And even if you try to bring them to their senses they still don't listen.

Rates always need to go down no matter inflation or slow growth (if any).

The Vilchis method is widely used.

Vilchis stands for "al vil chilazo" or "a ojo de buen cubero"
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:36 PM
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I created a yahoo group. We can email each other ideas about getting this group started. The group name is Latino_Actuaries. Everyone is welcome to join.
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The Vilchis method is widely used.

Vilchis stands for "al vil chilazo" or "a ojo de buen cubero"
Jajajaaaa... ah, la inventiva en México. Recuerdo el curso sobre Vilchis; me gusta porque permite muchísima flexibilidad en la tarificación.
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