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Old 11-03-2017, 12:06 AM
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This is extremely confusing to me.
Does it read "risk OR reward", "risk AND reward" or "risk DIVIDED BY reward"?
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:42 AM
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I'm a bit stuck here, also. For "return requirements", do people read that as a quantitative item like earned rate, which is a bit difficult to analyze given the blackbox nature of the investment income, or can we just talk about the positives of the investment strategy (beats inflation, minimize investment losses, whatever) ?
Did you ever get an answer to this? you could private message me if you want
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Old 11-09-2017, 01:30 PM
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Did you ever get an answer to this? you could private message me if you want
I am curious also, and would appreciate if you can explain to me too. Thank you!
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Old 11-10-2017, 04:24 PM
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Quite patronizing. I think what youre trying to say is I have no idea why I passed. Im fairly certain the vast majority of people who failed needing most improvement on task 2 believed they made a suggestion and defended it.

I believe the SOA has a checklist of reasons to fail papers that is more specific than not answering the question well as stated. Neither people who pass nor fail have a clue what those reasons are.

This whole thing is unproductive and unethical and unfortunately as soon as people make it through they tend to look at the FAP course through rose-colored glasses. Actuaries need to start communicating displeasure with this process so our credentials are less arbitrary.

Lets say you are correct that the entire point of everything in the FAP course is simply to learn to make suggestions and adequately defend them. Why do we need 6 mini projects and 2 assessments to prove that? Id be very interested to learn more about what the CAS does in place of the FAP. I suspect its far better.
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:08 PM
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this thread is more confusing than not even reading it
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