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Old 03-02-2008, 12:34 PM
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Default What could the green-eyeshade brigade of actuaries possibly teach the wizards of Wall

http://www.economist.com/finance/dis...ry_id=10766330
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Old 03-02-2008, 12:36 PM
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The title misses the last word "street".
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A whole lot if they were willing to learn.
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The author creates an interesting juxtaposition by interviewing the CRO of Swiss Re for advice on risk management while simultaneously pointing out Swiss Re's CDO write-downs as being somewhat exceptional for the insurance industry.

Would a non-actuarial reader see passed the credibility issue that the author has created?
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They did mention that Mr. Singh was only recently appointed CRO of Swiss Re.
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