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Hello everyone, I am contemplating about eventually trying to be a quantitative finance and investment (QFI) actuary. I was wondering what companies are good to work for before pursuing an FSA in this field? This way I can hopefully be in a good spot without having to switch jobs.
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Hello everyone, I am contemplating about eventually trying to be a quantitative finance and investment (QFI) actuary. I was wondering what companies are good to work for before pursuing an FSA in this field? This way I can hopefully be in a good spot without having to switch jobs.
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Well, I am currently studying for MFE and I am very interested in options. So ideally, I would love to assess risk for investment portfolios, use different option greek hedging and maybe even manage/construct them. I have read life insurance companies are a good place to start, but I was wondering if anyone had other advice.
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Well, I am currently studying for MFE and I am very interested in options. So ideally, I would love to assess risk for investment portfolios, use different option greek hedging and maybe even manage/construct them. I have read life insurance companies are a good place to start, but I was wondering if anyone had other advice.
Life insurance companies, primarily those with Variable Annuity portfolios - most of these are already doing some work on optimizing investment strategies, including use of options.

Life insurance companies that do mostly term insurance or even a lot of permanent insurance but not big in VA are less likely to want to do options.
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