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Old 06-09-2018, 02:54 PM
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Default Has anybody worked abroad?

I'd like to spend some time working in another country. Not right now, maybe in 2/3 years time. Potential candidates are:

US
Canada
Bermuda
Singapore
Hong Kong
Australia

Has anybody ever worked in any of these countries as an expat?

What's your story?

How did you go about finding a job, negotiating salaries etc? Was it hard to work in a new market?

What impact did it have on your career?

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You can forget the US.

Bermuda and Australia as well.

Singapore/HK/Canada is your best bet. But you will need to be a senior qualified Actuary.
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You can forget the US.

Bermuda and Australia as well.

Singapore/HK/Canada is your best bet. But you will need to be a senior qualified Actuary.


I’m a fellow, wouldn’t consider myself “senior” yet though. Why can I forget US/Bermuda/Australia? Do they not hire foreign workers?
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You can forget the US.

Bermuda and Australia as well.

Singapore/HK/Canada is your best bet. But you will need to be a senior qualified Actuary.
why bermuda? most folks over there come from abroad.... granted OP has the right experience, bermuda seems to be the most non-local friendly.
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You can forget the US.

Bermuda and Australia as well.

Singapore/HK/Canada is your best bet. But you will need to be a senior qualified Actuary.
A UK qualified actuary can forget a Bermuda...an English protectorate and one of the reinsurance and captive centers of the world where there are a shedload of...UK qualified actuaries.

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A UK qualified actuary can forget a Bermuda...an English protectorate and one of the reinsurance and captive centers of the world where there are a shedload of...UK qualified actuaries.

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Bermuda chiefly recruits very senior Actuaries from the UK. They get their analysts from the US. It is exceedingly rare for an analyst/recently qualified Actuary in the UK to find a spot in Bermuda. I have honestly never seen it happen, only folks with 20+ years experience end up getting a job there.
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This might work but the competition for those spots is insane. And you need to work for a major reinsurer/company that does rotations/secondments.
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