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Old 09-11-2019, 03:38 PM
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In Dick Francis' Hot Money, the brother of the jockey/sleuth hero is an actuary. They are sons of a uber-wealthy financier, and at one point it is mentioned that the father got rich due to a combination of financial acumen and a love of risk-taking, but the jockey son inherited only the love of risk-taking without the financial smarts, and the actuary inherited the financial brains but was risk-averse. So no millions earned there.
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:49 AM
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Listening to Dennis Taylor's The Singularity Trap on Audible.

It's a sci-fi novel, with the lead character is a rookie asteroid miner. "shares" of the expedition's profits were being sold cheaply because this crew's last 2 expeditions didn't turn a profit, and when asked by one of the other miners if he understood why, replies "My wife's an actuary, and she said the share price was discounted too much. It's a good bet." or something to that regard.

So, a fictional actuary actually valuing uncertain future cash flows!!
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:07 PM
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Watching the movie Tag and at the beginning of the movie John Hamm's character, who is an executive for some corporation, is being interviewed for a magazine I believe. The interviewer asks him "How do you respond to claims about your company using captive insurance companies to move liabilities off of your balance sheet?"

First of all, .

Secondly, if he's not an actuary, he at least works with actuaries.
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