Actuaries' Survival Guide

How to Succeed in One of the Most Desirable Professions

Author: Fred Szabo

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123869439

Category: Mathematics

Page: 271

View: 5583

This book explains what actuaries are, what they do, and where they do it. It describes the ideas, techniques, and skills involved in the day-to-day work of actuaries. This second edition has been updated to reflect the rise of social networking and the internet, the progress toward a global knowledge-based economy, and the global expansion of the actuarial field that has occurred since the first edition. --from publisher description
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Actuaries' Survival Guide

How to Succeed in One of the Most Desirable Professions

Author: Fred Szabo

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123869897

Category: Mathematics

Page: 296

View: 679

What would you like to do with your life? What career would allow you to fulfill your dreams of success? If you like mathematics—and the prospect of a highly mobile, international profession—consider becoming an actuary. Szabo’s Actuaries’ Survival Guide, Second Edition explains what actuaries are, what they do, and where they do it. It describes exciting combinations of ideas, techniques, and skills involved in the day-to-day work of actuaries. This second edition has been updated to reflect the rise of social networking and the internet, the progress toward a global knowledge-based economy, and the global expansion of the actuarial field that has occurred since the first edition. Includes details on the new structures of the Society of Actuaries’ (SOA) and Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) examinations, as well as sample questions and answers Presents an overview of career options, includes profiles of companies & agencies that employ actuaries. Provides a link between theory and practice and helps readers understand the blend of qualitative and quantitative skills and knowledge required to succeed in actuarial exams Includes insights provided by over 50 actuaries and actuarial students about the actuarial profession Author Fred Szabo has directed the Actuarial Co-op Program at Concordia for over fifteen years
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Actuaries' Survival Guide

How to Succeed in One of the Most Desirable Professions

Author: Fred Szabo

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080524245

Category: Mathematics

Page: 268

View: 5192

This unique book is a guide for students and graduates of mathematics, statistics, economics, finance, and other number-based disciplines contemplating a career in actuarial science. Given the comprehensive range of the cases that are analyzed in the book, the Actuaries' Survival Guide can serve as a companion to existing study material for all courses designed to prepare students for actuarial examinations. * Based on the curricula and examinations of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) * Presents an overview of career options and details on employment in different industries * Provides a link between theory and practice; helps readers gain the qualitative and quantitative skills and knowledge required to succeed in actuarial exams * Includes insights from over 50 actuaries and actuarial students * Written by Fred Szabo, who has directed the actuarial co-op program at Concordia University for over ten years
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Achieving Your Pinnacle: A Career Guide for Actuaries

Author: Tom Miller

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 148340353X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 1177

Tom Miller recognized the need to write this book a few years ago, after reviewing postings on popular discussion pages frequented by actuaries. He was surprised and troubled by the magnitude of misinformation posted on these websites. Clearly actuaries and actuarial students posting this information are only trying to be helpful to one another, but they frequently lack the necessary experience and expertise to offer sound advice. Tom seeks to provide readers of his career guide with valuable insights regarding the actuarial employment market, covering topics such as choice of product specialization, how to conduct effective job searches, switching successfully from insurance to consulting and inside tips on what clients are really looking for when they interview you. Armed with deep knowledge and a unique perspective on the actuarial profession, Tom expects that this book will be a resource that will help you make better career decisions and “Achieve Your Pinnacle.”
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Actuarial Mathematics

Author: Newton L. Bowers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780938959465

Category: Social Science

Page: 753

View: 2180

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Statistical and Probabilistic Methods in Actuarial Science

Author: Philip J. Boland

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 158488696X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 368

View: 9305

Statistical and Probabilistic Methods in Actuarial Science covers many of the diverse methods in applied probability and statistics for students aspiring to careers in insurance, actuarial science, and finance. The book builds on students’ existing knowledge of probability and statistics by establishing a solid and thorough understanding of these methods. It also emphasizes the wide variety of practical situations in insurance and actuarial science where these techniques may be used. Although some chapters are linked, several can be studied independently from the others. The first chapter introduces claims reserving via the deterministic chain ladder technique. The next few chapters survey loss distributions, risk models in a fixed period of time, and surplus processes, followed by an examination of credibility theory in which collateral and sample information are brought together to provide reasonable methods of estimation. In the subsequent chapter, experience rating via no claim discount schemes for motor insurance provides an interesting application of Markov chain methods. The final chapters discuss generalized linear models and decision and game theory. Developed by an author with many years of teaching experience, this text presents an accessible, sound foundation in both the theory and applications of actuarial science. It encourages students to use the statistical software package R to check examples and solve problems.
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Probability Theory

Key Concepts and Tools for SOA Exam P and CAS Exam 1

Author: Olivier Le Courtois

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781979807982


Page: 64

View: 1538

This books presents in a very compact way the fundamental aspects of probability theory. It provides the key concepts and tools a student needs to master the Exam P of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the Exam 1 of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS). This text benefits from the vision and experience of the author, who is a professor who has taught probability theory in finance, insurance, and risk management for many years. The author is also a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. Students interested in economics, finance, statistics, mathematics, or other fields, will also find this book a useful tool to help them further their studies. This book can also be warmly recommended as a prerequisite reading to the students who consider taking, or are in the process of taking, the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams. Indeed, the statistics and portfolio management material studied in the CFA syllabus is fundamentally based on the probability results shown in this book. This text does not just present the material; it furthers an understanding of the foundations of probability theory. This book does not include exercises because it is designed to be used with the (long) series of exercises made freely available by the Society of Actuaries. The tables in the appendix link the exercises of the Society of Actuaries with the equations in the book. These tables can be a very convenient tool for providing hints for the exercises that the student cannot solve - instead of going directly to the solutions. The order in which the contents of this book are presented mostly respects the order of the Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society syllabi. Very few adjustments were made to this order and they were done for pedagogical improvement reasons only. This text is the first one in a series dedicated to actuarial associateship exams. In each of these books, conceptual links between the contents of the various exams are provided. This book was also written in such a way that you can use it throughout your career. This book is the book the author would have liked to have when he took the Exam P of the Society of Actuaries. It contains all the formulas that are useful to solve the official exercises of the SOA. This book is compact, theoretically solid, and not verbose. Get a first view of the contents: Click on Look Inside!
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Women in Early Imperial China

Author: Bret Hinsch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742568242

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 5609

After a long spell of chaos, the Qin and Han dynasties (221 BCE–220 CE) saw the unification of the Chinese Empire under a single ruler, government, and code of law. During this era, changing social and political institutions affected the ways people conceived of womanhood. New ideals were promulgated, and women's lives gradually altered to conform to them. And under the new political system, the rulers' consorts and their families obtained powerful roles that allowed women unprecedented influence in the highest level of government. Recognized as the leading work in the field, this introductory survey offers the first sustained history of women in the early imperial era. Now in a revised edition that incorporates the latest scholarship and theoretical approaches, the book draws on extensive primary and secondary sources in Chinese and Japanese to paint a remarkably detailed picture of the distant past. Bret Hinsch's introductory chapters orient the nonspecialist to early imperial Chinese society; subsequent chapters discuss women's roles from the multiple perspectives of kinship, wealth and work, law, government, learning, ritual, and cosmology. An enhanced array of line drawings, a Chinese-character glossary, and extensive notes and bibliography enhance the author's discussion. Historians and students of gender and early China alike will find this book an invaluable overview.
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Introduction to Actuarial Science (Classic Reprint)

Author: Harry Anson Finney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781332733699

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 114

View: 9532

Excerpt from Introduction to Actuarial Science In the more comprehensive meaning Of the term, actuarial science includes an expert knowl edge Of the principles of compound interest as well as the laws Of insurance probabilities. Pub lic accountants, however, are usually interested only in the interest phases of actuarial science, leaving the application Of the laws of insurance probabilities to the actuary, who ascertains the measurement Of risks and establishes tables of rates. This discussion of actuarial science will, therefore, be -restricted to the phases thereof which deal with compound interest. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Linear Algebra

An Introduction Using Mathematica

Author: Fred Szabo

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780126801354

Category: Computers

Page: 590

View: 4351

Linear Algebra: An Introduction With Mathematica uses a matrix-based presentation and covers the standard topics any mathematician will need to understand linear algebra while using Mathematica. Development of analytical and computational skills is emphasized, and worked examples provide step-by-step methods for solving basic problems using Mathematica. The subject's rich pertinence to problem solving across disciplines is illustrated with applications in engineering, the natural sciences, computer animation, and statistics. * Includes a thematic presentation of linear algebra * Provides a systematic integration of Mathematica * Encourages students to appreciate the benefits of mathematical rigor * All exercises can be solved with Mathematica
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Modern Actuarial Risk Theory

Author: Rob Kaas,Marc Goovaerts,Jan Dhaene

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540867368


Page: 396

View: 7973

Modern Actuarial Risk Theory contains what every actuary needs to know about non-life insurance mathematics. It starts with the standard material like utility theory, individual and collective model and basic ruin theory. Other topics are risk measures and premium principles, bonus-malus systems, ordering of risks and credibility theory. It also contains some chapters about Generalized Linear Models, applied to rating and IBNR problems. As to the level of the mathematics, the book would fit in a bachelors or masters program in quantitative economics or mathematical statistics. This second and.
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How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

Author: Don Tapscott,Anthony D. Williams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440639487

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 4310

The acclaimed bestseller that's teaching the world about the power of mass collaboration. Translated into more than twenty languages and named one of the best business books of the year by reviewers around the world, Wikinomics has become essential reading for business people everywhere. It explains how mass collaboration is happening not just at Web sites like Wikipedia and YouTube, but at traditional companies that have embraced technology to breathe new life into their enterprises. This national bestseller reveals the nuances that drive wikinomics, and share fascinating stories of how masses of people (both paid and volunteer) are now creating TV news stories, sequencing the human gnome, remixing their favorite music, designing software, finding cures for diseases, editing school texts, inventing new cosmetics, and even building motorcycles.
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The Future of the Professions

How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts

Author: Richard Susskind,Daniel Susskind

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191022411

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5703

This book predicts the decline of today's professions and describes the people and systems that will replace them. In an Internet society, according to Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind, we will neither need nor want doctors, teachers, accountants, architects, the clergy, consultants, lawyers, and many others, to work as they did in the 20th century. The Future of the Professions explains how 'increasingly capable systems' - from telepresence to artificial intelligence - will bring fundamental change in the way that the 'practical expertise' of specialists is made available in society. The authors challenge the 'grand bargain' - the arrangement that grants various monopolies to today's professionals. They argue that our current professions are antiquated, opaque and no longer affordable, and that the expertise of the best is enjoyed only by a few. In their place, they propose six new models for producing and distributing expertise in society. The book raises important practical and moral questions. In an era when machines can out-perform human beings at most tasks, what are the prospects for employment, who should own and control online expertise, and what tasks should be reserved exclusively for people? Based on the authors' in-depth research of more than ten professions, and illustrated by numerous examples from each, this is the first book to assess and question the relevance of the professions in the 21st century.
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Actuarial Science

An Elementary Manual

Author: Ninian Glen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Life insurance

Page: 95

View: 4910

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How to Pass Actuarial Exams

Author: Nick Tickner

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500801878

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 78

View: 2008

Actuarial exams are renowned as being among the hardest to pass. Hard work, dedication and commitment are required. But it's important to ensure that your effort is targeted to the right sort of activities - and that your strategy will be effective in getting you that pass that you need. This book looks at a number of ways to help you maximise your chances in the exam: - Planning your study time effectively - Memorisation techniques - How to ensure that you read and answer questions correctly - Guidelines for practicing exam writing - How to organise your knowledge in line with what the examiners are expecting - And many other tips The second edition has a new section providing an extensive guide to passing CA2. The financial implications of a pass for most students are hugely significant, and if the small outlay on this book helps you pass just one exam, it will represent a fantastic return on investment.
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