3 Top Traits Companies Look for in an Actuary

Actuaries work in areas like insurance, finance, and health care and Actuaries need to have a wide range of skills to perform their tasks effectively and efficiently. What are three traits that actuaries should have beyond math and numeracy skills. Have you heard the joke: How do you know if an actuary is having a … Read more

Wearable devices, Insurance, and, the Actuary

Who hasn’t talked about how many steps they got in today? Its rare that you encounter a person who doesn’t have a piece of technology on them that isn’t constantly gathering data on people. Over 70% of Americans use a device that collects biometric information daily. On the one hand all this information is great … Read more

Emerging Job Opportunities for an Actuary

What are the future growth areas and how do they impact you? You might be wondering what the future holds for an actuary in the face of climate change. How will the increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters affect you? What skills and knowledge does an actuary need to progress? What opportunities will arise … Read more

Actuaries to the rescue

The Problem Florida is facing a home insurance crisis as several major insurers are pulling out of the state. The reasons are complex and multifaceted, but it boils down to the fact the state is increasingly prone to hurricanes and flooding, along with other issues. Reinsurance is a key factor that affects the viability and … Read more

Extreme Weather is Affecting Actuarial Jobs

Extreme weather events seem to be the norm rather than the exception. A day doesn’t seem to go by without hearing about a once in a century storm. The increasing frequency of these weather events have significant implications for actuarial jobs. Extreme weather creates new opportunities and demands for actuaries to develop innovative solutions and … Read more

Actuary and Sports

Sabermetrics made statistics cool.  Back in the late 80s and early 90s an Actuary I know wanted to talk about Sabermetrics and Sports analytics. He was passionate about it. We ran Fantasy Baseball leagues with Excel Macros, manually importing raw data weekly and crunching numbers. We spent a summer discussing why Ken Phelps was historically … Read more

Summer fun for Actuaries

There are many summer activities that can appeal to actuaries, depending on their interests and preferences. Shuffle board is not only for retirees! There is nothing like hanging out at the pool with a cocktail with friends. Shuffleboard is a great game for actuaries because it combines skill, strategy and probability in a fun and … Read more

Actuary Vacation Destinations

Actuary’s work hard. Everyone knows Actuaries are known for their analytical skills, and mathematical prowess. But everyone does not know actuaries play hard as well. SC International has compiled a list of the four vacation destinations every actuary should visit at least once in their lifetime. These places will not only offer a break from … Read more