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How do you choose the best actuarial recruiter for your career goals?

One of the best ways to find a reputable and reliable actuarial recruiter is to look at their track record, testimonials, and credentials. You want to work with a recruiter who has a proven history of placing candidates in positions that match their skills, interests, and aspirations. You also want to work with a recruiter who has positive feedback from both candidates and clients, indicating their professionalism, integrity, and effectiveness. And you want to work with a recruiter who has

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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 profitability of insurance companies in Florida and elsewhere. Reinsurance in Florida has driven up its price. A paper by former Deputy Insurance Commissioner Lisa Miller

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Projected fastest growing actuarial disciplines over the next five years

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (1), the employment of actuaries is projected to grow 21% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. This is due to an increasing need for personnel to help companies manage financial risk, as well as by insurance companies that need to analyze large amounts of customer data. About 2,400 openings for actuaries are projected each year, on average, over the decade (1). Disciplines It is anticipated the

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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 products to address the emerging risks and challenges. Extreme weather also poses new threats and pressures for actuaries to adapt to the changing environment and

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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 underrated.  If he was so passionate about sports, why is he an actuary today? How are they similar? Sabermetrics (Sports analytics) is the process of

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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 relaxing way. Actuaries are experts in assessing and managing risk, and shuffleboard requires them to estimate the likelihood of scoring points, hitting opponents’ discs or

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