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How three actuaries spend their workdays

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Ask actuaries about their jobs and you might hear a familiar refrain: “Every day is a little different.” But dive more deeply into the details and you start to see a vivid picture of an actuary’s work. In the full article from Investopedia, read three in-depth profiles of actuaries and their typical workdays. Find out […]

Why unfunded pensions need a closer look

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Among the 36 countries in the OECD—those who have pledged to develop and share solutions to economic and social problems—governments currently hold over $78 trillion in unfunded defined benefit pension obligations. For comparison, this is nearly twice the amount of national debt owed by the same countries. How will the world’s most advanced countries deliver […]

How selfies and social media are linked to personality

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If you ask the average person about the effects of social media, you’ll likely get a negative response. They’ll mention how social channels distort our conception of real life, or the outsized role they can play in determining our daily happiness. But the truth, according to researchers, is that how social media affects us is […]

How to write a better resume

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For all the resumes sent to employers each year, only a few rise to the top. And if you want to write a resume that gets noticed, says expert Arnie Fertig, the key is to provide the right context and frame of reference for each of your past accomplishments. In the full article from U.S. […]

Actuary named one of the best jobs in America

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With high median salaries and above-average job satisfaction, actuaries have some of the best jobs in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. Actuary was named the 6th best business job in America, rising above jobs like financial advisor, HR specialist and financial analyst. In the full article, view salary information for […]

Why actuaries want a more “sexy” brand

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Is the actuarial profession facing an existential crisis? Or is it merely in need of an image refresh? In the full article from Bloomberg, learn how data scientists have begun to encroach on the duties of actuaries, stealing the “cool factor” in the process. Discover why the SOA and CAS consider it essential that actuaries […]

Why activists have high praise for insurance companies

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As activists continue to battle climate change and push for conservation, they’ve discovered an effective new tactic: “Follow the money.” By convincing insurers and investment companies to step away from controversial businesses, they can address issues at their source. Now, eight of the 10 brands most praised by activists in 2019 are investment firms and […]

How to prepare for big shifts in actuarial work

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With companies noticing that the nature of work is changing—thanks to the gig economy, predictive analytics and slowing sales—they’re starting to take a hard look at the work of actuaries within their organizations. Meanwhile, actuaries themselves see new opportunities to expand into nontraditional industries. As this realignment begins, how can actuaries be leveraged as problem […]

How three actuaries invented their own careers

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While many actuaries take tried-and-true paths in the insurance industry, others are breaking the mold. Armed with their ability to understand both human nature and complex mathematics, these professionals are redefining what it means to be an actuary. In the full article from The Actuary, meet three actuaries who have taken unlikely routes into retail, […]