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Experience the raw, gut-wrenching drama of human conflict through actuarial consulting

The following cartoon is from the presentation titled Professionalism and actuaries by Chris White. It was presented in the Institute of Actuaries of Australia’s XVth general insurance seminar.

It’s funny because it’s true.

Experience the raw, gut-wrenching drama of human conflict through actuarial consulting

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Church, life companies and denominations of the churches

There is an interesting paper out recently regarding the Sydney Anglican Church opening up its association certain Bible-based churches. The stated churches would fall into one of the following two groups:

  1. Congregations who wish to...

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Ruin probabilities with dependent claims

For those who are interested, I have uploaded my BCom (Hons) thesis.

UPDATE 16 August 2005: I’ve got the PDF of the final version. *[BCom (Hons)]: Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

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Margin on Services

As you are now aware, I am currently studying for Life Insurance Part B. This second half of the life insurance specialisation deals with liability valuations, profit, capital, appraisal value and professionalism.

I am currently doing profit reporting...

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Here we go again...

Hot on the heels of recent good news, I’ve just received the course notes for Life Insurance Part B.

Here we go again. It would be interesting how starting to study again will affect the frequency of posts to this web site, as compared to the past...

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Further analysis of actuarial results

Following from my previous post, I provide a further look at the results from the actuarial exams.

The pass rates from each of the subjects are as follows:

  • Investments: 24%
  • Life Insurance Part A (my subject): 23%
  • Life Insurance Part B: 48...

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I passed


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