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📒The Influential Actuary ✍ David C. Miller
✏The Influential Actuary Book Summary : Lays out specific tools and strategies that enable actuaries and other technical professionals to add greater value to their organizations by being more influential in the way they communicate, influence and relate to others. --from publisher description
📒A History Of British Actuarial Thought ✍ Craig Turnbull
✏A History of British Actuarial Thought Book Summary : In the first book of its kind, Turnbull traces the development and implementation of actuarial ideas, from the conception of Equitable Life in the mid-18th century to the start of the 21st century. This book analyses the historical development of British actuarial thought in each of its three main practice areas of life assurance, pensions and general insurance. It discusses how new actuarial approaches were developed within each practice area, and how these emerging ideas interacted with each other and were often driven by common external factors such as shocks in the economic environment, new intellectual ideas from academia and developments in technology. A broad range of historically important actuarial topics are discussed such as the development of the blueprint for the actuarial management of with-profit business; historical developments in mortality modelling methods; changes in actuarial thinking on investment strategy for life and pensions business; changing perspectives on the objectives and methods for funding Defined Benefit pensions; the application of risk theory in general insurance reserving; the adoption of risk-based reserving and the Guaranteed Annuity Option crisis at the end of the 20th century. This book also provides an historical overview of some of the most important external contributions to actuarial thinking: in particular, the first century or so of modern thinking on probability and statistics, starting in the 1650s with Pascal and Fermat; and the developments in the field of financial economics over the third quarter of the twentieth century. This book identifies where historical actuarial thought heuristically anticipated some of the fundamental ideas of modern finance, and the challenges that the profession wrestled with in reconciling these ideas with traditional actuarial methods. Actuaries have played a profoundly influential role in the management of the United Kingdom’s most important long-term financial institutions over the last two hundred years. This book will be the first to chart the influence of the actuarial profession to modern day. It will prove a valuable resource for actuaries, actuarial trainees and students of actuarial science. It will also be of interest to academics and professionals in related financial fields such as accountants, statisticians, economists and investment managers.
📒Making The Grade ✍ Nicholas Mocciolo
✏Making the Grade Book Summary : The single-source reference on career advancement and exam-taking skills for wherever you are in the exam process. The author shares a wealth of practical tips and techniques to increase your probability of passing every exam on your first try, just as he did. Information on actuarial organizations in the U.S. and Canada to help you navigate their educational programs, and better understand possible career options and paths. A review of communications and leadership skills that will make you more marketable and facilitate your rise to the top. Specifically targeted to actuarial students. Please note there are no returns on the digital version. "The content of this volume will be found indispensable to anyone embarking upon a daunting process which is likely to devour a significant part of young adulthood. It should be included as no less a part of the employment package for an aspiring actuary than fringe benefit descriptions and a W-4 form" - Robert W Batten, FSA Professor Emeritus of Actuarial Science Georgia State University "This is the only book on the market that directly addresses how to successfully navigate the entire actuarial exam system. Students who read this book are likely both to improve their pass rate on exams and to experience less anxiety both before and after exam day." - Robin Cunningham, Ph.D., FSA Co-Author Models for Quantifying Risk "Given that you can spend over 300 hours studying for just one actuarial examination, it is well worth an investment of two to three hours to read this fine summary of how to study for and write actuarial exams. Written in an easy style, this book is full of sound suggestions to improve your effciency on these trying examinations. Not only that, but if you follow the advice given faithfully, it could just make the difference between receiving a six verses a five." - Robert L. Brown, Ph.D., FSA, FCIA, ACAS Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo President Society of Actuaries 2000-2001 "I am impressed with the information and insight that you provided in the book. Your book gave me hope. I will be using your advice in the future. I especially liked your insight on communication and leadership skills. After reading your book, I am confident that I have a bright future in the field. Thank you so much for boosting my confidence." -- Kiran, Actuarial Student
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📒Fundamentals Of General Insurance Actuarial Analysis ✍ Jacqueline Friedland, FCIA, FCAS, MAAA
✏Fundamentals of General Insurance Actuarial Analysis Book Summary : This text introduces the commonly used, basic approaches for reserving and ratemaking in General Insurance. The methods are described through detailed examples that are linked from one chapter to another to illustrate their practical application. Also, professionalism requirements and standards of practice are presented to set the context for the methods and examples.
📒Proceedings Of The Casualty Actuarial Society ✍ Casualty Actuarial Society
✏Proceedings of the Casualty Actuarial Society Book Summary : List of members for the years 1914-20 are included in v. 1-7, after which they are continued in the Year book of the society, begun in 1922.
📒Handbook Of Solvency For Actuaries And Risk Managers ✍ Arne Sandström
✏Handbook of Solvency for Actuaries and Risk Managers Book Summary : Reflecting the author’s wealth of experience in this field, Handbook of Solvency for Actuaries and Risk Managers: Theory and Practice focuses on the valuation of assets and liabilities, the calculation of capital requirement, and the calculation of the standard formula for the European Solvency II project. The first three sections of the book examine the solvency concept, historical development, and the role of solvency in an enterprise risk management approach. The text provides a general discussion on valuation, investment, and capital, along with modeling and measuring. It also covers dependence, risk measures, capital requirements, subrisks, aggregation, the main risks market, and credit, operational, liquidity, and underwriting risks. The last three sections focus on the European Solvency II project. Basing the material on CEIOPS final advice, the author presents the general ideas, valuation, investments, and funds of this project as well as the standard formula framework. He also includes all calibrations from previous quantitative impact studies and discusses the political progress of the project. A one-stop shop for actuaries and risk managers, this handbook offers a complete overview of solvency and the European Solvency II standard formula. It gives a clear definition and broad historical review of solvency and incorporates a comprehensive discussion of the theory behind the calculation of the capital requirement. Updates on solvency projects and issues are available at www.SolvencyII.nu
📒Statistical And Probabilistic Methods In Actuarial Science ✍ Philip J. Boland
✏Statistical and Probabilistic Methods in Actuarial Science Book Summary : 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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