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Cynical Pedants Anonymous

Actuaries are not known for their laissez-faire attitude towards accuracy. Or, for that matter, a tendency to be over-optimistic. But just because we like getting things right to 6 decimal places doesn’t mean that you have a license to take … Continue reading

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What happens when Actuaries try to be cool

Actuaries aren’t highly renowned for bouts of creativity. We¬†tend to deal with boring reams of mortality tables. Our theorems are named after famous actuaries of the late 19th century that nobody’s heard of. They’re so boring that I’ve forgotten most … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Depression and Other Nasty Maladies

Someone sent me a presentation today, which included a rather complicated diagram. It shows the flow of data and results between the various teams in the company. There’s the Actuarial team, who produce the results, the Capital Management team, who … Continue reading

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