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This is a hands-on introductory professional reference book for actuaries and those who aspire to be actuaries. The book includes industry information and techniques from over 150 experts within the actuary profession. This is a skill based book based on industry experience providing industry insight that no other book on the market offers. Several sources of information are included from societies such as the Society of Actuaries, the Casualty Actuarial Society, the Faculty of Actuaries, and the Institute of Actuaries. This reference combines available relevant information from various sources and presents that information in a concise and accessible way. The new edition includes many new updates including new exam requirements and industry changes. New industry focus Up-to-date exam information and materials Actuarial modeling Communication skill building Career advancement opportunities
Szabo's Actuaries' Survival Guide, Second Edition explains what actuaries are, what they do, and where they do it. It describes exciting combinations of the ideas, techniques, and skills involved in the day-to-day work of actuaries. This second edition has been updated to reflect the rise of social networking and the internet, the progress toward a global knowledge-based economy, and the global expansion of the actuarial field that has occurred since the first edition.
Table of Contents
|What Is an Actuary?||p. xvii|
|The Syllabus||p. xvii|
|The Examinations||p. xxi|
|Global Employers||p. xxii|
|Online Resources||p. xxii|
|Resources in Print||p. xxiii|
|Actuarial Careers||p. 1|
|Career Options||p. 1|
|Benefits and Rewards||p. 6|
|A Typical Day||p. 8|
|Typical Projects||p. 13|
|Mathematical Skills||p. 30|
|Complementary Disciplines||p. 44|
|Actuaries of the Future||p. 59|
|SOA versus CAS||p. 61|
|Actuarial Accreditation||p. 63|
|Associates and Fellows||p. 67|
|Going for a Master's||p. 68|
|Career Alternatives||p. 70|
|Actuaries around the World||p. 72|
|Actuarial Education||p. 91|
|The International Syllabus||p. 91|
|The European Syllabus||p. 93|
|The North American Syllabus||p. 94|
|The SOA Examinations||p. 96|
|The CAS Examinations||p. 105|
|Printed Study Material||p. 109|
|Theory and Practice||p. 111|
|Difficulty of me Examinations||p. 113|
|Ways to Pass Examinations||p. 116|
|Study Aids||p. 122|
|Mathematical Foundations of Actuarial Science||p. 126|
|Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Finance, and Theory of Interest||p. 141|
|Use of Actuarial Models||p. 158|
|The CAS Version of the Actuarial Model Course||p. 176|
|Building Actuarial Models||p. 177|
|Advanced SOA Examination Topics||p. 192|
|CAS Courses Referenced in the Survey||p. 194|
|Professional Development Course||p. 198|
|Actuarial Jobs||p. 199|
|Landing Your First Job||p. 200|
|Moving Up the Ladder||p. 202|
|Salaries and Benefits||p. 203|
|Company Reputation||p. 208|
|Consulting versus Insurance||p. 210|
|Consulting Firms||p. 213|
|Insurance Companies||p. 231|
|Reciprocity Agreements||p. 239|
|Actuarial Websites||p. 245|
|Recruiting Agencies||p. 247|
|SOA Education Summary||p. 253|
|CAS Education Summary||p. 257|
|Actuarial Symbols||p. 259|
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