Actuaries' Survival Guide How to Succeed in One of the Most Desirable Professions

ISBN-10: 0123869439

ISBN-13: 9780123869432

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Fred Szabo

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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 focusUp-to-date exam information and materialsActuarial modelingCommunication skill buildingCareer advancement opportunities
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 5/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Author of: The Linear Algebra Survival Guide, 1st Edition Actuaries' Survival Guide, 2nd Edition Actuaries' Survival Guide, 1st Edition Linear Algebra: An Introduction using Maple, 1st Edition Linear Algebra: An Introduction using Mathematica, 1st Edition Fred E. Szabo is professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Concordia University in Canada. He completed his undergraduate studies at Oxford University under the guidance of Sir Michael Dummett and received a Ph.D. in mathematics from McGill University under the supervision of Joachim Lambek. After postdoctoral studies at Oxford University and visiting professorships at several European universities, he returned to Concordia University as a faculty member and dean of graduate studies. For more than twenty years, he developed methods for the teaching of mathematics with technology. In 2012 he was honored at the annual Wolfram Technology Conference for his work on "A New Kind of Learning" with a Wolfram Innovator Award. He is currently professor and Provost Fellow at Concordia University.

Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
What Is an Actuary?
The Syllabus
Q&A
The Examinations
Global Employers
Online Resources
Resources in Print
Actuarial Careers
Career Options
Benefits and Rewards
A Typical Day
Typical Projects
Mathematical Skills
Complementary Disciplines
Actuaries of the Future
SOA versus CAS
Actuarial Accreditation
Associates and Fellows
Going for a Master's
Career Alternatives
Actuaries around the World
Actuarial Education
The International Syllabus
The European Syllabus
The North American Syllabus
The SOA Examinations
The CAS Examinations
Printed Study Material
Theory and Practice
Difficulty of me Examinations
Ways to Pass Examinations
Study Aids
Mathematical Foundations of Actuarial Science
Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Finance, and Theory of Interest
Use of Actuarial Models
The CAS Version of the Actuarial Model Course
Building Actuarial Models
Advanced SOA Examination Topics
CAS Courses Referenced in the Survey
Professional Development Course
Actuarial Jobs
Landing Your First Job
Moving Up the Ladder
Salaries and Benefits
Company Reputation
Consulting versus Insurance
Consulting Firms
Insurance Companies
Reciprocity Agreements
Actuarial Websites
Recruiting Agencies
SOA Education Summary
CAS Education Summary
Actuarial Symbols
Bibliography
Index
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