Table of Contents

Dedication

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1. Actuarial Careers

1.1 Career Options

1.2 Benefits and Rewards

1.3 A Typical Day

1.4 Typical Projects

1.5 Mathematical Skills

1.6 Complementary Disciplines

1.7 Actuaries of the Future

1.8 SOA Versus CAS

1.9 Actuarial Accreditation

1.10 Associates and Fellows

1.11 Going for a Master’s

1.12 Career Alternatives

1.13 Actuaries around the World

Chapter 2. Actuarial Education

2.1 The International Syllabus

2.2 The European Syllabus

2.3 The North American Syllabus

2.4 The SOA Examinations

2.5 The CAS Examinations

2.6 Printed Study Material

2.7 Theory and Practice

2.8 Difficulty of the Examinations

2.9 Ways to Pass Examinations

2.10 Study Aids

2.11 Mathematical Foundations of Actuarial Science

2.12 Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Finance, and Theory of Interest

2.13 Use of Actuarial Models

2.14 The CAS Version of the Actuarial Model Course

2.15 Building Actuarial Models

2.16 Advanced SOA Examination Topics

2.17 CAS Courses Referenced in the Survey

2.18 Professional Development Course

Chapter 3. Actuarial Jobs

3.1 Landing Your First Job

3.2 Moving Up the Ladder

3.3 Salaries and Benefits

3.4 Company Reputation

3.5 Consulting versus Insurance

APPENDIX A. Consulting Firms

A.1 Aon Hewitt Corporation

A.2 BNY MELLON

A.3 Buck Consultants

A.4 Deloitte

A.5 Dion Durrell

A.6 Ernst & Young

A.7 Hay Group

A.8 KMPG

A.9 Mercer

A.10 Normandin Beaudry

A.11 PricewaterhouseCoopers

A.12 Towers Watson

A.13 Other Firms

APPENDIX B. Insurance Companies

B.1 AEGON

B.2 AIG

B.

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