Tag Archives: Actuary profession

Social Media Discussions: My Views

Since assuming a leadership position within the CAS, I have tried to stay current on conversations about actuarial issues taking place within social media channels. As I’ve followed the conversations over the past few weeks, I’ve made note of a few issues on which I would like to share my views through the CAS’s own … Read more »

Challenges to the Actuarial Profession in 2014

It has been quite a year for our profession. This year is even more promising as we turn 100 years old. CAS President, Wayne Fisher, mentioned in the January Actuarial Review that we are in an environment of change, so, there must be a vast amount of interesting things going on right now that maybe only … Read more »

Lean In? Gender Bias in the Actuarial Profession

Most professions have at some point dealt with the issues of gender bias and equality, and actuaries are not unique in this regard. In the January/February 2014 issue of Actuarial Review, I reviewed Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook. In Lean In, Ms. Sandberg … Read more »

Actuary Ranked as the Best Job in 2013

Recently the actuarial profession has been seeing a lot of attention in the media, as the  profession was just ranked 2013’s top U.S. job by CareerCast.com. The 200 jobs analyzed for the study were selected for their relevance in the current labor market, as well as the availability of reliable data from the Bureau of … Read more »