Actuarial modernization is underway at many insurance companies. Without proper planning, most of those projects will be unsuccessful. Actuaries must ask the right kind of questions when planning or evaluating future systems to get better results.
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Actuaries working on lower-level tasks (such as manual data processing) aren't performing as well as they could. This article explains how to get more "top of qualification" tasks correctly assigned.
Actuarial specialisation can be a challenge to producing superior results. Bradley Shearer offers an international perspective on why actuarial teams need both close inspection and wide range visionaries. He also cautions against trusting experts too widely and encourages diversification in skill and career development.
Good actuaries need more than technical skills. This guest post by Rob Stone, FSA, MAAA, gives an experienced actuary's perspective on how to recognize when defensiveness may be holding you back.