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  2. Thinking About Actuarial Work? Why? I Mean, Read On...

    Morning Monkeys, For one reason or another, I've been seeing quite a few references regarding the potential benefits and downsides to being an actuary. And, unsurprisingly, there seems to be a bit of confusion as to the nature and progression of thos ...

    52 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:15pm -

  3. Actuary switch into financial analysis?

    Hi, I'm brand new to WallStreetOasis and newly considering a career switch into finance. If I have posted this in the wrong spot, or if it's inappropriate to post a solicitation for career advice here, I apologize- please let me know. I would ve ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:38pm -

  4. Is Being an Actuary Really the Best of Both Worlds?

    I have been researching various finance jobs, and actuary pops up at me as the one with the most pay for the least hours. Would anyone know whether this is actually true? I realize that it might take 6 or so years to do all the exams, but I would be happy ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 24 2012 - 1:30am -

  5. Corporate development vs acturial science 5 year or so pay!

    Hello all I am somewhat confused between which one is better to pursue and how you get there. Corp Dev What I get from this is that I will prolly have to go to a BB 2 year analyst program and quit and move to some F30 company (Cardinal Health) Actuary Do ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2011 - 4:47pm -

  6. Fund of Funds and Asset Modeling at Insurance company

    Wrote a lot of stuff and a lot of questions but this is one of the hardest decisions i've ever had to make. If anyone can answer any of these questions of give any insight I would appreciate it very much. Objective: To pick the job that is going to p ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 10 2011 - 1:39pm -

  7. MS Actuarial Science School Choices

    I am really glad to announce that I was lucky enough to get accepted to Univ of Iowa, Georgia State Univ, and Univ of Nebraska for MS Actuarial Science program. (+ Pending: Univ of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, Univ of Connecticut-Storrs) Now I have to make ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:51pm -

  8. 2nd undergrad + Master in financial engineering vs Work

    Hi everyone, I'm graduating this semester from a bachelor of science in actuarial mathematics and I really want to do a Master in financial engineering but I don't think i have any chance to get accepted in the program since it's highly com ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 27 2011 - 2:12am -

  9. Career Change HELP!!

    I am a junior at a non-target majoring in Math with a previous career goal of becoming an actuary and working as an actuarial consultant after graduation at PwC, Towers Watson, or Deloitte. Since my freshman year I have held 2 insurance internships (one a ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 16 2010 - 11:10pm -

  10. Target School to Actuary

    I am entering my junior year at a school that some would consider a target school (top 12 usnewsandworld) I need some career advice/suggestions. I took classes from a state university and my credits transferred so I can very probably graduate this year (a ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 31 2010 - 10:02am -

  11. Actuary Investment Consulting--> Hedge Fund Portfolio Manager- Is it possible?

    Hi all, I have an offer for an entry level actuary job in Investment consulting. However, my end goal is to work at a hedge fund as a senior analyst/ portfolio manager. With this actuary role, I can become a fellow and also pass my CFA exams alongside. Th ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 25 2016 - 9:23am -

  12. Actuarial exams- would they be a waste if one decides not to become an actuary?

    I'm in an economics honours program (minoring in math) and I'm considering switching over to actuarial science. I'm not 100% dead set on becoming an actuary at the moment (perhaps looking more toward becoming a quant or in a different path ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 15 2015 - 4:07am -

  13. PLEASE Help! Baruch vs Fordham vs Georgia State (atlanta)

    Choosing from 3 programs: 1 MS in States at Baruch, 2 MS in Applied Statistics and Decision Making at Fordham, (a kinda new program http://www.bnet.fordham.edu/academics/ms_programs/...) and Finally 3 Mathematical risk Management at Georgia State. The pro ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2014 - 2:13am -

  14. I have some questions about actuaries

    I keep hearing that actuaries are really in demand, they have high salaries, and they rarely work more than 50 hours a week. Is this true? I know they have to take like six exams; I've been looking at them. Also, is there a lot of employment for actu ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 18 2014 - 9:42pm -

  15. I would like to become an Actuary, but I need your advise.

    I have just graduated with a Finance & Business Econ Degree. I will be going to a non target for a Masters in Business Analytics. I would like to become a certified actuary, and I need advice. I have been researching and trying to find out what I need ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 3 2013 - 12:35pm -

  16. Actuary to Equity Research?

    Hi, everyone, I graduated from college 3 years ago. I've been working as an actuarial consultant in the healthcare industry since then. I have recently started considering switching to equity research (healthcare sector). I am hoping to get some inpu ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 22 2013 - 11:49pm -

  17. Actuary to M&A

    Needed some advice: I currently work as an actuarial associate at a large consultancy and have been offered a job in M&A at a BB. Have some level of exposure to IB as I worked in markets prior to working as an actuary- so know about the lifestyle etc. ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 20 2012 - 8:33am -

  18. Alternatives to actuarial?

    Hi All, Wanted to make sure I was fully informed before committing to a career path so I just wanted to ask if there were any other client facing career paths that rivalled becoming an actuary in terms work/life balance, salary and job security. Thanks ac ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 22 2015 - 11:54am -

  19. FoF vs ALM

    I have a research associate offer with a HF FoF and an actuarial offer in the Asset Liability Management group of a big life insurance firm. Which offer is better if I want to get into hedge funds, MBA, or MFE. Also the ALM offer is $14,000 higher. Which ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 9 2011 - 12:07pm -

  20. Soon to be FSA but bored of the actuarial profession, seeking advice regarding career switch

    I'm going to be a fully accredited actuary early next year. I'm paid well as an actuary and have a very cushy job. However, working with annuity cf projections is becoming very dull for me, there's very little to learn beyond what i already ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Sep 8 2015 - 1:51am -

  21. Introduction- Just finished freshman year

    Hello! I just finished my freshman year and I stumbled upon this site after searching for finance intern info. I took a look around the site and really liked what it had to offer in terms of information and networking. I recently had a change of mind and ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 3:12am -

  22. Actuary or not.

    Hello all, I am 20 years old and in my sophomore year of college. I am currently pursuing a bachelor's in accounting. However, I am interested in the actuarial profession. I wanted to know how I would go about preparing for the exams? My goal is to c ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Feb 15 2014 - 5:09am -

  23. Transition help!!!

    I was wondering what area would make for a good transition into the finance for for someone who's been working as an actuary on the P&C side for three years? It would be cool if I eventually landed a gig in private equity or a equity research rol ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2010 - 2:43pm -