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First Date with Math

We go in search of actuaries' eureka moment, the moment they first knew they had a special thing for numbers.
by Steve Sullivan


A Safer Strategy—Investing in Biotech

Investing in biotech stocks is a risky business, but there's safety (as well as big rewards) in numbers.
by Salim Kanji, Gilles Lamarche, and Jean Sasseville



The Actuary's New Clothes— A Canadian Perspective on the Financial Economics Debate

The debate between financial economics and the traditional actuarial approach to pension funding has been divisive. But there may be some pieces from the financial economists' wardrobe that will fit traditional actuaries just fine.
by Charlene Moriarty

Special Section: Reinsurance



A treasury of Vanderhoof
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INSIDE TRACK
We Get Letters
by Steve Sullivan

LETTERS

COMMENTARY
Self-Regulation Requires Hard Choices
by David R. Kass

UP TO CODE
International Actuarial Standards of Practice
by Lauren Bloom

POLICY BRIEFING
Networking Is a Sound Investment
by Geralyn Trujillo

WORKSHOP
When You're Not Preaching to the Choir
by Mike Larsen and Nathan Babcock

TRADECRAFT
Understanding Insurance, Part II
by Kevin M. Bingham and Richard Marcks

HUMOR
Send Me All Your Money
by Tom Bakos

PUZZLES
More Logicians
by Yan Fridman

ENDPAPER
Bad for the Cat, Good for the Actuary
by Sam Gutterman


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