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Jessica Leong on Who Actuaries Are
Jessica Leong is the President of the Casualty Actuarial Society and the Lead Data Scientist at Zurich North America.
Jessica used her conversational Jiu Jitsu powers to make me talk a fair bit more than usual in this episode and it turns out I had some things to get off my chest about being an actuary!
-How do we define what an actuary is. There are different ways to approach this question!
-How might we have thought about the defunct CAS SOA merger?
-Are the exams getting harder? Why?
-The culture of being an actuary
-How does Jessica introduce herself at dinner parties?
Thanks for listening!
Steve Mildenhall on Insurance History Part 2
Steve Mildenhall returns to talk insurance history! Int his follow up to our earlier episode we dig even deeper into data by different line of business and observe all kinds of interesting things:
- which classes have more premium than claims volatility
- statistical vs narrative analysis
- how well can claims be forecast with prices?
- how did the industry do?
- which lines are more volatile and why?
Check out the youtube video for the slides:
Doug Hubbard on How to Measure Anything
Doug Hubbard is the author of several books and I've read two: *How to Measure Anything* and *The Failure of Risk Management*. I can honestly say that one of my career goals is to implement his methodology into my job today and everything I do in the future. Here's an incomplete list of wow realizations that I had reading Doug:
That you can overcome cognitive bias in estimating variation
That we don't measure what's most important
That we can quantify the value of information
That we can quantify uncertainty and use it to make decisions
That expert opinion can be calibrated and aggregated and use in a quantifiable manner
That Bayesian statistics explain the reduction in uncertainty that accompanies additional information.
That last one is an *empirical* observation. I remain floored by that. Floored.
I didn't even cover half of what I wanted to cover with Doug. Read Doug Hubbard. Learn from Doug Hubbard. I will continue to!
Robert Hoekman on The Tao of User Experience
Since joining the technology business I've had a whole variety of mental upgrades but Robert Hoekman has given me the chance to dig into what may be the most profound of them all: UX. In the world of software we are confronted all the time with how...
David Soloff on O.T.T Risk
David is the founder of Ottrisk, a startup building technology to support the underwriting of business interruption Insurance. Previous to Ott-risk, David was a founder of Premise, a collector of ground truth data, where he remains Chairman, and...
Clip - David Soloff of OTT Risk on the Opportunity in Business Interruption Insurance
This is a clip from my upcoming interview with David Soloff on the opportunity in business interruption insurance. David is the founder of Ottrisk, a startup building technology to support the underwriting of business interruption Insurance. Previous to...
Cowen interview fantastic
The episode with Tyler Cowen is on of the best podcast episodes I've ever heard. Bravo!!
I don’t write reviews but the interviewer is one of the best I’ve heard on any podcast
Great guests with a skilled interviewer.
Sometimes the audio is a bit too quiet, even at full blast. Rewind if you have to- the content is worth it.