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missactsci 11-02-2009 06:44 PM

Has any US actuary ever gone to spain to work?
 
I would love to get feedback on this subject. I'm an actuarial analyst looking to move to spain to do the same type of work there. They are short on actuaries and on english speakers so they need people like me but they have a very different system of how to get "in" to being an actuary there. They said I actually could never be an actuary there unless I did an actuarial program in spain.

If anyone has been an actuary in spain, coming from a different country, I would love feedback. Thanks.

ElDucky 11-03-2009 12:21 AM

I know of someone from Mercer in Canada who is doing a rotation there for a few years I think. I think that would be your 'in'. Work at a company where you are that has international rotations.

Gabriel 11-03-2009 05:57 AM

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vtek 11-03-2009 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by ElDucky (Post 4003778)
I know of someone from Mercer in Canada who is doing a rotation there for a few years I think. I think that would be your 'in'. Work at a company where you are that has international rotations.

i may know of the same person

vchagas 12-18-2009 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by missactsci (Post 4003320)
I would love to get feedback on this subject. I'm an actuarial analyst looking to move to spain to do the same type of work there. They are short on actuaries and on english speakers so they need people like me but they have a very different system of how to get "in" to being an actuary there. They said I actually could never be an actuary there unless I did an actuarial program in spain.

If anyone has been an actuary in spain, coming from a different country, I would love feedback. Thanks.

You should just get in touch with the Spanish Actuarial Association, if you are an actuary in Canada, you should be OK in any country that is a member of the IAA, there is a protocol signed between all the full members.

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Minnesotah 12-18-2009 09:04 AM

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Originally Posted by missactsci
Has any US actuary ever gone to spain to work?

Nope. In the history of time, this has never occured.

asdfasdf 12-19-2009 04:24 AM

If you're still at an analyst level it may be difficult, if you get your FCIA / FSA then you'll be useful there. Even if you can't technically sign on local opinions because you don't have the local letters you'll still be seen as valuable because of the FSA, even ASA would be best probably to get in the door. I know some Canadians / Brits who've worked there.

jas66Kent 06-09-2012 04:47 AM

Well, I've lived in Spain, and it depends on what kind of work you're actually doing. If it's a foreign firm that has offices in Spain, then you might be able to do it. But I very much doubt you could get a job with a Spanish firm.

Also, you better be fluent in Spanish, as that would definitely be a requirement.

almost_there 01-24-2017 04:04 AM

If you become qualified in the Spanish system, does the SOA recognise you as fully qualified in America too? If not, what would the extra requirements be?

carlos cuesta 02-25-2017 03:33 PM

almost_there I have never heard about possible convalidations... I think you should take the SOA-CAS Exams... does any know more about this??

tinou35 05-29-2017 09:24 AM

I'm a fully qualified actuary from France and I had to get throught exams to become an ASA.

Disgruntledactuary 06-09-2019 03:57 AM

In Spain you can finish your qualification after doing a three year bachelors degree. A US actuary might find it quite an eye opener to work there, or in any other European country apart from the UK...

SpanishActuary 06-17-2019 06:20 PM

In Spain you need to do a bachelor and then a 2 years master full time. Then , you get the qualification.

actuary_truther 06-17-2019 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by SpanishActuary (Post 9646300)
In Spain you need to do a bachelor and then a 2 years master full time. Then , you get the qualification.

What are the dropout rates for the masters courses? Where could such information be located?

SpanishActuary 06-22-2019 04:04 AM

I am not aware of such statistics, I am afraid

actuary_truther 12-16-2019 09:37 PM

Dropout rates are very low less than 10%. IFoA dropout rates are more like 50%. There is no way these qualifications are equivalent.


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