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Old 04-06-2014, 01:26 AM
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I'm interested in P&C, and am therefore wondering whether I should go with CAS or with the General Insurance track of the SOA.
I would like to decide ASAP because CAS*offers exemptions in my university, whereas SOA*doesn't.

I have to say that I'm quite afraid of all the extra studying that going with CAS*seems to require compared to the SOA.

But in the end it all depends on the employers's opinion, hence my question : will employers accept FSAs who have done the GI track ?



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Old 04-06-2014, 01:44 AM
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Hi everyone,


I'm interested in P&C, and am therefore wondering whether I should go with CAS or with the General Insurance track of the SOA.
I would like to decide ASAP because CAS*offers exemptions in my university, whereas SOA*doesn't.

I have to say that I'm quite afraid of all the extra studying that going with CAS*seems to require compared to the SOA.

But in the end it all depends on the employers's opinion, hence my question : will employers accept FSAs who have done the GI track ?



Thanks.

Yamamay
I work in P&C and the managers want to make a rule in our study program saying you have to pass CAS exams only. Don't do FSA-GI,
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:44 AM
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Sounds like another Asian troll. Lots of them in this neck of the woods.
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:51 AM
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From what I've been told, if you KNOW you want to do P&C go CAS. FSA-GI is more for the indecisive people that just went with SOA (because most people do), but found out they are interested in P&C and it would be a much easier path to do the FSA-GI instead of backtracking and doing CAS exams.
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:52 AM
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This is very helpful extrovertedactuary and denkii, thanks.
Have others heard things that would contradict this ?

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Sounds like another Asian troll. Lots of them in this neck of the woods.
French. Pardon my English.


Is there a chance employers will change their mind in the next year or so ?


For those wondering about the * stars * here and there, it seems that this forum makes * stars * each time I (accidentally) do a non-breaking space.

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If you want to go P&C, do CAS. Pretty much no question about it.

Is there a chance employers will except an FSA-GI? Yes, but it's pretty small I think.
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Until it gains any semblance of credence in the eyes of employers, you would be taking a huge gamble. In my opinion, regardless of what comes of the GI tract the CAS will always be the better decision.
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Get the exemptions for the prelims from the CAS, pass the CAS upper levels to get FCAS, then get a free FSA. #winning
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The SOA GI tract has not yet produced even a single competent P&C actuary. Unless you have some compelling reason to accept the risk of the SOA program, there is no good reason to pursue it.
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Unless you have some compelling reason to accept the risk of the SOA program, there is no good reason to pursue it.

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